"Everyone thinks of [fairy tales] in terms of poisoned apples and glass coffins, and forgets that they represent girls who walked into dark forests and remade them into their own reflections."
15 Books That Will Make America's Race Conversation An Actual Conversation. →
Voices in Our Blood by Jon Meacham
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
Losing My Cool by Thomas Chatterton Williams
Black Picket Fences by Mary Pattillo-McCoy
The Hip Hop Generation by Bakari Kitwana
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley
The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter
Policing The Crisis by Stuart Hall
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
White Like Me by Tim Wise
How The Irish Became White by Noel Ignatiev
Other People’s Children by Lisa Delpit
Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys by Victor M. Rios
"Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide."
If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work.
Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as long as we have unsatisfied needs, there’s work to be done.
So ask yourself, what kind of world has work but no jobs? It’s a world where work is not related to satisfying our needs, a world where work is only related to satisfying the profit needs of business.
This country was not built by the huge corporations or government bureaucracies. It was built by people who work. And, it is working people who should control the work to be done. Yet, as long as employment is tied to somebody else’s profits, the work won’t get done.
Was expecting classist bullshit, got the exact opposite
This is so ubelievably important and I hate that I have to keep re-explaining it to people.
I was ready to be mad and then I was not hah
(Source: spinhxara, via irie-x)
How to Build Emotional Resilience →
1. Talk to someone: Sharing how we feel helps to reduce the inner tension (but make sure it is someone who cares about your feelings).
2. Work on improving your self-esteem: Self-esteem is the way you see and feel about yourself … and there are lots of lots of things that undermine our self…
how to make the best out of a bad day
- take a shower. you will feel better
- go outside and breathe in some fresh air
- bake something. kneading bread can be therapeutic and nothing smells better than cinnamon buns.
- drink something (alcohol is a depressant btw so probably not a good idea to drink when already sad)
- if you’re hyperventilating and crying breathe in and hold for one second and release. you’ll feel calmer.
- wear your comfiest clothes and watch your favourite tv show or movie, it’ll be ok pal
I only have 4 moods:
- fuck this
- fuck that
- fuck me
- fuck you
I empathize with the above, but I have an additional 4 moods to add:
- fuck yeah
- fuck no
- fuck my life
- fuck everything
and don’t forget the inevitable
and for those who have just given up
"Some people are so broken,
They get mad at you for being whole."