They may think they know how I feel,
They may think they know my pain,
They may think they know everything,
But they didn't,
They have no idea what I've been dealing with,
They have no idea what I've been struggling with,
Just because I'm a girl and I have darker skin than other girls,
Just because I'm a girl and I have darker skin than boys,
Just because I'm a girl and I have darker skin,
Just because I'm a girl,
Just because I have darker skin,
"Um, why is your skin color looks like the color of an avocado seed?"
My skin looks like the color of an avocado seed cause *** gave me this skin tone, that's it,
"Ayyy this is our black girl!"
Even if they said it's just a joke, they said it's a 'special' nickname for me, it's not how I wanted to be called,
"Your skin shows that you didn't take care of your skin,"
It's not that I didn't take care of my skin, it's just the way it is,
"Novella, you're a girl, no guys will interested to you if your skin is black like this,"
And I ain't interested to picky guys,
"Novella, your skin is darker than my skin, you want me to take care of your skin for you? I know you rarely use makeup."
So what if my skin is darker than their skin? It's not because I rarely use makeup, it's not because I don't know how to use makeup, I just don't want to cover myself with those things and I just wanna be thankful with what *** already gave me,
"Novella, we're in Indonesia, we're Asian and you look like African-American people, *****,"
What's the difference between Asian and African-American people? We just have different pigments, so basically we all are one race, all humans are in one race,
"Ew black girl! She will never get a boyfriend,"
Ew racist people,
Shout out to anyone who felt the same way that I felt,
We all will get through this,
I know this isn't easy, but I know you can do it,
Don't let their words creeping into your mind,