Diasporic Realness Guest Writer’s Month: Dear Girls


Diasporic Realness is a Guest Writer’s Month dedicated to US telling our stories!

By: Ishia Lynette

Dear Black Girl,

I love to see you smile and with so much joy in your eyes.

I know the world is cold and sometimes its hard to find the courage to stand.

Remember where you come from,

Remember all your ancestors endured,

Remember the purpose of this all.

You are not another “angry black woman”,

You are not another single mother statistic.

You are living proof that determination and perseverance always shine.

Don’t ever let anyone take away everything you have worked so hard to become.

Dont you dare fret when you stand tall against the powers that work diligently to break your revolution down.

Be about everything you stand for.

Be you! Thats all any of us can do.

Dear Mixed Girl,

Your presence speaks volumes.

Please do not hide your face because the world does not understand who you are or how you move.

Remember how strong you are,

Remember how strong the blood running through your veins is,

Remember what that blood stands for.

I know how hard it is having to prove your worth to your mother’s side, father’s side, and the world, but listen, you have nothing to prove to anyone but yourself.

You dont have to choose a side, you are living proof that love conquers all.

Love the skin you are in.

Be you! Thats all any of us can do.

Dear Brown Girl,

Keep moving to the rhythm of the beat. Dont be afraid of who you are.

People don’t have to understand why or how you are so resilient.

Remember how far you have come,

Remember all you were,

Remember the reason you have to live.

You are more than some “toilet cleaner”,

You are not another undereducated statistic.

You are living proof that hard work and ambition always shine.

Keep moving those feet at a pace no one understands.

Be you! Thats all any of us can do.

Dear Black Girl, Dear Mixed Girl, Dear Brown Girl,

I relate to you all.

I am you, and you are me.

Together, we will overcome.

WE are all Black!

Ishia Lynette was born in El Paso, Texas and raised on the outskirts in a little town named Canutillo. At an early age she knew writing was not just a hobby for her but her way to connect to the world. Now, 25 she calls Austin, Texas home “for now” and is currently working on numerous projects in order to achieve her future goals. A free spirit, a wanderer, and VERY curious of the world unseen. She is a Black Chicana or AfroMexican. You can find her on Real Brown Girls as part of the writing team or on her own site in the near future. 



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