my educational values
tweets i deleted plus my added and enhanced thoughts:
- I don’t do work in classes that doesn’t benefit my actual, professional work, or relate to and stimulate my personal interests & passions.
- Otherwise it’s boring! What’s the point! You never grow! You never improve! All my assignments this semester are practical and dedicated towards my progress as a technical & web communicator. Except for politics and film. Duh.
- I do busy work assignments only so my final grades won’t suffer. But it’s never my priority, ever.
- Tumblr over busy work, Twitter over busy work. Just something that teaches me over another pointless fucking reflection.
- If I wasn’t stimulated and I wasn’t taught anything and I didn’t engage in active discussion about a topic, what the fuck do I have to reflect on?
- I won’t bullshit something that could truly benefit me. I work until it’s done, even if that (usually) means it’s late.
- This is the only way I can stay interested & engaged.
- It’s taken me so long to get here! College n learning kind of sucks sometimes and you don’t (I didn’t) know who you are (I was) or what you want (I wanted), and you don’t (I didn’t) realize that who you are (I am) determines what will satisfy you (me).
- So I’ve grown so much and found so much purpose in grounding myself this way. I stopped using vocal fillers and improved my verbal expression. I improved my writing style and clarity.
- I feel recommitted to education now that I feel I’m in control, now that I have authority and agency, and now that I am paid (however little) to progress as a person & professional.
"Self-care includes holding each other accountable because we are interconnected. Loving ourselves includes learning how not to harm each other. Loving ourselves includes disrupting violent patterns in our homes and community-building spaces."
Alexis Pauline Gumbs, quoted by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha in a transformative justice workshop at Hampshire earlier this year.
Stuff I’m finding as I “clean” my room.
I got home at 5:20 am and there was a dude standing outside my house. Behind a bush on the sidewalk. Next to my parking spot. Staring at my roommate who was on the stoop smoking a cigarette and couldn’t see him, Wtffffffffffff.
What if I didn’t have my car (usually don’t) and had walked up, around the corner to him? Or if I had decided to pull an all nighter and hadn’t come home?
Anyways, just spent the last hour of my precious sleep time freaking out and then locking windows and then chatting with cops. They’re very unimpressed by my landlord’s disregard for yard/house maintenance/landscaping/security. I still have so much work to do tomorrow! and my next “break” is in 13.5 hours!!
Today is GENERALLY UNPLEASANT already.
See y’all at 9.
my feminist goal is not to convince men that girls are of value, my feminist goal is to achieve a future where the judgement of our value isn’t in the hands of men.
and this goes for, especially goes for, trans girls, girls of colour, disabled girls and LGBTQA+ girls.
girls, all girls, and if you believe otherwise don’t reblog this.
(Source: floozys, via angrywocunited)
Why is the blame for romanticizing mental illness lodged at teenage girls documenting/trying to cope with their struggles with mental illness and not grown men who make movies about how medication is evil and schizophrenia is magic powers.
“Last November the Activist Post ran a story about the propensity of police officers killing civilians. Stated was the following:
"Since 9/11, and the subsequent militarization of the police by the Department of Homeland Security, about 5,000 Americans have been killed by US police officers. The civilian death rate is nearly equal to the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq. In fact, you are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist.”
That statistic is alarming enough considering if the 4,489 American soldiers killed in combat in Iraq constitute a condition of war, then the killing of 5,000 American civilians by United States police departments ought to be viewed as a war on we the People by our very own government.
…[The fact is] a cop is far more likely… to kill you than you are to kill a cop. Stated another way, when an officer comes into contact with you, you are far less of a threat to them than the perception our culture proliferates. The police are, in fact, more of a threat to YOU.
The idea that police have an incredibly dangerous job is what we Southerners call a tall-tale, a stretch of the truth to bolster an ego unwilling to accept mediocrity. Not to take away from what many fair-minded officers do every day, but as those stubborn things called facts would have it, policing is less dangerous than farming, fishing, logging, and trash collecting, as well as six other professions.
Now is the time to burst the cop myth and to stop giving them the deference to murder our friends and family in the street.”
— Cops: The Myth of the Most Dangerous Job | AmericaWakieWakie
(Photo Credit: 08/20/14, Oakland marches in solidarity with Ferguson, MO after police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18 yr old Mike Brown | AmericaWakieWakie)