Do you accept me for who I am? : Write2Educate
About Michelle Phillips

​      I write because I want to uplift and educate people.  With each piece, my aim is to either make people laugh, or to eradicate negative stereotypes about African-Americans.

     Whether it's through contemporary poetry, non-fiction books or educational material, I hope that what I share encourages people, open up their minds to embrace all cultures, and accept the differences that make up the diverse world that we live in today. 

Committed to changing the way the world looks at race.

"Not Sugar Coated: Keeping It Real"

"Teachers Taking Charge"

"Cultural Patterns & Interactions Among African-American Male Adolescence"

Do you accept me for who I am?

by K on 12/01/15

Do you accept me for who I am?

 Accept me for me,

Yeah, you say you do;

Allow me the luxuries, mistakes, openness, everyday occurrences,

The freedom to just be me.

Find fault in the common things I say;

Ripping apart, analyzing, critical, judgmental,

Doing the very same thing to me as you say I do to all other peps!

I just wanna be free!

Live life, talk at will;

if I misspeak, make an absolute statement,

Sometimes, just let me be!

                                 I am learning, this shit is new;

I’ve been like an average person for so long,

this new me will not happen instantly.

Steel sharpen steel, yes I know;

There is pain,




I’m trying to get this thing called life right,

just allow me room to grow.