I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill… we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.
since the last time i posted here i:
- graduated college
- got a “career job”
- got an apartment in dc
and a lot of lifetime memories in between
Let me just use this little #bringbackourgirls hashtag here to assist in disproportionately drawing all the world’s media attention to Nigeria and empowering this whole “white men needing to save brown women from brown men” militaristic lens that totally ignores the West’s own rampant human trafficking problems, its abusive use of labor camps and factories in parts of the world where women are worked to death for our financial gain, its exploitation of resources in developing countries — whether current or during Western colonialist expansion into these territories — that has resulted in such a deadly quality of life for women around the world, oh, and, you know, our military campaigns that have caused more destruction to the lives of women and children than Boko Haram ever will.
#bringbackourgirls alright. Even the Palestinian schoolgirls getting teargassed and imprisoned by Israeli forces on America’s dime, the Afghani girls getting gangraped and murdered by US soldiers, and Pakistani girls that are either being killed or being orphaned by our stellar drone strike program. Bring back ALL our girls.
my dreams are drumming in my ears so loudly that it’s kind of hard to focus on this exam paper right now
I will not set fire to myself
to keep you warm.