April 22, 2014
"The first thing I noticed on my first day on the job is that in retail no one sits. Ever. It didn’t matter if it was at the beginning of my shift, if the store was empty, or if my knees, back, and feet ached from hours of standing. Park your behind while on the clock, went the unspoken rule, and you might find it on a park bench scanning the want-ads for a new job. Another quick observation: Working in retail takes more skill than just selling stuff. Besides the mindless tasks one expects—folding, stacking, sorting, fetching things for customers—I frequently had to tackle a series of housekeeping chores that Stretch never mentioned in our welcome-aboard chat. Performed during the late shift, those chores usually meant I’d have to stay well past the scheduled 9 p.m. quitting time. Mop the floors in the bathroom, replace the toilet paper and scrub the toilets if necessary. Vacuum. Empty the garbage. Wipe down the glass front doors, every night, even if they don’t really need it. It was all part of the job, done after your shift has ended but without overtime pay."

My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Poor (via azspot)

It’s the fine print that comes with jobs like this that often make them burdens. Ballooning expectations for as minimal pay as possible.

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Everyone should work retail, a retail Christmas preferably, once in their lives. It makes you a better customer.

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April 22, 2014
selfcareafterrape:

In honor of that: Major trigger warnings for sexual assault/rape for all of these.
But I think.. poetry and knowing that other people experience these things too allows us to connect. It can help inspire us to write our own pieces. Poetry can help us process. But only listen if you’re going to be okay doing so and make sure to take care of yourself.
Blue Blanket by Andrea Gibson
One Color by Neil Hilborn and Ollie Schminkey 
Black and Blue by Jasmine Mans and Alysia Harris
Communion by Jeanann Verlee
And/Or by Jeanann Verlee
Paperdolls by Sierra Demulder
Unsolicited Advice (after Jeanann Verlee) by Tony Ingram
An Open Letter from Harley Quinn to the Joker by Lauren Bullock
A Survivor’s Guide to saying Yes by Anna Binkovitz
Trellis by Andrea Gibson
On Admitting You are an Abuse Survivor by Sierra Demulder
and this poem has nothing to do with the topic- but it’s the poem that I listen to to make myself feel better. so I’m sharing it here with you. It isn’t a particularly inspirational poem and I can’t tell you why it makes me feel better- but it does.
For those who can still ride in Airplanes by Anis Mojani

selfcareafterrape:

In honor of that: Major trigger warnings for sexual assault/rape for all of these.

But I think.. poetry and knowing that other people experience these things too allows us to connect. It can help inspire us to write our own pieces. Poetry can help us process. But only listen if you’re going to be okay doing so and make sure to take care of yourself.

Blue Blanket by Andrea Gibson

One Color by Neil Hilborn and Ollie Schminkey 

Black and Blue by Jasmine Mans and Alysia Harris

Communion by Jeanann Verlee

And/Or by Jeanann Verlee

Paperdolls by Sierra Demulder

Unsolicited Advice (after Jeanann Verlee) by Tony Ingram

An Open Letter from Harley Quinn to the Joker by Lauren Bullock

A Survivor’s Guide to saying Yes by Anna Binkovitz

Trellis by Andrea Gibson

On Admitting You are an Abuse Survivor by Sierra Demulder

and this poem has nothing to do with the topic- but it’s the poem that I listen to to make myself feel better. so I’m sharing it here with you. It isn’t a particularly inspirational poem and I can’t tell you why it makes me feel better- but it does.

For those who can still ride in Airplanes by Anis Mojani

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April 22, 2014
"Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form."

— Toni Morrison (via missturman)

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April 22, 2014

leighplz:

let me talk to you about the wonder that is jess/amplify dot

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This master post on Jess and A. Dot has me feeling all kinds of way for beautiful QWOC <3 I’m gone good bye world

April 22, 2014

asaprockay:

this should have been nominated for best picture

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April 22, 2014
"At school you might have been prodded to come “out of your shell”—that noxious expression which fails to appreciate that some animals naturally carry shelter everywhere they go, and that some humans are just the same."

— Susan Cain, The Power of Introverts (via blackintrovertedandqueer)

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April 22, 2014
"If someone can be kicked out of school for copying a paper, a person should be kicked out of school for raping another human being."

— Wagatwe Wanjuki, UVM Dismantling Rape Culture Conference 2014 (via byebyethinspo)

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April 19, 2014
Some people go broke in NY buying clothes and shoes. I do it buying books #BlueStockingsBookstore #Feminism

Some people go broke in NY buying clothes and shoes. I do it buying books #BlueStockingsBookstore #Feminism

April 18, 2014
anti-blackness is never cute

i was at work when two of my co-workers started joking about how they don’t date/get with Black people.

These kinds of statements always are horrible, but what made it even more heart breaking was that the people having this conversation were part-Black. That’s so internalized racism, self-hating bull shit.

But I couldn’t believe they had the audacity to make those comments when I had been talking with them at the onset of that conversation. Like, hello! I’m Black over here, while you spit your hate. Didn’t stop being Black just because y’all decided to be awful. Do you think I don’t hear enough people say they don’t date Black people, or don’t like Black people or anything else atrocious?

Breaks my damn heart…

April 18, 2014

Orange Is The New Black Season 2 Trailer

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