Never watched an episode of Grey’s Anatomy before I saw a GIF on my dashboard of the beautiful Jerrika Hinton, in all her brown skin, natural hair glory kissing dreamy eyed Jesse Williams. (Who I kinda fell in love with after reading an article he wrote for CNN explaining why Django Unchained sucked.)
But these two pulled me all the way in. I loved seeing Stephanie and Jackson on screen together… Then he went and humiliated my girl and dismissed her for the red head in the most unceremonious way. And I’m just not here for that.
You tried to change didn’t you?
closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
less volatile, less awake
but even when sleeping you could feel
him travelling away from you in his dreams
so what did you want to do love
split his head open?
you can’t make homes out of human beings
someone should have already told you that
and if he wants to leave
then let him leave
you are terrifying
and strange and beautiful
something not everyone knows how to love.
An excerpt from For Women Who Are Difficult To Love by WarsanShire