Phrases of Womanhood

Dedicated to Ntozake Shange

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Before I came to the grid, I had the opportunity to be the “Lady in Green” in a stage production of ‘For Colored Girls…’ put on by a group of my friends and I.  That book, choreopoem to be more accurate, was so revolutionary and life altering. It started to awaken part of me I didn’t even know lay dormant. In my journey of self-discovery, I had stumbled many times and tried to pick myself up.  In truth, I still struggle with many things I find wrong with myself. And I work on them slowly but surely as I am capable.  But every day I try to be a little bit more gentle with my psyche, my soul.  And handle myself with more tenderness than I used to.  I don’t always succeed, mind you. None of us really do.  But that struggle, that push…I feel like that the opening piece speaks to this in many ways in this magnificent piece of literature. This book it began to empower me in ways I didn’t know nor was I familiar with. It further helped me stay on the path to finding my voice.

Earlier this week, we lost the deliverer of this affirming message to women and it reminded me of the phases we go through as people, not just women.  But it also reminded me that I am very much a woman; a black woman who is learning to handle herself warmly…constantly working on not only writing the song of my life, but singing it every day to stay in the light.  So, I wanted to share this excerpt with you all because I love it so much.

“somebody / anybody
sing a black girl’s song
bring her out
to know herself
to know you
but sing her rhythms
carin/ struggle/ hard times
sing her song of life
she’s been dead so long
closed in silence so long
she doesn’t know the sound
of her own voice
her infinite beauty
she’s half-notes scattered
without rhythm/ no tune
sing her sighs
sing the song of her possibilities
sing a righteous gospel
let her be born
let her be born
& handled warmly.”
Ntozake Shange, an excerpt from “Dark Phrases” a poem from the book ‘for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf’
Rest in power, Queen Ntozake.

❤ Kilo

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Pistachio

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I wanted a pistachio milkshake but the shop was out. This strawberry will have to do.  Mmmmm. Want a sip? 😛

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I’ve Been Waiting…

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REP YO’ HALLS (Or Yo’ Babies Halls! LOL)

When Blueberry put out these adorable capris with a wrap around sweater you could write on, you KNOW I was like whaaat? Then…LIGHT BULB!!  So I tp’d over to the store and scooped up the fatpack with the bonus sweatshirts (which you can buy separately but I really wanted the capris lol) and got to work.

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For those that don’t know, I’m a teacher inworld over at the Little Princess Academy (LPA).  And I love what I do.  But I’m also a parent of a child that goes to LPA.  And just like any other parent, I am truly proud of my little Princess and all she does.  So you know when it’s time to start supporting my baby’s extracurricular activities, I’m going to be THAT mom.  You know which ones: the ones with the foam fingers, the shouters, the hall somewhere on me. I am going to REP THE HALLS!

So if you are a proud mom (or just someone who loves really cute stuff that you can write on) then I recommend this little number because you can really, REALLY express yourself with this thing.  Me? I just happen to reppin’ all the halls of LPA with mine 😉 See ya on the grid, folks!

❤ Miss Kilo

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Brown Sugar Babeh…

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I keep trying to find the words, but nothing is doing this skin justice.  Just go get it! it’s perfection. *nods slowly but surely*

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Brown Sugar babeh, indeed! *snaps*

❤ Miss Kilo

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