Personal Essay

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The fear of traveling in my body made the world seem small, until I did it anyway

Rear view of a fat Black woman sitting on a towel on the beach, watching the ocean.
Rear view of a fat Black woman sitting on a towel on the beach, watching the ocean.
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Our Daddies taught us how to love, and how give love in return

Photo illustration. Source photo courtesy of the author.


I not only hated my job, I hated myself. I knew something had to change.

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I realize now that it’s my responsibility to present my authentic self to others

Illustration: Vrinda Zaveri
While I was home for Thanksgiving break, I wanted to ask the most important woman in my life: how do you pronounce my name?


The will said the piano was hers, but her cousin’s widower said no. So she went to court to win her inheritance.

Illustration: Sophia Zarders

ZORA

Bold, yet refined. A publication from Medium for Black women.

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