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Can I Only Write About Race?

Learning to share my pain on my own terms

Photo: ruffraido/Getty Images

“T“The pain inherent to my Blackness offers me all sorts of opportunities,” I told myself this past February, the February before that, and all the months between Februaries.

On February 1, like clockwork, a slew of editors called for writers of color to contribute to their Black History Month content.

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