Glynn Pogue is a twenty-five-year-old writer with wanderlust from Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. BedStuyBrat was her AOL Instant Messenger name back in the T-Mobile Sidekick days, and the moniker still applies; much of her work centers around her community of brown people and brownstones. The VONA Voices fellow and New School MFA graduate’s writing has been featured in Jezebel, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Oh Comely, Essence and National Geographic, among others. “Black American Princess” is an excerpt from Glynn’s forthcoming memoir. Find more of her work at glynnpogue.com.