There is a specific betrayal in a Black man failing his daughter. She is left to fight bigger wolf packs, wolves with bigger teeth. Before she is grown the whole world will claw at her, treat her viciously — she will need armor, weaponry, strategy, defense. Her father’s failure is mutiny, a fire burning her up from the inside while society launches its grenades. Even if she transcends them, even if she rises above the smoke, makes a phoenix of herself, a small girl inside of her will overcompensate for the parts of herself she believes to be intolerable — unlovable, disrespectable.
Why Lemonade Is For Black Women
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