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 I’ll live where I live, I’ll work when I need money, and I’ll see where I end up. You could do more. Oh, here come the pompoms. No, no pompoms. just me saying that you could do more.

I    c o u l d n ’ t    h a v e    d o n e    i t    w i t h o u t    y o u .

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I want to see it in a store! I can give you the addresses. You know what I’m going to do when I see it in the store? Whaaat? You know that section towards the front? The staff recommendations? I’m gonna grab a copy of your book and put it in that section. And then I’m gonna write my own little recommendation on a card and attach it, so that people will see it and buy it.

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You know, I have actually thought about this moment. A lot. What would Jess say to me if I ever saw him again? I mean, he just took off, no note, no call, nothing, how could he explain that? And then a year goes by. No word, nothing, so he couldn’t possibly have a good excuse for that, right? I have imagined hundreds of different scenarios with a hundred different great last parting lines, and I have to tell you that I am actually very curious to see which way this is going to go. You wanted to talk, so talk. What do you have to say to me?

                                                                        I love you.

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Have you seen Lemonade? Did you cry (sob)? Have you been thirsty ever since? Here’s our Lemonade-inspired (in no way extensive) reading list. We love these brave, strong, smart, ever-inspiring queens. 

Warsan Shire’s Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth forthcoming.