I do what I have to do and whenever I find pockets throughout my day when I can do what I want, I do just that. I live my life how I see fit. I define my own values and prioritize the things that are important to me.
I don’t consider myself cutthroat, savage, or heartless, but I’m honest and for me that is plenty. By remaining honest about who I am and what I have to offer it’s hard for anything to disrupt my aura without my explicit consent. You not finna move me.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with debt, I feel you. Try not to compare your situation with anyone else’s, not even mine, do what YOU have to do, do what suits YOUR needs, budget, and ability.
My perspective, although rooted in my race, is also defined by my gender. I am a black woman, and I will not choose one liberation over the other. I will have both or I will die trying. I don’t have the ability to choose race over gender or gender over race.
If it requires more than a basic level answer/explanation, I usually ignore it. When the oppressed spend time educating their oppressors, they are taking time away from their pursuance of liberation, and are distracted with the needs of their oppressor.