The Sanitized Words of Complicated Women

There are "versions of ourselves, many of which we have not embraced, most of which we wish to protect ourselves from." Her nonfiction work urges us to seek cohesion, to piece together all of who we are, even if the process of doing so is difficult. Morrison’s refusal to coddle her audience allows for her to share her truth in a way that isn’t dependent on their openness toward it.


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