Step One: Wake Up
Step Two: Get your girls.
Step Three: Leave them.
Step Four: Get a man that can handle your flawlessness and not be intimidated.
Step Five: Create a baby that will become just as flawless as you.
Step Six: Release an album in the dead of night and watch everyone bow down.
Flawless training complete.
Or you could just do you. You’re flawless either way.
Published by Zakiya N. Jamal
Zakiya N. Jamal was born in Queens, raised in Long Island, and currently resides in Brooklyn. In other words, she’s a New Yorker through and through. She holds a BA in English from Georgetown University and a MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Writing for Children and Young Adults from The New School. She has been published in Romper, BuzzFeed, People.com, Thought Catalog, and more. Her non-fiction essay about her "Cuban Impostor Syndrome" can be found in the Latinx anthology, Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed. You can find her on Twitter at @ZakiyaNJamal.
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