how your mom looks at you during parent teacher conferences
this was relevant when I was in 6th grade and it’s still relevant in college
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"you should smile more"
Did you ever realize how much your body loves you? I mean its always trying to keep you alive. That’s all your body has to live for. Your body is making sure you breathe while you sleep, stopping cuts from bleeding, fixing broken bones, finding ways to beat the illnesses that might get you. Your body literally loves you so much. It’s time you start loving your body back.
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hello yes if any brass players wanna snapchat me nudes it would be appreciated
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this is better than anything i could have hoped for
im going to buy a poster of this
I’m gonna reblog this every day till someone does it.
pls someone submit me one, I’ve had people do it before and it’s hella adorable xxx
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When men imagine a female uprising, they imagine a world in which women rule men as men have ruled women. —
I feel this is very important.
It’s been apparent to me for a while that most men can’t really imagine “equality.” All they can imagine is having the existing power structure inverted.
I cannot decide whether this shows how unimaginative they are, or shows how aware they must be of what they do in order to so deeply fear having it turned on them.
"Today is the first day of my menstrual cycle. My moon waning. waxing. wanting to fertilize seeds into stardust. My grandmother told me moon times were potent times to cast spells and pierce the Earth with fire and honey and harmony.These times we learn what we are made of. She told me our blood was the medicine that tantalized deaths return to life, the blessings for the curses, the resurrection serum for our manifestos and soil. She was right.
I remember her words today and the reminders from Indigenous wise folk from the Lakota and Dogon tribes who have always considered the presence, necessity and height of our powers during our cycles.
Menstrual blood is the only source of blood that is not traumatically induced. And as I bleed today and for the next 5 days without trauma, I cant help but call into my consciousness everyone who is bleeding across Palestine, Nigeria, Malaysia, Arizona, Brooklyn from the trauma that oppression and thick lines of hate and ignorance pierce in our flesh.
As I make this ritual trek around my moon, im leaving bloody heartprints of potent spells and healing prayers for all those dehydrated, forgotten, stolen, burned, amputated, dismembered, wounded, assaulted, uprooted, denied, lost, killed again and again.
Brave bodies, warrior spirits may you be found, may the violence stop its course and humans remember the grace of love that burns in their souls. May liberation spell your name out loud. May our ancestors wombs hold you in protection and tend your wounds. May all the prayers that need to be prayed come forth and all the outcrys that need sound dance wildly to the beat of justice.”
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This is Wong Chin Foo. His name is now forgotten to the US mainstream, but his recorded legacy of brash, outspoken, irreverant pro-Chinese activism, in an era of unbridled anti-Chinese racism, stands as a monument of resistance. He was a 19th-century agitator who is believed to have coined the phrase “Chinese American” when he boldly emblazened those words across the banner of New York’s first Chinese newspaper which he founded in 1883.
Born in China in 1851, Wong Chin Foo came to the US in 1864 to study English. Because he arrived as a minor and lived in the US for more than 5 years, he was able to obtain naturalization papers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1874, becoming one of the first people of Chinese descent to become a US citizen. He traveled across the US giving lectures on Chinese civilization, in which he proudly declared himself a heathen and suggested that Westerners should learn about religion themselves before sending missionaries to China. He called Jesus a “Johnny Come Lately” in contrast to the more ancient teachings of Confucius. He said, “I never knew that rats and puppies were good to eat until I was told by American people.”
Wong repeatedly showed up to heckle speeches by the anti-Chinese organizer Dennis Kearney, whose slogan “The Chinese must go!” was used to incite lynch mobs. Wong went so far as to challenge Kearney to a duel, offering to give the Irishman the choice of weapons: chopsticks, potatoes, or pistols. Kearney declined.
In 1893, Wong appeared before a US House Committee hearing to urge Congress to repeal the Chinese Exclusion Act (to no avail). He founded the Chinese Equal Rights League to demand the right to vote and to organize against Chinese Exclusion. Wong encouraged his fellow Chinese to refuse to carry the apartheid-like IDs which were required of them. In 1894, he organized a civil disobedience action in front of the Federal Building in Manhattan, resulting in the arrest of League member Fong Yue Ting. Like many other legal challenges to Chinese Exclusion, the case made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where Chinese Exclusion was upheld.
In the early 20th century, Wong supported the revolution in China and the overthrow of the Qing dynasty led by Sun Yat-Sen. After that, there is no more record of him. He disappeared, and nobody knows what became of him.