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Fix It, Black Girl

Fix It, Black Girl 
Fix it, Black Girl. Fix us, Black Girl. Nurse us, Black Girl. Teach us, Black Girl. Be the help, Black Girl. Clean up our messes, Black Girl. Vote for us, Black Girl. Don’t complain, Black Girl. 

Let us touch your hair, Black Girl. It ain’t pretty unless we say it’s pretty, Black Girl. Give us your culture, Black Girl. Even better, we will just steal it, Black Girl. Watch us flip it and become rich, Black Girl. Let us kill your sons and daughters, Black Girl. Don’t you dare say a word about it, Black Girl. Who fights for you, Black Girl? Who will mourn for you, Black Girl? 

You better smile for us, Black Girl. Don’t speak unless spoken to, Black Girl. Don’t make demands, Black Girl. Your presence makes me uncomfortable, Black Girl. Why are you so angry, Black Girl? 

Ignore your health, Black Girl. Put your life on the back burner, Black Girl. Help me fulfil my dreams, Black Girl. Stop taking up so much space, Black Girl. Be all things to all of us, Black Girl. Educate yourself on who we are, Black Girl. Be our cheerleader, Black Girl. Teach us not to hate you, Black Girl. 

Labor for our benefit, Black Girl. Let us tear it down and you rebuild it, Black Girl. Sweat for us, Black Girl. Dance for us, Black Girl. Be Venus Hottentot for us, Black Girl. Let us rape you, Black Girl. Who’s gonna believe you anyway, Black Girl? Sing pretty for us, Black Girl. Entertain us, Black Girl. Build movements and let us steal them, Black Girl. Let us co-opt your excellence, Black Girl. Just be satisfied, Black Girl. Give us your ideas for our profit, Black Girl. 

Work for free, Black Girl. Stay in your place, Black Girl. We saved you a seat in the back, Black Girl. You should be thankful to be in the room, Black Girl.

Move over, Black Girl. 
Minimize, Black Girl. 
Shrink, Black Girl.
Disappear, Black Girl.
Don’t be so loud, Black Girl.
Whisper, Black Girl. 
Just shut up, Black Girl. 
Ain’t you tired, Black Girl?

Become, Black Girl. 

I see you, Black Girl. Find yourself, Black Girl. Know your worth, Black Girl. Don’t settle, Black Girl. Breathe, Black Girl. Take care of yourself, Black Girl. Own your dopeness, Black Girl. Put yourself first, Black Girl. Love yourself, Black Girl. 

Dance in the rain, Black Girl. Embrace your body, Black Girl. Cry, Black Girl. You don’t have to be strong all the time, Black Girl. Rest, Black Girl. Own your creativity, Black Girl. You are beautiful, Black Girl. Cherish all hues of you, Black Girl.

You’ve always been enough, Black Girl. Love who you desire, Black Girl. Don’t let them use you, Black Girl. Stand in your truth, Black Girl. I believe you, Black Girl. I believe in you, Black Girl. Trust yourself, Black Girl.

Stand upright, Black Girl. Head held high, Black Girl. Be a champion for yourself, Black Girl. You are loved, Black Girl. Be patient with yourself, Black Girl. Take up space, Black Girl. Sing your song, Black Girl. Ride the wind, Black Girl. Soar, Black Girl.

Be Loud, Black Girl. 
Laugh, Black Girl. 

Reclaim You, Black Girl. 
Love, Black Girl.
Grow, Black Girl. 
Dream, Black Girl. 
Live, Black Girl. 
Become, Black Girl

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  1. This is so BEAUTIFUL! Much needed & the reality is black women are SO underrated! Thank you for showing how incredible we are despite what we have to go through!!

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