Passages from Penis Politics


Janice, a high school girlfriend of mine, is raped.

Janice drops out of school and leaves home.

A year later, Janice comes back to Soso but things are different.

Basketball was a confidence builder for me as a teenager.

After an accident that almost kills me, I see Janice in a dream.

Former NY Governor Andrew Cuomo discriminated against a woman he wanted to hire…until he saw her.

Trent Lott wanted to “lick my thighs,” Cuomo told his inner circle of white men about the meeting he and I had with the former Mississippi senator.
Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo speaks at 1984 Democratic Convention & everyone in Lusco’s restaurant in Greenwood, Mississippi, listens.

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.