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Poetry Corner: Loving the skin I’m in

As a young black girl, I believed my black was ugly.

My dark skin, big lips and nappy hair was ridiculed by many. 

Ignorance is strong in the young.

As a teen, I begin to blossom and see some beauty in me.

I had a swagger and sway in my step,

A confidence grew and my magnetic light begin to shine.

As a woman I grew into my fine.

My big lips became sexy and seductive. 

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Christy Angelette is part of the Generation X generation. She is a mother of three amazing sons and is a southern Queen born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Currently she is living and healing in the same place. She has had a love for reading since the age of six. As a teen, she began writing poems as an expression of feelings that followed abuse, depression and love. She is living with a diagnosis of bipolar and PTSD and is a survivor of childhood abuse, trauma and spousal abuse. She has worked as a LPN nurse for 12 years. She is also a lover of Christ and believes that “unbalanced” is the First of a trilogy. She is working on a novel that will highlight mental illness and abuse in multiple forms, as well as civil rights being broken on a mental health level. She is living proof that you can overcome and live a mentally “BALANCED” life. She triumphs through her Faith and her fight for life.

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