Welcome to Legally Melanated. This first blog post is to explain to you who and what Legally Melanated is.
We are law students, we are aspiring law students, and we are attorneys or degree holders who are indeed legally melanated.
Legally is defined as to conform to or permitted or required by law and melanated is defined as individuals full of melanin.
As minorities, we are not given a choice in our skin color. People see us and automatically put us in a box. They don’t see our hard work or our sacrifice. They don’t see the blood, sweat, and tears. Legally Melanated grew out from a person full of melanin, working hard in law school and sometimes feeling alone. This millennial shares the daily life, the struggles, the frustrations, the uncertainty, and the joy of being legally melanated in a career field with so few people who can relate.
I encourage you to contact Legally Melanated and share your stories, events, and shout out people who are making a difference in the legal community. Enjoy!