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Mental Awareness for Women Part one

Mental Awareness for Women Part one


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This is something that has been on my mind for the longest.

I feel like this is a battle that black women, all women but mostly for the black women.

I know being a woman is the hardest thing that we do.

Being a black woman is the toughest thing I have to go thru

I am constantly being judged

Belittled

Told I am not enough

Feeling like I can never do anything

The world hates my skin

But loves what’s between my legs

The world doesn’t care about my heart

But loves our type of cooking

I am always fighting with demons

Telling me that I am ugly

My hair is nappy

Iā€™m fat

My dreams won’t manifest

That I am a failure

That I am weak

We fight with ourselves so much that we can’t hear the good talking to us

Those little voices telling us we can do it

If we push a little more we can make it

We fight depression

Self love

Self worth

They say we are suppose to look a certain way to be accepted

Which is??

Why can’t my afro look like a tree?

Why do I have to shave my armpits?

Why do I have to talk a certain way?

It’s so hard to be a woman

It’s even harder to be a black woman

For me, I fight that I will be enough

I fight with my own self love

I fight that I become successful enough where I don’t have to live check to check

I want to stop telling myself I want make it to corporate because I am a woman

I won’t make it because I am a black woman

I fight with telling myself I am not strong enough for this world

My skin isn’t thick enough

My vocabulary isn’t big enough

My voice isn’t going to be heard

I beat myself up that I didn’t get my degrees sooner

That I should have waited to get married

That I should have been heavier in church

People need to understand mental stability is the number killer for woman

Women are at least twice as likely to experience an episode of major depression as men, Richards reports. And, compared to their Caucasian counterparts, African-American women are only half as likely to <a href=”https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/mental-health-among-african-american-women&#8221; target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>seek help.

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We have a million things to think about everyday

Kids

Groceries

Money

Home

Car

Doctor appts

The world isn’t kind to us at all

Men aren’t kind to us

Women hate us because they want to be us

I have cared for so many people in my life, I forgot to care about myself

I have been fighting so many other people’s demon’s I forgot to fight my own

I care about other people’s mental state that I forget my own

I can’t remember the last time someone asked me how am I truly doing

I forgot how to truly smile for myself when I been smiling for other people for so long

Every week I ask myself, how am I feeling today?

I need to check my own self from time to time

I need to make sure I am okay

I want to smile and not feel pain

Remember, we fight battles no one ones about, every minute of everyday.

DiaryofDom

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