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homage to my hips
homage to my hips
by Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton’s Calling Card

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Girl Power

Remember all of those positive self-esteem workshops that your elementary school guidance counselors had to make girls feel strong and powerful and comfortable in their own skins? Clifton takes those wimpy seminars to the next level: her women are delighted to inhabit their own bodies, and they don't mind sharing the reasons why. Just reading about such confidence makes us feel a little better about ourselves!

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