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Black Joy and Big Girls

My story about food, dance and happiness

Photo by Jessica Felicio on Unsplash

My Grandmother said, “don’t let nobody steal your joy” and those are words I’ve repeated to others and use as my armor against shame and doubt to this day! I am so grateful that she taught me to value and appreciate joy. Joy is precious to me. Over the years, many have mocked it in attempts to steal it or dim my light… My joy, like my faith and wisdom are…

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Teressa P.

Teressa P.

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Writer, matriarch, educator & advocate with bylines in Zora, Momentum, An Injustice!, Illumination, Creators Hub, etc. Community Builder #FoodieFridays