I have a cold. My eyes are hot and my head feels like it’s going to explode. Still, I decided to use my precious coherent minutes searching for a picture of a brown female, suffering from the cold.
- Brown girl sneeze
- Brown girl with cold
- Indian girl with cold
- Mexican girl with cold
- Indian girl with flu
- Mexican girl with flu
- Brown girl with flu
- Brown girl with tissue pile
- Indian girl with tissue pile
- Mexican girl with tissue pile
- A thousand other variations
In fairness, I did find a picture of an incredibly light-skinned Mexican girl with a flu mask, and an incredibly light-skinned Indian girl with a thermometer, but I just wanted a little representation of what I look like right now… and I’m pretty brown.
In case you were curious, there are plenty of pictures of sick pumpkins, lizards, and everything else imaginable.
Of course, maybe I’m just too fuzzy to search appropriately. In fact, I’m so fuzzy that the original point of this post is lost on me, so I’ll wrap up with a little public service announcement.
Just in case the internet really is frightfully devoid of people who look like me–sitting in a pile of cough drop wrappers, bottles of water, and tissues– please know that maple-sugar-brown skin does not prevent the cold.
And now you know.
So, what exciting things in your life have I missed while being unable to read more than a few posts a day? What are your miracle cures for getting over the common cold?