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Right now, I'm reading:
Catch-22, Trauma Queen, Jacob's Room and Emma

My favorite story of all time is:
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, The Beautiful and the Damned, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, or War and Peace.

In bed I like to read:

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Jezebel, BBC, Salon, Autostraddle, xoJane, HuffPo, Politico

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
Trying to live while hospitalised often

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Wouldn't; challenges seem insurmountable with distance

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Adventures in Solitude by The New Pornographers

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Hmmmm I have no idea. Another anonymousish typer :)

AminataKaba’s Latest Memoir of 22

“Stormy night reflects my stormy heart”

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