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Bella Mahaya Carter

Bella Mahaya Carter’s writing has been published in Calyx and Earth’s Daughters. She is also a trained choreographer and dancer who works with children. She lives in Studio City, California.

— From April 2007

Fast Talk

At fourteen, shoplifting is fun. Like a sport, it takes a lot of skill. I have to be quick and gutsy and able to fool people. I put on my good-girl face and wear my cargo pants because they have deep pockets.

April 2007
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Anatomy Lesson

I didn’t hear the word vulva until I was thirty. Instead I grew up hearing about it, my private parts, my down there. My mother and grandmother used Italian slang to refer to it: pesciuscia.

May 1994
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