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Melissa Barwick

ATL -> NOLA -> DC. I have a dog.

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Omg get Jack Randall off my screen.


faggytoast:

"Nathan’s my identical twin brother. He’s always doing weird stuff, he’s deaf and he’s a little bit retarded too"


anill-followedplan:

wifighost:

blacksupervillain:

gonna keep reblogging this

the thing about NRA gun nuts and those who pretend to be concerned about ‘tyranny’ and the police state is that the only fear it when it doesn’t represent their own interests.

for instance, what would i white supremacist have to fear from a white supremacist police state - they run it.

their actual fear comes from not being in control of a police state -when that control doesn’t belong to a white patriarchal right wing hand - which is why when Obama was elected (regardless of what systemic control he represents) fear of a police state went into overdrive - because he has a brown face

this is so real

"You may not have taken racism into account."


Just now watching The Comeback and Lisa Kudrow is a treasure.


dynamicafrica:

Today, September 8th, is the 60th birthday of Ruby Nell Bridges - a woman who, being the first black child to attend an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960, underwent a traumatizing ordeal that came to signify the deeply troubled state of race relations in America.

On her first day of school at William Frantz Elementary School, during a 1997 NewsHour interview Bridges recalled that she was perplexed by the site that befell, thinking that it was some sort of Mardi Gras celebration:

"Driving up I could see the crowd, but living in New Orleans, I actually thought it was Mardi Gras. There was a large crowd of people outside of the school. They were throwing things and shouting, and that sort of goes on in New Orleans at Mardi Gras.”

Only six-years-old at the time, little Ruby had to deal with a slew of disgusting and violent harassment, beginning with threats of violence that prompted then President Eisenhower to dispatch U.S Marshals as her official escorts, to teachers refusing to teach her and a woman who put a black baby doll in a coffin and demonstrated outside the school in protest of Ruby’s presence there. This particular ordeal had a profound effect on young Ruby who said that it “scared me more than the nasty things people screamed at us.”

Only one teacher, Barbara Henry, would teach Ruby and did so for over a year with Ruby being the only pupil in her class.

The Bridges family suffered greatly for their brave decision. Her father lost his job, they were barred from shopping at their local grocery store, her grandparents, who were sharecroppers, were forcibly removed from their land, not to mention the psychological effect this entire ordeal had on her family. There were, however, members of their community - both black and white - who gathered behind the Bridges family in a show of support, including providing her father with a new job and taking turns to babysit Ruby.

Part of her experience was immortalized in a 1964 Norman Rockwell painting, pictured above, titled The Problem We All Live With. Her entire story was made into a TV movie released in 1998.

Despite the end of the segregation of schools in the United States, studies and reports show that the situation is worse now than it was in the 1960s.

Today, still living in New Orleans, Briges works as an activist, who has spoken at TEDx, and is now chair of the Ruby Bridges Foundation.


So I searched the feminism tag for some inspiration and all I found were MRAs…

This is why.


You can tell me “not all men.”
every woman knows that.

But when the weight of a single man
crushes her into the mattress
and extinguishes the light from her eyes,
there is no statistic
or trend
or clever saying
that can stop her from feeling the burn of his touch
in every man’s gaze.

So maybe, to you, it’s one man.
But for her, it is all.


-M.H., It Doesn’t Matter (via ed-free-maggie)

mammamoon:

so in my new apartment there’s a random hole in the wall, just big enough for a drake bell shrine


gabydunn:

OH BOY DO I HAVE SOME TIPS FOR YOU ALL.

New JBU bustas.

Sexual batman = so great


What is this? Also, if Nikki put out a work out tape I would buy it.


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