my 3yr old niece is more clever than i gave her credit for.
she told me to “get [my] cheeks out” and i laughed which, of course, led to my cheeks being “out” and she grabbed them and wouldn’t let go.
The thing about being a black girl is that we are too dark and devious to ever be born a child. I was born a woman and a criminal before I learned my own name, and the first crime I committed against both my family and this nation was refusing to be silent. Black girls cannot be children in a community that doesn’t consider us people. Black men use the hole between my legs to bury their frustration, to hide their fear and despair until I am too full to carry any happiness of my own. And, the sad thing is that when we—when I was raped I had to look to white men/women for justice. I had to turn from one system of oppression to another to attain some semblance of justice. As my father sits in prison as I occupy space in a University denied to me by birthright, all I can do is ask myself how to move beyond using the devil’s tools to tear down the devil’s playhouse.Breeshia Turner (via seedsofember)
nothing will fuck you up as much as the realization that there’s no real reason the alphabet needs to be in order
hm. i keep seeing this.
for the purposes of teaching someone their letters, it’s probably pretty important that they’re in some kind of order. maybe the particular order that they’re in isn’t imperative but establishing an order and adhering to it is important in that it’s easier to memorize that way. when learning other languages, too, it’s useful for there to be a similar system of organization among them so we recognize what corresponds with what…