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No, He Shouldn’t Tell You to Smile — But Maybe You Should

Perhaps wanting a smile from a Sista is no different than expecting a head nod from another Black man.

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“Smile, girl.”

When the words fell out of the mouth of whatever random man I passed on the street, I would…




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Simone Keelah Brathwaite

Simone Keelah Brathwaite

A self-proclaimed freedom chaser who writes about self-development, spirituality, relationships, & black folx thangs. Sign up for updates www.SimoneKeelah.com.

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