EXCERPT // IMAGERY
Occupation: Mortgage Servicing Specialist
Dream: My dream is to one day open my own counseling practice and work with
Being of mixed heritage has really set the tone for my life. My father is an immigrant from Jamaica and my mother is from Arkansas, and they’re both proud, intelligent, strong, and independent Black People. They gave birth to me, a beautiful dark-skinned woman who’s proud of the skin she’s is in with an attitude that has taken her on quite a journey.
People insist that I must be mixed or from Africa because of my beautiful dark-skin and hair that extends to the sky, as if African Americans never have these qualities. They even seem relieved when I tell them I’m Jamaican, as if their questions about me were part of some guessing game.