There is no higher praise for me than that of @valariekaur
- A revolutionary warrior in our times who leads with fierce intelligence and robust love. Honored to call you friend and sister. Where you lead, I will follow. #americanlikeme
My copy finally arrived! Friends, you must check out this new book from our beloved America Ferrera — a stunning collection of stories of artists, activists, and culture-makers who reflect on life between cultures. In them, I see glimpses of the new America longing to be born — multicultural, multiracial, multifaith and rooted in a revolutionary love.
you did it! I will never forget watching you finish this book in the final days of your pregnancy. Fiercely proud to call you my friend, co-conspirator, and sister. Your love keeps me going every day. Now we ALL get to watch you light up the world with your art and inspiration:
“We are the kids with no key chains, daughters carrying histories in the gaps of our teeth. We are the sons of parents who don't speak of the past, inheritors of warrior's blood and mad bargaining skills. We are the grandchildren of survival: legacies delivered from genocide, colonization, and enslavement. We are the slayers of "impossible." We stand on the shoulders of our ancestors' dreams wearing the weight of their sacrifice on our backs. Our love is radical; our unstraightened hair, a tiny revolution. We are here to survive, to thrive, to live. We connect to our roots clumsily, unknowingly, unceasingly. We call ourselves "American" enthusiastically, reluctantly, or not at all. We take fragments of what was broken, severed, or lost in history, and we create whole selves, new families, and better futures. We live as citizens of a country that does not always claim us or even see us, and yet, we continue to build, to create, and to compel it toward its promise." --America Ferrera, AMERICAN LIKE ME