I am woman. I am black. They call that “Double Jeopardy”. I am discriminated against for my race as well as my gender. I choose not to sit and be intimidated, Oppressed. Instead I choose to be DARING. I dared to graduate high school. I dared to graduate college. I dare to speak well. I dared to enter a career that I was passionate about. Then I dared to choose a career that paid more than my passion. I dare to question religion. I dare to appreciate bits and pieces of other religions. I dare to honor and accept people regardless of their beliefs. I dare to make my spirituality priority over my religious traditions. Then I dared to read. I’ve loved reading since I was a child because my parents DARED me to be less than intelligent. I dared to read the bible, skim through the Torah and parts of the Quran, and I dared to read the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy. I dare to believe that intimacy is an important part of spirituality. I dare to keep up with politics. And to top it all off, I dare to raise my children to be just as DARING.