[“I can only live in a virtual world.”]
cool. what’s this from, if you don’t mind my asking? i googled the line and couldn’t find out from that.
Happy Independence day to all the people of #Togo!
Independent since April 27, 1960.
Togo, home to Ewé, Tem, Tchamba, Kabye, Mina, Mossi, and Aja peoples; bordered by Ghana, Burkina, and Benin; located on the stretch of the Atlantic once known as the “Slave Coast”; formerly colonized by Germany, Britain, and France; declared independent in 1960 under Sylvanus Olympio, who was assassinated in 1963 by Eyadema Gnassingbe, who subsequently held power until his death in 2005, the longest run of any modern ruler on the continent; producer of chocolate, gold, coffee, petroleum, and earth minerals.
Paix, Union, Solidarité.
“I got married, I came out publicly. But I had to, you know? I mean it was like gays can get married, yay! Prop 8, I’m a second-class citizen, what the fuck?! As a black woman, I’m really low on the chain, but as a GAY black woman, I’m even lower! There are so many things I’ve had to do as a gay person that I don’t have to do as a black person. I didn’t have to come out black to my parents. Can you imagine that? ‘Mom, Dad, I need to talk to you about something. I just want to tell you, I’m black.’ ‘What?!’ ‘I’m black, that’s just the way it is.’ ‘Oh Lord, oh, anything but black! Give her cancer Lord! Anything but black! You know what, you’ve been hanging around black people too much. And they got you thinking you black.’ ‘No Ma, it’s just the way I am, I was born this way.’ ‘Oh, don’t give me that! The bible says Adam and Eve, not Adam and Mary J. Blige!’ ‘I’m sorry, It’s just how I am.’ ‘What did I do? What did I do? I let you watch Soul Train! Was it Soul Train?’ ‘No Ma, it wasn’t Soul Train…’
— Wanda Sykes