This may or may not solely be a "black woman" issue, but it's an interesting question. Some people have told me that before they knew me (and they had just seen me) they thought I would be mean (I guess my natural facial expression comes off mean...trying to fix that, lol), and then they tell me that I'm such a nice person. It's kind of annoying/disheartening to hear that, especially when you know that you're a friendly, typically happy person. It seems like I can smile all day long, but that one moment someone doesn't catch me smiling...call the popo. But anyway, I digress.
Are you an approachable person?
Or could some people have a skewed perception of you because of your body language, facial expressions, attitude etc?
Is this an issue that is more prevalent among black women or is it women in general?