I am thoroughly pleased with this essay. It must be something in the atmosphere. Some sisters are prophets and truth tellers far before their time. You are in a different realm. I really appreciate you confirming my feelings about playing it safe and assimilating. It’s a timely word that goes great with India Arie’s new album that dropped yesterday titled “Worthy.” I’m starting my detox next week and I am bookmarking this piece so that I can build myself up with Black girl magic to help me survive this new American landscape.