I'm Chelsea J and welcome to the February issue of the Pretty Pioneer Newsletter!!!
A Dream Fulfilled
Black History Month is here! Although February is the shortest month of the year, we must take advantage of every day. A lot of our elders may tell us that we need to know our roots. The issue is a lot of us don't really know our true roots. The roots of your ancestors may pinpoint all over the world, and you may never know why you have characteristics that you can't explain.
Holes in our History keep us from fully being able to re-tell our story. Yet, all is not lost. We have the ability, the stamina, and the endurance to make our own history for the generations that we will build on our backs. The thing is, we have to have a solid foundation, otherwise how can we truly harvest anything? For example, I honestly can say that I have many holes in my personal genealogy. Although, I do know that I am a dream fulfilled in and of itself for little girls who were not able to attend the same school as whites, read, and write. I am the dream fulfilled for little black girls who were discriminated against for trying to play with other little children of different nationalities in the 1960's.
We, the youth today, have so many freedoms that we take for granted. We must rise above, and make this life a cherished one. We are all a dream fulfilled; we are the change; and we are the history. We need to embrace our blackness, and love ourselves. We are Beautiful Creatures.
JAM of the Month:
Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson
This song by a multi-talented legend who will always have timeless music, provides an uplifting song reminding us to fix ourselves first before we try to fix others.
By building confidence in others, you build confidence in yourself.
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