Since moving to Kuwait, there are some common questions I get asked and I’m going to answer some of those questions and shed light on how it feels to be American in an Arab world.
I watched Love and Hip Hop Miami and it finally hit me how toxic this show is. It’s all about insecure people blaming and projecting their self hate on others. They lie, cheat, scream, and fight all to show others how important they are.
What caught my attention in this season was a clip of Amara La Negra explaining her racial background to Young Hollywood. He made an ignorant comment about her afro not being elegant and he acted like he didn’t understand the meaning of Afro Latina. Fast-forward a few episodes and Amara and her friend Veronica Vega are fighting from what stemmed from an ignorant comment. After this I decided that I had more than enough drama for one day. Amara’s storyline is relatable, many naturals know the struggle of wearing kinky hair. It is seen as unprofessional and it is not acceptable in our own community. However, it is not any ones job to accept you, that’s a personal problem.
The heart is resilient and forgiving. It is the mind that causes us stress.
You only live once…YOLO