Monday, July 12, 2010

Angry Black Woman I'm Not

I created this blog because I didn't see any others that represented me. Single, no kids, in the corporate environment and African American.

I pondered about what I should call this blog and after careful thought and a very, very short list Not THE Angry Black Woman became the front runner.

How did I come by that title? Basically from a radio show, there was a discussion about black men dating outside their race and that one of the reasons why was because of the angry black woman.

HUH? Angry black woman...where she at?

I haven't seen her, except on movies, videos, commercials and television shows. She hasn't showed up in my world unless you're a delivery company (who shall remain nameless) who said they would be at my home between the hours of eight a.m. and one p.m. and you don't show up until seven p.m. on a Saturday night. DO YOU KNOW WHAT I COULD HAVE BEEN DOING INSTEAD OF WAITING ON YOU TO SHOW UP?! See that's when my angry persona comes out to play.

I don't walk around angry. I don't even like to be upset. I choose to live my life happy and fulfilled.

Sometimes I'm working on the happy part and sometimes I'm working on the fulfilled part but I don't walk around mad at the world, ready to cuss the next person I see out because they looked at me sideways.

I could blame it on my upbringing, raised by a single mother who worked really hard to get me and my sister out of the projects and into the suburban life all by herself. Yes that meant she spent more time at work than she did at home, that also meant that my older sister and I had to fend for ourselves a lot more than if we had a father and a stay at home mother. But I don't think about that when I think about my childhood, I think about those Fridays my mother would order us pizza and then we would all sit in the den and play UNO for hours and hours, laughing and teasing one another, and don't you dare forget to say UNO, when you have just one card left in your hand!

Yes, I work hard at keeping my mood light but doesn't everyone. I mean if everyone took the time to really consider their lives at this moment could you actually say Hey, I happy right now! Right at this very instant, I am truly happy?

You can.....well............ let's just say I'm all good.

And I plan to keep it that way or better. So no this is not the blog of an Angry Black Woman. This is just a blog of from a woman, whose view of life comes with the slant of her background, her culture and sex.
I hope you like what I say and if you don't, don't be afraid to tell me.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree. Where is this black woman or women. Where is this person who constantly has a chip on her shoulder about finances, the black man, life, etc? I wish the fabrications would stop! I feel like I'm being slandered all the time when you hear "black" women are too angry...I'm just trying to figure out who these black women are...I've met far fewer angry ones then the loving ones I engage with....