Pokemon Magic Shirt, Hoodie, Longsleeve Tee, And Sweater
Pokemon Magic Shirt! She’ll be here… any second, she’ll be here,” I thought, sitting in the dark theater. I know I’m not the only one waiting for her; In addition to the rest of the audience, there was everyone in the actual movie. On-screen, the production team, director, and even Daniel Kaluuya, as OJ Haywood, wanted her to appear. After a short pause, boom! She flung open the studio door and ran towards her. She is Keke Palmer, standing front and center on the theater screen. And there I was, on Nope’s opening night, looking at her and going, like I’ve done so many times before: “Yes, she’s going to do this.” And she made it. The first time I remember seeing Palmer on screen, I was sitting on the hardwood floor, staring at one of the old-school televisions as tall as a seven-year-old. My aunt, who was babysitting for me at the time, stuffed a disc in the DVD player to keep me busy, but she may have had little idea how *Akeelah and the Bee* and the young lead actress of that movie will stay with me. Along with actors like Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne, I saw Palmer play a smart and determined Black girl who defied all odds to make her mark on the world. And from her family and mentors to braids and framed glasses.
I came to realize my own life, even as a mixed Filipino and black girl. When I look at her on the screen, I see myself. As a kid, you never really asked yourself, “Can I see myself as a doctor, writer, or painter?” Sometimes you just see someone you want to do something about and you say, “Well if she can do it, I can too.” It’s not that I want to be Keke Palmer. Pokemon Magic Shirt! It’s just that when I see her in a certain role, I believe I can do it too. When she played a smart girl sweeping the floor at the National Spelling Bee, I thought I could at least get on stage and try my hand at my school-wide competition. When she played the stubborn and talented Dutching girl opposite Corbin Bleu, Disney Channel’s heartthrob fan in Jump In!, I started to think I might be able to impress my schoolyard crush. me. (I’ve also taught myself and the class how to double down on Dutch, breaking the elementary school policy of boys and girls playing together.) Almost a decade after watching True Jackson, VP, in it. she played the young CEO oriented to a New York City fashion brand, I pursued journalism in college and didn’t stop writing until I got the internship of my dreams. to wish.