• Maggie Levine

ArtWrite 8/28: Patrick Eugène, "“Esperanta Chery”

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

Petite with a soft voice and delicate gestures, Darcel reminded Joely of a Black Jackie Kennedy. But as soon as that thought popped into her brain, Joely flinched as if she’d uttered the thought aloud.

Was comparing Darcel to Jackie Kennedy an offense or a compliment? Jackie Kennedy was an icon of elegance. When she was alive, millions of women wanted to be like her. But those were white women. Would Darcel want to be compared to a white woman? Joely wasn’t sure. She often wrestled with these kinds of thoughts and was never able to resolve them.

--Maggie Levine


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