It is exhausting to live in a society where racism and sexism exist. Although life is not a competition of who has the more difficult path to success, being an African American woman is not an ideal combination for success.
In our society, all women experience mistreatment simply because of our gender. You would think that the being who can carry and bear life would be of value. Instead, we are depicted as weak and degraded to believe so.
In our society, all African Americans face an ongoing number of struggles within our lifetimes. Our chances to excel are scarce from the very beginning. Our lives are devalued simply because of the color of our skin.
Being both a woman and an African American, I believe I can truly express how disgusting, toxic, and convoluted our society can be.
Our looks, intelligence, and talent are never adequate. Meanwhile, we are misrepresented as society portrays our god-given attributes in a deceiving limelight. We tend to fall in the habit of unknowingly waiting for the judgment of our value.
However, the mistreatment of my race and gender have created generational lessons. My belief is that these lessons are what make the most disrespected, unprotected, and neglected person of our society strong, wise, and admirable.
Below is a link to learn about 12 great organizations for Black Women. I encourage you to take a look to gain more information, join, and/or donate.