On Not Accommodating Other People's Insecurities and Being the Awkward Black Girl

By Alexandria Boddie

On Not Accommodating Other People's Insecurities and Being the Awkward Black Girl

I was doing a little beauty mini-shoot for Simone Digital, having fun and chit-chatting with Angel Jordan, the site's creator. Then, she asked me if I'd write a little bit about my life as an alt-ish black woman for her blog. The answer was, "Of course!" Here's an excerpt...

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“I’m a Texas girl, from Dallas, more specifically. I grew up in a very accepting environment; outside of my home and inside my home my parents and sister always let me know that I was loved no matter how oddball-ish people thought I was. But you know how it gets once you get to junior high, and you start noticing who’s popular, who’s cool, and how others perceive you. You know how it is. I always had great friends who, along with me, weren’t cool and popular and we loved each other for who we were. Still do! But as someone who was often the only black person in her class, who’s parents never (ever!) bought me the clothes that everyone else was wearing, who was accused by peers of “trying to be white”, I wanted to fit in so frickin’ hard. And no matter how much I tried, it never worked. It just made me stick out more, and not in a good way. So I gave up..."

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Alexandria Boddie

I'm a one-woman circus and the world's most passionate Grace Jones stan. Everything about your planet confounds me, except cats. Book me: hritalent.com


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