I'm Free : 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"

I'm Free

by K on 09/01/16

Free to be me, that’s who I know how to be.

From life experiences, no matter the setting, I have learned just to be me.

Many tried to shame me,

Ridicule and mock me;

Many unfriended me, chastised me, tried to block me.

They didn’t want me to be the true authentic me,

but tried to mold me into who they wanted me to be.






Church members,


Dating potentials.

Change can be good, I know this to be true;

I had to learn patience with others,

I had to learn to taper what was truly on my mind

I had to learn how to accept others for who they were

without any prejudices, preconceived notions, and a closed-up mind.

I had to be kind,

Stop being blind;

Open up and admit,

Stop with the fake, I am important crap because of my degree;

Continue to strive,

Without guilt, or the blame game,

Resolve some unresolved anger,

you know, just deal with some shit.

While accepting me fully, with no shame or hate in mind.

I’m not ashamed to hang around all Blacks at work,

I’m not ashamed for wearing my natural hair, that’s YOUR problem.

I’m not ashamed of eating soul food, after all, other cultures stay true to themselves.

Judge me if you want, you will anyway,

But not I don’t give a [email protected], is all I’m trying to say,

I’m Free!

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