The Little Black Girl: Overcoming Insecurity

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This message is for the Little Black girl. The one that doesn’t feel beautiful in her dark brown skin. Or black enough in her tan complexion. The one that feels insecure about her body. Feeling too tall or too short. Too skinny or too thick. The one wondering why boys don’t talk to her. Feeling rejected and unloveable. The one that hates her hair because it’s not “pretty” enough and considered “untamed”.  The one embarrassed to say, “I don’t know my daddy.” The one that goes home crying everyday looking to fill a deep void for love, because society sees a burden instead of a Being.

Don’t. You. Quit.

Don’t give up pretty girl. Society has rules not tailored to your bronze presence. But don’t let that stop you. Look up to the Queens that have paved a way and imitate their steps to success. You are seen. You are loved. You are beautiful. It’s okay to be YOU. Fitting in with the crowd isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Truthfully, the crowd is looking for the crowd themselves. But you know those two or three really GOOD friends you have? You know, the ones that see you for who you are and make you laugh until your face hurts? Yeah,  love on them. Allow them to be your circle. And the boys? Don’t worry about them. The one that affirms how beautiful and lovable you are, be nice to him. 🙂 Don’t compare your image, personality, or life to anyone else’s. Your life is perfect just for you. And you are the perfect person to fulfill your purpose. Stay encouraged pretty Black girl.  Look in the mirror, every single day before class, work, or just before you head out the door, and tell yourself:

  • I am absolutely gorgeous.
  • I like who I am just the way I am.
  • I am enough. At everything!
  • Loving people surrounds me.
  • I am worthy of respect.
  • I am completely in love with ME!
  • My beautiful skin is the perfect complexion!
  • I deserve love.
  • I can achieve greatness!
  • I love myself unconditionally.
  • I expect good things to happen to me.
  • I am divinely guided in all do.
  • It’s a joy to be me!


2 Replies to “The Little Black Girl: Overcoming Insecurity”

  1. I enjoyed reading this. It’s soooo true and It’s a HUGE problem within our culture. Too many young girls are not happy with themselves so they can’t focus on becoming a better self. They waste energy focusing on attaining someone else’s standard. We are all unique and have gifts and talents unleashed. Misery doesn’t love company, it NEEDS company. Some people will always try to keep you down because if you excel then you shine a light on their shortcomings.


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