My sister, who I have not always been on the best terms with is on both Tumblr and Twitter. Apparently while we were having no relationship at all, which I think was the best thing at the time, she went off and got semi-famous. She runs Black Girl Dangerous, I think that’s what its called. Anyway, online friends who’ve known me a while know its my sister but I havent talked about it with other people. We dont have much of a relationship, she lives across the country and there’s been bad blood between us, flowing from a trickle to a gush over most of the course of our lives.
Anyway, I do all that rambling to say I followed her on Twitter tonight. She’s a militant, black, queer and that’s probably not even close to my proletariat, head down, quiet, bisexual. I found her feed to be interesting, militant yes but also funny and insightful. I surely wont agree with everything she says, I dont with the majority of my followers. And I also dont think this will bring us any closer like some bad Lifetime movie where sisters reconnect online after years estranged.
Its just interesting to see her thoughts. I know I express mine on my Twitter and feel the freedom of doing so. Where this little following experiment will go, I dont know, I actually hope she doesnt notice me and doesnt follow back. I’m just kinda standing in the corner right now checking things out as they go along.