Storm Advisory

Tamyara Brown
9 min readAug 17, 2020

When I was a little girl, my mother said to my sisters and me, “I should have gotten pregnant by a white or Hispanic man. I cursed you girls with my dark skin, nappy hair and a society that will forever call you ugly. Justice, Jewel & Janice you will have to be more, do more, and go the extra mile to be loved, liked, and accepted. You better deal with the reality now as a child, because it will crush you as an adult. You will always be the butt of the joke, the problem, and most of all going against every woman lighter than a brown paper bag, of a unique race, straight hair & pretty eyes. Remember this the black woman with nappy hair, a broad nose, thick lips, and looks like us will always have the title ugly. You will be stereotyped no matter what. Life is a bitch and believe me you will come across them ready to dog you because of your complexion and race.”- Mama

Digital Art by Tamyara Brown

Justice’s Tears

I wasn’t beefing with my husband who cheated on me. I knew who he was but refused to believe it. I didn’t want a confrontation with him I wanted his heart. The drama came from my Mama haunting words black women never get a happy ending. The people in my life wrote a death sentence to our marriage before I said, I do. Me, a brown skin…

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Tamyara Brown

Tamyara is an author of eight novels, blogger, graphic and website designer. She is also the host of B.L.A.H Diaries.