Five Star Blog Roundup 426: Five Great Posts and a Jacqueline Woodson Quote
This week's Five Star Blog Roundup is brought to you by cooking with ghee, a homeless person, a financial bind, a forgotten child, the question of gender, and a quote by Jacqueline Woodson:
"Grease Unspoken" by Ra Avis at Rarasaur:
I used a very specific hand motion to scoop the ghee. My three middle fingers woulld bend halfway toward the palm, and my little finger and thumb stretched upward.
It is a mudra, actually — the mirga shirsha, the deer head. The face of the deer dips into the shortening in a quick choppy motion, and then I would scrape my fingers against the black skillet.
"I See You, Sir" by Katie at kathunk:
I see you, sir.
I see you, even though I walk into the store without glancing over, just like all the other people today. I’m hurrying to follow my friends inside, to get out of the rain, to get into a warm building.
I see you. I see you and your hat full of change.
"How I Got Out Of Negative Equity" by Katie at Chain of Wealth:
Monday, November 27, 2017 was the happiest day of my life.
Why do you ask? I sold my 2015 Honda Crosstour.
Now, this may sound silly to be so happy to get rid of a car, let me give you the back story on my negative equity.
"Lost: A Tale of an Impatient Child and the Lure of Televised Cricket" by Asha Rajan at Asha Rajan:
When I was ten years old, my father lost me. Like a set of misplaced keys, or the wallet he was certain he put down on the kitchen table, he set me down, and when he returned, I was gone.
"What the Heck IS Gender Affirming, Anyway?!" by Taylor J Mace at Feisty Fox Films:
When I realized that I wasn’t a girl — when I knew it deeply and fully, when I knew that I could actually change this instead of simply hating an unchangeable fact about me, I also knew that I didn’t identify fully as male. I saw how a guy who would later become my boyfriend identified with his transness and knew it wasn’t for me, but it was close. I saw a way to fix what I felt needed altering.
And then somewhere along the way, I lost sight of that.
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