Gucci Girl

Performing Blackness.....

I rubbed my eyes disorientated trying to figure out what the fuck had just happened. I was in the gym of Hamilton Middle School in the Heart of South Memphis. I was a fresh faced, eye glasses clad,  6th grader getting ready for basketball practice. I was standing and chatting with some of my friends. I already didn’t want to be there because I was not athletic at all, but I was obese. A little too obese and it was embarrassing my father, so to combat this childhood obesity that he had helped to encourage, he decided that my fat ass was going to play basketball and if I quit I would get the ass beating of my life. He loved basketball, he was confident that all 3 of my brothers were going to become professional NBA players and was convinced that basketball would help me loose weight. Lucky…

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