Tiny Baby, Heavy Baby, Dark Baby explores the construction of whiteness and the socialization of racial shame. Set in a grocery store, the fictional short story narrates a small moment between a toddler and her babysitter that has an immeasurable impact. My hope is that readers see themselves in the characters and are encouraged to self-reflect. The story intends to explore shame’s role in structural racism rather than to place blame.
"Tiny Baby, Heavy Baby, Dark Baby,"
Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities: Vol. 6
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