Name: Suwilanji
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia and Democratic Republic of Congo
Age: 25
Age You First Fell in Love: 22
Love Is: Love is giving, it is sacrifice. I give all of myself to those who I love and who I fall in love with. Love is continuous charity. I thought I’d fallen in love at 18, but it wasn’t until my current relationship that I realized I wasn’t in love at 18. I wasn’t willing to give anything of myself when it really mattered. I truly fell in love at 22. Being African shaped of view of love; how I have learned to SHOW love is very subdued. I did not grow up around outward affection, but never doubted my parents loved one another. Love was shown with time and being provided for. Not words of affirmation, hugs and kisses. I had to learn how to be affectionate in my adult life and it’s a continuous learning process.



  1. The famous Bill Crosby once said, “It isn’t a matter of black is beautiful, as much as it is that… white is not all that’s beautiful.” I hope that his words speak to your hurting heart of acceptance. My goal in this life is not to redefine beauty, but to change what it’s built on. My blog series, is in hopes that we can all see that our black, white, yellow, green, pink, orange, and every color in between has beauty of its own.

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