Terri-Karelle Reid


THICK by Tressie McMillan Cottom


“ Being too much of one thing and not enough of another had been a recurring theme in my life. I was, like many young women, expected to be small so that boys could expand and white girls could shine. When I would not or could not shrink, people made sure that I knew I had erred. I was, like many black children, too much for white teachers and white classrooms and white study groups and white Girl Scout troops and so on. THICK where I should have been thin, more when I should have been less...”

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