The Other Side of a Smile
“Smiling is a black man’s telekinesis.”
Black Skin, White Masks,
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“In the beauty parlor, I watch my ringlets collect like dark, bushy tumbleweeds on the checkered floor.”
I have been afraid most days of my life, which is what anxiety is, and the months of this pregnancy have been the most anxious of my life.
Beauty and its pursuit can be art, a delight, a terrific party. But a party you must attend every day isn’t a party at all. It’s an unpaid job.