A Poem on Self Awareness

hello self i used to get lost looking for myself in the facade of a world bent on remaking the original in the image of a lie birthed in a deficit seeking elements for completion of a soul without space   I used to get lost looking for myself in the words spun by lips…

When “N#gg!r§”* Rise

 *Warning: This word — the actual word — is a prominent part of the article below. It has been somewhat sanitized in the title because, I understand, it’s a word that can shock, cause discomfort, and shut down readers before they even get to the substance — but please understand, as a person of color,…