Did You Know?
Who I was was not acceptable to black L.A. youth: the way I spoke and my sense of humor. Everybody else had relaxers and pressed hair. I wore my hair in an Afro puff. Nappy. The way I dressed. It was all about name brands at the time in L.A. I had no idea. All those things, I failed miserably at.
She grew up in Potomac, Maryland, and Los Angeles, California; and spent a short period in Dakar, Senegal.