*From an old Instagram post that I wrote a while back but still hold true. Also it's short and sweet.*
How did we come to this place?
At this exact moment, how are we able to still be here?
Who bloodlines flow within mine and who birthed my lineage?
Life has some fucking hard times but in-spite of it all
WE ARE HERE
We are the descendants of the ones who have fought, struggled, adapted, and adopted to survive and live.
They have pushed through the harsh realities and dealings that life had forced them to face.
We are not standing alone, we are standing with a tribe of warriors!
I am here because my ancestors willed it and my parents honored it.
There is something powerful within us
WE just have to nurture it and use it for good.
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