Who and what you see is not the complete story of me. You see long hair, big smiles, along with a shoe and bag game that can be spotted for miles. Here's what you don't know: I've had issues with my "light" skin for as long as I can remember. Both of my parents are black and yes, I grew up in predominantly white schools and neighborhoods so I talk differently too BUT my outside doesn't define me. I'm not a snob or stuck up, I'm me. I play a lot of roles: wife, mother, sister and friend to name a few but they don't detract from my personal goals. The hats I wear, they don't answer the question of who. Who is she inside, what does she believe, what does she dream? Those are the questions that lead you to understand the deeper me the world can't see. I have a raw past as many others do. Yet I've chosen to abandon her and move forward in Christ. This transition is not always so happy nice, but I trust it will be eternally worth all I have to bare. One thing for sure and two for certain I'm not tough, maybe slightly rough around the edges but know that I AM ENOUGH!