Thursday, September 29, 2011

From Margin to Center: Health for Brown Bois


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Image cover of the Brown Boi Health Guide. Black Person in shadows looking into the camera.

As a graduate student, I elect to receive health care through my school (because they pay for it). Student Health Services has its pros and cons and my experiences have been, to put it nicely, mixed. My experiences with health care providers are what motivated me to think about the hierarchical relationship between doctors and patients in my dissertation. My providers have routinely presumed straightness, a feminine gender identity, and a certain class background. I was telling a friend about another less than awesome experience with a doctor and they joked, I could put my own experience in my dissertation. If only autoethnography was one of my research methods.

Health care providers have got to do better. Disparities in access to care are a major concern but once you are in the doctor's office it doesn't necessarily mean that service provision is equitable, particularly if you are are already marginalized in greater society. That's why I was so happy to hear that the Brown Boi Project had created a resource guide for Masculine of Center (MOC) people of color and its available now.

The Brown Boi Project "is a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to transforming our privilege of masculinity, gender, and race into tools for achieving Racial and Gender Justice." In that vain, they set out to create a health guide that would help brown bois advocate for better health outcomes for themselves when interacting with health care providers, friends and family.

The six chapters of the guide provide an introductory look at different components of health beginning with spiritual, mental, and emotional health, concepts that western medicine steers clear of all together or brackets as somehow separate from physical health. Additional chapters provide an overview of health concerns specific to MOC folks including "holistic care through gender transition" and issues of body taboo in relation to menstruation, pregnancy and sex.The narratives of real self identified brown bois provided regarding their own journeys and processes around health were the most compelling element of the book. It is in these personal accounts that you really see the intersectional nature of health, the ways in which structural forms of oppression like queer hatred, racism, and other forms of discrimination impact people's health on all levels.
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The photography and illustrations in the book are amazing as well. Non-normative bodies of various races and shades help to provide a much needed shift in the way patient bodies are represented. The images do work that words can not.

The need for such a resource is undisputed and as a first edition, it far outshines its limitations. I was left however, wandering about the margins within the margins. What of disabled brown bois? How do we simultaneously hold a desire for wellness without pathologizing people as carriers of STI's or victims of impairments? What of the guide's high gloss veneer and PDF format for folks with little to no web/computer access? It's definitely an overview and they remind readers that it's not an exhaustive look at health but some general information to help stimulate better communication with health care providers and loved ones.

This is a guide and not a zine. It is not an updated more specific Our Bodies Ourselves so it has a different end goal. This guide offers a more generous read of trying to work with health care providers as opposed to abandon the system all together. Each have there uses. I think it would be a great teaching tool for doctors and medical students who get very little if any training regarding folks on the queer and genderqueer spectra. In addition to educating the medical community, we need to have more access to health care information ourselves and this guide is a move in that direction.


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Tuesday, September 27, 2011



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Author, activist, visionary, and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

RIP Wangari Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011).

"Today we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening its life-support system. We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own."


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A couple contemplates same-sex nuptials after nearly five decades together, on the eve of the marriage equality act going into effect in New York State.

On the eve of same-sex marriage equality in New York State, nearly five-decades of love has endured for one Brooklyn couple. "It's about time!" Jean Rowe and Thelma Simmons of East Flatbush say simultaneously. Often finishing each other's sentences, it's clear these women have known each other a very long time—49 years and eight months, to be exact. But who's counting? Jean is in her 70s and Thelma is 82. They are both African-American women. They have a gentle nature but possess subtle personality differences that clearly complement each other.

Their love took root while they were in their late 20s and early 30s, and together, over the past fifty years, they have seen the world change: They've watched economies bottom out and rise again and wars start and stop. So many social and political revolutions have happened as they went about their lives during a time when it was unheard of for gay couples to be out about their relationship, much less consider same-sex marriage.

Marriage. Do they want it? Do they need it?

The Marriage Bill was approved last month by the New York State Assembly. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law which will take effect Sunday July 24, 2011. Thelma Simmons and Jean Rowe have weathered family disputes, illness, career changes and buying property. They quip about the other's shortcomings but also are quick to sing each other's praises. They are a married couple, in every sense of the word. And from Sunday onward, if they choose, they can put it on the books at City Hall. "We're still discussing it," says Thelma. The pair makes it clear love cannot be legislated. But both recognize the practicality of tying the knot.

Jean, the spitfire of the two, is quick to point out, "All the rights that straight people have when they get married, a lot of people like us don't have these here rights." "If she goes into the hospital, who goes in to see her? I know I'm going in. There's no ifs, ands or buts about it," Jean said emphatically. But, technically without that paper, there could be problems. And the two are painfully aware. "It would be for the legality and we are still thinking about it," says Jean.

In a light-hearted turn, Thelma leans in to me quietly and says, "She's a talker. She'll keep on going. You'll have to stop her if you want to get a word in." I chuckle and imagine that the more soft-spoken Thelma and her gregarious partner Jean have a yin and yang that makes me wonder how any couples, romantic or not, could stay together for so long? "There were never any disagreements," Jean jokes, "I was always right." Thelma, who is a deacon at the Unity Fellowship Church in East New York, softly adds, "If you've got the love, you got everything else." It sounds simple enough.

Early challenges.

Thelma and Jean met when Thelma was working at a Sweet and Low factory. Thelma says she's been committed to Jean ever since: "I had to win over her father. I showed him respect." But despite all the respect given, Jean had a very tight-knit Christian family, and her father simply was not willing to allow Thelma, or "T," as she's called, into his Brooklyn home. "T would stand outside for hours and hours, even in the cold to show him she was serious about me and that she respected him." Jean said. Finally, one day, another family member who rented out part of the senior Rowe's home invited Thelma and Jean up together, shouting out of the window, "I pay rent up here, and this is my home. So if your father won't let T downstairs, you are welcome up here."

Eventually her father came around. The two black women lived openly as lesbians—extremely rare for that time. Thelma decided to quit her job at the factory and get a city job to help put Jean through nursing school. "We were always around people, and they knew we were a couple," said Jean. They've owned two homes together and managed the household. They came to the table with children from previous relationships and collectively they have nine grandchildren. Jean affectionately goes by the moniker "Mamma Jean," and it suits her, because she makes those around her feel welcomed and loved.

In recent years, their families began celebrating their anniversary. In fact, said Jean, it was their families who waited all these years for same-sex marriage legislation to pass.

The ties that bind.

Jean Rowe and Thelma Simmons, like so many others like them, hold an impressive candle to what naysayers argue against gay unions. They list family, faith, patience and hard-work as their defining pillars, as in any other union. They certainly are loved and celebrated by all at their church: "The love is there before that paper, it doesn't change anything, it doesn't prove anything; it's just the love you carry through your heart," said Margarita Carmona, of Washington Heights.

"Their story is so amazing" adds Bishop Zachary Jones of The Unity Fellowship Church. The women will celebrate 50 years together in October. They both say they hope to come to a decision by then about whether they will take full advantage of legal marital status in New York. After nearly half a century together for this dynamic Brooklyn couple, what more do they really need? And how do they reflect on such a breathtaking journey? "Honestly, it feels like it was just yesterday," Thelma says in the most authentic tone. She smiles and grabs Jean's hand. They look at each other as if no one else is in the room.


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Monday, September 26, 2011

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Last week I made the decision not to mention Troy Davis in my blog. This week, however, I feel the need to make a desultory remark or two. So random are my words that I am thinking about the law and morality. A bad move, I know. But I can't help it:

Despite my overall pessimism and general belief that this country will rarely, if ever, do the right thing, the hours I spent watching Democracy Now!'s fantastic coverage of the Troy Davis case last Thursday evening revealed that occasionally a modicum of hope that dwells underneath a crusty armor of curmudgeonly discontent emerges just long enough to be thoroughly crushed before I can toss it back into its secret hiding place. In other words, by 11:09 last Thursday evening, I  was totally shook.

They killed Troy Davis. And those who had the power to stop it did not.

After the Supreme Court decided that the travesty of justice would go on, the last hope I had was that maybe a prison guard would say no and that such an act of courage would spread. Yet I understand that such an act would have required the sacrifice of one's livelihood. That kind of heroism should not be necessary. When those in power refuse to do the right thing, how can one expect those who are more immediately vulnerable to model the kind of moral courageousness we'd wish to see in our leaders?

The Obama Administration should have said–done?–something, instead of hiding behind the veil of civility. Such problem solving is beyond the pay grade of a beer summit, I suppose. So nevermind.  (And yes, we should be "unfair" to Obama by questioning him about this. Because if you can conveniently embrace blackness as an election strategy, then you need embrace everything about it–including the "burden.")

If saying nothing about state sanctioned injustice is, and my friend Ashon noted, an act of civility, then perhaps it is time for us to act "inappropriate and uncivil" (terms that, interestingly, are often associated with black people, anyway). Clearly, civility–and respectability–hasn't gotten folks very far.

They killed Troy Davis.

But there are more Troy Davises waiting to be executed.  And all those death sentences are wrong. They are cruel. They are unusual. And there are many others who did, indeed, commit the crimes that landed them on death row. And all those death sentences are wrong. They are cruel. They are unusual.

And I am again drawn to the idea of a nihilism for Negroes because, again, it seems like the only thing that makes sense. How else can my brain process the meaning of all this trouble in the world?




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The Choices We Make


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Story #1- Last Monday I picked my son up from his afterschool program and was met with a full on tantrum.  He was upset that I would not allow him to eat the gummy Starbursts given to him by his chess coach and informed me that he had already had some at "snack" time.

Story #2-On Saturday my mother asked me to pick up some food for my stepfather who is diabetic and paralyzed from the waist down.  My stomach cringed because I knew he was going to ask me to pick up something from a fast food restaurant.

Story #3-Last night I was reviewing literature for America Recycles Day in preparation for my son's school event which is scheduled for November 15th.

Yes, I'm one of those mothers who don't want to go along and get along. I regulate my son's high fructose corn syrup (chemically processed corn) intake, I do not want to purchase fast food for an advanced stage diabetic, and social marketing campaigns always get the side eye (to borrow from my sisters).  Each of these stories raise concerns for me because it is damn difficult to function in this ridiculous culture of consumer capitalism because at every turn you have to suspend common sense to make decisions like purchasing school pictures and selecting the pose before your child actually takes the picture.

Here are the primary issues with each story, I had to have a 45 minute conversation with my son's coach about the inappropriateness of giving children 25g of sugar (HFC) for an afterschool "snack."  Food prices are increasing significantly, yet my stepdad's double burger and fries costs $2.36.  I can barely get a cup of tea or a half-gallon of milk for $2.36, so how can I pursue a discussion about changing food habits with a family member on a fixed income.  $2.36 is not affordable food, that's damn near free in comparison with the costs of slow food.

Finally, I want to be an active parent so I joined the Green and Healthy committee at my son's school.  So why is America Recycles Day sponsored by Pepsico, Disney, Nestle Waters, Johnson and Johnson, LG (appliances and electronics), and Glad (plastics)?  Their investment in global supply chains that destroy natural resources and people's lives globally is precisely the problem.

When I was young a school fundraiser was a bake sale of homemade goods or chocolates that had actual sugar not HFC.  Now a school fundraiser means talking with parents that work for Coca-Cola Inc. and online jewelry and magazine sales.  Having a 45 minute conversation every time these situations present themselves would not only usurp all of my time but it would also make me a pariah in my son's school, afterschool, and in my family.  So I get screamed at by my son for taking away the 25g of HFC sugar, quietly hand over the bagged $2.36 meal, and hold my nose while planning an America Recycles (for a) Day activity with leading corporate plastic, aluminum cans, and energy polluters.  You may think these are minor but this is one week and simply the stories I choose to share.  I know I have "choices" and that I need to "choose my battles" but really it's the same limited choice day in and day out—engage or resist, and I'm getting a bit worn out.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Monday, September 19, 2011

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I vaguely recall the pre-psychotic Mel Gibson (or was it the Kenneth Branaugh?) film version of the play while in high school inducing the greatest nap I ever took in school. Hardly moving. Yet the pimply pubescent me cried real tears when Mufasa–a.k.a. King Hamlet–was killed by his brother, Scar, known as Claudius in the Shakespeare version, as I sat next to my much more age appropriate younger sister in an Indiana movie theater. My emotional attachment to Disney's greatest film has lingered for more than a decade. And so, I burst into several paroxysms of joy when I saw the advertisement for The Lion King 3D, which returned to theaters on September 16–for two weeks only, of course. I imagine after this brief theatrical run Rafiki 'n'em will be returned to the Disney vault until next century, in typical Disney fashion.


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Game Theory #Pause


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Not that I pay that much attention to hip-hop anymore, but rapper, [The] Game (when did he drop the article?) spoke out recently about gays and hip-hop, and I noticed. And by "notice" I mean someone mentioned it to me and I bothered to Google it. Call it preparation for LGBTQ History Month.

In case you were wondering or concerned, "Game don't have a problem with gay people." Let's all take a moment and release that collective sigh of relief. I wish I could follow that quote with "The Game don't have a problem with not making albums anymore," but that would be a lie-or a wish. Take your pick. But I digress. So, yeah, The Game don't have a problem with gay people, but he does have a problem with believing myths and spreading them as if they are factually correct. The Game may not have a problem with the gays-and by gays The Game seems to speak exclusively about gay men-but he does have a problem with closeted men sleeping with straight women and consequently spreading AIDS to straight men who, I guess, would otherwise not have gotten caught up. This theory, as many of us know, has gained the appellation, "The Down Low Myth," and several blogs have responded to The Game's comments by refuting his argument. I support those efforts. And I hope those fans of The Game (because, seriously, who else was paying attention) who believed his words read those responses and gained some clarity. There was, however, something that the pundits missed, and I'd like to address it here.

The Game logged on to Twitter to clarify some of his initial statements. Because, you know, what better place to attempt to clarify something you said than a space that only allows you 140 characters at a time? The Game reiterated that he doesn't have a problem with gay people. To be sure, I think that's a really great thing to say. The Game went on, though. In typical "Some of my best friends are…" fashion, to prove that he really was indeed ok with gay people, The Game mentioned that he's cool with his girlfriend's hair stylist, who's gay (duh) and rapper, 50 Cent, who The Game also claims is gay.

Now, I've said this many times, but it bears repeating: I'm not a supporter of outing people. I think coming out is a ritual fraught with many problems. More importantly, I think people know their situation better than others, and if they've chosen not to come out, we need to respect that. In no way do I support outing people for some larger cause. That's word to Queen Latifah.

That said, when The Game suggested that gay rappers come out of the closet, I semi-nodded my head in agreement. Not because I think it would be an excellent way of countering the homophobic lyrics in hip-hop. Not because word that a rapper is gay would spark the same kind of gossipy interest we have when we hear about ministers getting caught in the park with their pants literally down. But because if the "right" group of rappers came out, then maybe gay hip-hop wouldn't suck so much.

I'm going to get in trouble for that last statement, but I stick by it. Hip-hop in its current state sucks. Gay hip-hop really sucks. I know. Most of any given genre sucks-maybe 10 or 15% doesn't. Yet I've yet to encounter enough decent gay hip-hop to fill that 10-15% void. But I'm convinced I can't because most of the good rappers are closeted for one reason or another, and out rappers generate a noticeable portion of their fan base precisely because they are out. There is something to be said about being drawn to a public figure because they seemingly represent you. I cheer for black people on Jeopardy! for that very reason. But when it comes to art, I'm a little more discriminating in my tastes. I'd much rather listen to a misogynistic, homophobic rapper who can actually spit than a politically correct one who can't. And I'm not going to support the latter. I just can't muster support based on representation alone. Clarence Thomas taught me that lesson many years ago when I watched his confirmation hearings with my great-grandparents after school. Yes, Tupac's "Dear Mama," may be uplifting and nice to some, but Biggie's "I Got a Story to Tell," is one of the illest, misogynistic yet poetic narratives you'll hear, and it makes "Dear Mama" sound like the wackness that it is. (Sorry.) The same rules apply for gay hip-hop. (Sorry.)

So, yes, I suppose on one level I'm with The Game. I want gay rappers to come out. And if my gaydar works, I'm pretty sure many of the good rappers-some of the best even-are closeted. And if they came out and kept rhyming the way they have, then maybe the wackness quotient of gay hip-hop would diminish some. A purely selfish reason, indeed. Then again, isn't that where the impulse to out other people stems, anyway?


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Lynching Remixed: The Execution of Troy Davis


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On Wednesday, the state of Georgia will execute Troy Davis for the 1989 murder of police office Mark MacPhail. Since Davis was convicted in 1991, 7 of the prosecution's 9 witnesses have recanted their statements, and have repeatedly given testimony to courts and to the media that their testimony was coerced. Additional witnesses have come forward implicating Sylvester "Redd" Coles, another person at the scene for the murder. Not only did Coles brag to others about the crime, but he was the first to finger Troy Davis for the murder. Three of the original jurors have also come forward with signed affidavits which indicate that they would not have voted for Troy Davis' guilt had they known then what they know now. Finally, there is no physical evidence of any sort linking Davis to the crime. 

We cannot understand the killing Davis outside of a long history of lynching Black men (and women and children) for crimes that they didn't commit and often, when no crimes were even alleged. Lynchings were frequently committed just for sport, while white families brought their children along and hosted picnics as happy spectators.  These days conservative (white) Americans fancy themselves more civilized than their bloodthirsty ancestors, but I submit that the state sanctioned murder of Black men based on dubious, trumped up, and coerced evidence is just lynching remixed for a new generation. Lest we forget, the state (i.e. police officers and sheriffs deputies who were present at many lynchings) frequently sanctioned mob killings as well. This go around, the willfully naive can self-sooth with narratives of "justice being served." Let me be clear. Mark MacPhail's family deserves justice. But no one deserves justice at the expense of a potentially innocent man.

Let me offer one contrasting difference in approaches to the death penalty. In June 2011, Daryl Dedmon, Jr, a 19 year old white Mississippi teen, along with two truckloads of his friends, drove from his hometown of Brandon, MS into Jackson to "go fuck with some niggers." After locating James Craig Anderson, a plant worker leaving work at 4 in the morning, the teens assaulted him, yelled racial epithets like "white power" at him, and then left him to stagger back to his truck. Dedmon, however, couldn't leave bad enough alone, and looped back, savagely running over and killing James Anderson. He then called his friends and bragged about it. The national fervor this summer over The Help, a racially romanticized narrative of Jackson, MS, overshadowed James Anderson's murder, a tragic modern day Jackson, MS tale that would have forced us to confront the racial realities of Black folk in this 2nd decade of the 20th century.

The supreme irony, however, is that last week  James Anderson's family sent a letter to the Hinds County district attorney asking them not to seek the death penalty in Dedmon's case:

"Our opposition to the death penalty is deeply rooted in our religious faith, a faith that was central in James' life as well," the letter states. …"We also oppose the death penalty because it historically has been used in Mississippi and the South primarily against people of color for killing whites," the letter states. "Executing James' killers will not help to balance the scales. But sparing them may help to spark a dialogue that one day will lead to the elimination of capital punishment." (source:

(Black folks are the most forgiving people I know. #Jesuswalks)

In their courageous act of petitioning the state to not avenge the killing of their beloved family member by taking another life, the Anderson family powerfully demonstrates the ways historically and currently that the death penalty has been/is used to punish Black men, ostensibly for being a threat to white women, men, and children. In addition to their moral conviction against the death penalty, they have a political conviction against it, namely that if it is not applied fairly, then it shouldn't be applied at all. Even if, by chance, you morally believe in the death penalty, you can still be politically opposed to its use. Their self-sacrificial act, in the face of overwhelming evidence of Daryl Dedmon's guilt, should challenge us all to think more critically about the death penalty, about racism, about policing, about state coercion and violence–in short, about what we really mean when we say "justice." 

For the state of Georgia to proceed with the killing of Troy Davis in the name of justice when so much reasonable doubt exists is for them to thumb their noses at the very concept.

Today, the State Board of Paroles and Pardons will hear Davis' attorneys plea for a grant of clemency. Last week over 600,000 petition signatures were delivered to the board in support of Troy Davis. 

To Troy, we send out this effort of love and energy to you in the spirit of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Pauli Murray, Mary Church Terrell, W.E.B. Du Bois, Walter White, and all those ancestors and freedom fighters who have fought fearlessly for justice, past and present. 

If you want to call and express your support, or sign the petition, see info below.

To get involved, contact:
Gov. Deal of Georgia: 404-656-1776
State Board of Pardons and Paroles:  404-656-5651

Sign Sign's online petition.

Sign Amnesty International's petition.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Latina/o Heritage Month! Shake it like Anita!


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Happy Latina/o Heritage Month!

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.


The fun began two days ago but the celebration of Latina/o and Latin American heritage will continue through October 15th.  Ignoring the fail that is celebrating Conquistador & Genocide Columbus Day, prepare for a flood of shouts, dances, images and snapshots of mi vida, mi sangre, mi historia.  This blog is called Nuñez Daughter for a reason.

Latinegro is doing big things IRL so he may not be doing his Latino Blog Challenge (*tear*) and my main project is keeping me too busy to blog on a regular schedule.  But the WOC Survival Kit will be paying special attention to Afro-Latinas.  And I'm looking forward to promoting the work on Latina/os in the diaspora as it crosses my dashboard.

One project, long in the works, is the Being Afro-Latino project (and here). Latinegro is spearheading it and Bianca Laureano of Latino Sexuality is flying co-pilot.  I'm getting in on the action so expect plenty of Rita Moreno and Celia Cruz spam (*pause to squeeee omigawd, i love them so much*) and a focus on the underrepresented, under-discussed "Blatino" contingent (mixed black and Latina/o folks).  Stay tuned and support as we spread the beauty, grace and struggle of Latina/os across the interwebs!

Last but not least, the petit-bourgeoisie of blackness  the Congressional Black Caucus, will be having their annual Cinderella ball legislative conference.  I must confess:  I enjoy a good fête of POC upwardly mobility (I get to wear pretty dresses) but this year, I even plan to take some of the events seriously.  Like the TransAfrica Forum event happening Thursday, September 22nd on Afro-Latinos in the 21st Century and rebuilding Haiti.  If you are in the DMV, please check out these and other TransAfrica CBC events.  You may see me or my doppleganger there.

See that?  Two projects for two days?  You'd betta catch up.

How are you celebrating this year's Month of Brownness?

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NunezDaughter is an iwannalive production.  

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