I say I’m black because that is how I identify myself. It’s just that simple. I say I’m beautiful because for many years in my childhood, I thought I was ugly. No one ever said I was, but how I was treated, discriminated against because of my skin color, the diversity of my hair, even the scar on my forehead, made me feel that way. I say that I’m proud because I now has self pride, not in a conceited way but in a healthy, respectful toward others of all different cultures, way. I don’t hold myself above anyone, but I won’t be put down by anyone either. I love who I am, who God made me to be. I want to enjoy every minute of it.