ZORA
Published in

ZORA

Perfectionism and Covid Don’t Mix

A flawless life should never have been the goal.

Photo: Westend61/Getty Images

Seeking perfection is rather inherent to being a Black woman in America. Like many others, my parents told me I had to be twice as good as White people from an early age. They programmed me to be the best at what I did to have any hope of being successful in life. Still, I didn’t realize I was a bit of a perfectionist until the dawn of Covid-19. One day…

--

--

--

A publication from Medium that centers the stories, poetry, essays and thoughts of women of color.

Recommended from Medium

Going Back is Not Going Backwards

Change your Thinking, Change your Mindset.

Driver-Ed for Your Ego

Sturgeon’s Law: How to Find Signal in a World Of Noise

THE FEMININE MOLD.

The Superpower of Vulnerability

True Humility, True Forgiveness

Everything Can Change In Just One Second

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Cherie Berkley

Cherie Berkley

Cherie Berkley is an Atlanta-based multimedia journalist. She specializes in health and lifestyle topics. She is a foodie and enjoys exotic travel.

More from Medium

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

The Reasons Parents Should Say Yes More Often to Raise Successful Adults

Parents saing yes to their child’s exploration with paint.

Am I in a social media bubble?

Bubbles against orange background

Opened up my Evil Eye, Now I’m Little Miss Brightside