On Coming of Age and Sexual Identity: Darling Nikki

“How does a girl figure out, amidst the crushing misogyny all around her, how to pick out the avenues that will prove most emancipatory, pleasure-giving, and life-sustaining? I’m sorry to say that this skill remains as urgent now as it ever was, so maybe I have “Purple Rain” to thank for that, too.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Jan 2, 2017
Length: 6 minutes (1,645 words)
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