The Other Side of a Smile
“Smiling is a black man’s telekinesis.”
Black Skin, White Masks,
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“I wanted to finally be free from the anxiety of wondering if I would be seen as attractive, or seen at all.”
On the day when two pink lines stared up at me, I wondered which set of events I had set in motion. A baby? Or not a baby?
These women showed me how to love and care for myself—the only way a Black woman could.