Carefree Black Girl
Your name rolls clumsily off their tongue.
They forget to swallow their spit as they laugh
atrociously at the seemingly pathetic piece
They’ve ever seen darker than a brown paper bag.
I once was afraid to dance
Afraid people would notice me
Find flaws in my blackness and
Point them out
Use my insecurities as spears
And pierce me in my sides
Pretty Girls Love Pretty Pictures: CultureSnap Gives Us What We Need
I’m a sucker for a good selfie.
I honestly don’t know anybody in my generation that isn’t. And in a world where Bitmojis and filters have taken over the selfie game, it’s about time that somebody did it for The Culture.
Dear Black Girl, A Love Letter
When was the last time you were told you were beautiful?
Did you smile when you heard it?
Or did you shy away, uncomfortable with the unwanted attention.
Did you believe them?
Because I didn’t.
I don't have to keep it cute for anyone
Just so we’re clear:
I don’t have to “keep it cute” for anyone.
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