Too Loud, Yet Still Not Heard

Siera Adams,
Conyers, GA

I live in a country that stereotypes black women, like myself, as “loud”. If I laugh, it’s too loud. If I talk, I’m too loud. If I express any form of joy, I’m too loud. People want to silence, arrest, and kill us for the noise we make. However, when I use my voice to protest the injustices and wrongdoing of my people, I go unheard by many.

-A senior at Peachtree Academy


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