Lingua Franca

“Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.” – Frantz Fanon   My heart thumping loudly against my chest, I looked around the noisy hum of the dining hall contemplating where to sit. I noticed a group of girls seated on the far end of the room and…

The women in my family

I come from a generation of broken women. Of women who were “too strong” to be loved. Of women who are too familiar with broken marriages, Of women who love betrayed. Time and time again. Who watched their parents before them, Unravel, break drift. And they went on to mimic, Adult love that was…unfamiliar. Mimic…