Dedication: To all young women

Covid affected all of us.

We had to stay in our homes and become sick of each other if not of an illness. We had to rely on technology and become zoom-bies.

But some of us teenage, black girls had it the hardest. After all the murders because of racism, and all the knowledge of rape and all the sexism that still exists, I had a mental breakdown. Why was life so hard for people like me?

But I slowly learned how to cope. Black Americans have to learn to ignore insults and keep our heads high. Women have to learn to fight for our rights and for our bodies and lives. In short, I learned how to survive.

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Metilla is a 19-year-old African American woman who loves writing articles and sharing her thoughts. Pronouns are she/her and she has a lovely family she would like to thank for always supporting her.