Breathe

Breathe III

Defining one’s self is rough. Knowing who I am and being comfortable with that guy has been a lifelong work it seems. I’ve moved from identity being defined by others to self-definition all the way to being defined by God. This is rough work. And it doesn’t help when identity get’s bruised by the occasional lady clutter her purse in the fear I might snatch it or when you see the constant barrage of negative images in the media of people clothed in my color of skin. Being stopped by police officers for merely driving while black is real and does real damage to the identity defining of those being stopped and frisked…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-leroy-wilson/breathe_1_b_8839920.html

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s