We Need to Talk
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We Need to Talk

To the man who stood me up, thank you!

R. Kelly and the problematic mindset of ‘consenting’ teens dating older men

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I put on my favorite hip-hugging dress and four-inch heels. I made sure all the curls and feathering in my haircut were neatly in place. And off I walked to the Metra train station, ready to meet my date downtown. Then came the waiting game. Ten minutes. Twenty minutes




Let’s chat about my oddball thoughts on family, relationships and activism — with a dose of comedy, too.

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Shamontiel L. Vaughn

Shamontiel L. Vaughn

Check out her 3 Medium pubs: I Do See Color, Tickled and We Need to Talk. (Doggone World and Homegrown are now on Substack.) Visit Shamontiel.com

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