Librarian, writer and cancer survivor. Also, wanted in five states for grand theft sandwich (sshhhhhhh!)
It’s hazardous to redefine whiteness to further white supremacy and obscure hate.
Whiteness must redistribute and repurpose its privileges and powers. In any other way, weaponized whiteness is not okay.
And even if we find faults in the line of Black nationalism, some leaders like Malcolm X made a lane change.
Because Black nationalism is a response to oppression, and it seeks liberation.
The sinister saying “boys will be boys” doesn’t belong to any sex.
It’s time to realize that patriarchy’s favorite face is female.
White supremacy doesn’t require white people for it to work, and patriarchy — in the most brilliantly bad way — doesn’t require men at the helm to trample people.
And though I still don’t have the words to describe what it means to be a woman in a country that hates you, I can feel it as clearly as I can read any word on a page. For now, that will have to be enough.
…he stupidest things we can do is fake adulthood, or deny ourselves something because it’s childish. We deal with enough hardship as adults. So let’s watch cartoons, play games, and eat cereal when we can.
When you suppress your inner child for years on end, it tends to run amok at the first sign of freedom.