Tori, 24 years young. But you can call me T-Dawg, T-Diggity, Toto, T-Time or whatever. I really don't care about these things. I'm an optimistic cynic who is studying Psychology. From the land of Beyonce, purple sprite, chopped and screwed music, and NASA. FYI: My URL is purely ironic. Call me "sassy" and you just might get a side eye with the fierceness of 1000 drag queens.

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Things I Wish I’d Known Growing up as a Black Girl Nerd

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Things I Wish I’d Known Growing up as a Black Girl Nerd

Growing up is always tough. But there’s something unique about the black girl nerd experience. There’s no prototype for the black girl nerd; no famous fictional adolescents whose path we could mirror and cling to. I think many of us had to go our own way, figuring everything out as we went along because it felt like we were the only ones. For me, it felt like isolation heaped atop a pile of…

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We’ve all heard of Betty Boop. But how many of you knew that she was based off of a BLACK woman.

Yes Betty Boop was based off of Ms.Esther Jones known by her stage name “Baby Esther”. She was an African-American singer and entertainer of the 1920’s. Her singing trademark was “Boop oop da doop” hence the name Betty Boop! She performed regularly at the cotton club in Harlem,New York.

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