mental health
I thought that like mayonnaise and Celine Dion, depression was a white thing.
There were many times when I thought it was too hard being the only African American in American Ballet Theatre’s company for a decade.
It’s in the way I hear some of my older relatives refer to African Americans, criticizing them and calling them “blacks,” as if they are not black themselves.
One of Angela's last texts to me said, "I love you so much Alexis. Now go out there and be funny."