Passages from Penis Politics
Janice, a high school girlfriend of mine, is raped.
Janice drops out of school and leaves home.
I go to New Orleans for the first time with my girlfriends. Janice has left Soso. I imagine being Alva in the movie This Property Is Condemned, based on a one act play by Tennessee Williams.
Basketball was a confidence builder for me as a teenager.
A year later, Janice comes back to Soso but things are different.
Daddy makes a huge mess in the house with his tobacco turds while we are away at Mamaw’s. I am not happy.
Former NY Governor Andrew Cuomo discriminated against a woman he wanted to hire when he saw her.
After an accident that almost kills me, I see Janice in a dream.