Roses are red
Violets are blue
Dear bawdy awdy awdy awdy
I’m in love with you.

Be mine .

XOXO,

Kay

CW: alludes to sexual assault

It took a lot of time and self-work to get here. Baaaaaaybeeeee! Let me tell you, the hardest part of self-work? The “self,” part. Mmmmhm. It’s a time. And while I am currently accessing and experiencing self-adoration and appreciation in ways that were previously inconceivable…

Mrs. Crystal took a deep breath, pausing for a moment after vividly recounting a story about the medical career from which she recently retired. I listened intently, entranced by the cadence with which she spoke and comforted by the almost eerie similarities she bore to my late Grandmother, Inez. …

Kayla M.

Kayla is a millennial mom and expert in her own lived experiences, commited to elevating the Southern black woman’s voice. SM: @/kaylalmallett

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