"I used to be a preschool teacher, but I got fired."
“Well, I decided that I wanted to have a socially conscious class. So we learned about apartheid in South Africa. Then we learned about homelessness. Then we made mother’s day cards for Trayvon Martin’s mom. And I think the principal decided that it was too much for three and four year olds, because she told me I wasn’t a ‘good fit.’ But honestly, I was just shining too bright for them. And now she’s going to see me on Humans of New York, and she’ll be sorry!”
She is everything. God bless her
Hopefully she finds an educational space where she can freely teach about important issues. Maybe one day we will live in a world that accepts discussions about race, class, and power in all levels of education. Keep shining bright!
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Carmen Carrera was quoted:
“Once you get to that point of finally realizing who you are and be strong enough to live it, anything is possible. I want to walk the Victoria’s Secret show. I want to walk all the shows all over the world I want to be on Maxim’s 100. I want to make Peoplemagazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People…Those are my goals. Because I feel like trans people need a positive representation and if I have that opportunity now, in my youth, right now, I’m going to take it. I’m going to go for it because who knows who’s watching me.”
A new Metro ad has some women upset and calling it sexist.
Wow…who thought this would be a good idea? Who thought this would be effective? It is plain hurtful.