While being angry is a valid emotional response:
- Anger is not a free pass to do whatever you want.
- Anger is not an excuse for damaging, or abusive behavior.
- Anger is not protection from repercussions of that behavior.
You are accountable for what you do, even while angry.
did you know that Mexico is
So you’re basically saying only Mexican women who have white features are worthy of being called beautiful and of representation.
This could be applied to so many Latin nations :/
Got my rent bill. I owe about $200 more than I thought. >_<
Obvs I’ll be on the phone with the landlord about this, seeing if he’ll continue working with me. In the meantime, if you’re willing, could you help? I’d appreciate it very much.
Getting a little desperate now. Please help.
“This bill harms communities of color disproportionately,” Michele Roberts, co-coordinator of the Environmental Justice Health Alliance, said in an interview. “Most of these chemicals are either manufactured, stored in, or disposed of in primarily communities of color.”
My life has spiraled out of controlled after being raped. It all started last summer. I was 19 and had just finished my first year of college. I did well, making all A’s and B’s. I had been able to afford school through one small scholarship, a pell grant, and two loans which came through my financial aid. At the end of the summer, right before it was time to go back to school, I was raped. It ruined my life. I never reported it or even went to the hospital for various reasons and I didn’t tell a soul except my two best friends. I felt ashamed. When I got back to school for Fall 2012 I was depressed. I couldn’t focus in my classes because I was always up at arms, scared someone would hurt me again. I slowly began to withdraw from school and life in general. Some days I couldn’t go to class because I was so depressed. Not to mention the guy who raped me also went to my school so I saw him almost every day and he would taunt me about the ordeal. One day I had had enough. I was at my lowest and I tried to commit suicide. It didn’t work (thank goodness) but as a result I had to go to counseling. Unfortunately by this time I had failed all of my classes. So they put me on academic probation and I had to pull my grades up the next semester or I’d lose everything.
I lost my scholarship automatically, because my GPA could not fall below a certain point. I was still dealing with the rape but through the help of friends, a few family members, and counseling I was able to get a little better. Sprig 2013 I improved my grades and got taken off of Academic probation. Then the housing crisis happened. Since I was going into junior year and my school only gives housing priority to freshmen, me and my roommate/best friend had no choice but to get an apartment. We found the cheapest one we could, and we were told that we could pay our rent with our refund check from financial aid since we were no longer living on campus. So we signed the lease and everything seemed to be working out.
But then at the beginning of the summer I got a letter from my financial aid office telling me I lost my financial aid. I was so confused because my GPA is well above a 2.0 but apparently my completion rate dropped and that is how I lost it (which came from that fall semester after the rape happened). I sent in a letter of appeal and began looking for jobs to be able to save and get myself by. Only one job interviewed me and they didn’t hire me because I was a college student. To make matters worse I got the letter back saying it had been denied. I told them how I had been raped and how it affected my academic performance but they said since I couldn’t prove I had been raped they couldn’t give me my aid back.
After this let down, my dad was able to pay for the semester out of pocket and he also helped pay for my apartment/basic living expenses. I searched long and hard for a job but I had no luck. Despite this everything seemed to be going alright. Then my mother suffered a stroke and all of my family expenses had to go towards her recovery. I received an eviction notice because I couldn’t find a job to afford my rent and had to leave my apartment and school. I am now currently living at home trying to get back into school and on my feet. I have a job, but it doesn’t pay much. My job is also very stressful and leaves me in near tears every day. My paychecks go towards paying off over 3k I owe the apartment complex because my name is still on the lease (which doesn’t end until July). I am struggling to get back into school because I can’t stretch my money to pay off both the lease and school. I feel stuck. Every day I wake up feeling lower than the other day. I just want to be able to start fresh. Pay off the debt and finish school.
How You Can Help I am grateful that you took the time to read my post. It means a lot to me. My donation button are located on my tumblr page under the button titled donate. You can donate through my GoFundMe page or through PayPal. If you can not donate then I completely understand. It would mean a lot if you could spread the word of my situation and share this post for others to read and possibly donate. Once again thank you so much for taking the time to read and above all else, keep me in your prayers.
What I Need
I am asking for $3, 250 to pay off the debt I owe to the apartment complex. This would greatly alleviate one of the biggest stress factors in my life. With that debt being payed off, I will be able to use my money to get back into school.
If I reach my goal of $3,250, the remaining amount of money will be split 50/50. One half will go towards paying to get back into school and the other half will be put away for saving to relocate once I finish school.
What I don’t think is natural is the current state of food. Indigenous populations have had people of size, as well as white Europeans. However, their health concerns were raised with the increase of salt in take, to both keep meat and season it. King Henry had gout and possibly hypertension. In modern times, salt and sugars made into a pure complex are a basis for the chemical compounds in foods found today.
Weight was much less the issue, but now it is made *the* issue in medical society. There’s tons of coverage about “rise of obesity”, etc, but it’s not really true. Fat people have existed since the beginning of the human species. Why is there always a false coverage about a “growing epidemic” every 5 years or so? Medicine and the media makes it out to be the individual’s fault for their “obesity”.
Instead, I argue that the current foods and modifications of said food are reasons why there are increased health complications in minority communities. That, and the systemic access issues and racism therein. Food *is* a race issue. Commodities on Indian Reservations, the criminalizing of small farm or food stores on individual property, food desertification, and the wage/labor issues of said food workers *is* a race issue.
I think *that* should be the focus on “healthy eating” and “going green” campaign shit, not the number on the scale.
This is what I’m going to be working on this summer actually. My college town is in an impoverished area with a food desert that makes it hard to access fresh food, so I’m going to be interning with an environmental justice organization to work on this!
My goal is to give agency to people by helping them grow produce in their area. :]
Lupita Nyong’o wins an Oscar for portraying a real life slave, and the first thing she did was thank Patsy for her inspiration.
Jared Leto wins an Oscar for portraying a trans woman, and doesn’t mention trans women at all.
I think the point makes itself.
Yeah cis straight white men can play everyone under the sun and win oscars for it
But Black women are still getting oscars for playing enslaved/abused/poor Black women.