Published on MilwaukeeMoms.com – Coach Bx’s Candid Corner June 1, 2010 My good friend posted a link to an article that was published on JS Online last week and urged me to read it. It was about Hmong and gang violence. My initial reaction after reading the article in its entirety was disappointment because I […]
If you are not being hired, the question shouldn’t be, “What is wrong with them for not hiring me?” The better question is, “Why am I not hirable?” Then, begin finding out why you are not being hired.
At the time, being a teenager myself, I was emotionally scarred by the experience and had made a connection between the color of black skin and being assaulted. The pain of this memory became so deeply rooted in me that when I became single, I still was not interested in dating black men. Some people call this being racist. Some call it having a preference. I prefer to not put a label on it. I simply wanted to share that for over a decade, I lived in shame as I kept this secret to myself.
As I encounter countless challenges that will block the path along my journey in life, I can only aspire to overcome adversity with as much poise as my parents exhibited when they were my age fleeing their country to stay alive.
I tease myself about this experience because I realized that even something as silly as meeting a pop star could inspire and motivate me to create new habits so that I could transform my body and life into what I wanted.