Author: CeCe Olisa

Even though DIVAS stays open till 4am, after all the drama we left early. Paige and Reese dropped me off and I walked into my apartment at 3:30 am ready to wash my face and crawl into bed. Just as I was turning down the covers, my phone began to ring. It was a number I didn’t recognize, so I ignored it. As I was drifting off to sleep it rang again, same number. I answered: “Hello?” “Hey sexy, where are you?” said a deep voice on the other end. “I think you have the wrong number” I replied groggily. “Is this Celeste?” “Yeah, who is this?” “It’s Darren, from the club… what, you forgot about me already?” “Um, no…

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A while ago, I decided to get a nose ring. I grabbed two friends for moral support and went down to The Village to put a hole in my face. We walked into the tattoo parlor where a man named Ahmed was working. I was so excited that I didn’t pay attention to the fact that Ahmed had no tattoos or piercings of his own. He stood there wearing khaki’s and a white button down shirt while I happily picked out a pink rhinestone. I laid back, but my nose in Ahmed’s hands and in a few moments I felt the sting and burn… I had done it! “Good…Breathe” Ahmed chanted over and over as he sterilized the “L” shaped…

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It was a strange feeling to be in a club and not feel invisible. At DIVAS there were chubby chicks, curvy girls, fat ladies and everything in between and there was someone for everyone. Paige and Reese knew everyone there and everyone there wanted to know me. Droves of men would come over and kiss Paige and Reese hello, and then wink at me, kiss my hand or ask “Who’s your friend?” It felt nice. “C’mon, lets dance” Reese said, grabbing my arm. Now, when I hang out with my model friends Kenzie, Annie and Emilie, we hit the dance floor and inevitably they partner off with different guys, leaving me alone on the dance floor. When Reese and I…

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