“The provocative title is hard to ignore,” says reviewer Silvia Viñas,
“and so is the book’s cover.”
Seen from afar, it appears to be called Why I’m No Longer Talking About Race, which is intriguing enough on its own. You have to look closer to see To White People hiding underneath it in debossed letters. It’s a striking visual representation of white people’s blindness to everyday, structural racism — one of the central ideas that British journalist and feminist Reni Eddo-Lodge presents in her debut collection of essays.
i mean im an adult, i guess, if that’s the word for it. a lot of things i used to care about i just say “Fuck It” and let go.
but it’s incredible to me that there’s still so many passages to my soul. how just a group of teenagers looking at me and laughing makes my teeth hurt. how someone’s comment sends me back to high school bullying. how i am constantly asking myself are they even really my friends?
i don’t know. i never throw myself birthday parties because my worst nightmare would be that nobody shows. i just wonder if there’s ever a time that your last insecurities let go. i’ve only ever found that kind of freedom at the honey lips of tequila. i want to be brave at two pm on a sunday. i want to actually not care what they say. i want to be the kind of witch that laughs through the burning.
Someone who is not native: OMG ALEXIS MICHELLE COMMITTED CULTURAL APPROPRIATION!!
Me, an actual native: Well no. To be honest she is one of the few queens who has been given an assignment based on another culture and has APPRECIATED it and not appropriated it. I’ve seen some other queens who have gone down the runway in A LITERAL HEADDRESS but have seen you praise those looks. Please learn what cultural appropriation is before giving your unwanted and uniformed opinion. Thank you.