It’s HUGE to be able to feel comfortable and safe in your own skin.
But I don’t think it happens too often for blacks who don’t travel beyond the US borders.
So today’s inspo is compliments of one of my best
He said a lot of what was shared in the video reminded him about my travels back and forth. (Thanks bunches Kevin!!!!!)
The MovieBeing Black in Japan. 8 Black People living in Japan describe their experiences.
Hopefully it will encourage others (of my community, especially) who have the means to travel abroad to do so, too! ^^
My ReactionAfter I watched it, I got inspired all over again, to keep pressing to bring kawaii to DC.
A lot of these feelings is WHY I enjoy my back & forth to Japan.
It’s the first time I legit forgot I was black, wasn’t worried about skin color and the prejudices that come with them. I felt temporarily liberated and did not want to return home.
It’s the first time the dots connected that I was in Japan and I wasn’t supposed to be (by society standards).
That is when I realised that with consistency, dedication, and a lot of elbow grease, I can transcend my dreams and make them reality.
Now that I am in some of my biggest dreams, I want nothing more than to use my life as an example for others, youth especially.
I want to be an advocate for youth being creative and expressive, living their dreams, & thinking outside the box to transcend circumstances. That feeling is the sole reason I want to help transmit kawaii culture to DC for youth who may not ever have the opportunity to immerse themselves in other cultures and life experiences beyond the US.
Before I proceed with my #dctojapan updates from this last trip, I may have to take a moment to revisit that feeling.
I am sure it will help me transit more of my spirit and passion for my Little INKPLAY Shop dreams and efforts. <3
Thanks for reading!