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Annabel. 22. LA. Working on me.
Iranian. Political. Whimsical.

i will crawl for white beauty.
eat my arms.
barter my legs (make my thighs into altars of grief).
skin that does not drink night.
hair that is not angry.
body that is not soil.
i place curses on my flesh
call them diets.
tell my ancestors
they are ugly.
how at my nose until it bleeds.
run my heart across my teeth, repeatedly.
i am dying.
to be
beautiful.
but
beautiful.
is
something.
i
will never
be

- by the time we are seven

Nayyirah Waheed

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conniecann:

Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement. "There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”from America is Not For Black People
“…if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.”
from Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder
conniecann:

Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement. "There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”from America is Not For Black People
“…if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.”
from Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder
conniecann:

Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement. "There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”from America is Not For Black People
“…if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.”
from Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder
conniecann:

Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement. "There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”from America is Not For Black People
“…if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.”
from Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder
conniecann:

Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement. "There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”from America is Not For Black People
“…if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.”
from Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder

conniecann:

Last words of unarmed black youth gunned down by law enforcement. 

"There are reasons why white gun’s rights activists can walk into a Chipotle restaurant with assault rifles and be seen as gauche nuisances while unarmed black men are killed for reaching for their wallets or cell phones, or carrying children’s toys. Guns aren’t for black people, either.”

from America is Not For Black People

if you live your whole life and then die without making a purposeful choice to become a white ally then American racism becomes your legacy.

from Becoming a White Ally to Black People in the Aftermath of the Michael Brown Murder

I was at REI and they had a kid’s climbing lesson going on and this dad was cheering on his daughter and it made me really jealous and I cried later that day thinking about how my dad was never really in the bleachers/audience/sidelines cheering me on for anything…

I’m doing my best to leave the past behind me and not let old demons define me or limit me anymore. It’s a process though, and still pretty hard sometimes.