Hello, Rachel here! I'm an English teacher turned grad student who escaped the midwest for the Pacific Northwest.
I'm 25 and I'm finally watching Avatar for the first time. I live with my cat, but my partner basically moved in when the world ended. I like to cook, and like everyone else I'm making copious amounts of banana bread to get through these trying times.
do you think people would be lighting shit on fire if they felt like they had any say in how their community was run? if they felt like they were part of it, that it belonged to them?
I have privilege as a white-read person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)
I can play loud music (#JordanDavis)
I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones)
I can drive a car (#SandraBland)
I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church (#Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell)
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland)
I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile)
I can break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones)
I can shop at a store (#JohnCrawford)
I can have a disabled vehicle (#TerrenceCrutcher)
I can read a book in my own car (#KeithScott)
I can be a 10yr old walking with my grandfather (#CliffordGlover)
I can decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese)
I can ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans)
I can cash a check in peace (#YvonneSmallwood)
I can take out my wallet (#AmadouDiallo)
I can run (#WalterScott)
I can breathe (#EricGarner)
I can live (#FreddieGray)
I CAN BE ARRESTED WITHOUT THE FEAR OF BEING MURDERED (#GeorgeFloyd)
Colorism and white privilege are real. Say the names of those it kills.
Posting this without content warnings too so maybe more folks will see.
Hello all. I’m doing massive supply runs and food prep for protestors in Minneapolis today. If people can swing it and want to donate funds, my Venmo is @grahambeatrice, my paypal is PayPal.me/gwinniebee and my cashapp is $grahambeatrice
Any amount helps and it will all be going to getting food and medical supplies and other necessary materials for people protesting the death of George Floyd
The body positive movement must be actively anti-racist at all times. You cannot untangle your own internalized fatphobia without also acknowledging the intersection of systemic racism that crosses into it, and the way that black bodies are dehumanized, fetishised, and harmed. To be body positive is to resist racism, untangle ourselves from the systems of oppression, and to protect the vulnerable marginalized members of society the way we ask that others protect us from the system that seeks us harm.
radicalizing through sharing media and awareness about the violence against black folks occurring right now is important, but caring for and standing in solidarity with living black folks is even more important. black lives matter means prioritizing black survival, not just mourning black deaths.
donate to the MN bail fund for protestors here and keep black folks out of police custody: https://www.payit2.com/fundraiser/98548
@saoirse super can't focus on her work right now
Admittedly, part of that might just be me relentlessly quoting the "even bigger bonkgonagahoogs" thing
Cats, communism, and cooking
I love plants
Escaped corn country
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