A Caucasian woman recently trending following her open letter to Black women asking that they love, appreciate themselves and appreciate the body they are in.
The woman, identified as Nicole Chilaka-Ukpo, a German woman married to a Nigerian man, apologized for all the hate black women have received over the years.
dear black queen
I know we have done you wrong, done you wrong so many times, on so many levels, abused and oppressed, then and now, in shackles then, in mental bondage now, we have done you wrong, we have failed you. failed to protect you, failed to honour you, failed to give you credit, failed to praise you for who you are. but instead, we glorify every copy but you. we glorify big lips, curvy body, curly/kinky hair and your braiding arts, the way you talk and walk, we glorify all that on everybody else BUT YOU.
but no more.
we see you.
your hair that defies gravity,
your skin that absorbs the sunlight and glows from within, your features that often leave other women jealous running from the tanning bed to the next available plastic surgeon, to get just a tiny bit of what you are naturally blessed with. we see you, you carry the DNA of humanity, you were the first woman to walk the earth, and we all arose from you.
you have been humiliated for everything you are, but you will eventually be celebrated again, for everything you have become.
dear black queen,
no matter how light, no matter how dark your skin is, you are perfectly made.
rise black queen, rise ??
and with you, the black nation will arise again ??