rawiya kameir

I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.

People hear my skin say things my mouth doesn’t. Things like, “Can I get you anything else, ma’am?” and “Are you looking for a size?” and “No problem, sir. I will get a mop and take care of it right away.”

Somehow they are deaf to my shoes, which say rather loudly: “Back to your cave, Yacub.”