Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz is a writer and photographer. She is the author of two chapbooks, Mother Love (Unlikely Books) and Where I'll Be If I'm Not There (Argus House Press).
How to Be a Black Girl in America
Say nothing when people pet your head. Smile (and don’t be angry, no
not that) when they do it without asking. Shrug because you have no
explanation why your hair grows that way
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