Title: You’re Pretty
Source: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 19
Word count: 100 words
People said it to her all her life, “You’re pretty, for a black girl.”
Their words hurt her, cut into her soul, made her question her self-worth. Tamecia could have bowed her head and let her anger consume her. Instead, she walked in a different world. She used her art to educate and inform, to tell other women they were not alone. Her art explored beauty and feminism and exposed how the definition frustrated and hurt women. She recognized the scars while refusing to allow them to define her. She worked to remove the lines that never should have existed.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer