Who are you, Really?

Antonia Bell-Delgado returns to speak on the topic “Who are you, Really”. Of this service she says, “Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar wrote: ‘We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes…’. Dunbar’s words ring as true today as they were in 1896 when he wrote the poem, ‘We Wear the Mask’. Dunbar was referring to the struggle that Black people face to show up in society as their authentic selves. This struggle to be authentic is a human issue that implores us to answer the simple question of safety. Is there a place that you feel safe to take down your mask? What do you risk in revealing who you really are?”