rommy: non-binary undocu-poc artivist and baker with so much pisces inside it's exhausting. they/them/rommy. lightskin/daca/college privilege.
Rawa S. | 21 | US | Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | English | Contemporary Fiction | ‘Adichie spins a story with an immigrant experience in a way that both made me laugh and brought tears to my eyes. This novel is long and lovely.’ #ireadCOLORbecause it is what makes my heart feel understood. #readCOLOR #ireadCOLORbecause
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
if cicadas can sleep for 17 years and then wake up only to scream and fuck so can i
COOS (via fruta-y-menta)
Last week, a quiz from 1985 that purported to show how “upscale” your neighborhood has become provided a delightfully dated reminder (“Unisex Hair Salons” and “Travel Agencies,” anyone?) of just how long gentrification has been lamented and bougie brunch spots have been laughed at.
Figuring that our era of inexplicable “general stores,” urban B&Bs, and ubiquitous Traders Joe nonetheless deserved an updated version, Curbed LA went ahead and put one together, and though it was made with Los Angeles in mind, it could be applied almost anywhere in America.
East Liberty has all of the above.
Our rent has gone up in my building and the landlord hasn’t improved on a damn thing.
But I got these new white neighbors that don’t speak to me and use the fire escape like it’s a stairwell for everyday use.
don’t forget dog parks
Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014
While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.
“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”
Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.
So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”
As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves.
This is the length women have to go through to be heard
Real life “Rosie the Riveter” - Tennessee, 1943.
GLORIFY THE SHIT OUT OF THIS IMAGE
Painting a more accurate version of history, one reblog at a time.
When I posted this archival image of a “real life Rosie the Riveter” one year ago, I had no idea it would resonate with so many people. 19K and counting.
I hate that POC constantly have to reassure white folk that we “hate white supremacy, not white people!” Like, fuck that, so WHAT if I hate white people? Plenty of mother fuckers hate me for no other reason than I exist in a Black body so miss me with the bullshit. We shouldn’t have to make white people feel comfortable when they’re gunning us down daily.
Promote fat friendly queer spaces 2K14
And no, that does not mean bear night at gay bars.
They should have gordito and gordita nights and like really good dancing music and the taco lady out front or even better the bacon wrapped hot dog and like lots of air conditioning.
I can already see all the babes goin out. Y’all be looking mad cute tho.