Donna

there's a house where she’d sing wearing an amber gown barefoot Marvin Gaye from her room tv she said “those were the good old days.” pouring rum into a pan of chopped garlic and bell peppers her body moved with the sensation of the spices and...

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

The purpose of my “Black Lives Matter” piece was to explain that I completely support this movement, considering that I am a young black woman. The picture is meant to show that we as black women (or African Americans as a whole) are deeper and have more to show...

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Real Lives.

When you deny someone entrance into our nation because of simple national origin or how they pray, you don’t make America safer, you make us stand out, you make us more separate from the highest of decency, you make us more of a target to the...

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Of Colors, of Mountain Faces

Of Colors, of Mountain Faces

These drawings are composed of a pairing of color, ink, and line work. This echoes common themes that I find and learn from in my life, how opposites can enhance each other's differences. This mixing of forms and media brings me joy, consequently making the work...

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Self Help

Write more. Free yourself. Embrace your black girl. Be that wild card everyone hopes they land on. Be that kind of wonder that flies into the eyes and seeps into the mind until it fills the body. Swallow yourself whole, take all of you in at...

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A Day Without Immigrants.

The campaign, which was promoted on social media and messaging apps, called for a “day without immigrants” in the United States for people, regardless of whether they are undocumented, or residents, or whatever their legal status. It asked that...

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The Love I Never Had

When i only saw rain and always felt pain u were by my side to lead the way how you’ve made my dreams come true to love and the wonders it can do when i say goodbye promise me u won’t cry i smile without any reason beautiful for me is every...

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Just Want to See if You Would Cry

“Hey, D,” he says when I’m standing in front of him and he asks me to hold one of the screws for the skateboard’s wheel. I slouch into the bench and hand him back the screw after he holds out his hand. The gloves that he wears make him look...

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Have Not Found

I have not found your hair On any other head Or your voice In any other mouth I have not yet found you In any other person I have not found what I had with you In any other person I should probably stop looking for (you in) Other people I have...

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Yours for Only $99.99!

Rebecca took another plate, soaked it in sudsy water, and rinsed it off. As she was doing so, the doorbell rang. Now who could that be? Phil was still in some wine-induced haze upstairs, most likely. She hadn’t planned on any visitors. She...

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