Room to Imagine Freedom (Essay 11 of 52)

Vershawn Sanders-Ward (photo credit: Johanna Austin,

The sentence is inflicted by white supremacy and its brother patriarchy, the same forces trapping so many people in prisons of identity and behavior they don’t want to be in but fear escaping from. The cell is as socially constructed as race and gender are; it is not the inherent nature of black womanhood.

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