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no one-sided friendships/relationships in 2014 y’all. if they ain’t tryna be an active participant in your life, fuck em.
"Survival is testament to someone’s strength. Healing is testament to the community surrounding her." - Lisa Factora-Borchers
First of all, I would like to thank everyone who donated in January to help me move. The immediate support I received in the form of contributions and messages was shocking and healing in ways it’s hard to explain. Growing up I was always taught that having nothing, being homeless and hungry, was always preferable to asking for help. I’m unlearning so much, and so grateful.
Unfortunately, I haven’t yet found work that can pay my bills. My credit is maxed, and I’ve been given a deadline of tomorrow to pay the minimum on one. I have had a few job interviews this week, and the money I’ve made since being here has enabled me to feed myself after the donations for rent, travel, and my car payment ran out, but I’m now in a position where I need help again. I only need to raise $400 more than I have for rent, and to pay the bills that are going into default. I still have $ on a gas station credit card, so I’ve been able to get myself around to make money and to interviews. I’m optimistic about my next job interview, and am willing to fall behind on my other bills with the hope that I’ll be able to make enough to pay them within the next month.
Please see this post for more details on my life, and why I am unable to seek help from family/other sources. Here’s a link to donate via paypal. Also, see below for an update on all that’s happened since January…
My original plan was to move to the bay area with the intention of finding a place/community that felt like home. On my way, I stopped in Austin for a night and ended up spending four days with an amazing group of mostly fat femmes I bonded with here. I was surprised to find such a welcoming community focused on holding space for the marginalized among us while standing up against transmisogyny and anti-blackness in all it’s forms. The way the people here have held me while holding me accountable is invaluable, and it’s what makes Austin feel like home, a place where I can be safe and loved while being expected to be safe and loving. I’m in love with the qpoc, the fat femmes, the community that’s being built here.
I’m also participating in a PTSD study where I’ll receive free therapy for two-three months. So far I’ve only participated in the assessments, and they’ve left me fried, having panic attacks daily, experiencing periods of constant, repetitive self-harming thoughts and urges nearly every day. The support I’ve found here is instrumental in getting me through this, and I know I’m in the right place.
Thank you for listening, for sharing your stories with me privately as so many of you have, and for helping in the ways you’re able.
|—||Audre Lorde (via ethiopienne)|
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Hi followers! I’m setting up a therapy fund. I was recently retraumatized and have been overwhelmed with stress. I am a survivor of incest, verbal abuse, and physical abuse. My father is bothering me again, which sent me into a downward spital. I am so beyond my capacity to deal with this so I am…
Reblogging for the day crowd.
"self proclaimed Kelly and Beyonce"
Sooooo, you want to be black without actually being black?
I really don’t know why they are so famous……
Or why everyone loves them…
omfg this motherfucker was going to be in one of my classes and i almost puked. they’re so antiblack and use that as a cute little quirk
i remember when they were using the phrase “hood jot@” which is like BUNCH OF FUCKING NO
I always say to people that Yosimar is anti-black and I just get glares. -___-
wooooooooowwwwwww yeah. they are so anti-black. At creating change Julio was throwing around the n-word. and saying that he can’t be with uneducated folks. it was fucked up
Doesn’t Yosimar also appropriate two-spirit identity in that oh too common chicano way? i heard about that.