It is through the history of my roots that I have found love. Love of my kinky hair with coiled and untamed roots. Pride in my larger nose and fuller lips. More of me to give unto you. It is through my roots that I have learned that black is beautiful and royal. As it’s been said of the color purple, it’s hard to walk by black and not smile. Inspirational quotes from women of color are throughout the pages to guide you along your way. The iNspire Journal Collection is a series of journals dedicated to the representation of African American writers throughout the arts.