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September 15, 2019

I'm Egyptian and Jamaican. Mixed. To others, this means my parents have an interesting and complicated love story. For me, it means everything.  

I was born in a city
My mother and her sisters swaddled me
In the Egyptian cotton their
Black brothers had picked from...

May 31, 2018

The moment I pulled my head out the toilet bowl with Malcolm X

And washed out that thick lye

That lie that weighs down heavy on my roots

The one my mom believedAnd her mom believed

Passed down in hot combs and blow dryers

I embraced the freedom of hair and mind awakened

beca...

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