My third grade teacher had long hair and a great reading out loud voice. Other than discovering that he secretly smoked cigarettes during lunch and thereafter feeling like we had a special bond because in my head I knew the real reason he was always sucking Altoids, my clearest memory from being eight is putting […]Read more "our holocaust doesn’t make us brown"
It is a privilege to eat Ben and Jerry’s newest incredible flavor Tonight Dough and watch Viola Davis be brilliant playing A.K. on How to Get Away with Murder. It is power that Macklemore, or my white ice cream loving self, can steal from other people’s heritages and exploit other folks’ work, and still get […]Read more "or, white power ii?"
[due to sexism] feeling entitled to do whatever we want, because we deserve it [ps. sexism], not too worried about consequence, because we always have lawyers, and doctors, and savings accounts and therapists to pick up the pieces.Read more "(wealthy) [white girl] Feminism:"
Bernie stickers have adorned my white Vermont family’s Subaru’s since I was small. My family’s friends talk about him like he’s our radical grumpy uncle. Most of my life I’d been proud he was one of Vermont’s three electoral votes. I was bred to be a Bernie girl. Recently, I’ve been creating a fictional world […]Read more "This Bernie Girl Left Vermont"
i am laying on the ground on my back with wet paint on my arm and on my leg and also in my hair and also all over the ferns that are beside the house because when i was standing on the ladder i got a little too confident and i reached too far and […]Read more "falling alone off ladders"
we skim the sparknotes and believe we are doctors.Read more "whiteness iii"
i’m a grown woman now. well i am 23. minus ten percent for whiteness and ten percent for wealth, so i’m 18 and a half.Read more "counting years on fingers can be misleading"