Promise me you’ll throw your head back when you laugh
Don’t be afraid to hug your friends when they’re hurting
Allow yourself to be loved and to give love
Do your daughter’s hair
Let your hair grow to be a tall Afro and cut it only when you want
Don’t let anyone not let you, love you, for your caoba skin
Remember you are a black man.
And being black is golden.
And to be a man is to be a woman.