Respectfully, 'Awkward Black Girl' was never meant to be politically correct. We poke fun at ignorance.
Confidence comes from creating something and knowing what I'm supposed to be doing and feeling like I'm good at what I'm supposed to be doing.
It always amused me that there were people working for the good of altruism but also wanting a lot of credit for it. It's just oddly competitive and the environment and the people who decide to work at non-profits are just really funny to me.
Especially being a woman of color, sometimes it's hard for to put our foot down. You work with a lot of men, and they'll be like, "She has Joyner the best reputation".
I'm always tempted to say, 'Nah, that won't work.' But I think you should be willing to try ideas out before saying no. Be open-minded.
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