To me, thick was an exception in my internal dialogue. It was the linking for in "you're pretty for a fat girl." The if in "you'd be pretty if you had smaller thighs." The when in "you'll look beautiful when your stomach shrinks." It was the link between everything wrong about me and the potential...Continue Reading
I was so far removed from blackness that I couldn't recognize it on myself and when I saw it on others, I really didn’t know what to make of it. My peers told me I wasn’t really black; I “didn't count.” And the more they told me I didn't "count" as black, the more I...Continue Reading
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