“When somebody hurts you, they take power over you; if you don’t forgive them, then they keeps the power.” -Cicely Tyson (as Myrtle in Diary of a Mad Black Woman) Age 7 I was walking to class when I heard, “You act so white.” I froze. My heart sank. At seven years old, I felt […]
Author: Brianna Berry
Bri Berry is a Talent Acquisition Partner for an IT distribution company in Greenville, SC. In addition, she is a current graduate student pursuing her Master’s degree in Student Affairs at Clemson University, which makes her a lover of all things academia and higher education--racial identity development theories, professional development for BIPOC, access & equity...just to name a few. Outside of work and school, Bri serves on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit in Greenville, GirlUp GVL, which partners with middle and high school girls of color to help them achieve their full potential and know their worth & value. In her free time, Bri can be found reading books, drinking coffee or in a deep conversation about life, faith, or politics.
Editor’s Note: We sometimes receive submissions from our audience that are unique, creative, or are otherwise “out of the box” for The Witness BCC blog. From time to time, we hope to bring you some of these submissions. In 2016, author Kisha Mitchell asked, “Brown girl, Brown girl, what do you see?” In 2017, poet […]