I would like to say that this is NOT my poem and the author of it is "unknown". However, I think it fits me extremely well and maybe some of you. I made slight changes to it from the original. I hope I haven't broken any rules here. If so, I do apologize in advance (some of you may have seen this before) Who Am I? I'm a Black Woman What makes me strong?. My Native American/African Heritage What makes me weak?. My fears What makes me whole? My God What keeps me standing? My Faith What makes me compassionate? My selflessness What makes me honest?. My integrity What sustains my mind?. My quest for knowledge What teaches me all lessons? My mistakes What lifts my head high? My Pride What if I can't go on? Not an option What makes me victorious? My courage to climb What makes me competent? My confidence What makes me sensual? My insatiable essence What makes be beautiful? My Everything What makes me a woman? My heart Who says I need love? I Do What Empowers me? ME! WHO AM I? I AM A BLACK WOMAN!