When Dad routinely came home after midnight, only music soothed my childhood soul

A photo of a young black girl sleeping with her head on her dad’s lap.

MyMy early memories of life, growing up in Stillwater, Oklahoma, are fraught. We were immigrants and my parents were full-time students working multiple jobs while trying their best to parent a child they could barely understand, in a country that refused to understand them. To say it was difficult is…

Bassey Ikpi

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