Video of the Day: North West asserts her right to privacy

Two-year-old North West (daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) had just arrived at her dance class yesterday when she was once again confronted by the bane of celebrity existence: paparazzi. North West, a.k.a. “Nori,” is no stranger to swarms of cameras following her around, but I am so pleased to know that she is already comfortable enough to tell them to back off (even if they don’t oblige).

In the clip below, Nori is heard saying “I said no pictures” while scrambling to keep up with her caretaker. We can thank Staceyann Chin and her 3 year old daughter Zuri for showing us what it might look like to teach kids about consent at such a young age. The right to privacy and space are certainly extensions of that, and these are things that we can and should be teaching our kids so that they grow up comfortable enough to set healthy boundaries and respect the boundaries of others. I like to think that Kim and Yeezy (or some other influence in North’s life) have been intentional about letting their child carry that message into the streets!

Feministing's resident "sexpert", Sesali is a published writer and professional shit talker. She is a queer Black girl, fat girl, and trainer. She was the former Training Director at the United States Student Association and later a member of the Youth Organizing team at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She received her bachelors in Women's and Gender Studies from Depaul University in 2012 and is currently pursuing a master's in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. A self identified "trap" feminist, and trained with a reproductive justice background, her interests include the intersections of feminism and: pop culture, youth culture, social media, hip hop, girlhood, sexuality, race, gender, and Beyonce. Sesali joined the team in 2010 as one of the winners of our So You Think You Can Blog contest.

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