- Sep 2022
As I’d watched Momma put ruffles on the hem and cute little tucks around the waist, I knew that once I put it on I’d look like a movie star. (It was silk and that made up for the awful color.) I was going to look like one of the sweet little white girls who were everybody’s dream of what was right with the world. Hanging softly over the black Singer sewing machine, it looked like magic, and when people saw me wearing it they were going to run up to me and say, “Marguerite [sometimes it was ‘dear Marguerite’], forgive us, please, we didn’t know who you were,” and I would answer generously, “No, you couldn’t have
known. Of course I forgive you.”
- Dec 2021
- Oct 2021
or maybe it was how he used fire 15 to describe the trees.
the land was destroyed
- Mar 2021
Dafa ànd ak moroom yi àll ba, fori aloom.
Il est allé dans la brousse ramasser des fruits de Diospyros avec ses camarades.
dafa -- he/she.
ànd v. / ànd bi -- to be together, to go together; copulate; going together, fellowship; placenta.
ak -- and, with, etc.
moroom mi -- comrade of the same age group, equal, companion, neighbor.
yi -- the (plural).
àll bi -- large expanse of uninhabited land, bush; distant, as opposed to home.
ba -- the (indicates distance).
for+i (for) v. -- to pick up.
aloom bi -- edible fruit of Diospyros mespiliformis (aloom gi for the tree).
- pick up
- Apr 2020
- Dec 2019
- Nov 2018
- Jun 2018
American but hyphenated, viewed by Anglos as perhaps exotic
Bi-Lingual, Bi-Cultural able to slip from "How's life?" to "Me'stan volviendo loca"
- Feb 2018
My daughter will be brought up to understand her true value. That’s a promise. As for all the little girls to be born around the world, the creation of these ads is an effort to show how imagination can change the conversation around their lives.
- The article lists interesting statistics but the most disapointing information is that so many girls are not given a chance. I wish she mentioned how she would bring up her own daughter to understand her value. Hopefully
- new efforts will bring about a change of opinion faster.