The Fem: “Black Girl Down”

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My non-black friends suffer from memories that I can hardly imagine, and I don’t doubt the depth of their scars. But I know that certain stains on my sadness are not shared between us; they are not due to a chemical imbalance or personal trauma. They are marks left simply because of the color that I was born.

My first personal essay! Thank you The Fem for publishing this!

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