Apr 10, 2013
A miniature of all things else
A microscope of all things else
All things else is being cared for
Helped and sheltered but
so small all that won’t reach me
it will barely brush the surface of my troubles
All things else when it was new
All things else still unformed
All things else tries to mold me
shelter and fix but
Brave enough to walk through fire
Forge myself into creation with minimal assistance
Mar 27, 2013
As a daughter of the South, I’ve been party to the celebration of state’s rights for most of my life.
I have been informed that America is special because it allows the micro-governments in each state to shape its own laws and regulations to best fit the people residing in their area. Every state is different, and therefore they require slightly different legal environments.
But I was under the impression that we decided a long time ago, equality is universal.
So excuse me if I’m a little incredulous at …
Mar 20, 2013
I just found out that one of the rapists in the Steubenville case is appealing on grounds of mental instability.
To be clear he isn’t saying he is mentally ill. No, he’s just sixteen and therefore is entitled to a few mistakes. After all, most sixteen year olds commit rape! It’s a part of growing up! (This, mind you, is sarcasm.)
Apparently sixteen year olds don’t have fully developed decision making centres in their brain and so its wrong to hold this boy accountable for his actions.
Funny how that …
Mar 17, 2013
Internet Lesson of the Day: Always blame the victim.
That girl was beaten up by her boyfriend? Well , what did she do to piss him off?
That boy was murdered? Well, why was he walking around in the dark, in a hoodie, in the first place?
That girl was kidnapped, drugged, urinated on, and raped? Well, was she drunk?
Does it matter?
Today we learned that the boys charged in the Steubenville case have been found guilty of rape. The fact that we were worried about …
Feb 28, 2013
As someone who is still suffering from the debilitating revelation that Mississippi has JUST NOW ratified the 13th amendment (the one that abolished slavery) my faith in Republicans in general has been on a serious decline. So when I found out that VAWA got through the House, which has a Republican majority, I was overjoyed! Finally, Congress was making sense.
When I found out that VAWA passed DESPITE the majority of Republicans who voted against it, I was disappointed.
Not surprised, but disappointed nonetheless.
Though I am overjoyed …
Feb 27, 2013
THE INTERNET IS EXPLODING WITH CONSCIOUSNESS and I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. Warning, this is pretty long. I may do a summarized version for those of you with short attention spans (If you haven’t left already).
First a brief summary of why I’m making this blog post:
Becoming YouTube did a video on “The Girls* of YouTube” (which you should watch first: Girls on YouTube | BECOMING YOUTUBE | Video #7 ) and it was somewhat controversial.
Hence, female YouTubers responded with mild irritation.
Because of that …
Feb 25, 2013
This is a rant.
Just wanted to clarify that for everyone who is going to disagree with me in the comments so you understand how deeply I DO NOT CARE.
Today I learned that the definition of “growing a pair”, as a facebook commenter so quaintly put it, means “sticking to your guns” when you issue an offensive statement with heavy racist and sexist undertones.
Because it’s satire guys. You can be a total jerk if it’s satire! I mean COME ON.
Thank you Facebook, for yet another enlightening …
Feb 2, 2013
When you say I sound white or act white, you are, intentionally or not, saying 3 things:
Jan 23, 2013
A video about me and why I chose to be pro-choice.…
Dec 28, 2012
December 1, 2012: World Aids Day.
December 27, 2012: I realize the article I wrote for World Aids Day never uploaded….so…HERE IT IS!
Being young, African American, and female is like being Primrose Everdeen with no Katniss to back you up. Frequently I find myself in the position where the odds are not in my favor, especially when it comes to health issues. Health disparities are a very real thing in America and they suck.
So when someone tells me that it’s World Aids Day the first thing …
Nov 1, 2012
Here is a video on debating! Enjoy!…
Oct 30, 2012
Urban Retreat was weeks ago and I’m still suffering withdrawals . Unless you have been to retreat, it is hard to explain the energy, the amazingness, that is a roomful of youth activists and their mentors all working together to find better ways to be make the world more wonderful. I was going to write a review of it, but you would have to literally become an empath and feel my feelings to understand.
The only downfall of retreat is that reality seems a lot sharper when you …
Sep 20, 2012
At the risk of alienating everyone who hated biology in high school, today we are going to talk about evolution.
Don’t look at me like that. O_O
“Survival of the fittest”, like many simple sound bites used to summarize very complex ideologies, has been taken out of context to such an extreme degree that few know that when Darwin referred to the “fittest” he was not referring to the strongest or even the smartest species, but to the species that was the most adaptable. This biological concept has often …
Nov 1, 2011
Pro-Life. There is so much implied in that word. For example, if you are not pro-life does that make you anti-life? If you’re anti-life, are you a horrible person? These are questions many people have to deal with every day, especially people like me who live in states like Mississippi. There are many things that can be said about Mississippi and its track record with reproductive health (like being number one in teen pregnancy for example) but I truly believe Initiative #26 takes the cake.
"Initiative #26 would amend …