C: I’m so tired. I’m so fucking tired of black women having to be strong. That we somehow have to power through the abuse and trauma. The amount of psychological damage that has been done to us and how we’ve been forced and encouraged to normalise it. That somehow suffering is ingrained in black womanhood. But how much longer do we have to suffer in silence. When do we get to be human beings? When will we stop being treated like the mules of the world to carry everyone else’s sorrows.
I'm so sick of being gay and hearing people in my family say homophobic things. My cousin, who's been my best friend since I was literally one, told me we couldn't be friends if I was a lesbian. I just want to be straight.