Unapologetically, We


Aniya Sparrow

Sophomore Tia Clark shows off her side profile as she poses for the camera. The light hits her perfectly to define her features.

“It’s in the reach of my arms, the span of my hips, the stride of my step, the curl of my lips, I am woman. Phenomenally.” –  Maya Angelou. 

From the beginning of American history, black women have been belittled and underestimated by their peers. Black women have had a profound impact on culture from their mannerisms to their slang or speech or to the raising of children.  Black women and their contributions have had amazing impacts that have often been overlooked in the past. They are beautiful, bold, intelligent, kind, understanding and much more. I can go on and on about what we need from black women and where we would be without them. Black women have been so important to the culture that we can’t just examine one contribution like the layers of an onion because there are so many other layers to touch base on. 

All black people have a visible similarity. They all have one constant trait, the color of their skin. Growing up, many people of color have lived in different houses, followed different rules, or celebrations with different customs. But they were all black, and these women explain what makes them unique in their own way and how their skin color affects the way they are seen. 

From us to you, we love you black woman.