Flat-Footed Truths

One of the many things I learned as a loud black girl developing into a loud black woman, is that folks don’t really like the truth. I’ve been told more often than I can count that lying is an important function in maintaining civility. Well, I appreciate civility, but being born a black girl child in the south basically dictates that I be disruptive if I’m going to thrive. So, the truth it is.