” I want people to get from ‘Pariah’ that it’s okay to be you and not to check a box as a parent or child. “


” You don’t have to make yourself look like people expect you to look. “


” With ‘Pariah,’ at the time, I had just come out. I had a coming out experience, and I was writing about it, transposing my experience as an adult: What would it have been like if I had been a teenager in Brooklyn? The funny thing was people thought I was from Brooklyn. I had to be like, ‘No, I’m from Nashville. “


” There’s a dearth of media around young black women and certainly a dearth of LGBT media for people of color. “


” The enemy is the system. And the system is made up of people, and we have a choice in that. “



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The enemy is the system. And the system is made up of people, and we have a choice in that.

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