If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl, being aware of her displacement is the rust on the razor that threatens the throat. It is an unnecessary insult.
("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings")
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If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
Someone was hurt before you wronged before you beaten before you humiliated before you raped before you yet, someone SURVIVED
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
this is my life. it is my one time to be me. i want to experience every good thing.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
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