I wish I had taken a full-length picture of myself, but I don't have a full-length mirror. One day I'll have to buy my own, so that I don't have to sneak into my mom's bathroom! Bracelet: Wet Seal from a loooong time ago Necklace: gift from a friend (The beads are made from painted magazine pages!) Shirt: Target? Skirt: Old Navy
I just had to put my hair up-it's too hot down here, not to. As I feel better, I find myself spending more time playing with my hair. I feel almost like I'm reconnecting with an old friend, as I experiment with different styles. The Fox on The Fairway? Just might have been me.
This Ain’t Livin’ - What Value Does Shock Really Have?
As a friend of mine often says, ‘awareness is not action,’ and simply being aware of something doesn’t translate into action. […] More critically, I’m going to interrogate the claim that raising awareness is necessary or serves an important function; I’d argue that if all you’re doing is raising awareness, you really aren’t doing very much for the cause, especially when it happens in a limited environment like that of a gallery or institution, where attendees are probably already aware.
This ain’t Livin’ - AN EASY SOLUTION TO PRISON OVERCROWDING: LET PRISONERS OUT
Early release is also an important component of prison reform, which requires rethinking the purpose of prisons. Such facilities are primarily positioned as houses of punishment, with a side of protecting society from the wicked evils of those inside. Approaching the prison system as reformative rather than punitive opens the door to providing training and career opportunities in prisons, and to using good conduct credits in an effective and efficient system. Prisoners can earn their way to early release through good conduct, creating a performance incentive within the system that encourages people to seek out opportunities as they become available.
What Sedgwick means is that to be closeted is only meaningful by its relation to heterosexual supremacy, heterosexual “normality.” Coming out, which only occurs in the first person, is a double statement – “I am [GLBTQ]” and “I am not [heterosexual and/or cis].” To not make this statement is to be very often, perhaps always, taken for heterosexual, because of what queer theorists like Sedgwick call heteronormativity. […] So when heterosexuals ask, “why does Anderson Cooper have to come out as gay,” I reply:“because you do not have to come out as heterosexual.” […] So when heterosexuals ask, “Why did it take so long for him to come out,” I reply with a question of my own: “why did it take you so long to make him feel safe enough to do so?”
Womanist Musings - Lessons I Teach My Children
My son has learned about racism through his lived experience. I have taught him about slavery, jim crow and the civil rights movement. What I don't want him to believe is that this is the worst evil ever perpetuated by humanity. I want him to understand that the true evil is "othering". People have a tendency to engage in oppression olympics as though there is ever such a thing as a good oppression. The truth of the matter is that anytime someone's humanity is denied it is an injustice. […] The fight for justice cannot be only about ending our own oppression but oppression period.