Like any man I love a beautiful woman. Some men notice the body of a woman first. Some men notice the lovely face. But over the years I have met beautiful black women at the bookstore,grocery store,concerts,festivals,schools,movie theaters and malls. Sometime I would meet black women that had an amazing body and a gorgeous face. But after getting to know them I found out they had a ghetto mentality. I used to know a black female coworker that was very attractive. Then I saw her white husband pick her up from work one day. Another coworker told me that she can’t stand black men and worships white men. Needless to say,I was immediately turned off! Her attractiveness quickly disappeared. So you can’t judge a woman just on being beautiful. But I’ve also ran into black women who sport their natural hair and wearing Afrocentric clothing and beads. And see them with their white boyfriends! What the hell is that?? That’s a totally contradiction in my mind. There are also black men who claim to be Afrocentric that date white women too. This is a very backwards mentality. I don’t see the point of being so-called conscious or “woke” but still dating white people. Obviously they aren’t “woke” enough. I will admit that I do love seeing black women in head wraps and Afrocentric clothing. Sometimes conscious sistas are made fun of in the black community. They are sometimes seen as a women who drink herbal tea,wear natural hair,vegetrarian,use shea butter and reads books on black history and culture. But to be honest,I don’t have a problem with any of those things. As a matter of fact I think a woman’s mind is what’s most attractive. I think intelligence is extremely sexy. I guess you could say I’m a sapiosexual. A woman with true knowledge of self and love for her people is a real turn on. Mainly because when you first meet someone there’s the immediate physical attraction. And there can be amazing chemistry. But when looking for a long term relationship you have to look a bit deeper. In my opinion,character lasts longer then chemistry.
Peace & Love!! My name is Mermaid also known as Yemaya… I’ll write a book with a pretty cover and talk about all of the obstacles I’ve overcame, bad relationships I’ve survived, bad decisions I made but forgave myself for, situations I left in the past… etc. etc. etc. I think I’ll call it, ‘Sprinkle My Ashes in The Ocean Like Glitter’ hmmm. I may even edit this section one day and make it more “professional” for “society’s standards”, but I’d rather be myself… it got me this far… I mean YOU are reading this and you could be ANYWHERE else in the world, but you’re here with me… and I appreciate that. I love you, so love yourself too!!
Fellow blogger The Alpha Woman has been a long time subscriber on my blog. She has an online store. She sells shirts,coffee mugs,travel mugs,phone cases,buttons,tank tops,hoodies and water bottles. Be sure to check out her clothing and merchandise and lend your support.
Three Little Birds is a clothing company owned by Nandi Tahir. Here’s what she says on her website:
I am a mother of two sons and one daughter who happens to be my favorite muse. Some of you may have known my business Pearl of Africa which was located on the world famous South Street here in Philly for 20 years.
There have been thousands of locals and famous people who have passed through the doors of Pearl of Africa and I am thankful to all of you who supported us through the years.
After my husband and business partner passed away in 2012 due to lung cancer, I made the arduous decision to close Pearl of Africa. Pearl of Africa is greatly missed in the city of brotherly love but I am forever grateful to Etsy for being here as an outlet for me to further my entrepreneurial pursuits.
The name Three Little Birds Tees was inspired by the Bob Marley song of the same name which has gotten me through many tough days “every little thing is gonna be alright”… TLBTees is my offering to the world as I continue the legacy of Pearl of Africa to honor and celebrate our ancestors and people of African descent in the diaspora.