Trayvon’s blackness wasn’t something he could hide, so it wouldn’t have mattered...– Angela Marie Davis (via oromi)
Pasadena, CA police officers who killed 19 year... →
itsthemusicpeople: Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez released the names in a statement under mounting pressure Friday as he prepared for a public forum Saturday at a northwest Pasadena church to try to calm concerns. Their names and backgrounds were made public after The Los Angeles Times and Pasadena Star-News identified them based on police records. Sanchez confirmed that Officers...
On phone numbers and gender violence
In the two weeks or so since moving to Oakland, I’ve exchanged phone numbers with three women, on the pretense of there being at least some mutual attraction and the explicit or implicit invitation to make contact and then see each other again - perhaps on a “date.” Annoyingly, in all three cases a text has been sent, from me to the other person, and no response has been given....
Missed flight woes
I missed my flight this morning. I’ve always been so cool and calm in these situations. Nothing to do but wait, can’t change anything so why get upset, etc. maybe I learned that young from fighting/craziness in the household, I dunno. But it feels like the pressure to be like that, to suck it up or whatever… Feels so stifling. It feels suffocating. Like I feel like crying but...
As a white person, I always saw the terms honky or cracker as proof of how much...– Tim Wise on reverse racism and white privilege (via fattiesoslim)
Fucking collards, bell peppers, and tofu. All I need in my life. Delicious. So simple. So cheap.
Other day I was biking home and this woman waved at me from her car. I didn’t recognize her. A block or so up though, she pulled over. And so I slowed down and looked in her car, and she’d rolled down her window. She said something about me looking like her friend, but became clear soon that she was hitting on me! We chatted for a quick second as I became super aware of being...
For whatever reason I’ve been listening to the radio a lot lately. Usually I’m on NPR or KPFA but more often now it’s KMEL or 94.9. These are the “urban” hip hop/pop/party stations. And that’s the music phase I’m in right now. And I can’t believe how repetitive mainstream radio is. I’ve hear that “swagging all day” song at...
Society has a problem with female nudity when it is not … ”—Badu pauses to get...– Erykah Badu: June/July Cover Story [Pg 1] | VIBE (via bridgetvonhammersmark)
I am so excited for my LIFE :)
I can’t believe hunger games is so good. I don’t know what I was expecting but book 2 is surpassing it. I am HOOKED :) I’m so excited too to talk to my students about the books!
If you think pubic hair on a woman is unnatural or weird, you aren’t mature...– Stoya (via wewantrevolutiongirlstylenow) This. But I wonder… When I was gettin’ down with the first “natural” girl I ever… got down with, I was really surprised and excited and confused because all the other girls, all the media, all the pornography didn’t...
If you can only be tall because somebody is on their knees, then you have a...– - Toni Morrison pa’ lo’ machista’. and fucking everyone else who thinks they have to dehumanize people in order to be somebody. (via baddominicana)
For much of my young life, I did not know race was something I needed to worry...– From A Place Where We Are Everything, Roxane Gay’s beautiful piece on Trayvon Martin for The Rumpus. (via beenthinking)
Privilege is expecting that marginalized people have nothing better to do than...– Spectra Speaks (via zorascreation) Seriously, if you wanna take a class, you gotta pay a fee. If you aren’t payin’ me, go educate yo self!
fuck yeah sex education: GSM/LGBT friendly... →
fuckyeahsexeducation: Minor Characters Questionable Content: Tai, poly lesbian tattooed lesbian Storylines Girls With Slingshots (lesbian storylines) Menage a trois (a few bisexual storylines) The Class (two gay males) Shortpacked/Dumming of Age (gay male main character) Spinnerette (recent orientation… I had one for a while called this is what adults do (tiwad.calmcow.com) it was...
vegansaurus!: Guest post: We Hella Heart Oakland... →
vegansaurus: Oakland has long lived in the shadow of San Francisco. Heralded as a gustatory epicenter, Fog City is not only revered for its array of palate pleasing restaurants, but consistently ranked as one of the most vegetarian-friendly cities in the world to boot. Not to be outshined, Oakland’s…
spring break plans
spring break begins now. i didn’t know i was going to get a spring break, but i’m pumped because it’ll give me the space i need to make this transition happen swimmingly. i just hope it fucking stops raining next week because i want to work out in the garden and build some shit. - read dragon tattoo series - read hunger games series - build raised beds, plant some veggies -...
Trayvon’s blackness wasn’t something he could hide, so it wouldn’t have mattered...– Angela Marie Davis (via zorascreation) word. i’ve been relatively quiet about Trayvon. mostly because i’m still struggling to grasp it myself. not because it surprises me, but because so many people i know are him. have been in that situation, going into their own houses only to have the cops...
Nicole stands up for something (or another): For... →
kyle-: stfuconfederates: These are some things that I have discovered or have been informed of over the last few months on this blog, and I wanted to pass them on in one place. I hope they can help you in the ways they’ve helped me, and I thank the people who’ve patiently helped me…
Put in the deposit today. Moving on Monday. So fucking excited!