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.