Just Like Music: “Where The Party At”, 2001

I wasn’t in Seattle the day I turned twenty-one years old and was unable to spend it with my friends. That didn’t sway my BFF Tisha. Within hours of my return from vacation in New York City in early August she called me. “Okay girl don’t make any plans for this weekend! We are going […]

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Shades of Blackness: Back In The Day

*Note: the names in this blog post are pseudonyms It was September 1985, my first day of school. My mother had washed and pressed my dress the night before but woke early that day to curl my hair. Once I was ready I stood at attention, ready for her to examine me. Stepping closer she […]

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