WOMEN
02/19/2014 10:41 am ET Updated Feb 19, 2014

Amidst The Media Frenzy Over My Becoming The First Black Woman President of Harvard Lampoon, My Best Friend Died

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I am supposed to do an interview tomorrow. I woke up Wednesday morning, three days after the death of my roommate Angela, in a daze. Unwashed. Hungry but too numb to eat. My bed full of crumbs from a pizza I had been eating directly out of the box the day after she passed.

An email reminder buzzed on my phone. I am supposed to do an interview tomorrow.

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