"But you don’t look African"
But there isn’t a singular look for African women and girls
Somali bantu women
And many more….
if you want to understand the psyche of our generation take a good look at the stories we tell ourselves about the future
because it isn’t flying cars or robot dogs, it’s faceless government surveillance and worldwide pandemics and militarized police brutality and the last dregs of humanity struggling to survive
our generation isn’t self-centered, or lazy, or whatever else they wanna say about us. we are young, and we are here, and we are deeply, deeply afraid.
My brain feels like it’s turned into very dusty, scratchy sawdust but on the other hand three dresses I ordered arrived today and I love all of them, which is unexpected and lovely since I usually try on 4 or 5, hate 3 or 4 and have my choice made by a process of elimination.
I also have a pile of books I’m desperate to read and in a couple of weeks I’ll be able to sit down and read all of them without any guilt because I will have absolutely nothing to do! I am so. fucking. excited.