This is important to know. As we evolve, so does our external reality.
Gonna let go for GOOD.
Someone walks over to our step to say hello. She bends at the waist, looming over Brooke.
Brooke doesn’t look up. She doesn’t stop stripping her stick.
Dig. Pull. Dig. Pull.
Our visitor reaches out a hand and cups it below Brooke’s chin.
I freeze. Oh God.
She uses the hand to pull Brooke’s head up by the jaw.
A thin line of panic starts somewhere deep. I know that Brooke is going to scream. 5,4,3,2 …
She does scream, but not in the way that I expect.
“I HATE BEING TOUCHED!!” she shouts.
I am flabbergasted.
Words. Self-awareness. Communication. Self-advocacy.
I know the sentence will need to be reformatted. But I am drenched in pride.
I turn to Brooke. “Great job telling us how you feel, Brooke. Really great job.” I hope that my words send a message to both of them. I stand with my girl.
Our visitor is undaunted.
“I just want to see that beautiful face,” she says. “Lift up for me.”
I am stymied by etiquette. By deference to our host. By generational difference. By convention.
Brooke is not.
She lifts her head as instructed. And growls.
This has probably been posted before, but this knocks me for a loop - a blogger and her autistic daughter had the opportunity to meet Suzanne Wright of Autism Speaks, and this is how one of the noisiest voice in the autism community treated her daughter.
What knocks me for a loop isn’t so much Wright’s awful behavior. It’s the unbelievable strength and self-advocacy that the blogger Jess’s daughter, Brooke, shows when someone violates her personal space. It’s her mother backing her up for making sure someone knows that they are not permitted to touch her unless she says it’s okay. Honestly, it’s heartening. I hope Wright felt real fucking uncomfortable. She should.
Kiwi on a treadmill.
well you can tell by the way i use my walk i’m a flightless bird
i can only walk
omg why am I still up? at least I have tomorrow off, hoo-ray for this beck-ay! I’ve been listening to FKA twigs all day and all I wanna do is write but I’m kinda sleepy but also not because I’ve been nursing a coke lol like wtf why’d I drink that? ah well. I’m sure I’ll pass out soon. hopefully.
peace to my ex
and our clumsy in the dark
shouldn’t have been having it sex
love to that boy
who’d hold my hand and whisper
"you’re perfect" over and oy
adoration for his place
in my ever expanding heart
and mind and the marks on my face
farewell to our past
love and childish affectations
that we swore would always last
i’ll look back only to smile
and thank him from time to time
for making me happy for awhile
but in the end we’re better
off on separate and faraway roads
different in number and letter
peace to my ex
and the strength my hurt gave me
to move onto and into the next
Jori Riane Smith
…what have I done?
This corgi pairs well with some nice gouda, or a well aged flank steak
this is probably one of the sexiest gifs ever
Holy sweet baby jesus
now this man is either dead or just old as hell but lord he was something else.
who is thiss someone message me!!!
he was my boyfriend in the 1960’s. im immortal
that´s marlon brando
And this is Brando.
It depresses me that people didn’t know who this was.
Fun fact: this is the same guy who got pretty pissed at one of his directors and retaliated by refusing to ever wear pants on set, so the director had to work around only filming him from the waist up.
He was also active during the civil rights movement, to the point where he was even at the March on Washington
(That’s him with activist/author James Baldwin)
He sent a native american woman in his place at the oscars to accept his award because he was angry about the treatment of native americans in this country and in the industry.
Oh and he was also allegedly bi sexual
there’s no alleged…he was bisexual. James B also wanted the D.
emma watson just learned how to pronounce feminism 3 days ago and now she think she can tell us what beyoncé’s visuals were about when she just like all the other whyte feminist™ missed the point entirely. more than likely because they lack the understanding of that key word intersectionality and dont get that things that are usually considered negative for white women when it comes to representation are not the same for black women and bey’s choices in the visual album reflected more of what black women needed to see.
she doesn’t get that black women want to see themselves as beautiful and sexual devoid of fetishization from the white gaze, she doesn’t get that we want to see ourselves as powerful and yet still vulnerable with out the stereotype of being the ‘angry’ or ‘strong black woman’
and its like there are things one should critique bout the album of course the ‘eat the cake’ line, among other things but its so telling that the whyte feminists are always so focused on lowkey or out right shaming her for looking sexual. which is weird bc isn’t feminism was supposed to be supportive of women being allowed to express their sexuality as they please?
like the point of those visuals was her celebrating herself and her sexuality, her beauty, her vulnerability and other things about herself on her own terms. like how do you not get that?
and how she decided to come for bey when you got all these desperate whyte pop stars being called feminist icons despite the fact they claim to not like feminism and shyt on it at every chance they get.
but ok sis i guess you thought u was sayin something.