My name is Claireece “Precious” Jones. I wish I had a light-skinned boyfriend with real nice hair. And I wanna be on the cover of a magazine. But first I wanna be in one of them BET videos. Momma said I can’t dance. Plus, she said who wants to see my big ass dancing, anyhow? … Some folks has a lot of things around them that shines for other peoples. I think that maybe some of them was in tunnels. And in that tunnel, the only light they had, was inside of them. And then long after they escape that tunnel, they still be shining for everybody else. … The other day, I cried. But you know what? Fuck that day. That’s why God, or whoever, makes other days.
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, Claireece “Precious” Jones