"You never smile in photos"
Woman to sit in my bath tub full of ramen noodles (brooklyn)
I will pay you $175 to sit in my bath tub full of ramen noodles wearing a bathing suit
I will not be home, nor will anyone else while you do this.
I will give you the keys while we meet, and you will go to my apartment thereafter.
It will require a 30 minute soak.
The noodles will be cooked and therefore slippery.
Do not bring any sauce. I will season the sauce after I get home prior to dinner.
consent is sexy in the same way that not shitting on people’s doorsteps is sweet and neighborly
Sometimes in black communities we forget that black girls are girls, not little women. My friend then shared with me her own story of being sexually abused and ending up pregnant and in need of an abortion at age 12 because her family members irresponsibly left her with a male family friend. The first time a 12-year-old black girl ever told me she had been raped, I, too, was 12 and she was a friend. The second time, I was a 22-year-old teacher, and the 12-year-old was my student.
I realize now, having heard a version of this story, yet again, that as gut-wrenching as these stories are, among black girls they are not uncommon; they are not even remarkable. So many of the highly educated black women you see went to hell and back before reaching the age of 18. Education has become our drug of choice.
[…]For black girls, educational achievement is not always the best indicator of a stable, happy home life. For me, education offered a goal and reward structure that was predictable and that I could control, simply by doing what was asked of me. In the midst of so many things I could not control, school was attractive. I imagine that for many black girls the narrative is similar.
flirtingwithdanger and I are getting tattoos on our butts this summer.