It’s when you’re too kinky for the White Women
And too kinky for the Black Men
Who join forces to call your crown kinky, nappy,
Call your features undesirable,
Call your spirit undesirable
Too strong to waver, bow, submit.
It’s when as a Black Woman,
No one sees your femininity
But can undermine you ‘cause ain’t you a woman?
And no one wants to see color
But can still undermine your skin
‘Cause ain’t you Black?
Yes Misogynoir is a double edged sword
Where both sides are sharp
And seek to cut you down a size
For being Black,
For being a Woman,
For being a Black Woman.
May I burn my cape?