peppersongg:

Hey everyone.

It would be really neat if you could help me out by sending donations through paypal. My boyfriend and I are really struggling right now. I don’t have a job right now and Danny works really hard, but he doesn’t get paid enough. We are both autistic and trans, and we have bills to…

whiskeyandmisanthropy:

Indians, Africans, Asians, Drone Strikes, the list goes on and on…
America’s proudest tradition, for hundreds of years.

whiskeyandmisanthropy:

Indians, Africans, Asians, Drone Strikes, the list goes on and on…

America’s proudest tradition, for hundreds of years.

"The criminal justice system in the United States can be said to be doing much of the lynching today, in a new form. In the 1930’s, the American government decided to clamp down on public lynchings as being outside the law. When law enforcement officers had to confront an angry crowd that wanted to lynch a black person, they would tell the crowd not to lynch the prisoner directly. Instead, they told them to take him to court and lynch him there, using the death penalty. In the courtroom, the judges and juries were white. Blacks were excluded from juries and had few resources to defend themselves against either white mob violence or the violence of the criminal justice system. Whites could disregard the black insistence on equal justice because it was their court, and there would be a quick trial that would end in execution. Many scholars call that legal lynching. Today, the number of incarcerated black people is far out of proportion to their numbers in the population as a whole. Then there are the drug penalties like the mandatory minimum drug laws created, in my opinion, especially for blacks, with harsher penalties for those convicted of crack cocaine sale or possession than for powdered cocaine, which is preferred by white addicts. There can be no equal justice until a black life is worth the same as a white life."

James Cone (via sociolab)

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lodubimvloyaar:

Role model.

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mynameisjessamyn:

Even though I practice #yoga at home every day, it’s been months since I’ve attended a live class. I was feeling like a big spender this weekend so I went to two Bikram classes and the sweat pouring out my body felt like tears from heaven. I know you think I’m being hyperbolic but for real: TEARS FROM HEAVEN.
However, being back in a class environment shed light on some aspects of yoga classes that I love and hate. For one thing, why is everyone showing off so much? I like to start my #Bikram class w/ a relaxing savasana, but I witnessed all kinds of advanced posing by my classmates before we even began pranayama breathing. Maybe I’ve been cooped up in my home studio too long but…..Where they do THAT at? Whatever, far be it from me to criticize someone else’s practice- do your thing, kung fu pandas. Also, why is everyone breathing so damn hard? It sounds like a vacuum cleaner convention in here.
However, I forgot that the best reason to attend live class is teacher interaction- having a teacher give corrections on alignment is SO HELPFUL and totally worth the drop-in rate. I don’t think I’ll be immediately transitioning into daily in-class practice in the near future, but it’s nice to see how the other half lives.
#yogafamily #yogabums #yogalife #yogapractice #yogajournal #yogratitude #yogalove #yoganation #yogafundamentals #yogaeverydamnday #backbends #fitfluential #fatyoga #flexibility #feeltheyogahigh #Aimtrue #pspfit #curvyyoga #curvyfit #curvygirl #curvespo #honormycurves #honoryourcurves #effyourbeautystandards


Nice to see a non thin, white woman doing yoga

mynameisjessamyn:

Even though I practice #yoga at home every day, it’s been months since I’ve attended a live class. I was feeling like a big spender this weekend so I went to two Bikram classes and the sweat pouring out my body felt like tears from heaven. I know you think I’m being hyperbolic but for real: TEARS FROM HEAVEN.

However, being back in a class environment shed light on some aspects of yoga classes that I love and hate. For one thing, why is everyone showing off so much? I like to start my #Bikram class w/ a relaxing savasana, but I witnessed all kinds of advanced posing by my classmates before we even began pranayama breathing. Maybe I’ve been cooped up in my home studio too long but…..Where they do THAT at? Whatever, far be it from me to criticize someone else’s practice- do your thing, kung fu pandas. Also, why is everyone breathing so damn hard? It sounds like a vacuum cleaner convention in here.

However, I forgot that the best reason to attend live class is teacher interaction- having a teacher give corrections on alignment is SO HELPFUL and totally worth the drop-in rate. I don’t think I’ll be immediately transitioning into daily in-class practice in the near future, but it’s nice to see how the other half lives.

#yogafamily
#yogabums #yogalife #yogapractice #yogajournal #yogratitude #yogalove #yoganation #yogafundamentals #yogaeverydamnday #backbends #fitfluential #fatyoga #flexibility #feeltheyogahigh #Aimtrue #pspfit #curvyyoga #curvyfit #curvygirl #curvespo #honormycurves #honoryourcurves #effyourbeautystandards

Nice to see a non thin, white woman doing yoga

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wocinsolidarity:

iridessence:

geethageetha:

mcmlxxxixoz:

thebowspring:

Mondoweiss — Last Sunday, Palestinian-American Buthayna Hammad attended a soccer match at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston’s downtown 22,000-seat soccer-specific stadium, home to the Houston Dynamo. About 15 minutes after the game started Hammad was approached by the head of Compass Stadium’s security Nathan Buchanan. Soon she encountered a total of eight security officials, four from stadium security and the other four, Houston police officers.
Why? because she was waving a Palestinian flag. Stadium security informed her that her Palestinian flag implied a “racial slur” and therefore was in violation of BBVA Compass Stadium rules.
Hammad, a native of Houston, is an avid soccer fan. She attended the match with her “alt family from Honduras” including her Honduran boyfriend. The match was between Israel and Honduras.
The implications of this story are mind-numbing, and we’ll discuss that later. First, in Buthayna Hammad’s own words, cited in Free Press Houston (FPR): “Mere Existence of Palestine Deemed a ‘Threatening Racial Slur’ by the Houston Dynamo Organization.”
"I wore a Honduras jersey and was eager to cheer on this team, dressed to represent Honduras. To represent my own heritage as a Palestinian-American, I also brought my Palestinian flag. I made sure my flag was allowed (based on the size, etc.) and I was all ready to go. For the first 15 minutes of the match I stood up and cheered and stomped my feet with the rest of the crowd chanting “HON-DU-RAS” and waving my Palestinian flag, my colors vibrant and loud against a sea of blue and white…and apparently also racist.
I was told I had to sit down, which I did, only to be told to get back up again and follow the manager of security away from the stadium seats and into the concession area. I followed, and there waiting for me were three more BBVA security personnel and four police officers. When I asked them what was wrong, the manager of security, Nathan Buchanan, told me I am not allowed to carry this flag because it implies a “racial slur” and it is in BBVA Compass Stadium violation.
I asked him to show me evidence of his accusations and asked him how my flag, a part of my identity as a Palestinian-American, implies a racial slur. He could not answer whether he did not know or could not articulate why he was ordered to remove my flag and me from my seat. I was getting very emotional at this point, I had my flag wrapped around my neck like a scarf, and he said he would take my flag and “check it in” for me, that I was not permitted to return to my seat until I surrendered my flag.”
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fucking ridiculous!!

It’s wild that in one place, a woman of color showing her own flag at a game stadium is considered a racial slur and she’s hauled away by security and in another place, white german Nazi sympathizers can literally walk onto the field in blackface during a game and the player HIMSELF has to shoo them off because no one gives a shit. We live in fucked up times still.

^^^^^

wocinsolidarity:

iridessence:

geethageetha:

mcmlxxxixoz:

thebowspring:

Mondoweiss — Last Sunday, Palestinian-American Buthayna Hammad attended a soccer match at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston’s downtown 22,000-seat soccer-specific stadium, home to the Houston Dynamo. About 15 minutes after the game started Hammad was approached by the head of Compass Stadium’s security Nathan Buchanan. Soon she encountered a total of eight security officials, four from stadium security and the other four, Houston police officers.

Why? because she was waving a Palestinian flag. Stadium security informed her that her Palestinian flag implied a “racial slur” and therefore was in violation of BBVA Compass Stadium rules.

Hammad, a native of Houston, is an avid soccer fan. She attended the match with her “alt family from Honduras” including her Honduran boyfriend. The match was between Israel and Honduras.

The implications of this story are mind-numbing, and we’ll discuss that later. First, in Buthayna Hammad’s own words, cited in Free Press Houston (FPR): “Mere Existence of Palestine Deemed a ‘Threatening Racial Slur’ by the Houston Dynamo Organization.”

"I wore a Honduras jersey and was eager to cheer on this team, dressed to represent Honduras. To represent my own heritage as a Palestinian-American, I also brought my Palestinian flag. I made sure my flag was allowed (based on the size, etc.) and I was all ready to go. For the first 15 minutes of the match I stood up and cheered and stomped my feet with the rest of the crowd chanting “HON-DU-RAS” and waving my Palestinian flag, my colors vibrant and loud against a sea of blue and white…and apparently also racist.

I was told I had to sit down, which I did, only to be told to get back up again and follow the manager of security away from the stadium seats and into the concession area. I followed, and there waiting for me were three more BBVA security personnel and four police officers. When I asked them what was wrong, the manager of security, Nathan Buchanan, told me I am not allowed to carry this flag because it implies a “racial slur” and it is in BBVA Compass Stadium violation.

I asked him to show me evidence of his accusations and asked him how my flag, a part of my identity as a Palestinian-American, implies a racial slur. He could not answer whether he did not know or could not articulate why he was ordered to remove my flag and me from my seat. I was getting very emotional at this point, I had my flag wrapped around my neck like a scarf, and he said he would take my flag and “check it in” for me, that I was not permitted to return to my seat until I surrendered my flag.”

Continue reading

Iste bunlar hep CHP zihniyetinde gördüğümüz olaylar

fucking ridiculous!!

It’s wild that in one place, a woman of color showing her own flag at a game stadium is considered a racial slur and she’s hauled away by security and in another place, white german Nazi sympathizers can literally walk onto the field in blackface during a game and the player HIMSELF has to shoo them off because no one gives a shit. We live in fucked up times still.

^^^^^

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yourpersonalcheerleader:

Just a reminder, these are some my hospital bracelets over the last five years.

Don’t let a chronic illness stop you from achieving your dreams!

Since my sophomore year when I started having crohn’s like symptoms (I have not been officially diagnosed with crohn’s disease because my presentation is abnormal), I have created, led, worked, loved, danced, volunteered, and conqured. 

Some days are harder, but as Robin Roberts says “everybody’s got somethin.”

<3 

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beggars-opera:

aminaabramovic:

my dad basically says your early 20’s are when you’re too young for anyone to take you seriously and you’re too old for anyone to feel sorry for you and he is 100% right

The sophomore year of life

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datingdisastersofaqueergirl:

Hello tumblr.

I’ve noticed that a lot of y’all are really into the hit Netflix show Orange is the New Black. Now, I’m not going to bore you with any prison abolitionist rant here. I just have a request.

You know how Miss Claudette doesn’t get letters? How…

autisticlynx:

"I’m a proud part of the autism community"

"I’m an autism mom"

"autism pride"

do you realize how damn confusing it is when you say that but you’re not autistic

because if you say you’re part of the autism community, I’m gonna think “oh cool, you’re autistic!” if you say…

helvetebrann:

crystalmethalicious:

I don’t think people realise how hard it is to re-discover the person you were before depression or even try to remember your own personality

Having been diagnosed at 13, I don’t know that I’ve ever known myself outside of clinical depression/anxiety.  That’s kind of a sad thought.

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tramampoline:


A Tribe Called Red member Ian Campeau has been accused of being racist by Westfest festival goers after sporting a “Caucasian” t-shirt mocking the Cleveland Indians.

PLEASE THIS IS TOO FUNNY WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO CALM DOWN

tramampoline:

A Tribe Called Red member Ian Campeau has been accused of being racist by Westfest festival goers after sporting a “Caucasian” t-shirt mocking the Cleveland Indians.

PLEASE THIS IS TOO FUNNY WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO CALM DOWN

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In a study of children aged 2-5, parents interrupted their daughters more than their sons, and fathers were more likely to talk simultaneously with their children than mothers were. Jennifer Coates says: “It seems that fathers try to control conversation more than mothers… and both parents try to control conversation more with daughters than with sons. The implicit message to girls is that they are more interruptible and that their right to speak is less than that of boys.”

Girls and boys’ differing understanding of when to talk, when to be quiet, what is polite and so on, has a visible impact on the dynamics of the classroom. Just as men dominate the floor in business meetings, academic conferences and so on, so little boys dominate in the classroom - and little girls let them.

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fruitilove said: fuck you with your cruel fashion and get off my dash

fyeahindigenousfashion:

We did not get on your dash; you followed us. A simple unfollow would have done, but in the future please keep your imperialist vitriol to yourself. Fur is part of many indigenous people’s clothing out of necessity, and it is not your place to label fur items as cruel just because white settlers lock up and torture their fur animals. There’s a better target for your comments. Thank you.

This also goes for anyone else who subscribes to Western animal rights movements’ ideals and misplaces their anger on indigenous peoples who have no history of systemic animal abuse. It seems like indigenous peoples are easy, soft targets for this particular kind of “activism” and I don’t even have words for how messed up that is when the culture that needs fixing is the Western one.

goddessrambles:

blackmanonthemoon:

Black men your emotions matter

your mental health matters

your physical health matters

your livelihood matters

Yaassss!