Tamika Thompson is a writer, producer, and journalist. Her fiction has been published by Glass Mountain, Literary Orphans, The Matador Review, and Huizache, among others. Her nonfiction has been published by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, MUTHA Magazine, and PBS.org. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter and is at work on her first novel.
As Strong as They Come
You are "bold," "feisty," "sassy," and "magical." When you're young they call you Black Girl Magic. When you're old, they call you Big Mama. Do you know who you are? You are THE STRONG BLACK WOMAN. Your talents are legendary. Your skills are celebrated. For you are a socially-generated, culturally-upheld myth. You are so strong that, one day, you may self-destruct....