Let Her Work.


September 14, 2016
10:32 PM

Queen, if I could write you a letter I would only have 2 words for you: keep working.

I wanted to write an essay about you yesterday but I'm not inspired by how the shape of your body has gone viral... Viral?!! Why are more people interested in your attire than in the dismally low reading levels of our children?! I was perturbed by the fact that people would ridicule someone who adds to the 16% of Black women in education, instead of encouraging you. Did anyone send you a gift card to get new clothes? Oh. 

KEEP WORKING! 

Don't change. 


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ThinkProgress interviewed me after this post... Here's more of what I have to say about being a black woman in education:

https://thinkprogress.org/a-black-female-teacher-on-dress-gate-teaching-about-freddie-gray-and-being-a-token-52050ee8ce6b#.kr4svlg3h


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