Do You Know About Colored Girls and Suicide?

She's Been Kissed by the Sun

It is 3 a.m. and I cannot sleep. Although I am not contemplating suicide, the idea is on mind.

No need for anyone to pick up his or her phone right now to call or text me. No need for you to pull your travel size bible out your purse to pass on a prayer. And don’t even think about filling my email with a list of scriptures, because they aren’t needed.

So as you are starting to wonder, “Why on earth are you thinking about suicide, if you are not contemplating suicide?” Consider the headline below:

Karyn Washington: For Brown Girls Creator Reportedly Commits Suicide

Karyn Washington

The report was fact.

I have not been 23, for an entire month yet, and this giant for empowerment completed suicide at the age of 22. My heart hurts. It bleeds for Karyn. Like me she heeded the call to be a writer with…

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