Monday, November 8, 2010

Black Girls Rock, But Some Of Us Are Lacking

Last night I watched the awards show Black Girls Rock and a few things stood out to me.

Keke Palmer, 17, has achieved so much and she has no doubt about what direction her life is heading in.

Raven Symone, 24, has been achieving her goals since she was four years old. Not only does she act, but she's a producer on her projects now. She's definitely in charge of her life.

Hydeia Broadbent, 26, is an activist for HIV/Aids. She was born with the virus, but instead of letting it get her down, she's using it to educate millions of people.

These are just two of the women that caught my attention. Keke Palmer stood out to me because she's still a teenager. Raven Symone caught my attention because she's the same age as me. Both women proved that black girls rock, but they also pointed out that some of us are lacking. I don't want to go into details of why a black girl such as me would be lacking, but the point is there. There are some of us still trying to figure out how to achieve our goals and make our dreams become a reality. However, I'm not sad about the way my life is going because of something Missy Elliott said last night.


She mentioned how she was called weird when she used to write lyrics and pin them to her wall. I can relate because I've always been called weird. I don't even understand why my goal makes me weird. Plenty of others have achieved the same goal and they are look to as cool.

Anyway, I'm lacking but from watching these women one day I will be able to be called a black girl who rocks.

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