As elated as I was for Nyong’o’s Oscar win for 12 Years a Slave and her democratization of…
Lupita’s having her moment, just as Gabby did when she was nominated.
Is lupita benefiting from thin privilege? Yes. Of course she is. And it’s unfortunate.
But is she also combating the misconception that ‘light is right’ by being in magazines, and at runway shows, and at the oscars? (Which are all typically white spaces?) Yes!
It’s a good thing for black girls to see.
Is it now wrong for us to celebrate Lupita’s emergence as Hollywood’s it girl?
to scream that she got accepted to UCL to read history on the condition she gets 3 A’s on her exams.
I was like ‘congrats - you better knuckle down, get off tumblr, stop watching Eastenders and get those grades.’
She was like ‘please - If I don’t get 3 A*’s our folks will disown me and ship me…
Congrats to her. That’s amazing.
My mother says that fanfiction doesn’t count as reading because “it isn’t nearly as good as the stuff that’s published. You’re not going to find something online that will win a Booker Prize.”
Please reblog if you count fan fiction as reading, or if the fanfiction you’ve read is equally as good as published novels. I want to see the figures.
*crushes mouse while hitting reblog button*