My mother never told me she was proud of me

In an attempt to discover her own sense of individuality and fight cultural norms, Cassandra rejects her mother’s ideals of beauty. After her passing, Cassandra realizes her mother was always just doing the best she could with what she had.

“When I’m in my teens, my mother tells me “pinch your nose for an hour a day” because “it’s too broad,” and “don’t stay long in the sun,” because “you’re dark enough already.”

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

 

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