i caught up with a sista friend yesterday. when we talk,
it is always a deep conversation about life. my favorite!
the topic was black people.
we got onto the subject of skin color.
she said that if beyonce was as dark as her,
she would not have nearly the amount of success that she has. “i kinda agree”.
she also pondered why these sistas in the industry always dye their hair blonde? i often wondered myself because many of them looking stunning with darker hair.
before we hung up,
she said i should thank my parents i am able to “pass“. “life is not to kind to dark berries,” she said.
that part left me confused…
… but i got it.
i wanted to say it hasn’t got me a job,
i started to wonder if the lighter the skin, the more open the magic door of acceptance?
according to her,
be amazing if you “pass“?…
this new generation are all “talented”, aren’t they?
everyone has some talent they want to present to the world.
it is almost becoming sickening.
i swear you can’t meet anyone who isn’t “something”.
i haven’t met the new shot lawyer or extremely talented police officer.
everyone who is black online is coming out with a record, about to star in a movie, gay guy isstyling everyone and their mama, big tits and fat ass means you are a model, has work out training videos…
… and whatever else to get 2,000 friends easy.
hell, even being a blogger is over saturated.
i’m not trying to knock dreams,
but are these “starry eyed” goals realistic dreams these days?
remember when people said they were going to be a singer and it was fascinating?
everyone who thinks because they can hair flip on stage,
they are beyonce.
i had to ask…