Arrive noisily in the middle of someone reading. Say “I need a bottle opener,” as you open the door. People will look over at you. Look apologetic but still whisper to the people around you, “Do you guys have a bottle opener?”
Is he talking about vibes? Are those aforementioned vibes chill?
It would be “a plus” if he were a Kennedy. Didn’t Taylor Swift date one? Surely you can find one too?
“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
“Like the old Fascism, the new Fascism comes wrapped in the strident language of identity politics and tribalized victimhood. Unlike the old Fascism, however, the new Fascism is hip, stylish, immensely entertaining and powered by thousands of server farms and billions of microchips. I call it eFascism, and define it simply as the religion of the state in 21st-century digital America.”
Maybe you thought it was going to be easy going to college in a new town with new people, and keep your faith intact. Maybe you were wrong.
Maybe white people who tell us to, “get over it”, just live in sincere and blissful ignorance of the realities of their own domestic workers.
India is one of the very few countries that have recognized Hijras or transgender as the third gender.
As I gleefully perused the “sugar lifestyle” site, I felt a strange sort of kinship with these young, eager women on Seeking Arrangement. In my twenties, I had landed myself in similar situations, albeit unconsciously—pandering to the affections of older men who, without question, would pick up the check, the flight, and sometimes, the rent.
That number doesn’t account for conversations with new friends. It doesn’t include the feeling of summiting a mountain in time for sunrise.