After isolating herself from the world and her pen, Angelina Weld Grimké has nothing to do but (over)think. In chosen solitude that is finally catching up with her, Angelina is haunted both by her literal reflection in the mirror as well as her reflections on family, writing, the status of Black liberation, and …her damn skin.
Angelina Weld Grimké was an American journalist, teacher, playwright, and poet who came to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. Her groundbreaking work, Rachel, was published in 1920, and has been recognized as one of the first examples of literature during the Renaissance to explore the historical roots of African Americans.
Written by Andrea Ambam
Performed by Tanya Everett