“I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.” 

-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

April 26, 2017

The Black Woman

I wouldn't be here without the black woman. 

She carried me in her womb.

Sang songs of the sweetest taboo.

She showed me off before she could even see my face. 

Told me everything will be okay.

She birthed me from heaven's passage. 

To hold me like a jewe...

March 22, 2017

I don't love him

But I'm in love with the way his hands fit perfectly around my neck

Squeezing it tightly

I feel all the blood rushing to my face

I'm in love with the feeling

I don't love him

I'm in love with the marks

The rosey red marks he leaves on my sugar brown skin

I loo...

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