this fucking show, y’all
Immigrants. First generation.
Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.
And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.
ALL OF THIS
It was a nice time while it lasted, Tumblr.
In an effort to start holding myself more accountable to blogging/writing, I’ve decided to create (err, continue) a Wordpress blog. Feel free to follow and read along if you’d like, or not.
This is not to say that I won’t be posting in here at all, only that I don’t think Tumblr, as a writing platform, is where I feel comfortable expressing my thoughts anymore. It’s not you, it’s me.
You don’t need to be white to perpetuate anti-black racism.
—"The First One" by Claire Luisa (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
Backstage at Lane Crawford fall 2011 campaign by Mert Alas Marcus Piggot
Because it’s summer and I have some free time, I’ve been going out to bars during the day to grab a couple of beers and watch some of the games. Some observations:
Epigraphs from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events as tweets