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Story of My Stripes



Story of My Stripes
These imperfect lines on my skin are soft to touch,Light on dark skin,Appearing first when I was a child,As my body outgrew the girl I was,The markings of a budding woman.They became my shame and shield,When boys told me they were ugly,Don’t…

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GENESIS

GENESIS
Welcome A wide, hearty smile spread across the short lady with a small frame and dreadlocks as she welcomed me into her Toyota-sienta. It had been a month since she became an uber driver and she was visibly enthusiastic. My sister, Shaki, and I beamed immediately on seeing the…

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