I love writing but I'm bad at writing about me.
I once went on a friend-date with a girl who had unknowingly(?) dated my very recent ex. It was awkward and also she was... a very specific kind of person, so yeah, that friendship didn't stick. Better off as Twitter follows and acquaintances.
@Ilana Masad@facebook Racist jail, as in jail for racists?
Isn't that just getting a job at Fox News?
Jazmine, I loved that white people jokes piece, and my accomplishments this week* pale in comparison.
*I found out how many degrees of separation I am from Chris Evans and Beyoncé.
THIS!! Especially the part about his pronouns. That's the biggest reason why I hope he makes an official statement about this soon - so that we all know which pronouns to use, and so that at least some people will learn more about transpeople and how damaging it can be to use the wrong pronouns.
ngl, I was all about Teen People back in the day. I might still have a couple of posters from it in a desk drawer.
I thought my night was pretty good, but it wasn't anywhere near "Raptors game with Drake" good :(
@kfizz I have no interest in 50 Shades (other than finding out why Jamie Dornan worked out his shoulders, but seemingly not his pecs?) and I am not c a card-carrying member of the Church of Kim but I will pay a small amount of dollars to this fund, because I want this to happen.
" Every “I wish I was brown!”—to “It must be so nice to not look like everyone else”—to “Why are your knees so weird?”—to “Don’t you think its funny that you’re the only person that isn’t white in this group?”—was put inside of my hollow grief-stricken self, interjecting the words, enabling my own self hate bit-by-bit."
This nearly brought me to tears. Why do our friends think it's okay to other us, to get away with these microaggressions about anything that is different?
Growing up I tried so hard not to adopt the same accent that most of my friends had - I also lived just outside their neighbourhood, so I had that privilege. Apparently I still sound like them to some people who grew up in other parts of town. I grew up resenting the way it sounded - the unnecessary emphasis on consonants, the ruining of "th" sounds. Sometimes I try to slip back into it just to make people laugh, or it just happens to come out unintentionally. The way I speak is probably different from most people because of all this, because of all the media I've consumed that influenced me but also because of the signifiers of the people who spoke to me growing up that I just can't shake. But I never realized just how much people value the "whiteness" of a voice until now - that even as a white-skinned person, I have to avoid sounding like I grew up in an "ethnic" neighbourhood.
I loved that Tracee Ellis Ross interview! She had written a little bit about her hair for Entertainment Weekly last month: http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/12/04/tracee-ellis-ross-natural-hair/ I'm glad it was revisited.