I’ve spent a good portion of my life thus far trying to be just the right amount of everything or not too much of one thing, that, up until recently, I feel I’ve failed myself at being truly anything. I grew up attending private schools where I’d try to not be too black, in America where’d I try to not be too Haitian/immigrant from 3rd world country, in a heteronormative societal and familial culture where I’d try to not be too gay/bi, in a professional/aspirational world increasingly devaluing the arts where I’d try to bury the slice of my soul that made me too artsy expressive, etc. .
The list can and does go on. I’ve lived a life thus far where I’ve been conditioned to believe that there’s only one answer or way, and if the beautiful complexities of my soul and heart don’t fit or follow that path it’s because I’m wrong or too much or not enough. .
Well, I don’t claim to know much and I’m still learning a great deal, but I have learned and do know this: FUCK THAT SHIT! I am everything I need and plan to be, not despite of, but because of my differing parts & complexities. I am weird, I am multicultural, I am bisexual, I am mental health warrior, I am poet, I am open mind, I am belly laugh & witch cackle, I am life of party & hermit, I am confident & incredibly terrified, I am lover & fighter (if need be), I am so many things I have yet to uncover... .
But, most importantly, I now truly believe that I can be and become all these different things while still being WORTHY! And fun fact:
SO 👏🏾 CAN 👏🏾 YOU 👏🏾 !
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