Growing up around all white people messes my mind up

Callie Jayne grew up in a white world. Faced with mental illness and addiction, she had to learn how to overcome the pressures of a predominantly white and racist world. But those struggles, piece by piece, changed her expectations of what her life as a black woman could look like.

“When I get pregnant with Liliana, I am five months sober. I am given two options: get married or get an abortion. So I choose the path of creating the life that was expected of me.”

Watch the video below of Callie performing her story, which debuted at Black Stories Matter: Truth to Power on June 21, 2019.

 

Don’t Miss Black Stories Matter
at Black History Month Kingston

Featuring all-new stories!
Saturday, February 15th, 2019
Kingston, NY

Leave a Comment

0

Start typing and press Enter to search

X