I heard it countless times growing up.
No one had to specify what was meant. I knew:
stop sitting femininely.
For years, I tried to "sit right," "walk right," and "talk right."
For years, I tried to "fix" my body, unaware that my small frame has always known exactly what was right: back straight, eyes steadfast, and legs crossed in defiance.
Thank goodness for YouTube. I found a version of Lapici ka kuaderno truer to the way most pirekuas are played.
WARNING: The images are NOT of Michoacán/P’urhépecha region. The person who uploaded the video used images from their trip to Oaxaca instead, because indigenous folx are totally interchangeable. *bangs head on desk*