Black Girl: As Is

Writer. Creator. Shapeshifter.

Filtering by Tag: self-care

I.

Sundays have always been special.  When I was a kid, I'd get dressed in my finest bib and tucker and we'd spend all day at church.  I loved church.  The music, the community and most of all God.  God is like a good glass of bourbon.  Smooth and all consuming.  When I was at church I felt close to myself, close to my divinity.  I felt larger than life.  There were other feelings.  Fear. 

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Exposition.

Folks laugh at me when I tell them that long before 'self-care' was the new pink, I thought it was just something white girls did in movies. They'd be putting on face masks or jogging through their lovely neighborhoods or getting a massage and I'd be sitting on the red shag carpet eating pop tarts and hoping the sound I just heard wasn't danger outside the door. 

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