So this guy thought I should give him a chance because he thought I was “lowkey attractive”. Like, wtf does that mean? If you give a girl a subpar compliment, she’s just supposed to jump at you? nah. If you want someone, you gotta sell that shit. Don’t downplay it because you’re trying to keep your pride. Pride should never stop you from expressing yourself to someone you care about.
everyone else: *stomach growls* “ohh, I’m hungry.”
me: *stomach erupts, detaches itself and runs to the kitchen to eat anything edible in sight* “I think I’m hungry”
Taking a moment to reflect on one of the hardest moments in my life. The military is dominated by males, white males to be exact. My career field as a mechanic is extremely male dominated. And being a black female on the same aircraft I work on? You can say there are less than 10 of us.
My wingman Miriam and I dealt with some very rude and inappropriate comments throughout training. Everyone said we had an attitude, we weren’t willing to learn, there was always a problem with our hair, our nails, our makeup. No one wanted to see us succeed but each other. They even accused of us being racist because we only liked to hang out with each other. Hello? We were the only females in a school of 50+ males! And who could we go and tell this to when all our superiors were white males who were against us and couldn’t relate to our struggle?
It was hard. We had night we cried. Nights we wanted to find a way out of the AirForce but we worked so hard to get to that point. We refused to give up. This was us on the day of our graduation. We became certified A-10 crew chiefs.
Miriam is currently working her way out of the military now, she has switched over to the Reserves unit. She couldn’t handle the discrimination in her unit. I am still active duty and working everyday to build my way to the top. I will succeed. I will get a woman to take a place of a high ranking male. I will get us somewhere. Believe that.
What do you teach and at what level? I'm an aspiring English teacher at the secondary level....
I am a middle school math teacher. I’ve taught fifth grade, third grade and kindergarten as well. Good luck with your aspirations. I commend it. Teaching is one of the most important professions. And undervalued.
"Prove yourself to yourself not others."