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“The Intersection”

“Curse this damned place. I don’t want anything to do with here.” Holson, my best childhood friend, slammed the door and headed off on foot to the nearest mechanic. He just wants…


The last time I tried to kill him, I failed miserably. No blood, no 911 calls, hell – he didn’t even know his life was in danger. I’m lucky the District Attorney…

What I Did To Make My Body Smaller & What I Found When I Gave Up

My parents used to keep a lot of photo albums around the house. In one, there is a photo of me, three years old in our tiny living room, unsmiling in my…



T he repass would be at our house. Gram’s closest friend, Mavis, would handle the…

“When the Reflection Stares Back”

When her reflection stared back at her, proud and plus-sized often went horribly in these…

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The hand rubbing my back is not soothing me at all. Why are hospital gowns…

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I stood outside of her room and took a deep breath before going in. I…

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I sat in the passenger seat next to Ms. Kramer, my social worker, lookin’ out the…

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She slid out of the driver’s side of her SUV, not noticing the dark-colored sports…


Delky, Tevin Campbell, and The Promise of Today

I hope tomorrow will bring a better you, better me I know that we’ll show…

My Butterfly Will Never Become A Caterpillar

I am the only girl in my family. When I say ‘only’ I do not…

The Bean

I thought of it as punishment, had I been walking the right path I wouldn’t…

Black Stories are Educating & Traumatizing Me

Has it happened to you? Maybe you’re scrolling through Twitter searching… no, damn near begging…

Black spirituality
Black Spirituality: A Millennial Woman’s Journey

A typical Sunday morning as a millennial five-year-old Black girl may have gone like this:…

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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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