“Cheers to us for being afraid and doing it anyway”
Oh my goodness! You know, I knew that this book was going to be so empowering from start to finish but I was wrong in a good way! Listening to Gabrielle Union go from a girl who was uncomfortable in her own skin to a strong, beautiful, and proud black woman was satisfying.
She gives readers all the “cringe” worthy moments of being a young girl growing up from experimenting with masturbation “very” early but not knowing where her vagina was, getting her first menstrual, using a tampon, and wanting to be more European. She recalls her moments of sexual abuse, fear of a fight, miscarriages and even finding out her father was cheating on her mother.
What I love most about Gabrielle Union in this book is how open she is about her own anxieties and fears. She really lets you in and makes you feel like she’s just one of us. When she does fall in love with her blackness, she owns it! Overcoming the fear of your own skin is something that not a lot of people can accomplish. Great job Nikki!
Rating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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