Do you like your reflection?

Do you like your reflection?

Do you like your reflection?  When you look in the mirror, what do you see? I see dark circles under my eyes, I see the scars of life, I see grey hairs.  Some days that's all I see and those are the days it's hardest to function.  I can't seem to get my hair just right and despite having a closet overflowing with clothes, I have nothing to wear.  It's on those days when I stare at the wrong things in the mirror, that I lose all perspective. 

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

I've never felt like I fit in.

I've lived on the east coast, west coast and in the south, which makes for a unique mix of dialect, fashion sense and values.  Although I've lived in California for over 20 years, I still say "y'all" and rock cowboy boots any chance I get.  I'm a black woman who has spent most of my life living in predominantly white neighborhoods and being the minority at school and work.