Character We Love – Helen Simmons McCarter
Movie: The Diary Of A My Black Woman
Why we love Helen? We love Helen because although she appeared weak she grew stronger right before our eyes. Helen was forced to change her life without warning, notice, or planning. And she did. Not only did Helen deal with the changes in her life she managed to make a better life for herself. Helen’s actions changed her life and the life of her husband, who was the source of her pain. Helen showed many women that it is possible to begin again even under distress. Yes, Helen was a mad black woman but that was what helped her overcome her pain, humiliation, and disrespect. Many black women have done and will continue to do what Helen did everyday which is why it is great that there is a woman, although fictional, that we can reference and obtain strength from when we get tired and feel that we can not complete the journey of starting over.