Just because my eyes are slanted and skin is a little darker doesn’t give you a reason to label me a disease
She grabbed her daughter, talking about “Get away from her she looks like she has Covid-19”
I wasn’t about to let that lady slide so I put down my phone and opened my big mouth
Told myself over and over, “Crystal breathe, please don’t shout”
And as soon as she noticed my phone out
Ol’ lady wanted to play the victim role as I predicted
Here we go with the “I didn’t say that” card, it was all too scripted
When I was just minding my business
Blind sided by another Karen infected by the illness
An illness more infectious than the Rona, SARS, Ebola two point O
A virus that destroys it’s target individuals including its host
A disease manifested in families, colleagues, and communities
So we protest in big groups to be heard – herd immunity
Got Elijah McClain in his last breathes apologizing for being different
George Stinney Jr. executed at 14 years old then later proven innocent
George Floyd screaming for his mother, while he was held down by a knee
Can somebody tell me WHY Breonna Taylor’s murderers are still out there living free?
And where is Vanessa Guillen, whatever happened to “No soldier left behind”
Would it have taken 2 days instead of 2 months if the color of her skin was white?
This isn’t a wake up call, they were just pressing the snooze button a million times
Would the outcome be different if I wasn’t standing in that aisle?
Cause in the end, the only person infected was the racism which had manifested
in that hate filled mother who just taught her child that it was okay to spread it
And what’s sad about it, is that she meant it when she said it
Racists thinking it’s a joke placing nooses in Oakland, Cali’s Lake Merritt
Racism and oppression has always been a pandemic, ain’t no curves getting flatter
But at the end of the day, all lives don’t matter, until Black Lives Matter.
On Friday, March 27, 2020, I will be launching my first Limited Edition “ADK” shoes from my upcoming All Day Kreative Shoe Collection.
The shoes that I will showcase in my upcoming collection were inspired by East and West coast flavors integrated into one.
The shoe is 100% handcrafted in Le Marche, Italy, also known as The Shoe Valley. The ADK’s features a classic high top look, pristine quality black leather, a gold sole and comfortable to wear, and eye catching. The insoles are carefully designed and made out of organic cotton and leather. It will also arrive in its own custom box. Shipping is free.
Excerpt from my bio on AliveShoes.com:
“As a kid, I wanted to be a fashion designer. I used to take my crayons and draw sketches of different outfits on construction paper. Not sure why I didn’t pursue my dream at the time, I guess you can say, I grew up and lost sight of it. However, my inner love for fashion has never left me. Plus I’ve always been a sneaker junkie. I always tell people that I’ll be wearing sneakers until I’m 80 years old. Moving forward, I travel coast to coast. For me, New York breeds everything fashion. But so does California. My designs are a fusion of two styles into one — it’s like mixing peanut butter and jelly but I also love being experimental like adding cranberry juice to my ginger ale…” – All Day Kreative, Crystal Tolentino