Working on a statement of goals/essay for this MFA...
I’m never getting in. Plus my boss at my internship forgot to write me a recommendation letter even though I asked like a month and a half ago, and he sees me like twice a week. FUCK.
i wanted to write a poem that rhymes, but the revolution doesn’t lend itself to...– nikki giovanni (via negrosunshine)
Sometimes just surviving is a form of resistance.– (via bannockandbutter)
Higher education is not a luxury. It’s an economic imperative that every family...– President Obama speaking in Michigan today about his plans to make college more affordable (via barackobama) Here we wait for follow through. (via shitimtooblackfor) Yeah, every family should be able to afford it… but after 7 years at a state college, and with two little brothers who have...
'Puerto Rico' tags
unaguerrasinfondo: oh cool you went to puerto rico 4 vacation and you aint boricua??? pues no me fucking importa. kill yoself.
Soledad by Angie Cruz
latinosexuality: the book i’m reading now when i need a break from the internets and a good dose of magical realism caribbean style. don’t know it, get on it. At eighteen, Soledad couldn’t get away fast enough from her contentious family with their endless tragedies and petty fights. Two years later, she’s an art student at Cooper Union with a gallery job and a hip East Village walk-up. But...
jahanzebjz: I would like to tell the world that the Pakistan Army is committing a genocide in Balochistan.
Unpopular Opinion: Benedict Cumberbatch is...
jahanzebjz: Congrats to the US for having invaded a poor, third world country in the name of destroying the Taliban, only to leave the country with its people even worse off and the Taliban stronger than ever, and Pakistan on the verge of disaster. - Jahanzeb Hussain
PAKISTAN: Violence, Death Stalk Child Domestic...
Mohammad Ramzan, 18, reminisced, his voice steeped in sadness. Eldest among six siblings, Ramzan is still coming to terms with the murder of his 11-year-old brother, Shan Ali, who worked as a child domestic worker in a posh locality in the national capital, Islamabad. Ali was allegedly strangled by his employer, Atiya Al Hussain, on Jan. 5, for neglecting her child. She and her husband,...
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jahanzebjz: During the second Clinton term and the begining of Bush’s term before the invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban offered to eradicate all poppy production in return for international aid for the people of Afghanistan. The Americans refused.
Nearly 1 in 5 Women in U.S. Survey Report [Rape] |... →
mohandasgandhi: stfurapeculture: I amended the title up there because it was actually incorrect. One in 5 women in this study reported rape. A far greater number reported sexual assault that did not meet the study’s definition of rape. Actual report is here if anyone wants to check it out. It should also be noted this was a telephone survey that only included people 18 and older. Given the...
My sister, who has a terminal disease and other... →
knittingwitch: Please reblog this. Anyone in the Southern New Hampshire area, please keep a look out. Description is in the article. I don’t know what else to do. I’ve posted it on Facebook but I don’t have many people on there from the area. I’m honestly at my wit’s end about this. This should never have happened.
I am a “sex-positive” Black woman, and I believe that the sexual empowerment of...– The Sex-Positive Black Woman by Arielle Loren A wonderful piece on the sex positivity movement, and how it can be embraced by all. (via sexpositive)
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thebaddominicana: notyourkinddear: Okay………… so white woman goes to non-white country and says that she was “objectified” for her white skin by the men there. It happens. I’m not saying cat-calls and objectification are okay, because I don’t think they are ever okay. But. I am so over white women complaining about how hard they have it for being white. And doing so while completely...
Have I ever had “ANY unwanted/undesired physical... →
thebaddominicana: Earlier in this pregnancy, I filled out my “Initial Health History” form for prenatal and birth care. You know: check the box if you’ve experienced severe headaches, diabetes, all sorts of things. After the usual “Emotional abuse,” “Physical abuse,” “Sexual abuse,” I got to this very interesting item: ”ANY unwanted/undesired physical or sexual contact.” read the link. so...
Mother punishes son by surrendering dog to... →
karnythia: So the dog is safe now which is great. But all I can think of is the kid. Aside from the pain & trauma of losing his pet I’m wondering if he’s safe. People who do things like this don’t just hurt animals. They hurt everyone that they have power over & I really hope someone with a clue to this family’s identity has the wherewithal to contact the authorities.
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dcwomenkickingass: I didn’t know about this so thanks for telling me. Folks, check this out.