I am an 18-year-old person with no specific gender, though I'm okay with male or neutral (they/them) pronouns. I'm a big fan of SPG, Homestuck, and miscellaneous other things, though I don't post fandom stuff all the time.
I love to cosplay and do theatrical robot makeup and will often post selfies in relation to this, and I might blather on about original characters ad infinitum.
I’m gonna be leaving tumblr for a long time. My blog will still be online, but inactive.
It’s eaten up and wasted so much of my time over the last 3 years, and the negativity and censorship has taken its toll on me. I want to be able to speak freely and without fear that one slightly off-color joke will send torrents of hate mail and death threats my way.
It would truly be better for my mental and emotional health if I left here, and leaving is an act of self-care. I have become angry and bitter over the last year or so, especially in the last few months. I’m gonna set down the iPad and live life the way I want in the real world.
So sick of having to walk on eggshells all the time. And I can’t complain about it either. And god forbid you make even one super trivial mistake, or you’re suddenly the devil incarnate!
It hasn’t happened to me personally, but I’ve seen many friends and people I look up to fall victim to this mindset.
It’s making me angry and it’s time to go. I can’t stay here.
If you want to talk to me, you can add me on Skype or Facebook. But I can’t guarantee I’ll get back to you right away.
See you later,
Mike Brown protest
Union Square, NYC
via dreadthephotographer (IG)
i don’t understand why when somebody UNINTENTIONALLY does something bad people immediately get pissed at them instead of trying to educate them as to why it’s bad
i’ve seen a lot of people reblogging news from ferguson, wondering if the situation has changed at all. the answer is YES—massively! so i thought i would compile some updates, courtesy of alderman antonio french (who, less than 24 hours ago, was being [wrongfully] held in jail for alleged unlawful assembly). the time right now is 4:20AM CST, august 15th.
yesterday afternoon—thursday, august 14th—ferguson & stl police were taken out of control of ferguson and replaced with MO highway patrol, led by captain ron johnson, who grew up in the area. his first order of business was to order police to remove their masks and cease violent tactics.
orange cones replaced tanks, the police line vanished, not a drop of tear gas was in sight and families felt safe enough to have their young people out protesting with them. without the fear tactics and police intimidation, people came out in droves to support ferguson.
the discussion of mike brown cannot end here. the relief is palpable and the decrease of tension under johnson’s excellent leadership is a huge mercy, but justice has not been served yet. now, hopefully, citizens will get to work together with the legal system for swift and transparent justice for mike brown & the countless other black men & women across the nation who have been unlawfully treated, and in many cases died, at the hands of police. let all of us use the alleviated atmosphere to focus the conversation, focus the nation. #mikebrown
When you say you’re a feminist…I hope you really know what that means. It means standing up for women of color.
Standing by black women who must deal with being referred to as welfare queens or ratchet.
Being a feminist is standing beside immigrant women who deal with wage theft, unsafe working conditions, and being referred to as leaving anchor babies in America.
It means standing beside Native American women who face domestic violence and rape at unprecedented rates.
It means standing beside Muslim women who choose to live out their faith and face Islamaphobia, sexism and ignorance constantly.
It means standing beside Asian women who have been misrepresented in the media to be thought of as only submissive and quiet.
Please recognize that feminism impacts the lives of every single one of these groups…but we are all women