Stealing From Libraries and Other Ways I’ve Been Profiled

Occupying the “suspicious” body of a Black child.

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I was 11-years-old when I learned how the world saw me.

I loved books as a kid. I was a quiet child, and books were the perfect companions for me. I was one of those students that hid novels under my desk when I was supposed to be reading textbooks. I could…

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Casira Copes

Casira Copes

Bisexual Black Feminist | BLK INK Editor-in-Chief | casiracopes.com