I’ve had to overcome the issue with my androgyny as a black woman.
There are a lot of people who see me and they don’t know whether I’m a female or a male because I dress very androgynous, my look is androgynous—my demeanor is not very girly or masculine, it’s kind of in between so sometimes that kind of confuses people. They want you to be on either side and I’m comfortable here.
I think that’s across the board but as a black woman sometimes there’s a certain aspect of whether you’re supposed to be natural or do this or do that and I’m just kind of out of the box and kind of want to do my own thing, so I feel like sometimes in our culture you’re kind of put into a box or judged by your own people.a
Kia Hill, IG: @KiaBeeya