My young cousin (she’s turning seven) is half-Black. Today, I was telling her mom how a friend of mine told me that she might get darker when she’s older, and I said this while Amaya was in the room. Amaya said she doesn’t want to be Black, she wants to be White, and I just wanted to scoop her up and tell her that she should never be ashamed of her skin colour, whether it remains lighter or gets darker as she gets older. I’m honestly so upset by this. SHE’S A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD CHILD. WHAT SEVEN-YEAR-OLD CHILD SHOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH INTERNALISED RACISM? I personally want to beat every White person who’s contributed to this racist shitfest we live in.
FOUR DAYS UNTIL I MEET KATIE IN PERSON FOR THE FIRST TIME. EIGHT DAYS UNTIL OPEN AT THE CLOSE. NINE DAYS UNTIL THE LEAKYCON OPENING CEREMONIES. NINE DAYS UNTIL I COSPLAY FOR THE FIRST TIME. SOUND THE ALARMS. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.