teacups — a chapter from my feminist memoir “whitegirrrl” #amwriting #American #feminine #hetero #feminism #3generations #60’s #history #girl #pre-teen #childhood

“Isn’t she swell, honeybunch?” You’re splayed out on the large oriental carpet in front of the fire looking through all of your grandparent’s photo albums.  Your grandmother smiles from her wing chair, a little aperitif in her hand.  Your grandfather stokes the fire, gently pushing the embers around.  He’s the one who teaches you how.  […]