Unpacking my mother’s racial pain: They chased her in class and cut her hair

Ma, circa mid-90s

Mom doesn’t talk much about her early years in school.

Believe me, I’ve asked. But whenever conversation turns to her childhood, the chronology is scattered. She’ll talk about home life, but rarely about school life.

For a long time, that irked me because I love scrolling through the past.

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Jon Writes Ink

Jon Writes Ink

I’m a former journalist who now writes UX content for a living. I’m also a Christian and a huge comic book geek. Find me: https://jonwritesink.com/