A Note on Code-Switching

It’s not my job to be your Black culture vessel.

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What starts as a trick you pick up early to survive in the White-dominated world becomes a distinct understanding of how to play with language, words, even vocal tone in a given environment.

It’s not just frustrating when someone says they find me intimidating, but baffling — like the time a person found me sleeping and described me as “terrifying and huge, like a bear.”

I just write about things I’m curious about and upload it when you’re not looking.

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