What the World Taught Me About Womanhood

I Ain’t Never Gonna Be A Lady

When I was a little girl I wanted to be Lt. Nyota Uhura, from Star Trek. She was smart, well spoken, beautiful, elegant. That was how Iwanted to be when I grew up. I had no idea how such a thing would happen but it was what I wanted. Uhura was a Lady ,and ladies are beautiful.

There are two incidents I vividly remember from my childhood, when I first started questioning things like race and gender, and they are both related to television. I don’t remember my exact age but it was…



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