This is hilarious! The "keep flying high, mi soon clip your wings" reminds me of something my grandma used to say, "Don't go smelling yourself." There are several differences between the ways blackness is expressed across cultures and countries.
When I was reading your article I was thinking you probably got away with a whole lot more than I did growing up. I didn't hear anything about policing your face or your emotions, and I definitely didn't grow up being told not to be afraid. I grew up being told who to be afraid of.
Girl you gon to make me write about this.