Bamboo Earrings, At Least One Pair

Joi Donaldson
4 min readFeb 25, 2020

Black Girlhood, Evolved

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I bought my first pair of Bamboo earrings last week. I’m 32. Throughout my childhood, I’ve admired them in the glass cases of the neighborhood corner store or beauty supply.

I want to talk about a time when I smelled of pink lotion and Blue Magic. A time when I sat between my grandmother’s…