confessions of an ex-southern belle
grab a glass of whiskey and sit down for a spell.
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  • #freemarissa #chicagoformarissa #noselvestodefend #cafma #projectnia 👉👉FRIENDS- check out the ongoing exhibition “no selves to defend” at In These Times on Milwaukee Ave & Western. donate to the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander. 100% of your donation goes to her legal defense fund.👈👈

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  • chicagoformarissa:

    #selfiesforselfdefense taken at Community Gathering and Pre-Trial Rally for Marissa Alexander organized by CAFMA on 7/26/14 in Chicago (photo by Rachel Hoffman)

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  • chicagoformarissa:

    #selfiesforselfdefense taken at Community Gathering and Pre-Trial Rally for Marissa Alexander organized by CAFMA on 7/26/14 in Chicago (photo by Rachel Hoffman)

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  • chicagoformarissa:

    #selfiesforselfdefense taken at Community Gathering and Pre-Trial Rally for Marissa Alexander organized by CAFMA on 7/26/14 in Chicago (photo by Rachel Hoffman)

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  • brklynbreed:

    Most times I appreciate the escape more than the destination. Not often do I get the chance to unwind in all of my silly. Thanks to the universe for good weather and better company.

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  • affirmation.

    me: i can’t wait to be a beautiful, compassionate man.

    her: you always have been.

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  • that’s it.

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  • pelicanchild:

    headshot for skool

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  • progress on this lil guy today. thanks @tinedefiore for all the dots and laughs. so much love for you ✨💫✨😘😍✨💫✨

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  • Anonymous asked : hi! im a recent college grad and began two weeks ago at my new post grad job as a college advisor. i identify as genderqueer and prefer the pronoun "they", some people know like my close friends, but i haven't really enforced it. however starting this new position i was reluctant to inform my boss and coworkers of my preferred gender pronoun - not bc i felt uncomfortable but i dont really know how to bring it up or even correct people when the mispronoun. do you have any suggestions? thanks!

    hey! double congrats. gender identity in the workplace is a complicated matter. if you work at a rad organization (like sylvia rivera law project in new york or trans life house in chicago) or even in some service industries (retail, etc.), it is likely that the organization would affirm you and your identities if they haven’t asked already. however, if you work at a government organization or a non-profit that doesn’t work on gender/sexuality, it’s a gamble. when i entered the workforce, i used “he,” and luckily, i’ve had very welcoming workplaces, including the non-profits and public sectors. however, i’m also white, well-educated, and gender normative (business professional masculine every day). 

    as for “they”, i use they pronoun with most of my friends, and i totally love all-gender pronouns. but, i’m going to be honest with you: most workplaces will balk at “they.” this is, of course, discriminatory and dismissive, but it’s where the world is at. if you don’t think you’ll lose your job, perhaps discuss the matter with a trusted co-worker during a lunch break away from the office. if you trust your supervisor, maybe talk to them about it. because you’re new, i think addressing your concerns sooner rather than later is beneficial, but i also think knowing the risks and consequences is important. 

    something i always remind myself of is that i should never expect capitalist/exploitative enterprises/wage labor to affirm me or my existence. i go to make a salary and have health insurance and try to minimize the harm that exists in the world. i don’t go to work to have good gender feels or good politic feels.

    i’m sorry this isn’t more helpful, but i’m going to be honest with you. get in, get out, survive, and use everything to help you and your friends live and laugh.

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  • really happy with my progress. what got me here? yoga, running, eating clean, and honoring my truth.

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  • tsamthepoet:

    The world stands with Palestine.

    (via foreverpalestine)

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  • baijara:

    France’s Socialist government provoked outrage today by becoming the first in the world to ban protests against Israeli action in Palestine.

    In what is viewed as an outrageous attack on democracy, Socialist Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said mass demonstrations planned for the weekend should be halted.

    Mr Cazeneuve said there was a ‘threat to public order’, while opponents said he was ‘criminalising’ popular support of the Palestinian people.



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    SPREAD THIS PLEASE!!!!!

    this is so outrageous.

    (via queeringfeministreality)

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  • "Don’t you dare
    Shrink yourself
    For someone else’s comfort -
    Do not become small
    For people who refuse to grow."
    m.v., Advice to my future daughter, #2. (via findingwordsforthoughts)

    (via bookishboi)

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