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To my child with fraction skin— it’s okay to remember your equation. For my first few years I remember reciting mine with pride like I held three pockets of the world in my bones and a special serum in the locks of my hair. But there will be months or years where you will tire of doing the math. As your mother, I will always stand beside you at the chalkboard because I understand the collision of identities in this country lies between your brows and sometimes pulls your chin down or presses your shoulders forward. I cannot solve this math equation for you but to my child with fraction skin I assure you this— you are whole.

Profile for Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art

Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art — Vol 93  

The Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art is an annual student publication at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. The journal has served a...

Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art — Vol 93  

The Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art is an annual student publication at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. The journal has served a...

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