If Only Out of Vanity
That's the name of this piece that rocked my world as I saw this wild-haired free girl performing it loud and strong on Def Poetry Jam one night. Loved it. It may be evident less from the words than by the performance of them why the piece was such a world rocker. But the last bit especially resonates:
I want to go down in history
in a chapter marked miscellaneous
because the writers could find
no other way to categorize me
In this world where classification is key
I want to erase the straight lines
So I can be me
Staceyann Chin. Love that chick. Wanna be like her when I grow up.
Otherwise, another quote, another chick:
Good Girls Keep Diaries, Bad Girls don't Have The Time
Life. Be in it.