He said, ‘Ifemelu is a fine babe but she is too much trouble. She can argue. She can talk. She never agrees. But Ginika is just a sweet girl.’
And I was worried that if I looked too feminine, I would not be taken seriously. I really wanted to wear my shiny lip gloss and my girly skirt, but I decided not to. I wore a very serious, very manly, and very ugly suit.
She told him how she very much wanted God to exist but feared He did not…
You can’t write a script in your mind and then force yourself to follow it. You have to let yourself be,
On the Subject of Non-American Blacks Suffering from Illnesses Whose Names They Refuse to Know.
Take cooking, for example. Today, women in general are more likely to do housework than men-cooking and cleaning. But why is that? Is it because women are born with a cooking gene or because over years they have been socialized to see cooking as their role?
I can’t believe it. My president is black like me. She read the text a few times, her eyes filling with tears. On
Master was a little crazy; he had spent too many years reading books overseas, talked to himself in his office, did not always return greetings, and had too much hair.
I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femininity. And I want to be respected in all my femaleness.