love poem to an african girl

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love poem to an african girl

she’s just a girl not like only a girl not like don’t expect much from her except turn the stew mix the rice in she’s just a girl not like only a girl not like school not meant for her not like it costs money to send five kids so just send the boys she’s […]

why calling yourself a diva matters

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why calling yourself a diva matters

Ladies! I’m talking to you! You know who you are. You are pretty unstoppable in your world. Whatever it is you’re doing, you make sure you do your best and people notice you. And when you’re best doesn’t work out, you believe there’s something else you can do. In the end, you keep trying. You […]

in the good company of my fear

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 in the good company of my fear it still comes to me just when my pen goes to paper don’t write that it says what will your mother think it constantly reminds me it has been years since my mother first found my first manuscript and said no to some poems these are not the […]

Hyphen-American

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you ask what I am where I come from and this is all I can say I stayed up all night formulating this thesis so please listen well so you won’t ask again (so here you go) I am Hyphen-American I’ve memorized the slash between African and American I know you’ve tried hard changed my […]