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#SipandRead: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf

Title: for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Author: Ntozake Shange

Photo Filter: Lofts Lens, Love 81 Film, and Triple Crown Flash in Hipstamatic

Sipping: Coffee in Stetson Alumni mug

Instagram Post: 04/12/2016

I’m still craving #poetry so I pulled this book down to #sipandread#todayimreading for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by #ntozakeshange. I read this years ago when the movie was being produced, sometime soon after I moved to LA. I didn’t understand #blackness in the way I do now, maybe because I had grown up (sheltered?) in an all-black town. Maybe this turned me off to poetry, not knowing how to relate to the #blackwomanstruggle they talk about in this book. My 20s didn’t feel like this. As I fall back into this work, my 30s don’t feel like this, but now I know a #ladyinblue or a #ladyinred. My alumni mug is from my undergrad #stetsonuniversity.

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I am an educator, lover of all things information, and a frequent user of parallel construction. I live in Los Angeles with my husband and two children. I have a Masters in Teaching, a Bachelor degree in Humanities and one in Philosophy, and I'm the Assistant Director for a local nonprofit. Together we can explore Blackness in America, one book at a time. I can't wait to connect with you.

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