"Because we live in a world where a Black mother get sentenced to 20 years in prison for defending herself in a situation of domestic violence and a white police officer shoots an unarmed Black teenager dead and gets a paid vacation"- CPD’s Asha Rosa #DecriminalizeBlack #Prison Divest (at Columbia University)
Come thru tonight for “He Was No Angel”: The Re-Valuing of Black Life Rally. 6:30-8:30pm, Butler Library. #BlackLivesMatter #PrisonDivest
i was reading perfume descriptions and this 1 perfume i thought said “dry bitch” as a topnote and i got so excited because i thought they were gettin all philosophical and anti-perfume on my ass but i just mis-read birch and now im upset because i wonder what a bitchy personality smells like
|me in november:||ugh christmas decorations shouldn't be up this early the holiday isn't for another two months come the fuck on|
|me in september:||SPOOKY SCARY SKELETONS|
STAND WITH SURVIVORS AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
i can’t believe this post has received tens of thousands of notes in a period of a few hours
there has definitely been the tone this semester in some spaces that we’ve talked about the sexual violence stuff enough already, which is an exhausting attitude to deal with
this past week has been so sustaining though
so many of my friends spoke/had their stories read anonymously by others at this event today
over 30 student organizations replied back over the course of a day and a half with their boards’ endorsements of a letter of demands to President Bollinger that I helped write with other organizers
friends & classmates that i didn’t even know that well sent emails & did outreach & got their corners of the school on board with acting in solidarity through their groups’ endorsements
thank you to everyone who organized this, to everyone who shows up to events like this, to everyone who supports the survivors in their lives in public & private ways, to the people who show up to meetings to do the work, to the people who are supportive even when it’s an inconvenient & ongoing & exhausting process
thank you to the survivors who do the exhausting and public work of putting their trauma on display for scrutiny & to those who quietly do the work & to those who do everything they need to do to survive (even if that means stepping back from or staying away from activist spaces as part of that survival)
i love you all so, so much
Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.
Take note: The moment people stopped reblogging and tweeting and writing news articles and calling attention to Ferguson, they brought back the armored cars. It is not over. They were waiting for the world to lose interest and knew it would.
- are you sleeping ok
- are you drinking enough water
- are you surrounding yourself with people who believe in you and listen to you
- and by listen i don’t mean wait for u to stop talking i mean they are invested in hearing about you and your dreams and your stories
- are you thinkin critically about your dreams in both practical and wonderful realms
- are you saying yes only when you feel comfortable
- are you learning a new thing every day
- are you working towards ur goals? are you making goals? your goal can be to have a goal and to explore possible goals. thats ok too.
how you doin? i hope you’re doing well!! i haven’t been doing all that good about working hard and fast but i’m trying.