I won’t even attempt to sleep tonight. Because,
Like the last several nights,
I know that I will not be able to.
There is a Rage in me that has been boiling for centuries before I came to know my Mother’s womb.
I have died a thousand times, Each time slower than the last.
They want us to walk among them, Hollow as the tip they send.
Joniesha Hickson is a 3rd year Clinical Psy.D student at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a member of several organizations: The Minority Initiative (TMI), The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), and the DC Psychological Association (DCPA). She curates content and social media campaigns for TMI, ABPsi, and the DCPA and is also the DCPA’s Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusion committee student representative. Joniesha founded the 501©3 Non-Profit corporation called Dear Black Prophets, Co. which seeks to work towards Black liberation.