My story and Thanks
Welcome to the Status:Melanated community!
Please allow me to express my pride in this store and you for supporting Status:Melanated! Your continued support is outstanding!
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With that being said, the story about the creation of Status:Melanated starts with me, Kramer, a product of private education while growing up black. I lived in an enigmatic world trying to establish where I stand in society. Who am I? Who do I fit in with? These types of questions created a huge identity crisis for me as I tried to identify “my” community. In the private schools I attended there were so few people who looked like me and who I looked different to. They would either try to label me and put me in this box of a basketball playing black jock from the hood side of town or someone they don't "see" as black. Neither description fit who I was developing into. As I got older, I realized these descriptions helped me understand who I really am. I understood that is ok to attend private schools and still love myself.
I am an African American male who went to private schools and is still proud of his culture.I know I'm not the only person that went through this growing up. Please share your stories with me and I can add them to the blog! You may never know who might find encouragement from your story!