Hi. I am an Intimidating Black Woman


I walk to the front of the room – stand tall and state with a forceful voice “Hello – my name is Dee and I am intimidating”.  “Hello Dee”

 I distinctly remember the first time that a white man called me, a black woman, intimidating in a professional situation as a means of control. The absurdity of the accusation caused me to laugh in a girlish and confused way which not only enraged him, but in his mind and in his words proved his point.

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, to intimidate means to make timid or fearful: frighten; especially: to compel or deter by or as if by threats <tried to intimidate a witness>.  Wikipedia explains that intimidation is intentional behavior that “would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities” fear of injury or harm. It’s not necessary to prove that the behavior was so violent as to cause terror or…

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Author: pdeedixon

Woman. Mother. Lawyer. Black. RaceWoman. Womanist. Feminist. LBGTQQPIA ally. divorced

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