Dear Angry Black Woman,
In this culture you have two things that are fighting against you – “Black” and “woman.” You are a woman, some view you less than and some view you as a threat. Two, you are an African American, some view you as a melaninnaire, opulent with melanin and armored with resilience. Yet some view you as a threat, a menace to society at large.
Angry. Black. Woman. Threat! Threat! Threat! Everyone’s radar has an alert when you enter the room, the whispers, “hostile” “aggressive” “overbearing” “obnoxious” “ignorant” “Get out” “Avoid.”
I’m not sure what’s antagonizing you … but I will say this, you can destroy this stigma and rewrite the narratives. You don’t have to be angry and loud to express yourself. You don’t have to voice your passion with a belligerent tone. You can be assertive and yet remain good-tempered and serene.