I Love Black Women, Everyday

For me, Valentine’s Day is not just about celebrating romantic relationships, but also a day to celebrate the multi-faceted relationships with the numerous people in our lives, particularly my friendships with the amazing black women in my life.

I am Annika, I am All

The purpose of the poem is to give you a snapshot into how I see myself. I could have told you I see myself in every woman of the African Diaspora, but I decided to honor the names, the victories, the struggles and the relationship I have to the women listed below.

I am Annika

Audre Lorde once stated that if you define yourself for yourself then you leave no room for other people’s interpretation of you.

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