I have learned, in my short time on this earth, that I am not responsible for anyone but myself. I am not my race, I am not my country, I am not even the people within my faith. I am me and I can only do what I can to ensure that I do the right thing. People will continue to label me due to the fact that I am a black woman. I can do everything in my power to overcome stereotypes but at the end of the day that will not change anything. Despite that, I will continue to be who I am and stay true to higher values. I will not try to overcome stereotypes, nor will I internalize hatred from other races and even my own. Be strong, respectful and full of love. Celebrate who you are and continue to strive for excellence. Either they will judge you based on your character or they will choose to judge otherwise. That’s their business.