In a blog post on Friday, author Lauren Bushnnell shared that she is a “woman of color” and she was once asked to contribute a column to a publication where she has been writing for five years.
The essay, titled “I am Black and a Woman of Color,” was published on the blog of the author of the memoir The Color of My Skin and the memoir, Black Women in America: What You Need to Know to Get There, which is set in a fictional, mostly African-American suburb.
The writer wrote that her experience as a woman has been particularly difficult and that the story has given her “a new appreciation for the human experience.”
“I am proud of who I am and what I have accomplished,” Bushnell wrote.
“I’m proud of my past.
I’m proud that I am black and I am white.”
She said she has a white woman in her family who was in a very privileged position in the 1960s and who was also a journalist and writer.
Bushnell said that, as a white man, it is “a privilege to have people like you in the mainstream who understand and appreciate the experiences of other people.”
She wrote that she wanted to share her story because it was so important to the storytellers, and she wanted them to have the opportunity to tell their own stories.
“I wanted to make sure the people who wrote these books knew that this is who I was,” Bushnett said.
“This is what it was like for me growing up, living in the hood,” she added.
“The struggles of being black in America, being a woman and knowing that we have to be strong, and knowing we have a responsibility to be accountable for our actions.”
Bushnell’s essay was shared on Twitter by several people, including the writer of the book and her co-author, who shared it on Twitter.
The book was written in 2007, but it is unclear if it has been published yet.
Bushnett told ABC News that she was a “young, black, white girl” and that she “had no idea what to expect.”
She also shared a photo of herself on her Twitter account in her underwear, which she said she had taken from the store where she bought the lingerie.
“When I was a child I didn’t know what was going on,” she said.
“My father had never been married and I was raised by two different people, and I don’t remember the details of what happened.”
She added that her father “hadn’t seen me wear a bra in 30 years.”
Bushnetta’s essay has since been shared more than 400 times, and her Facebook page has nearly 2,600 friends.
A message left for the author for comment was not immediately returned.
The Huffington Post first reported that Bushnell had written a book about being black and having been raised by white parents.