Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's been a while...

It's been a minute but I just have to jump back in by saying how truly over the moon I am about the election of our 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama! I have not, nor do I ever think I will tire of this fact -- that the leader of our nation looks like me! And if I feel this way as an adult, imagine what our children must be thinking. It proves that the thinking of America is shifting, that the ways of old are changing and that our tomorrow is much different than ever before.

When I first started this blog two years ago, I had no idea this day would arrive. I was consumed with the experiences of my beautiful brown children -- that they had been discriminated against and made to feel shameful about their ethnic features killed me. That my daughter cried because her hair wasn't long and "yellow" tore me apart. That my son was told he had "garbage skin" made my blood boil.

But in November 2008, the presidential election gave new meaning to thebrownmommy. My children now are inundated with media images showing a powerful, dynamic, loving BROWN family and have yet one more example of people they can strive to be. Michelle Obama has even given me new hope as a brown mother and I am thankful she and her family shatter stereotypes so long held of the African-American community.

It's amazing. I'm in awe. And I'm so glad to be me!


Mommy and them said...

I have had similar struggles with my daughters and hair. I haven't hit the same road blocks with my son. Everyday I feel myself striving to make sure I let them know how truly beautiful they are, just like they are.

Mommy and them said...

Oh, I enjoyed reading your blog!!