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    When my wife was breaking apart, my son was falling in love.

From VSApril 2018

Britteney Black Rose Kapri joins Danez and Franny for a hoot of a podcast, in which the squad breaks down Hoe Poetics, the joys and challenges of mentorship, and much, much more. Britteney’s upcoming book Black Queer Hoe, featuring a foreword by Danez, is dropping September 4th, and is available for preorder now.


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      But why the moon rose so cruelly, neither of them would say.
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