For their July 2010 issue, Essence Magazine assembled a group of nine black women to answer one simple question: “Why do you love being a black woman?”
Amongst those who were in attendance, Tichina Arnold, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi, Lis Wu-Hartwell, Tamala Jones, Kelly Rowland, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Tia and Tamera Mowry.
Excerpts from this girl power session can be found below…
Chrisette Michele: “When I look at my lips, I would like to kiss myself. While other women try to inject serums in their lips, we have a natural Botox and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Our lips are perfectly fantastic.”
Kelly Rowland: “We love with everything- our heart, soul, mind.”
Lisa Wu-Hartwell: “We’re resilient. We make the impossible possible. Just think about Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman. Black women always set new rules.”
Tia Mowry: “We are ride or die chicks for our men.” (I hate this phrase personally)
Tamera Mowry: “My booty is small but round enough to sit something on.”
Tichina Arnold: “When a black woman cuts her eyes at you, it means that was your last chance and no one can help you because you’ve used up all your lifelines.”
Tamala Jones: “We can cook up an entire meal for $20 and make it look like it cost $100.”
Wendy Raquel Robinson: “We have our own vernacular, colloquialism and flavor that sets us apart. Plus we come in so many different hues and have so many different hair textures. We’re phenomenal.”
To read more you can pick up the latest issue of Essence with Jada Pinkett Smith on the cover at newsstands now.
You can also feel free to answer this question yourselves.