I was at a bit of a loss for what to write about for Day 20 of NaBloPoMo, so I asked my daughter if she wanted to be a guest blogger today. She dictated, while I typed, and she kept a very watchful eye on what was going up on the screen to make sure I wasn’t editing her words! I asked her to talk a little bit about what it’s like living in our family as a black girl with two dads and a Latino brother. Here’s what she came up with:
I like being with my family and I love my family and I think it’s my favorite family I have ever been in. I still love my mom and grandma too. I love all of my friends and families and cousins.
I hope the world will change in a different way; I want the guys that don’t treat us well to treat us well, even the girls too. I should say women. Because I know some people are really mean to us because that’s the people they are and they know that they’re doing that to us, the ones who are doing bad. They should learn how to treat us in a better way. But we should treat them the way we treat ourselves because the ones who are doing bad deserve some goodness so they can learn from us.
Me and my brother, we are both black-skinned. And I like it that way because I’m who I am. And I love myself. I’m going to talk about being black. It’s kind of cool having different colored skin because when you have black skin, it’s kind of different that the white people. You can see that it’s really dark. I have brown skin, but they call it black skin; I don’t know why, but that’s a silly name. My brother has lighter skin, but it’s not really that black; it’s kind of like a peanut butter color.
Me and my brother have the same hair. My hair can do really awesome stuff, like you could braid it, and then you could put beads in it, and then you could wrap it around like a pony tail, or you could put little buns on the sides or one in the middle. There’s lots of things you can do with my hair that other people can’t do with their hair. My hair is awesome. I love it.
My destiny is the best I can think of because I love my destiny. My destiny is everybody’s whole life because I care about everybody. And everybody deserves that.
My fathers are from different states and have different colored skin too. All of us have different skin and different destinies. I have two cats. They are very special to me and I love my house. It’s cool to have what I have in my family. It’s kind of cool having two dads (or two moms) because you get two of the same type of person, like dads. These dads are really important to me because they are in my family and I love them. And they belong to me and I belong to them.