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Would you be cool if you weren’t family? Would you even associate yourself with those people? Recently I watched an episode of Girlfriends that made me ponder this question; long story short, Toni didn’t want one of her sisters in her wedding and only invited her to oblige their mother. I thought, I don’t care […]Read more "week thirty-seven"
Not my words and not my situation/relationship, but I can definitely relate. Sometimes we forget that parents are people; I grew up thinking mine were gods because they knew so much, had answers for my many questions. But they are imperfect. They make mistakes. They don’t always act in ways I think they should. You […]Read more "Your Mixed Feelings About Your Parents are Valid"
Some people are using you as a filter for their hidden pain and trauma. You mustn’t be everyone’s mirror. –@nataliethebeliever The author goes on to describe this behavior as hiding in the shadows of yours until their shadows become your own. I took this as kinda how America operates, how these trendy “movements” use Black bodies […]Read more "week 32: on reflections + shadows"