Sharks, Adolescence and Being the Darkest Girl in the Pool is a multimedia performance series and in progress documentary that speaks to the hunting of black and female bodies through non-linear storytelling that features coming of age stories exploring family, the sport of fishing, swimming, grief and the politics of sexual identity.
Grandma said don't tell your mother when she shared her sweetened coffee with me. I stared at the scar on the inside of her hand from the carpel tunnel. She let me touch the scar line while waiting for the downpour to end.
The mudpies I made after the storms were nutritious. I'd suck on my favorite rock until my grandma told me to come inside and fix myself up.
We didn't go nowhere.
I had held the catfish in my hands all summer. Mom said they don't have scales and they come out at night
while we're all sleeping so I sat on top of the cooler at the end of the bridge. I stared at the water until I was floating towards where my foremothers have slept and turned themselves into concave earth for me to see.