American History 101

True life: I got kicked out of class in the third grade for bringing this up.

I’m pretty sure my child is going to get kicked out of class for being aware. And I will take them out for pizza when it happens. Fools won’t brainwash my babies. Uh uh.

The first one tho. Wow.

Yeah. I got into a lot of trouble in class. Hahaha. My momma knew the principle by name and I never stopped correcting this ignorant teachers. … 4th grade especially. Lol



Not sure how readable this is but I am playing with form on the page and tumblr doesn’t really respect formatting so I saved this as a jpeg.
Its another poem from Shira Erlichman’s incredible class last month.

I wrote the poem then LATER realized that my dream dress is a strapless version of the dress Divine is wearing in this photo.

You’re wonderful! @sweetwhatshername



“I’ll never forget the day Marilyn and I were walking around New York City, just having a stroll on a nice day. She loved New York because no one bothered her there like they did in Hollywood, she could put on her plain-jane clothes and no one would notice her. She loved that. So as we we’re walking down Broadway, she turns to me and says ‘Do you want to see me become her?’ I didn’t know what she meant but I just said ‘Yes’- and then I saw it. I don’t know how to explain what she did because it was so very subtle, but she turned something on within herself that was almost like magic. And suddenly cars were slowing and people were turning their heads and stopping to stare. They were recognizing that this was Marilyn Monroe as if she pulled off a mask or something, even though a second ago nobody noticed her. I had never seen anything like it before.” 

- Amy Greene, wife of Marilyn’s personal photographer Milton Greene

Star quality. Haha