I may get my Black feminist card revoked (sigh) but I haven’t read as much of her work as I should. However I’m no stranger to her storytelling. I’m embarassingly terrible at reading fiction, I start and never finish because I feel like I should be reading to “learn” facts or news. I know it’s colonized thinking but I also realize I’m low key afraid of the emotional journey it will take me on. I’m an empath! But for real no more excuses. Especially because this copy of Beloved I took from my mama’s house has been staring at me like “Get your life right!” Instead I first learned of her from “The Oprah Winfrey Show” which was a staple in my household. As I got older, I was more drawn to her personal story (she wrote her first novel at 40!) and clips of interviews I’d watch on Twitter or YouTube. You knew she was going to say what’s on her mind…with unwavering poise.