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Dear Girl

A letter to the body that gives and is never expected to take

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AA Guyanese family begins and ends with a mother. Tenement yard mother. Coolie mother. Negro mother. Mother who cooks. Mother who cleans. Mother who bathes her brown little children. She lathers their hair with a cake of Blue Soap, fingernails digging into scalps, scrubbing away days of lice, sun, and dirt. Mother never recoils. Her children…




A new magazine from Roxane Gay offering some of the most interesting and thoughtful cultural criticism to be found on the Web. Our first quarterly is coming in June 2019. We value deep explorations, timelessness, and challenging conventional thinking without being cheap and lazy.

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Natasha Persaud

Natasha Persaud

Natasha Persaud is an Indo-Caribbean, American Immigrant writer. She is writing a memoir about growing up in the tenements of Georgetown, Guyana.

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