I am not defined by society

Photo-on-2013-12-15-at-22.07-5Justina Adarkwah
Christchurch, VA

I’ve always had a problem with identity, but ironically I realized it was me that thought I had a problem, it was society, my community, everyone else who had an opinion about ‘what’ I was and who I should be. I’m not sorry to let everyone one know that its not their decision to make, the colour of my skin has almost nothing to do with who I am, I didn’t ask to be born to my parents, born in my country, speak the way I do, look the way I do so why is it an issue? I can look ‘black’, talk ‘white’, act ‘latino’, study like an ‘asian’. It’s no one’s business but mine. These are all stereotypes and they are named as such for a reason. We are who say we are, I choose to be just human, what about you?

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One Response to "I am not defined by society"
  1. barry irving says:

    …the world is not evolved enough foe me to be any thing other than an African American Man!…You say that you can look ‘Black’…talk White…act Latino or study like an Asian?…the world will see you, an African American female, playing a role that they taught you….be yourself and never forget you Ancestry.

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