She is black. But she doesn’t have to be.

Imagine her however you want. She’s a girl. But she doesn’t have to be. See who you want to see in this algorithm of 26, and three

symbols of ,.:

Because I’m not telling you a colour/a gender/ or race.

So please, put down your tribes and listen

to the story of a someone, who you don’t yet know

but will very soon if you just stop asking me

What size she/he wears and if they are rich or poor

From here or there

They just are. Because there is more to this story than how much or how fair, how dark or where

they go to sleep.

No, this story is someone not something, if that is not too old fashioned a frame

For me to write

Criticise my colour blind pen or lack of bechdel tongue

but just listen, silent the monster of us and them, and like,

dislike storms and listen because I might tell you

something

true about me, or you, and not,

Not a fable

Written by

24 year old with an awful lot to say about everything. Opinions entirely my own. Usually. madelaine@madelainehanson.co.uk

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