- Yasmin Mogahed (via juliefuckingpowers)
ATTENTION AMERICANS: It is OKAY that some cultures in our world don’t use written language. There is a beauty to cultures that have shamans and experts in every topic that memorize and teach their knowledge verbally. WE ARE KILLING VERBAL ONLY LANGUAGES by shoving written languages at them. We are losing important information that is only housed in THAT language each time a language dies. Over time, we might be dangerously taking away a child’s culture by “gifting” them with literacy.