"I Am From..."
I am from Boston colonists who traded in Black bodies.
I am from the dishonesty that is America's founding promise.
I am from the contradiction of my Kentucky slaveholders and my Quaker slave runners.
I am from a military father who sailed the oceans in big ships that smelled of oil, exercizing our dominion in the air, land, and sea.
I am from the 1950s repression that smashed into the 1960s revolution yet still manages to cling to my core.
I am from a widowed mother who dealt with her grief through service to the community and a sense of humor.
I am from "White Lives Matter More"
I am from all those who pointed me to how I might live if I were to turn inward and look honestly at my life and begin to think anew and act anew.
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