For The Masses:
Reblog to save a life.
We all just in here cause we took a wrong turn going to church. Listen. What you did or didn’t do, that shit’s irrelevant now.
- museum of modern art
- nyc rocky horror picture show
- upright citizens brigade
- belvedere castle
- the metropolitan museum of art
- evolution store
- dylan’s candy bar
- strand book store
- hidden subway station
- see a burlesque show
- museum of the moving image
- brooklyn flea market
- momofuku milk bar
- go to a hookah bar
- coney island
- go to a spoken word/poetry reading
- go see a free concert
- union square green market
- seen an independent film
- st. paul’s chapel
- see a show at the secret theater
- grand central station & the whispering gallery
- the pit improv
- videology bar & screening room
- the high line
- get tickets to a tv show taping
- central park zoo
- cooking show & comedians
- find a sample sale
- new york botanical garden
- guggenheim museum
- sony wonder technology lab
- american museum of natural history
- cipriani le specialita
- nbc studio tour
- the foot hall at the plaza hotel
- fao schwarz
- brooklyn heights promenade
- big gay ice cream
- forbidden planet
- $20 shows at lincoln center
- free weekly events in nyc
- jane austen dances
- nyc dumpling tour
- the city reliquary
- tea demonstration at urasenke chanoyu
- take a 40 minute power nap at a spa
i would give my left kidney for asexual taystee jefferson.
she’s an extrovert who cares more about her family in all its forms than she is in dating.
none of her flashbacks or current prison drama revolve around fucking.
when poussey kisses her she says she’s “not like that” but cuddling is fine and she obviously enjoys that - why is everyone assuming she means she’s straight?
when she yells at p in the library she never says the issue is that she liked her, it’s that she liked her “like that” and “wanted her to take off her clothes and shit” - those are not the words of someone uncomfortable with a lesbian. those are the words of someone uncomfortable with sex.
she jokes about sex but it’s /always/ a joke. “a nubian king with a nubian thing”? come on. she uses it like a punchline. she uses it like an ace.
can you imagine? if any show were to have some ace representation, i could see it being orange is the new black. and can you imagine it being TAYSTEE? the fan favorite, loud and happy and dancing - sings like an angel, stings like a bee - can you imagine? taystee saying, “no, i’m asexual. not like a fucking plant, like a person. i just don’t like it.” can you IMAGINE? allosexual people being forced to see an ace character who wasn’t a novelty or a joke or treated like it was a disorder? can you imagine allosexual people actually /hearing/ the word asexual on one of the most popular tv shows that exists right now? can you even imagine?
The Origin of the phrase “Women of Color”
Terms like ‘women of color’ are not just descriptions, but have political and ideological histories and current meanings. Here’s a clip of Loretta Ross, cofounder and national coordinator of SisterSong -Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, sharing one of the birthing moments of the term ‘women of color’.
“They didn’t see [Women of Color] as a biological designation… It is a solidarity definition. It is a commitment to work in collaboration with other oppressed Women of Color who have been ‘minoritized.’”
And remember, there would be no such thing as “Women of Color” without the political work of Black women.
One thing b-binaohan has said (and I’m sure many Black people) is that you cannot claim to be a “woman of color” without solidarity (ACTIVE solidarity) to Black people, Black women specifically. Remember dat.
Respecting a survivor’s sense of self is really the biggest thing- and as always, Support and Affirm Worth.
I hope you guys are having a fabulous Wednesday, and as always, take care of yourselves <3
I have a follower who asked about this recently so I hope she sees this.
HOW LONG IT TAKES TO READ THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR BOOKS: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/how-long-it-takes-to-read-the-worlds-most-popular-books