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Psalm 29:4 The voice of the LORD is a powerful voice; the voice of the LORD is a voice of splendor.
I grew up comparing myself to childhood as portrayed on TV: white girls playing with white friends and white dolls at a park. Sure, you could buy the black version of some dolls. So I had a black baby doll and the black American Girl doll who escaped from slavery, and the Native American Girl doll.
When I was a child, nothing indicated that girls with brown skin were worth putting on TV. So I projected inward. When I attended a mostly white college, I projected inward. And now at twenty-five, when people want to hear my voice and see my creations, I have little experience with being wanted by anyone except God. But God has always sounded a little bit like me.
MOVING FORWARD: Research the portrayal of black men and women in pop culture. What concrete steps can you take to ensure diverse representation?