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Low Self -Esteem as Black Woman

by Anonymous
(UK)


My Struggles With Self -Esteem


I have often felt that being female, and black, in the UK counts as a double whammy against me in society.

I've believed that I have to be twice as vigilant, twice as hardworking, twice as careful as everybody else to get the same result.

I have also felt taken advantage of and mistreated, and that it is difficult for me to relax into British society.

Love
Anonymous


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May 30, 2011
Being different
by: Steve

I'm sorry that you feel your 'blackness' is something that limits your experience of life in UK.

For myself, as a mixed race man (very light skinned) I do sometimes yearn to live in a place where being mixed race is as 'normal' as having any other racial background (e.g. Brazil). But it's not been to the point, I don't think, where my life has suffered.

Anyway, thanks for sharing

Steve

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