Yesterday while we were in Goodwill, my sister found this luggage that was an exact match to my mom’s vintage luggage from the 70s, except it was the medium version. My mom wanted to throw out that piece of luggage that was once stored in the basement years ago, but I took it before it reached trash day and resides happily in my house. Good thing it was saved; I now have a matching yellow vintage Samsonite set. Points for my sister who saw it alongside the other luggage in the store. If you see this on eBay, it would be over $100 for its name and vintage aesthetic; I bought it for a whopping $2.60.
Yesterday, as we were eating dinner, I asked the girls for some school stories. I then reminded Emma to alternate the shoes she wears everyday as to somewhat preserve their condition. I asked her if the kids in 6 grade made fun of the sneakers I had bought from Korea for $6 online. She said no because of what had happened regarding her previous sneakers that she used to wear early last year. Apparently, kids would whisper behind her back, making fun of her inexpensive unbranded shoes, while some kids would shout “what are those?!” in front of her. Instead of getting upset, I asked her how it made her feel, and she shrugged it off. I asked her how she handled the situation, if she was vocal about it, or just kept the hurt to herself. “I know what you’re saying in back of me,” she said to her classmates, “and the reason I’m wearing these sneakers is because my mom doesn’t want to spend that much on sneakers.” She mentioned that she had to explain this to multiple people. After her ability to confront her fashion police, she wasn’t teased anymore. Now, what these youtube influenced kids don’t […]
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. Frederick Douglass