Code Switching

When I talk like we did back home, I am “blunt”.
White trash.

When I talk like it’s proper for women in academia, I’m “thoughtful”.
Meek social climber.

When I talk like it’s proper for men in academia, I’m “competitive”.
Agressive bitch.

When I talk from my woman’s heart, I’m “enthusiastic”.
Crazy dyke.

(2013)

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2 Responses to Code Switching

  1. Bev Jo says:

    I love your writing and ideas….

  2. Thank you! Sometimes the biggest things come down to a few sentences all by themselves.

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