MAN! I feel like a woman

To my fifteen-year anniversary with internet misogyny

‘Being Human In Public;’ Jessie Reyez’s Album Art

I used to log on to AIM on my family’s basement desktop to see what boys really thought of me.

I’d stack phone books on the chair because I was too small to see the screen, and wait for the pings that told me my worth. If the pings didn’t come, I messaged SmarterChild and asked if they thought I was pretty. I was 10 years old and careful, so…