Meg. Twenty-five. Northwest living. English teacher. Lover: Ajay324 💕
Contradiction. Art. Grammar. Books.
The one thing that has stuck with me every day since my English teacher told me it in middle school is:
"When referring to someone, always say who they are before anything else about them, because being a person always comes first"
Instead of saying “the mentally ill man,” say “the man with a mental illness”
Putting someone’s characteristics (especially negative ones) before them is dehumanizing and rude. Don’t do it.
When you live in the northwest where air conditioning is sparse, you borrow fans from your landlord and drink a lot of ice water when the temps reach over 80’.
Somebody posted these all around school, and now I know what it feels like to be proud of ones school.