"Stories" from the Collective (YOU)

Low Self -Esteem as Black Woman

by Anonymous

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.


A New Way of Seeing Self-Esteem?

Steve here, and for the last few years (since Oct 2012, actually) I've been seeing (and thinking about) low self-esteem in a different way. Not as a problem to fix, but as feedback to notice (and nothing more). That's right: nothing to fix, everything to notice. And all this became obvious to me after being introduced to the Three Principles behind life (in Oct 2012).

I created a free 1-page Self-Esteem Guide that explains more, anyway. You can read about it here (NO EMAIL REQUIRED) - SMNash.com/self-esteem-guide/

Thank you - Steve



Comments for Low Self -Esteem as Black Woman

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


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