When asked by a young man I found interest in back in high school what one thing I’d change about myself if I could, I sent this message (and by that I mean I typed this response out in my iPhone notes and then copy & pasted it into the thread after working quickly yet diligently on drafts, proofreading, and finally deciding I was content with the final product). Incase you’re wondering, I did not document his response, and no I can’t remember it to paraphrase. That’s neither here nor there.
This is a moment in time in which I shared a piece of me, a piece of writing, with someone. This moment was ahead of its time. Iconic.
To date, I’ve shared the existence of Building, Not Broken with my immediate family, my PPYO sisters 💜, and all of my mama FaceBook friends 🙄. It’s a slow process, but I’m growing.
– Jade M Ernest