christmas is so much worse as you get older it’s like “what do you want this year?” “a sense of purpose”
"a career" "financial security" "a sex life" "tuition for grad school" "alcohol" "a nap" "socks would be nice"
"student loan forgiveness" "a living wage" "insurance" "friends"
i want a black girl clique like living single and girlfriends
What is cultural appropriation?
Cultural appropriation is the adoption or theft of icons, rituals, aesthetic standards, and behavior from one culture or subculture by another. It generally is applied when the subject culture is a minority culture or somehow subordinate in…
Annapurna Himalayan Range, Nepal (September 2013)
Oh my god this is gorgeous
Homelessness. It is no place for children. Yet Dasani is among 280 children at the shelter. Beyond its walls, she belongs to a vast and invisible tribe of more than 22,000 homeless children in New York, the highest number since the Great Depression, in the most unequal metropolis in America.
Updating : I’ve Secured 2 Spaces
Great news! I’ve been offered 2 places to stay during the week. They both appear to be safe spaces with fellow queer individuals. We’ve exchanged our information, it’s looking pretty solid. And if it doesn’t I have some contacts for back-up options.
I can’t thank you guys enough. I did not know either of these individuals, we did not follow each other. So all of the sharing & reblogging really helped me. Everyone that has been keeping in constant contact with me you guys truly helped me keep my energy up and stay positive.
It’s been emotionally draining & very stressful but knowing that I was cared for — even remotely made me feel better. I’ll keep you guys all up to date with me & my next moves.
If I have harmed anyone, in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through my own confusions, I ask forgiveness.
If anyone has harmed me, in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through their own confusions, I forgive them.
And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive, I forgive myself for that
For all the ways that I harm myself, negate, doubt, belittle myself, judge or be unkind to myself through my own confusions, I forgive myself."
*The Rainbow Defense Fund*
The Rainbow Defense Fund seeks to raise funds for the bond release of LGBTQ detainees in immigration detention centers in Florence, Arizona.
Currently, we have two friends that have received a bond, that if they are paid, they can be released! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.
“Hello, my name is Vanessa Martinez. I am from Honduras. I have been in immigration detention for 2 years now. I am a 40 year-old transgender (male to female) loving and sensible person. I had a harsh childhood that included living in poverty, not knowing my mother until I was 14 years-old, not attending school, and facing discrimination and aggression due to my transgender identity. I also have a serious medical condition; I was diagnosed with diabetes. Getting deported to Honduras could mean a death sentence for me since I do not have access to medical treatment there. My dream is to open a home for homeless children and the elderly, so that no child or elder ever have to go through what I have endured. I was recently granted a bond hearing, and the judge gave me a $7,500 bond. If I pay this I can be free from detention. Hopefully, you are able to spread the word. Thank you!”
Karla is a fabulous, funny and sweet transgender youth from El Salvador. She dreams of living, working, and studying in the United States. Karla is detained in the Florence Detention Center. Since Karla is transgender, she is more vulnerable and marginalized at the men’s facility where she is currently detained in. She has applied for political asylum on the basis of persecution due to her sexual orientation.
The good news is a judge granted her a bond for $4,500. Her friend from New York has fundraised $2,000—all Karla needs is $2,500 to be released while her asylum case is pending.
This is where we need your support!
Please take action and donate funds to have Vanessa and Karla released from detention. They must pay their bond as soon as possible or risk prolonged detention. Your support will directly contribute to having two people no longer exposed to the systematic abuses LGBTQ prisoners face in immigration detention.
Please take action, donate and spread the word so these fabulous people can be released from detention. Your support will directly contribute to having people no longer exposed to the systematic abuses LGBTQ prisoners face in immigration detention.
• Please donate to the Rainbow Defense Fund detainee bond today!
• Pay pal link here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=49GTVBXQ9RF76&lc=US&item_name=Rainbow%20Defense%20Fund¤cy_code=USD&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF%3abtn_donateCC_LG%2egif%3aNonHosted
• Or mail checks to:
The Rainbow Defense Fund
127 N. Palomas Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85745
Pay to the order of “Restoration Project, Florence” –
Memo line: “Rainbow Defense Fund”.
-The Rainbow Defense Fund