I find myself fantasizing and dreaming up a different world where the Real Women love Baseball Smart Women love the Chicago Cubs shirt Apart from…,I will love this people, the little kids who will come up after me, will have a different future and live in a different society. I imagine parents will not have to worry about sending their child to school, and then we won’t have the pandemic because they’ll have access to online learning and great, amazing teachers who are well paid. I also imagine a world without capitalism—and that means humanization for us as Black people. This also makes me emotional because sometimes it can be so hard to do this—imagine all of this, but sometimes all we have is our imagination. Our dreams. I think that’s the beauty of Black imagination, that’s how we survived so long. We’ve been imagining different possibilities for generations of Black people. Black people are the original futurists. All we have is that we’re thinking about a different life.
Asiyah Herrera lives in Boston. She was homeschooled throughout high school, so the Real Women love Baseball Smart Women love the Chicago Cubs shirt Apart from…,I will love this day-to-day of her senior-year classroom experience didn’t change much. But with the pandemic, she lost a lot of freedoms that come with being 18 and living in a big city, like riding the train and meeting up with friends or going to the mall or the beach. She is spending time in quarantine with her five siblings, father, grandmother, and pregnant mother. Her uncle contracted the coronavirus but has since recovered. She was planning to attend Simmons College, a private women’s college in Boston, until the university decided to make its fall semester online.