Every role is a potential lover. I ask: Are they someone I want to wake up to in the morning and go to bed with at night? Do they question my assumptions about life? Consume me to distraction? Make my cry, then clown to make me laugh again? If I say yes, then it's all I need.
Pain doesn't have a face and pain doesn't have a certain way of adjusting. Pain is universal.
Black women are supposed to be 'strong,' but the burden of carrying our race and carrying our families adds the pressure.
I'm not married, nor do I want to be. I'm the loving kind but not the marrying kind, though I am romantic.
I don't think that a vote for Barack Obama is a symbolic thing. I think it's much more than that. It's not just a black man. It's not just a feel-good vote. It's the idea of electing someone who really does want to make a difference.