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For Black Girls Whose Voices Are ‘Too White’ or ‘Too Black’

A personal history of my ‘blaccent,’ whatever that is

Margot Macy
Human Parts
Published in
3 min readAug 12, 2020
“What is a blaccent?” in a search bar.
Hey, Google, what the fuck is a blaccent, and how to I get one and get rid of it at the same time?

I’m trying to figure out how to talk with my “Black voice” as my theater mentors said I would. They said they could hear the edges of my Blackness in the way I said expecially instead of especially. They said they could…