I think the hoodie is probably one of the most functional pieces of clothing invented. It’s basically a hat that goes where you go, and stays attached to your clothing, so you don’t forget it someplace. It protects your ears from the wind, and your hair from the sleet. Depending on the style of the neck, you can tuck your chin in and run. You usually have a nice set of connected pockets for your hands. It’s made for cool weather. It’s perfect.
Except if you’re a black or brown male. Continue reading
When I was about eight or nine years old, some family friends visited us. The son was a few years older than I – he might have about 12 or 13. We were playing, and then he asked me to go into the bathroom so we could play some more. When we got there, he proceeded to pull down his pants and attempted to get his penis into my vagina. I was totally confused about what was happening, and more than a little scared.
We heard my mom calling for us, and he told me that he would go out of the bathroom first and then I should follow after and pretend as if nothing happened. I did.
I didn’t tell my mom. I didn’t tell anyone. I didn’t tell anyone until I told Vaughn. I can’t remember if we were married or not at the time I told him, but I would have been about 27 or 28 at the time. Continue reading