Thereās a color line using the term ābougieā becauseā¦
White people donāt get called ābougie,ā but there are definitely ābougieā White people out there. In the White community, they donāt slice themselves into as many segments as we do in the African-American community. Theyāre not as worried about colorism; theyāre more worried about economic divide and things of that nature. We have [that] as well, but you will always find a group of White people that are being teased for being what they would call a hipster [now]. It used to be prepā¦preppy was the equivalent to ābougieā back in the day. So they donāt get the label, but theyāre out there.
People come to me for my POV, but some look at me as the Black Dear Abbeyā¦
[And] I refuse to take on that mantle. I answer the questions when they come inā¦[and] I almost always preface it with Iām not a relationship expert, Iām not an advice person, Iām not a life coach, Iām not a clinical psychologistā¦Iām in human resources and I also write, or Iām a writer who does human resources depending on what time of day it is.
When people click the āx,ā and leave my siteā¦
I want them to have learned something. Iām not trying to change the world, Iām not trying to make any broad sweeping change, Iām not trying to further the cause of ābougienessā across the land, Iām just trying to get people to read something and say, āHuh, okay. That was something,ā and then onto the next.
Bougie N Black started to become a successā¦
A morning that I slept in til 9am– I usually post at 7am when I wake upāand that morning everythingāmy Twitter, my email, my Facebookāwas just poppity pop pop pop, and I was like, āWhat did I do?ā And it was something I wrote about how I was just sick of single Black women being trashed in the media. It ended up getting picked up by a couple of magazines, and turned into something that launched a CNN special. It was just all this other stuff that ended up happening, and thatās when I realized that it was more than just me talking to five or six other people.
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