Virgin in Harlem
For the first time in my life, I feel like I am on the path to becoming all I've always wanted to be. It hasn't come easy. It has taken so much work, including constant self-talk validating that I am good enough to live the life I have always dreamed of living. A few years ago, I wrote a poem about my journey. It took me back to a time when I was a little girl in Queens, standing awkwardly beside my mother in moss green uniform tights and uneven box braids watching a couple walk through the streets of Harlem surrounded by light. The poem, titled Virgin in Harlem, was accepted for publication in a local literary magazine, The Little Patuxent Review. I read it at the launch earlier this month. You can purchase a copy of the publication here. You can also see my reading of Virgin in Harlem at the LPR summer launch below. You guys... I was in such insanely dope company. It is definitely worth the purchase. Big thank you to the folks at LPR for having me. I'm so humbled and honored.