In My Brown Skin


My brown skin is under represented. That's just a fact, but I'm not willing to accept it anymore.
Theres a struggle of racial identity in coloured youth and it's simply because we don't seem to still fit into any role model associated positions. We are constantly provided with a white view of what we should aspire to be, and that is white, however we are not white, so its an uphill battle with no end.
So who am I supposed to be? Am I supposed to exemplify my stereotypes, or simply flex my complexion and be me? And at that I have a threat as being labelled as 'acting white' which is what? Being educated? Speaking properly? Those are not simply white people traits, but they are still held as superior traits that some of us shouldn't possess, in 2017, how crazy.
Growing up we all want to be a lot of things. Some of us wanted to be actors, some had idols such a Leo, Meryl, Emma Watson you name it.