My point exactly. It’s off-putting to think that she had to do that — especially given the weightiness of her station and how Black women are always passed over for White women who are seen as more viable.

Yes, she’s a big name now and has proven herself — but the fact that she couldn’t escape selling out — is sad.

And more than ever — I’m grateful that she’s the last of her kind — thanks to Ava, Issa, Lena — and all the others who entered the arena with Black women in mind.

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