written by TreVaughn Malik Roach-Carter
I’ve decided, from now on, I’m unapologetically black.
“Everything we think is new, is quite old.”
I think I need to start communicating when I’m in a spiral.
“The Earth is dying and so are you.”
A white person telling you white privilege doesn’t exist has the same energy of as the Wizard of Oz telling you to “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain”
“Women are the same as humans.”
Sometimes I can’t tell if I want clothes because I like them or if I want to look like the model that’s wearing them.
“White people gunna white”
When the group in power tell the marginalized to stop complaining, what they really mean is “roll over and die.”
“I’m lactating with rage.”
“If we don’t sin, Jesus died for nothing.”
Dating apps make me hate myself, but at least I might get a boyfriend out of it.
TreVaughn Malik Roach-Carter is a queer black writer born and raised in Modesto, California. He attended San Francisco State University, obtaining a B.A. in Creative Writing with a minor in Education and is obtaining a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative writing from SFSU. An excerpt of his short story “Where the Heart is” is published in Ramblr Literary Magazine, winning runner-up for the Ramblr Fiction award. His poem “Entitled” is published in Tayo Literary Magazine’s special issue: SOFT. His short story “Fishing” is published in Transfer Magazine. His poem “Every time” is published in Borderless magazine. He is the author of the young adult novel ‘The Marked Ones: Uprising.’ He is a broke college student accepting Venmo donations at: TrevaughnRoach-Carter