A Woman’s Worth

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

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 For Brittany Hutchinson

You saw through my sash and crown, a broken shard of
caked makeup
this…fucking beauty pageant queen! You took my sharp
tongue that many
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