I need coffee.
I need coffee.
November is going to come very soon. And there is so much work to be done in terms of engaging folks in important dialogue in regards to the important bills/policies that are on the ballot.
It annoys me to no end when people make uninformed decisions. And it annoys me even more when they try to persuade others to make that same uninformed decision by using “sensationalist rhetoric” (as my friend says). They fail to do any research, and fail to even look at the counterarguments.
Anonymous asked: GOOD FOR YOU THEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUMPF
lol who is this?
Anonymous asked: that ramen looks gross
whatever. it tasted delicious in my tummy.
lesmotsrestentbien asked: but more responsibility will kill you O_OO
huh? i’m trying to not take on more responsibility!
1. Set aside an hour for myself to do whatever I want to do.
2. Don’t go on autopilot mode and say yes when there’s an opportunity to take on new or more responsibility.
"Someone might be well-versed in social justice issues, may have read all the literature, might be really good at organizing people. Maybe others look up to them, maybe they’re an “expert”. Maybe they’re a social media wizard.
But maybe they’re also condescending. Maybe they’re aggressively self-centred. Fighting the “good fight” does not give anybody a free pass to be a shitty person. Oh, so you can analytically unpack institutionalized racism - clearly that means you can talk down to people who know less than you. OH you understand the nuances and intricacies of mental health issues - please, go ahead and eschew any opportunities for constructive criticism about yourself because everyone else is wrong, and you are always right.
When a poisonous personality bleeds into activism, it is frustrating. There is a difference between anger and hate. Hate is about destruction. Anger is about change. (see: Audre Lorde, Uses of Anger) When one person’s hate is masquerading as anger, it discredits all of us who are really angry. It makes a mockery of those of us who want real, lasting change.
Come here, armed with your anger, ready to do the hard things.
Do not come here, filled with your hate, pretending to be a team player when really you’re only looking out for #1.”
One of my friends recently asked me to share my coming out narrative because he’s doing a project in which he’s creating a board game about coming out and the individualized experience of the struggling to come out.
I’ve never been asked to share my narrative in one piece before, so this is my first time ever writing my story about coming out. This is the first time that I’ve sat down and really reflected upon my experience so far. If you read this, it’s pretty long and I didn’t bother to make any edits, so I apologize if there are any typos/grammatical errors. Thanks for reading!
Holy shit. This list of Mr. Hyphen semi-finalists! These are all such amazing, inspiring, hella dope folks. Rooting for Timmy and Sam!
And we are here to kick ass.