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bitchcraftandwiggatry:

The need for these fictional black women to exist and not be labeled as mean or unfeeling just because of their show of strength, assertiveness in their position of power, and their ability to see things objectively when the vision of everyone else around them is clouded by feelings is absolutely necessary.

When their fandoms attack and dehumanize them, making them out to be a bunch of cold-hearted bitches, it angers me. It angers me because they are examples of black women here in the real world whose character is targeted for fighting to be taken seriously in their careers, demanding to be equally respected as their counterparts, and not apologizing for succeeding when the odds were never in their favor.

The names are fictitious, their stories aren’t.

(Source: suetterflies)

miles-wren:

Developing a genderqueer aesthetic. One thing that being in Seattle allows me to explore further is further going away from the binary. But even i have to admit to having wanted to shave for optimal comfort— that couldn’t be the reason for not leaving the house, but ya know.
So i took this little look out to a poetry show and it felt really grand to be so comfy.
Everything but the boots and the bracelet belong to my mother or i should say are in the shared clothing fund. Oh and she constructed the look as well. So i guess you get it from where you come from.
Future note: don’t take photos after you come back from being out (and a glass of wine)— energy levels and lighting will just be ever so much lower.
Other note: the skirt is as old as i am— that’s rather nifty.
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miles-wren:

Developing a genderqueer aesthetic. One thing that being in Seattle allows me to explore further is further going away from the binary. But even i have to admit to having wanted to shave for optimal comfort— that couldn’t be the reason for not leaving the house, but ya know.
So i took this little look out to a poetry show and it felt really grand to be so comfy.
Everything but the boots and the bracelet belong to my mother or i should say are in the shared clothing fund. Oh and she constructed the look as well. So i guess you get it from where you come from.
Future note: don’t take photos after you come back from being out (and a glass of wine)— energy levels and lighting will just be ever so much lower.
Other note: the skirt is as old as i am— that’s rather nifty.
Zoom Info
miles-wren:

Developing a genderqueer aesthetic. One thing that being in Seattle allows me to explore further is further going away from the binary. But even i have to admit to having wanted to shave for optimal comfort— that couldn’t be the reason for not leaving the house, but ya know.
So i took this little look out to a poetry show and it felt really grand to be so comfy.
Everything but the boots and the bracelet belong to my mother or i should say are in the shared clothing fund. Oh and she constructed the look as well. So i guess you get it from where you come from.
Future note: don’t take photos after you come back from being out (and a glass of wine)— energy levels and lighting will just be ever so much lower.
Other note: the skirt is as old as i am— that’s rather nifty.
Zoom Info
miles-wren:

Developing a genderqueer aesthetic. One thing that being in Seattle allows me to explore further is further going away from the binary. But even i have to admit to having wanted to shave for optimal comfort— that couldn’t be the reason for not leaving the house, but ya know.
So i took this little look out to a poetry show and it felt really grand to be so comfy.
Everything but the boots and the bracelet belong to my mother or i should say are in the shared clothing fund. Oh and she constructed the look as well. So i guess you get it from where you come from.
Future note: don’t take photos after you come back from being out (and a glass of wine)— energy levels and lighting will just be ever so much lower.
Other note: the skirt is as old as i am— that’s rather nifty.
Zoom Info

miles-wren:

Developing a genderqueer aesthetic. One thing that being in Seattle allows me to explore further is further going away from the binary. But even i have to admit to having wanted to shave for optimal comfort— that couldn’t be the reason for not leaving the house, but ya know.

So i took this little look out to a poetry show and it felt really grand to be so comfy.

Everything but the boots and the bracelet belong to my mother or i should say are in the shared clothing fund. Oh and she constructed the look as well. So i guess you get it from where you come from.

Future note: don’t take photos after you come back from being out (and a glass of wine)— energy levels and lighting will just be ever so much lower.

Other note: the skirt is as old as i am— that’s rather nifty.

How Ferguson Highlights the Dangers of For-Profit Policing

shortformblog:

Slate highlights the financial dynamics that led to the insane police situation in Ferguson:

When you split a metro area into dozens of tiny local governments (St. Louis County, to be clear, doesn’t include the actual city of St. Louis, which spun off from it in the 19th century), they tend to duplicate each others’ services, which is of course extremely expensive. But raising taxes so that each tiny borough can afford its own police and fire department is a nonstarter, since wealthy residents can always just move one town over. End result: You have police departments that self-fund by handing out tickets. And thanks to the delightful racial dynamics of U.S. law enforcement, black residents are disproportionately stopped and accosted, even though police in Ferguson are less likely to find contraband when they search black drivers than when they search whites.

In other words, Ferguson’s police department financially buoys itself by treating its residents like crap.

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