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My Garden Taught Me To Love Myself

As a Black, queer woman still unlearning the respectability politics of my youth, growing plants has helped me grow, too

Photos: Ciarra Jones

My mother, a Black woman, and a single mother of three Black children, demanded excellence for as long as I can remember. Teaching us excellence was her way of arming us against white supremacy. Throughout…

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