every visceral moment cherished. life force
surging. boldly along the barbed wire tightrope,
leaping over the iconography of self-hatred. Exorcising
Barbie, the Tragic Mulatto, Mammy, The Slut,
The Frost Maiden, The Hag, The Feminist,
The Good Girl. Being woman enough
changes the dominant paradigm,
allows the ancestor's voice,
gives direction to the unworthy. lives
fully without apology. takes up space

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