“The Talk” is a Process, Not An Event

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When I was growing up, in the context in which I grew up (in the 1970s and 1980s, in an area of lily-white folks of mixed economic class), if someone used the phrase “the talk,” they were referring to the one about sex. You know the one. In that time, if you got it at all, your parents sat you down, maybe with a book, and from a place of mortified near-incapacitation, explained “the birds and the bees” as briefly and…

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Comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable. Buy me a Coke Zero: https://ko-fi.com/mousketracy0193

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