Give pensive seventh and eighth grade girls a machete and watch them go!! The ripe bananas are my personal favorite large plant to hack down so I felt determined to get these young ladies swinging with personal power and a garden machete. A huge ripe rack in our Jr. High grade banana patch was the perfect temptation. At first, I asked them to hack down the stalk and they resisted, squemishly citing gross black ants. To insite slashing senses, I demonstrated propper machete use and promised to catch the sappy rack when it fell. They couldn't resist just one whack. The leader of the squeemish girls took the first turn. One hack. Two hacks. Three hacks; a smile. "I like this! Take that!!" The machete was passed around the trio of sassy Jr. High girls growing more brazen with every power swing. Glowing and hungry, the girls agreed that hacking bananas was a great way to release bottled up tensions and frustrations. You go girls!!
Krista Joan says:
My mission is to teach, train, and testify in resistance to the white supremacy of my ancestors. My personal choices are political, powerful, and practical. Let's trash waste.