That’s right, you heard me! I don’t want to be known as an African American or black blogger!
I want to be known as Sanaa Brooks, a lifestyle blogger, that’s it, no racial labels!
I want to be accepted by both black and white, not majority favorited by one race. Yes I’m black and yes I may have a bit of white in me too, but that has nothing to do with it.
(I’m sure you’re all like, yeah right, okay bi-racial girl with issues! Lol)
But I grew up in NYC, so I’m used to being around both races, (even if most of the white folks I know “act black”) why would I stop that now just because the blogging world isn’t overpopulated with black folks? I went to a high school where my classes were mixed – Spanish, Asians, Blacks, Whites, etc! Hell, every school I went to was like that and I want it to stay that way!
I want people to read my blog because they agree (or disagree) with my opinions and enjoy the way I do event recaps and reviews, because they enjoy reading what I write, not because I’m a black girl who’s blogging and they think they should support me just because I’m black.
At first I didn’t want to go to the L’Oreal Paris #LiveInColor event (which u can read about here) because I KNEW it would be MAINLY white folks, but then I realized – I like music and fashion why shouldn’t I go? So what if I’m the only black people there? As long as I enjoy it that should be enough, right? If I can’t talk to a couple of people while I’m there it won’t be because they’re white it’ll be bc I was too damn shy to open my mouth. (Lol) I want to be able to mix in with the white folks too! Not stand in a corner with a group of black folks and segregate myself.
Yes, I LOVE my black communities! But I do still need the diversity! The same way I go to a white folk event and think “OMG yes a black person is here” is the same way I’m in these communities full of black folks thinking “OMG yes there’s a white person here!”
Honestly to me it’s just about being around a diverse group of people. I want to be a brand that everyone likes not just one community. A brand that everyone can relate to and say yeah, I’ve had that happen too or yeah, I’ve felt like that as well!
I don’t even know why I’m ranting like this but it’s been coming for awhile. (Lol) Glad I finally got this all out though. So now that you guys are finished rolling ya eyes and staring at your computers/tablets/phones like this girl cray cray what do you think? (Lol) Leave a comment below and let me know.