Simone is great but I’m still a Gabby fan…even more so after the crap she had to deal with this…
Baline Bauer

Hi B Bauer, being a fan of both ladies is not mutually exclusive. My writing this haiku specifically in praise of Simone does not in any way take anything away from Gabby (or my love or appreciation for her, her skill, her hair, her potential.)

Part of #blackgirlmagic is understanding that every single black girl and woman counts. We’re refuting the lie that only one black girl per industry per era should be celebrated.

I am in the mood to celebrate black excellence in my written words.

My poems for Gabby, Usain, and my beloved Nigerian Super Eagles, are on their way. Keep an eye out ;)

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