It’s Saturday morning and I woke up to an interesting question. I was asked (based on my final ancestry results from my two other tests) if I would still refer to myself as a Black woman first and foremost. Before I answer that question, I’m going to rank my ancestry breakdown from the highest to the lowest percentage below.
Sub-Saharan African: Nigerian, Sierra Leonean, Kenyan, Mauritanian, Senegalese, Sudanese, Niger and Chad African.
Middle Eastern: Saudi Arabian and Iraqi
Balkan: Albanian and Greek
European: German and French
Native American: Blackfoot
To answer that question, YES I would still refer to myself as a Black woman first and foremost. As I stated a few times before, the only time I’m mistaken as “mixed” is when I straighten my hair because it’s very long. If you were to see me in passing, you would see a Black woman. Nothing else 😉.
I don’t see anything wrong with that either. We’re all mixed with something. Some of us like myself just happens to be mixed with much more. Alright, that’s enough of that. Stay tuned because I’ll be hitting you back with some more Black History facts!
Until next time…