The greatest sin the world forbids a woman to do, is love herself.
See, she is the wife before she is an individual. The mother who
cares for herself last. Someone’s sister or aunt. She never belongs
to herself. God forbid she does.
— Day Sibley, A Woman’s Worth
The camera makes everyone a tourist in
other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own.
— Susan Sontag
I look away
getting lost in her hazel eyes
every time I look at her.
I am the pariah
in the company
of my own self.
— To’Wednesday Sibley, Untitled Nine
For Brittany Hutchinson
You saw through
my sash and crown, a broken shard of
this…fucking beauty pageant queen! You took my sharp
cower under and called bullshit. I guess pain recognized
pain. Yet you still
found the beauty
in the worst of humanity. I still wonder
how you see the beauty in me.
— To’Wednesday M. Sibley, Untitled One