It was an odd experience to attend the MTV Video Music Awards, especially for a person of color, especially a young black woman.
But one thing was clear to me as I walked around the red carpet: It was not a competition.
It was a celebration of a diverse community and, for many of us, that is all that matters.
But the way we were treated during the awards ceremony and throughout the day was an issue that went beyond just the Oscars.
The lack of diversity at the awards show in a major way speaks to a larger problem.
I am a person who has never felt comfortable at an awards show, let alone being a black woman in Hollywood.
My entire career I have been a straight white man.
That has been a constant struggle.
My life has been defined by my race.
I was always an outsider, but I have always been accepted by society and that acceptance has only increased with time.
I have been working in the entertainment industry for nearly a decade and have been involved in many successful film projects.
I also have a strong passion for fashion and accessories.
I am a passionate and creative designer and I am proud to be able to showcase my work to audiences around the world.
I had never been in the media before and never dreamed I would be asked to present a special message to a predominantly white audience.
This was a momentous occasion, and I wanted to give back.
I decided to attend because I wanted people to understand the diversity in the world and the impact it has on people.
I wanted the show to help us to be a more accepting society, and this was the perfect opportunity to do that.
In order to give the most relevant and important message possible, I needed to speak up about what we know to be true about our country and our countrymen.
The way I did that was by sharing my experiences, my stories and my perspectives on race, media, and life in general.
I want to take this moment to tell you what I learned.
I want to tell every black person that you can do it, that you have the power to make a difference.
We are here today to celebrate your contributions, and your stories, and to empower you.
We have a long way to go to make the world a more diverse place, but the important thing is that we are making strides and moving forward, so that we will be a better society for everyone.
The most important thing to me is to keep my black identity and my experiences separate.
The truth is that I have a beautiful family and friends.
I’m proud of them and I want them to be proud of me.
I’ve learned that there is a difference between being comfortable in your skin and being comfortable with your white skin.
If you want to be respected, if you want someone to look up to, then you have to respect yourself and be honest.
You are welcome in our country, and we all have the right to be who we are.
We have a duty to be good and kind and open, and that means respecting ourselves and our culture.
But that doesn’t mean you have a right to hide behind any racial labels or stereotypes.