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