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Shredding Skin
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Enthralled within these pages to come will be an image of my experience coming into myself as a Proud Gay Black Man. My journey coming out, or as I call it, my rebirth was one that marks an turbulent time in my life filled with self-pity, doubt, confusion, hatred, love, self-reflection, courage, and self-empowerment. My rebirth allowed me to become who I wanted to be in the world without care, which was something that I thought I would only be able to dream about. I feared being alone but out of dead fires and shedding skin, still I rise and scream I too sing America.
 
Poetry
Alone by Maya Angelou
American History by Michael S. Harper
Dead Fires by Jessie Redmon Fauset
Harriet Tubman by Eloise Greenfield
Talk by Kwame Dawes
Shedding Skin by Harryette Mullen
blessing the boats by Lucille Clifton
I, Too, Sing America by Langston Hughes
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