Friday, May 13, 2011

My Mother's Keeper?

In the Black community, there is no one more sacred than mama. And with good reason. Most of our mothers are superwomen: making a way out of no way, sacrificing their dreams for ours, playing the role of mother and father with little support. They deserve our praise. But this exaltation comes with a heavy burden for some daughters. There is an expectation in the black community that mothers and daughters should be the best of friends. But this simply isn't the case for may of us. In fact, some of us stifle our needs as daughters in order to maintain the appearance of being BFFs with our moms.

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