A Picture Worth More Than a Thousand Words

There has been a lot of buzz around a photograph that was shared recently. It is a photograph of a girl whose body language and facial expression has been described as powerful, emotional and even haunting. Evidently, millions of other people never saw this photograph before. Keep reading because I am going to share the photograph shortly.

When I first saw this photograph, I saw a young girl who looks angry and frustrated. I also see a girl who is very unhappy; maybe even a little bitter at her lot in life. She was definitely stubborn—that much I can tell. I am sure that if she could have changed her current situation, she would have…

Believe it or not, a lot of people were “shocked” to see such a young “slave” pose in such a defiant manner. A stark contrast from the photographs most are used to seeing. As a Black person, this photograph did not shock me because I know there were millions of other “slaves” just like her. A whip did not scare them nor did the threat of death. Many would rather die than to be a “slave” which is why so many welcomed death with such ease.

What are your thoughts in regards to this photograph? 🧠💭

Until next time…