On storytelling, and other things my grandmother taught me.
A comic about nostalgia.
“I know I am on the right path.”
Reflecting on loss and identity.
By obsessively documenting my emotions, I wasn’t really feeling them.
Skeptics called her hoodoo woman, witch, rootworker, conjurer, but the women knew her.
I didn’t know how much I’d have to learn from her.
It carries stories and souls.
Maybe if we sit here long enough we’ll get a glimpse.
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