Narrative Essays

Musings of pensive Black girls. Think pieces to political, self-love journeys to ones that make you laugh out loud.

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4 Golden Girls & An Awkward Black Woman Who’s Going Through Some Thangs

Every Friday night I come home from work, change my clothes and I flop down…

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Trudging through the Mud: Leaning into Your Mess

The alarm pings and the piercing sound reverberates through the walls. My eyes blur to…

At the Intersection of Black, Queer, and Mother

My journey to motherhood has at once been a step forward into uncharted territory and…

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“The Passing”

Clumps of wrinkled, white flesh hang from grandmother’s face and pool in the nape of…

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The Motherbaby

My daughter is black. Skin like turned earth. Eyes the color of midnight. A black…

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In Remembrance of Fast Girls

They built a church on the land where my body was broken. Parishioners come every…

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Everything is Beautiful and Everything is Terrible

My mother’s eyes are bulging, glassy and wild, almost spinning in their sockets with fear.…

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A Jones For You

I remember the night we met in Atlanta. On a cold evening in December, I turned around and there…