Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

A Black Girl

I, I’m a black girl

A black girl from Zambia

And no, I do not know your friend that comes from Gambia

A black girl whose hair needs to be done

A black girl that can’t express her feelings

because she is too aggressive

A black girl that needs to lighten her skin

to be seen as impressive

A black girl that knows her worth and

can wear her curls which were given by birth

A black girl that doesn’t live in fear and

doesn’t think about how she must appear

A black girl, A black girl, A black girl

The hardest thing to be


(Inspiratie: Grace Ly)

Lely Lyceum