Decolonize your mind… wit yo’ boojie ass.
PSA: The ability or inability to speak “proper English” is not an indicator of someone’s level of intelligence.
Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English
Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator,” and this powerful spoken-word essay celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”
Let the mental breakdowns begin.