Breathe Easy, You've Found Me ((HUGS))

People will wonder why this blog is needed, why minority midwifery student? It's very simple actually; I was looking for this blog...but I couldn't find it...so I created it. We all have unique experiences, and every experience, every story, can help someone else. I am a black girl from the hood at an ivy league professional school. That, alone, is reason enough to write. Somebody was looking for this blog. Someone wanted proof that what I'm doing can be done - even when you come from where we come from.

To that person especially, WELCOME.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I Don't Know How Else to Say It

It happened to me again today.

I almost smacked someone. Instead I sat very still and silent.

I don't have anything else to say.

Here's a link to Barbabra Walter's doing it to two black women:

At this point I'm trying to decide if I'm going to say anything to this group of people...because I know that the next time it happens I am going to go off like we do where I come from....

6 comments:

Sage Femme said...

http://sagefemme.blogspot.com/2007/09/race-and-birth-issues.html

could you please comment on this?

starchild said...

oh man, just found your blog and read the hair posts. and yes, it happens to any of us who are stuck in damned elite, predominately white environs. I finally resorted to just smacking people's hands and telling them why they had better damn well back up. but violence is not the answer :)

Anonymous said...

You are so inspirational!!! I am proud to know you. Keep up all the good work you are doing and keep being your self.

You have discipline and you use it wisley, but if you have to it is ok to pull out your BLACK CARD (for lack of other word choices) and tellem like it REALLY IS.

Im trying to catch up with your other crazy cousin for food and spirits in the next couple of hours, but I must go the treatment facillities for my clients 1st.

LOVE YOU COUSIN- Have blessed weekend.

STL

that big girl said...

Dear My People -

You are embarrassing assholes. Stop it.

Sincerely -

kati

that big girl said...

dude. I'd like to see Barbara try that shit with Whoopi on the set one morning.

ouch.

Loving Pecola said...

OMG Ha Ha Ha! LMAO! I Had forgot about Whoopi being on there now...can you imagine...OMG, ROTFLMAO!

And thanks for the comments folks (and fam)!