Poet Raven Taylor Delivers 10 Tips on How to Survive Being a Black Girl

Poet Raven Taylor delivers some powerful words on how to survive in the world as a Black woman.

The poem begins:

Beware of men who enjoy girls who do not love themselves/Surely they will mistake your skin for an eclipse that you are ashamed to witness
And it ends with:

Always remember that when you are a black girl everyday that you exist in your body without apologizing is activism.
Everything in between is brilliant fire. Watch below.

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