Thursday 20-10-2016 - 15:04
#ReclaimBlackStories is NUS Scotland Black Students' campaign to share the reality of Black history and what it's like to live in Scotland at the moment - as told by Black students.
My mother told me to “stand in your truth” and I hear her voice and that phrase whenever I feel nervous about expressing myself be it in my art or in my daily life. When I am afraid to do or say something I think of all the people that came before me who fought for me to be where I am today. I must stand in my truth, stand tall and strong, it has taught me to be fearless and to express myself unashamedly, stand in my truth and embrace my being. There will be those who want you to change, to stop saying certain things, who will want you to compromise so we must stand in our truth even if it is all that we have left.