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About a Girl named Roscoe…

As some of my friends and most of my family know, I have been blessed with the honor of my first grandchild. She is due right around Christmas time. When you’re not quite 40 and you find out that you are going to be a grandmother, so much goes through you, especially if you’re this not-quite-40 lady. I think I ...

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Dying and Rebirthing

(This was written in response to receiving an invite to apply to be an ambassador at the Women and Girls Rising Initiative at the Ford Foundation in September. Now, I don’t know if I’ll be accepted, but any opportunity to get my words out is just that—an opportunity!) Upon receiving the invite to apply for this prestigious honor, I linked ...

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Learning Lipstick

‘…putas llevan ropa de color rojo. . putas pintan sus labios rojos. Llevan zapatos rojos y ropa interior roja…’ The first things I ever learned from my mother and grandmother as a child had to do with comportment. How to sit so that no one could see under my skirt. How to be demure. Quiet. Almost blending in with whatever ...

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