thin-skinned (thnsknd) adj. 1. Having a thin rind or skin. 2. Oversensitive, especially to criticism or insult. thin-skinned adj sensitive to criticism or hints; easily upset or affected Adj. 1. thin-skinnedthin-skinned - quick to take offense huffy, touchy, feisty sensitive - being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others; "sensitive to the local community and its needs" So YES kemetstry, I do have a "thin skin". All my SENSES work very well. I am able to FEEL and I'm glad about it. As a Woman of Afreekan Descent enslaved in amerikkka, I have been rubbed RAW in this shystem. AND...I'm still ALIVE, kicking and willing to tell the story of what happened and is happening. When I speak of “R.A.W.”, I am referring to my emotional state, my Spirit. I liken it to having been drug across a surface that will scrape the outer layer of skin off. My nerves are exposed and every touch (word) has the potential for causing great pain. I recognize that our enslavement to European culture as a process of rubbing the “black” off of us. In it’s place, is pink and white, representing the blood and body that that is exposed ..... and.... I’m R.A.W. R.eady A.ble W.illing To tell my Story my way. In the Afreekan Communities TODAY, Words are still used to harm. I listen to the stories EVERY DAY of the pain caused and KNOW of many who have murdered others ...for the sake of an ill placed word. Does it HAVE to be this way:?: Was there a time when we used Words to build each other up as opposed to tearing down:?: Is it possible to do or are we comfortable with internalizing the pain inflicted by words:?: Thank You Kemetstry for assisting me in the development of tomorrow's R.N.A. meeting topic discussion... M.E.