"It says that I’m unique. First of all it’s puffy and I like it that way. I know people will tease me about it because it’s not straight. I don’t fit in." -Vanessa VanDyke | …could have been out the mouth of my lil moon. I remind my daughter daily of her beauty and power. She understands her Universal gift to divinely: be. With that, I must also make her aware of a society that will challenge her beauty, power, and presence, from numerous angles. Straight from the womb our brown daughters (and sons) must know the value of their whole being and the power of their voice. It is not acceptable to be dissected until others feel comfortable around you. Self-preservation by any means necessary.