This Is Not The Life I Thought I Would Have

On being Black, middle-aged, single and childfree

Photo by Ian Kiragu on Unsplash

As a little girl, I never envisioned that I would be single nor without children at age 50. Then again, a part of me didn’t imagine that I’d live to be 50. It seemed so ancient to me. Many older people seemed to be passive and withdrawn from life. All I saw them doing was sit around and talk about their…

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