Was there ever a time you felt you had to hide something about who you are? What did you hide?
"In a mostly-white public school, I have to hide all the time. I hide my opinions, so people don't think I'm "radical", I hide my colloquial AAVE, so people don't think I'm rachet, I hide my discomfort at the way things are run. And I know it seems like admitting defeat, but I do these things because I've had plenty of unpleasant and traumatic racial experiences in the past, and if I didn't do them, I'd be targeted more."
In three words, how do you define yourself as a young Black female?
"I am creative, introspective, and unrelenting."