1. Shopping for makeup with your white friends can be a pretty painful experience. Twitter: @MakeupForWOC 2. And doing each other's makeup is always a bit awkward when no one knows what to do with your face. Screen Gems Wearing foundation four shades lighter than your skin tone is *not* a good look. 3. People are stunned every time you change your hair. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com / Via abg-reactiongifs.tumblr.com 4. And you've definitely been asked what happens when your hair gets wet. youtube.com youtube.com 5. Which, of course, leads people to touch it. ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ @harlemduh when u 4-5 seconds from wildin’ #blackgirlproblems :) 01:36 AM - 17 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 6. You feel a strong connection to any token black girl on TV. Paramount Pictures RIP the character that was Dionne Davenport. 7. So you're always rooting for the one black girl in reality shows like The Bachelor. afterthefinalrose.me (until she's inevitably sent home by the third episode) 8. All your group pictures kind of have a theme. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @african_oats 9. Literally. Every. Picture. Twitter: @sheabutterheaux 10. Your friends can never seem to understand why you can't sleep over at their house without having your trusty headscarf with you. Twitter: @qweenpush There's no way you're messing up your hair when you just got it done. 11. Or why your hair appointments take an entire day. Twitter: @I_vanagetturnt Twitter: @I_vanagetturnt Twitter: @I_vanagetturnt 12. People assume a group is automatically diverse just because you (and you alone) are there. NBC 13. And it can be pretty difficult explaining why your parents won’t let you out to that party. Twitter: @40ozPAPI 14. It seems to be an unwritten rule that you can twerk. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Showtime / Via raydonovan.tumblr.com "But...but...I can't even twerk," you think, desperately, as your audience await their first twerking lesson. 15. And it's assumed that you have all the answers to every black question. MTV 16. You’re always nervous about asserting yourself because it’s often misinterpreted as being “aggressive” or “angry.” Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Logo TV 17. And you've been called a "diva" before. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Fox Or any other bullshit variation of "angry black girl". 18. People have tried to speak to you in language that you yourself don't even understand. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount Pictures / Via giphy.com You don't have to greet me with a special handshake or refer to me as your "homie", my actual name will do. 19. And you've been asked some silly questions regarding your skin colour. ABC 20. It can be a tad ~uncomfortable~ when songs like "N*ggas In Paris" come on. View this vine on Vine vine.co "Great, now I have to keep watch and see if any of my white friends say the N-word, fanfuckingtastic." 21. You're so used to being the token black girl that you've felt out of touch in a group full of black people. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount Pictures Because now you're "too white" for your black friends and "too black" for your white friends. 22. And you know what it's like to be labelled an "oreo" or "coconut". Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF YouTube (That means to be "black on the outside, white on the inside".) 23. Sometimes you feel as though your environment is subconsciously rubbing off on you. Twitter: @ShamsaAhmed 24. And you've been prone to an identity crisis or two. ABC 25. But despite the trials and tribulations that come along with being the token black girl. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF MTV And there are a lot. 26. You still manage to keep it cute, and stay flawless. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Comedy Central The struggle is real.