The past few weeks have taught me how important it is to pause and reflect on things that are happening around you. I recalled back in August 2019 when South Africa was mourning the death of 19 year old Uyinene Mrwetyana who was brutally killed. Fast forward to June 2020 and Tshegofatso Pule is stabbed and hanged while eight months pregnant. In America the BLM movement is still fighting for justice for the killing of Breonna Taylor who was shot by the police eight times after storming in her home looking for a suspect they already had in custody. When I think of all these killing they all have one thing in common. The death of a Black woman. It made me realise how much pressure Black women are under to live in a constant state of survival mode. And I wanted to write this blog as a reminder to all the Black Queens out there. Being Black is tough enough and being a Black woman is even tougher in the world that has made us believe things that are not true about us. The one that define the true character of any Black women is her strength and beauty. We are strong, self-reliant and self-contained. Let me remind you that as a Black women we are so much more than being seen as just Black women. Our beauty as Black women is the envy of so many around the world that want our qualities and culture, but do not want the hardship that is associated with being a Black woman. Even after all that is going on around the world, let not change who we are. Let not be afraid to owning being proud Black women. Gone are the days where Black women were labelled as unattractive. There is something so beautiful about the diversity of Black women and do not let anyone tell you otherwise.