Tuesday, October 30, 2007


To begin my blogging experience, I think it is appropriate (in the name of irony) to begin with a death; a death of the over-used and retired phrase, "You go girl." We have all, in one point or another, used this embarrassing phrase, whether it was a part of our culutre or not. And here it is, something I have done before, but am re-creating now: my eulogy of the phrase, "You go girl."

We now put to rest, "you go girl." You were a phrase born in the heart of ghetto and soul. You encouraged many to break up with unworthy boyfriends and inspired groups of women in hand-on-hip fashion;but you didn't stop there. You bridged the racial gap when millions started shouting your phrase on affluent soccer fields filled with blonde pigtails and soccer moms. You were born in the projects, raised in a multi-cultural society, and died with middle-aged white women in weight watchers meetings. You... are an inspiration to us all. As we remember you, we remember your life and how you lived it: You came girl, you went girl, and now, you too, must go girl.