Credit: @eboneedavis

We’ve been absolutely head over heels for model Ebonee Davis who, over the last year, has proven that she’s everything from a stunning style icon to an important voice on all things. Ebonee Davis always gives amazing advice and is continually so deep and thoughtful, so when she penned this open letter about racism, sexism, and what it means to be a black woman in America, we had to hear what she had to say.

In a word, Ebonee Davis’s letter is a reminder that intersectional feminism is complicated — but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t engage, listen, and work together to make our feminism as inclusive and uplifting as possible.

Ebonee Davis explained why strength, and the concept of a “strong woman,” is something she’s come to resent as a black woman. She writes,

She continued, explaining,

The entire letter is as important as it is poetic. We’re continually grateful for Ebonee Davis’s insight, and we definitely encourage you to head to her Instagram to read the rest.