You know that one “Black friend” everyone seems to have? Yeah, that’s me.
But more than that I. Am. Random. A Black, nerdy, random diva.
I know everyone likes to think of themselves as some kind of spe-shul sneuxflake but I promise, I am random. I only have anecdotal evidence for this one, but when you hear over and over again how surprised the people you come in contact with are about “how different you are” read: how unlike your stereotype you are, it starts to stick with you. It used to upset me that it seems I’ve been elected to the position of ambassador for Black people everywhere throughout my day to day interactions with non-minority folks, but recently my perspective has shifted a bit. It’s occurred to me that I, little (or big) ole me, might be one of the few real life exposures some people will have with an actual, honest-to-God, Black girl.
So, to work on my writing and to provide a bit of a window into the random shit that a nerdy Black girl who grew up in the PNW is into – I make this resolution to myself to keep track and share my thoughts. Maybe enlighten someone, maybe encourage others, maybe become a better writer, maybe learn something about myself.
There will be no rhyme or reason to what I choose to write about. You’ve been warned.
The Black Nerdy Diva