“Loving ourselves is a revolutionary act–we have to practice because the preachers and the Bibles don’t always tell us so.
“You are right, Kiese, Love can’t attained through ownership–love is a relationship that must be cultivated through honesty. The truth can hurt but a lie will never set you free. I, like you, choose truth. Please love me enough to tell me the truth.”
–Kai M. Green, in “Echo: Mychal, Darnell, Kiese, Kai, and Marlon,” from Kiese Laymon’s How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America