Mini Adventures in Finding Myself

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1. Don’t try to piss quietly. Nobody in a public restroom thinks you’re knitting in your stall. They came to piss, just like you. And if you have to take a dump, do it. Get over your fear of public toilets. It’ll make life a lot easier.

2. Masturbate. Masturbate a lot. Talk about it with your friends. You’ve got the right to make yourself feel good and brag about it just like all the boys with extra large kleenex packages on their desks.

3. If you want the large fries, get the large fries. Hunger and appetite are nothing to be ashamed of, just human. Don’t ever feel guilty for eating in front of others. You need to nourish your body to stay alive. We all do.

4. Laugh as loud as you have to, no matter if you snort or gasp or literally scream.

5. Fart when you have to.

6. Always remember you weren’t born to visually please others. Forget the phrase “what if they think it’s ugly”. If you think it’s lovely, it is lovely. You wanna wear it, wear it!

7. Speak your mind! You can learn to do so without insulting others or shoving your opinion down other people’s throats.

Seven Simple Ways To Free Yourself, from girl to girl (via notcapableoflove)

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I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.
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"He said all of a sudden, he just started to bum rush him," she said. "He just started coming at him full speed, and so he just started shooting and he just kept coming."
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A recent post on the “I support Officer Wilson” page says, “We started this page to be the voice that law enforcement did not have.” Another post from the same page says that Wilson has overcome a rough childhood himself and that becoming a police officer has helped him to overcome that.

Support grows for Darren Wilson, officer who shot teen - CNN.com

I don’t normally post about stuff like this commentary, but this article is genuinely offensive.

1. Even if this account is true, which witnesses say it isn’t, how is running towards someone justification for being shot to death?
2. Law Enforcement totally has had a voice in all of this, they’ve used to it lie, smear the victim and order people off the streets at gunpoint.
3. “a rough childhood himself”- Is anyone claiming that Michael Brown had a “rough childhood?” or is it just assumed because he’s a minority? And does having a “rough childhood” give you free reign to shoot an unarmed teenager? When has this even been a valid justification for anything?

Can you think of any other circumstances where the media would suggest we show more compassion towards a suspected murderer?

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There are some suspected murderers who I DO think we should show more compassion towards, like ones who appear to be suffering from genuine mental illness or disability, but a cop who started shooting at an unarmed teenager for no good reason is not one of them.

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I absolutely am on the side of Michael Brown in this case, HOWEVER, I will refute the first point made above:

1. Even if this account is true, which witnesses say it isn’t, how is running towards someone justification for being shot to death?

Advancing on a police officer who has told you to stop or back away IS justification for being shot. They have no idea if you have a weapon or not and if you are within 10 feet you are more likely to kill them with a knife than they you with a gun. I am NOT saying that anything of the sort happened in this case, I am simply stating that this is how officers are trained for self defense.

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humans-of-pdx:

"I had a bacterial infection when I was two that turned into gangrene. People don’t believe all the things I can do. Like write. I have some of the best handwriting in my class." She put her arms together to show me how she would hold a pencil or pen. "Are you in school?" "Well I just finished medical school to become a medical assistant." Just then she got a phone call, swiped open the touch screen and effortlessly held the phone up to her ear. I waited patiently as she tried to work out some logistics with a family member. "That was my grandma. She’s on her way to pick me up and take me to my dance studio." "You dance?" "Yeah, you should come to my performance." I told her I would absolutely love to.

You fucking go girl.

Link to a video of her dancing
She’s a truly gorgeous dancer.

How many of us are without physical impediments but can’t dance worth a poop?  Or have any of the other accomplishments as this young lady?
Wow.

insanecorgi:

fedoraharp:

franklyitsscarlett:

humans-of-pdx:

"I had a bacterial infection when I was two that turned into gangrene. People don’t believe all the things I can do. Like write. I have some of the best handwriting in my class." She put her arms together to show me how she would hold a pencil or pen. 

"Are you in school?" 

"Well I just finished medical school to become a medical assistant." Just then she got a phone call, swiped open the touch screen and effortlessly held the phone up to her ear. I waited patiently as she tried to work out some logistics with a family member. "That was my grandma. She’s on her way to pick me up and take me to my dance studio." 

"You dance?" 

"Yeah, you should come to my performance." 

I told her I would absolutely love to.

You fucking go girl.

Link to a video of her dancing

She’s a truly gorgeous dancer.

How many of us are without physical impediments but can’t dance worth a poop?  Or have any of the other accomplishments as this young lady?

Wow.

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This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the “bucket challenge”

*My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy.  If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown’s killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won’t prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I’m not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My “bullet bucket challenge” is not about pointing fingers and it’s not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I’m challenging my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It’s not about black or white. It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious”

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"

Join me.

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