"I wish I’d partied a little less. People always say ‘be true to yourself.’ But that’s misleading, because there are two selves. There’s your short term self, and there’s your long term self. And if you’re only true to your short term self, your long term self slowly decays."
my favorite one.
Kim Kelley-Wagner has two daughters who were adopted from China. In everyday life, they have been subjected to horrid statements from people - to their faces, to their mother as they stood by her, etc. In this photo collection, shared on her blog, Kim and her daughters (Lily and Meika) put these ignorant cruelties front and center. [x]
"I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely."
that is so fucking cruel
Micro and macroagressions. It really is ignorance most of the time. But, not always. People can hear themselves. They need to be able to analyze their own perspectives.
Memorize this fucking image and then think about how you’re treating us in land that was originally ours
pinches gringos calling us illegals BYE
But what about the native nations that were here before our gente Mexicana claimed the land as Mexico? No one ever seems to want to talk about that anymore. You’re leaving out so many groups who took care of these lands before it was Mexico: Ohlone, Pomo, Miwok, Paiute, Diné, N’de, Tohono O’odham, Zuni, and so many others. Soy orgulloso de ser Mexicano, pero tambien hay que recordar que antes que estas tierras fueran Mexicanas there were already native peoples here. And let’s be honest, Mexico’s history of treatment of indigenous people isn’t pretty, even after its “independence”. We have to stop talking as if this land always belonged to Mexico people. These lands were indigenous before someone decided to plant the Mexican flag here(and later the U.S.) n claim ownership of these tierras.