Teressa P.

Positive Poetry

A tiny poem inspired by Lucy Dan

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

I am trying to be kind-er -to myself

I am filling my cup of kindness, grace and mercy

I want my cup of kindess to spill over to others — I want to share

So there is more loving kindness in the world

Thank you Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她) for…

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This story explored so many perspectives and theories about Black hair.

I don't know how I feel about us loving our natural hair and beauty as a protest to Eurocentric beauty standards.

What I do know we as Black women should adopt and embrace our beauty and stop comparing ourselves to anyone in or outside our race. It's hurting us on so many levels.

I'm working on another hair article. I think the more we talk about it - the more we can start our individual and collective healing journeys.

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Teressa P.

Teressa P.

Writer, matriarch, educator & advocate with bylines in Zora, Momentum, An Injustice!, Illumination, Creators Hub, etc. Community Builder #FoodieFridays