Black women need to start a hashtag #icanbeboth where we post pictures of ourselves with degrees, at graduation, sitting in your office, being successful etc. along side pics of us partying, twerking, dancing, having fun as NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS DO.
Because this idea that you are either a hoe or a sophisticated woman is toxic as hell. It’s a racialized version of the virgin-whore dichotomy. I can be both a sexual being and an role model/educator at the same damn time.
I want you to imagine a ten year old version of yourself sitting right there on this couch. Now this is the little girl who first believed that she was fat, and ugly, and an embarrassment.
This is groundbreaking
this is my third time rebloging this today. this is so important.
I watched this episode on 4od last night. I HAD SNOT BUBBLES COMING OUT OF MY NOSE, and I looked like a blooming panda after this scene…
Fun fact. Two of John Tyler’s grandchildren are still alive and one of them actually lives on his plantation where Tyler owned slaves. In fact, that plantation is how they make money today. They do guided tours and try to uphold the legacy of their cretin grandfather. Tyler owned slaves all his life. He inherited slaves from his father, and then went on to own 40 slaves himself on the plantation. So there ya go, this family is still eating and living large over slavery profits. They became obscenely wealthy because of it.
I posted about this evil bastard and his 2 surviving grandchildren here.
White kids start a riot in NH over a pumpkin fest, injuring people and setting shit on fire = haha college kids having too much fun.
Black people protesting a murder = out of control raging violent thugs.
Oh. Tell me again how racism doesn’t exist.
My mom called the landlord to plead with him to give us more time to sort everything out and he told her to get the money to him whenever she can.
She’s going to visit him in person tomorrow and see if he really meant it and if so, we may not be evicted!
Because even if my mom didn’t get a new job or the new apartment, she still gets paid and general assistant still helps people struggling with rent so paying this month’s rent shouldn’t be any trouble. She really only has to worry about the $450 from last month and since she still gets paid, though not much, she should have that in to him by next month.
That is if he really meant that she can get the money to him whenever she can.
Which means we may not have to move out at all and we can keep our cat!
I’d prefer us not living in this apartment anymore so if my mom gets her disability reinstated (since hers was only suspended this past year while she was working which means she doesn’t need to reapply in order to get it again) she could possibly have more options as far as applying for apartments goes.
Hopefully though she can plead her case at the apartment complex she’s been trying for and we can get that place and hopefully they can let us have cats because if not, we’re staying her. It’s not fair to continually be rehousing cats like that.
But yeah. I felt like feeling hope was a mistake when everything seemed so bleak, but maybe it wasn’t after all! We’ll see tomorrow!