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tylerknott: Typewriter Series #2823 by Tyler Knott Gregson*Psst, wanna hear me read these poems aloud? 聽Podcast is up on Spotify and iTunes and places, and the linkthing is in my bio. Subscribe, it鈥檚 gonna grow soon.*One day, I鈥檒l climb taller mountains, fade offinto the thin air of some forgotten place,find peace in silence and the repetition of some routine, sweep the same floorsover and again and understand it was neverabout the dirt, at all.I鈥檒l swim deeper seas, rise breathlessand bursting, craving air above all things,learn of emptiness that threatensfrom the darkness below, that it鈥檚 lightnear the surface of your own salvation,that you鈥檒l be choking when you arrive.I will sit hungry and watch others eat, ask not for plate or cup, but delightin satisfaction that swells in others.I have more to learn of this place,of what it is to worship what deservesworshipping, of how to be somethingworth digging back up when I havestopped, of being ashesworth spreading into some stiffEastern wind. 聽-Tyler Knott Gregson-: tylerknott: Typewriter Series #2823 by Tyler Knott Gregson*Psst, wanna hear me read these poems aloud? 聽Podcast is up on Spotify and iTunes and places, and the linkthing is in my bio. Subscribe, it鈥檚 gonna grow soon.*One day, I鈥檒l climb taller mountains, fade offinto the thin air of some forgotten place,find peace in silence and the repetition of some routine, sweep the same floorsover and again and understand it was neverabout the dirt, at all.I鈥檒l swim deeper seas, rise breathlessand bursting, craving air above all things,learn of emptiness that threatensfrom the darkness below, that it鈥檚 lightnear the surface of your own salvation,that you鈥檒l be choking when you arrive.I will sit hungry and watch others eat, ask not for plate or cup, but delightin satisfaction that swells in others.I have more to learn of this place,of what it is to worship what deservesworshipping, of how to be somethingworth digging back up when I havestopped, of being ashesworth spreading into some stiffEastern wind. 聽-Tyler Knott Gregson-

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ellieintheskywithdiamonds: newhologram: fierceawakening: erikkillmongerdontpullout: gahdamnpunk: This is actually so messed up鈥aking African women use substandard hygiene products is absolutely ridiculous People are mad about them taking the female symbol off the package but are silent about this. 馃槰馃槫馃槨馃が what the hell Hold up, some time last year I totally bought some really cheap Always bc I was low on money, and I ended up with a really horrible red painful rash like my bare ass had been dragged across asphalt. I couldn鈥檛 even get into the bath it was so painful.聽 i鈥檝e had problems with this brand in bulgaria, made me itchy af, but so far i haven鈥檛 had a problem with them in germany and it鈥檚 p much an open secret eastern europe gets lower quality products than the west. i鈥檇 wager it鈥檚 way worse in africa. those poor women鈥 Fuuuuuuuck: B0BBC News Africa Follow NEWS @BBCAfrica Kenyan women are using the Twitter hashtag #MyAlwaysExperience to express outrage over the Always brand of sanitary pads, which they say causes rashes, burns and discomfort bbc.in/2F4jrT4 9:43 AM 13 Mar 2019 4,033 Retweets 4,345 Likes Airhorn Ren Follow @AirhornRen The pads they sell in the West are very different from the ones they sell in Africa. I've used both. They save their substandard products for the African market knowing they'd be sued to bankruptcy if they tried this in America. #MyAlwaysExperience BBC News Africa@BBCAfrica Kenyan women are using the Twitter hashtag #MyAlwaysExperience to express outrage over the Always brand of sanitary pads, which they say causes rashes, burns and discomfort. bbc.in/2F4jrT4 3:51 PM - 21 Oct 2019 11,791 Retweets 19,836 Likes ellieintheskywithdiamonds: newhologram: fierceawakening: erikkillmongerdontpullout: gahdamnpunk: This is actually so messed up鈥aking African women use substandard hygiene products is absolutely ridiculous People are mad about them taking the female symbol off the package but are silent about this. 馃槰馃槫馃槨馃が what the hell Hold up, some time last year I totally bought some really cheap Always bc I was low on money, and I ended up with a really horrible red painful rash like my bare ass had been dragged across asphalt. I couldn鈥檛 even get into the bath it was so painful.聽 i鈥檝e had problems with this brand in bulgaria, made me itchy af, but so far i haven鈥檛 had a problem with them in germany and it鈥檚 p much an open secret eastern europe gets lower quality products than the west. i鈥檇 wager it鈥檚 way worse in africa. those poor women鈥 Fuuuuuuuck
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infernallegaycy: hiranyaksha: The moon comes down from the sky and falls in love with a woman聽 [id: an illustration of two fat, dark-skinned middle eastern women. one, a humanization of the moon, wears a yellow niqab with two additional cloaks, one the same yellow and decorated with moon cycles and the other dark blue and decorated with stars. the other woman has black hair in a very long braid adorned with gold and is wearing a deep blue outfit with gold and brighter blue details, including swirling patterns. the two are sitting together, the woman kneeling toward the moon. the other woman is leaning up to kiss the moon through her face covering as they hold onto each other. the night sky is dark and overlaid with branches behind them. white flowers scatter the ground around them. a star and crescent symbol sits behind the moon鈥檚 head. /end id.]: CX infernallegaycy: hiranyaksha: The moon comes down from the sky and falls in love with a woman聽 [id: an illustration of two fat, dark-skinned middle eastern women. one, a humanization of the moon, wears a yellow niqab with two additional cloaks, one the same yellow and decorated with moon cycles and the other dark blue and decorated with stars. the other woman has black hair in a very long braid adorned with gold and is wearing a deep blue outfit with gold and brighter blue details, including swirling patterns. the two are sitting together, the woman kneeling toward the moon. the other woman is leaning up to kiss the moon through her face covering as they hold onto each other. the night sky is dark and overlaid with branches behind them. white flowers scatter the ground around them. a star and crescent symbol sits behind the moon鈥檚 head. /end id.]

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desbreaux: ithelpstodream: glossymoss: Omg rly ?? yes! really! translifeline.org US:聽(877) 565-8860 CANADA:聽(877) 330-6366 Pacific time: 8am to 2am Mountain time: 9am to 3am Central time: 10am to 4am Eastern time: 11am to 5am Alaska time: 7am to 1am Hawaii time: 6am to 12am Okay so I just got off the phone with them. I talked to a trans girl named Aurora she was super helpful! She gave me a few doctors to talk to encouraged me to seek therapy instead of just rushing to get my pills. She literally found a trans friendly therapist in my town I would definitely recommend giving them a call! : Pfeel so hopeless! If you were TRANS you'd understand! Call Trans Lifeline! They'll listen as much as you need! yeah but I need a legal name clhange too! Ditl you even THINK about that? THEY CAN FRICKIN GIVE YOU MONEY FOR THAT! OH WOW. THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME KNOW! desbreaux: ithelpstodream: glossymoss: Omg rly ?? yes! really! translifeline.org US:聽(877) 565-8860 CANADA:聽(877) 330-6366 Pacific time: 8am to 2am Mountain time: 9am to 3am Central time: 10am to 4am Eastern time: 11am to 5am Alaska time: 7am to 1am Hawaii time: 6am to 12am Okay so I just got off the phone with them. I talked to a trans girl named Aurora she was super helpful! She gave me a few doctors to talk to encouraged me to seek therapy instead of just rushing to get my pills. She literally found a trans friendly therapist in my town I would definitely recommend giving them a call!

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evergreennightmare: red-stick-progressive: aossidhboyee: red-stick-progressive: burdenbasket: gahdamnpunk: This is insane holy fuck, this is A LOT Also that figure is way too low, modern population estimates might be as much as twice that. There were between 25 and 40 million in central Mexico alone, almost as many people in the North Amazon, almost as many in the Andes, and almost as many in the American South. All saw 80 to 99 percent population loss in the period of 2 to 3 generations. The Greater Mississippi River Basin had a population somewhere between 5 and 12 million, the Eastern Woodlands had about as many, about as many in the Central Amazon, and almost as many on the American West Coast and North West Coast respectively. All of which saw 85 to 99 percent population losses in 2 or three generations after the others. Multiple factions if European interests killed all the natives they could and destroyed all the culture and history they could. They were not limited by gender, language, religion, culture, ethnic group, nationality, geography, or time period; just every single person they could. That鈥檚 not even genocide, it鈥檚 apocalypse. Why are you all omitting the well known fact that it was not purposeful genocide but simply new microbes introduced that no one knew about at that time. Cuz that鈥檚 not true. Tw genocide, tw violence When Columbus realized the pigs they brought were getting the Islanders sick he arranged to loose as many as possible ahead of them primarily into the Benne region, I believe. Cortez loaded sickened corpses into Tenochtitlan鈥檚 aqueducts, Spain deliberately targeted the priests of Mexican society first because they knew it would severely undermine the public ability to treat disease. When the post Incan city states developed a treatment for malaria, the Spanish deliberately targeted the cities producing the quinine treatment and made it illegal to sell it to non-christians. The Spanish took all the sick and forced them at sword-point to go back to their homes instead of to the sick houses or the temples throughout the new world, and forced anyone who wasn鈥檛 sick to work in the mines or the coin factories melting and pressing their cultural treasures down into Spanish coins. The English were just as bad, they started the smallpox blankets. A lot of the loss was not deliberate infections like this but it was preventable at a million different crossroads and every European culture took the opportunity to weaponize the plagues when they could. They knew what they were doing, just cuz they didn鈥檛 know what germs were doesn鈥檛 mean they have some accidental relationship with it. Alexander the great used biological warfare after all, so it鈥檚 not like you can pretend the concept was alien to them, they wrote about it. Besides they did plenty of old fashioned killing too, there were Spanish conquistadors that estimated their own personal, individual killings might have numbered over the ten thousands. They were sure they鈥檇 killed more than ten million in 鈥淣ew Spain鈥 alone. They crucified people they smashed babies on the rocks, they set fire to buildings they forced women and children into and cooked their meals over the burning corpses, they loosed war dogs on people. They sold children into sex slavery to be raped by disease riddled pedos back in Europe and if taking their virginity didn鈥檛 cure the sick creeps the native children would be killed or sometimes sent back. The English were just as bad, shooting children in front of their mothers and forcing them to mop their blood with their hair. Turning human scalps into currency. Feeding babies to dogs in front of their mothers and fathers. Killing whole villages and erasing them from their maps so that historians would think God had made it empty just for the English. The Americans after them burned crops and drove several species of bison to extinction just to starve the plains tribes. They pushed the blankets too. On top of the wars of extermination and scalp hunting and concentration and laws defining natives as non-persons so that we鈥檇 never be protected by the Constitution. And even if you wanna live in some dreamy fairytale where God just made a whoopsie and then there were no natives left, nobody forced them to erase our history. The Spanish burned every document they found to erase the literacy and literary tradition of the Central and South Americans. There are essentially three Aztec documents left and some excavated pottery, and some archeological inscriptions and that鈥檚 it. The single most advanced culture in math and anatomical medicine erased probably forever. Same to the Inca, the most advanced fiber and alloy engineers and economists gone forever. Nobody made them do that. Nobody forced the American colonizers to steal political technology and act like they invented democracy or sovereignty. Nobody forced them to build their cities on top of native ones and erase them from history forever. Baltimore was built on Chesapeake, which translates roughly to 鈥渃ity at the top of the great water鈥 in most Algonquin tongues. My favorite example is Cumberland in Western MD, they didn鈥檛 even reshape the roads or anything, they paved the steps and walking paths natives had used for hundreds of years and now it鈥檚 almost impossible to drive cuz the streets are too narrow or steep. The culture that built them didn鈥檛 have horses. Phoenix AZ, called Phoenix cuz the settlers literally found an old city and 鈥渂rought it back to life.鈥 Did they save any history or cultural artifacts? No. Most cities on the east coast are like this. Nobody forced them to erase that history. Colonizers are not innocent just cuz the germs did a lot of the work of the apocalypse. (tlaxcall膩n had a democratic form of government) : CW CNN @CNN Follow European colonizers killed so many Native Americans that it changed the global climate, researchers say cnn.it/2DR3W1C 8:00 PM -2 Feb 2019 924 Retweets 1,321 Likes SULLDHONHS Sophia Chang Follow @sophchang "European settlers killed 56 million indigenous people over about 100 years..." 56 million. It took a long time for me to process that figure CNN @CNN European colonizers killed so many Native Americans that it changed the global climate, researchers say cnn.it/2DR3W1c 9:45 AM -3 Feb 2019 1,872 Retweets 2,388 Likes Follow @RadRoopa Replying to @sophchang And to think, the world population in 1900 was only 1.5 billion compared to today's 7.5 billion I don't know what the world pop was like in 1500 but 56 millions would've been a HUGE percentage of that. That astronomical number is definitely hard to process 9:25 PM - 3 Feb 2019 Follow @RadRoopa Replying to @RadRoopa @sophchang I just looked it up and the world pop in 1600 was about 570 million. They wiped out TEN PERCENT of the world's population. That's the equivalent of 750 million ppl today. Whoa 9:50 PM - 3 Feb 2019 evergreennightmare: red-stick-progressive: aossidhboyee: red-stick-progressive: burdenbasket: gahdamnpunk: This is insane holy fuck, this is A LOT Also that figure is way too low, modern population estimates might be as much as twice that. There were between 25 and 40 million in central Mexico alone, almost as many people in the North Amazon, almost as many in the Andes, and almost as many in the American South. All saw 80 to 99 percent population loss in the period of 2 to 3 generations. The Greater Mississippi River Basin had a population somewhere between 5 and 12 million, the Eastern Woodlands had about as many, about as many in the Central Amazon, and almost as many on the American West Coast and North West Coast respectively. All of which saw 85 to 99 percent population losses in 2 or three generations after the others. Multiple factions if European interests killed all the natives they could and destroyed all the culture and history they could. They were not limited by gender, language, religion, culture, ethnic group, nationality, geography, or time period; just every single person they could. That鈥檚 not even genocide, it鈥檚 apocalypse. Why are you all omitting the well known fact that it was not purposeful genocide but simply new microbes introduced that no one knew about at that time. Cuz that鈥檚 not true. Tw genocide, tw violence When Columbus realized the pigs they brought were getting the Islanders sick he arranged to loose as many as possible ahead of them primarily into the Benne region, I believe. Cortez loaded sickened corpses into Tenochtitlan鈥檚 aqueducts, Spain deliberately targeted the priests of Mexican society first because they knew it would severely undermine the public ability to treat disease. When the post Incan city states developed a treatment for malaria, the Spanish deliberately targeted the cities producing the quinine treatment and made it illegal to sell it to non-christians. The Spanish took all the sick and forced them at sword-point to go back to their homes instead of to the sick houses or the temples throughout the new world, and forced anyone who wasn鈥檛 sick to work in the mines or the coin factories melting and pressing their cultural treasures down into Spanish coins. The English were just as bad, they started the smallpox blankets. A lot of the loss was not deliberate infections like this but it was preventable at a million different crossroads and every European culture took the opportunity to weaponize the plagues when they could. They knew what they were doing, just cuz they didn鈥檛 know what germs were doesn鈥檛 mean they have some accidental relationship with it. Alexander the great used biological warfare after all, so it鈥檚 not like you can pretend the concept was alien to them, they wrote about it. Besides they did plenty of old fashioned killing too, there were Spanish conquistadors that estimated their own personal, individual killings might have numbered over the ten thousands. They were sure they鈥檇 killed more than ten million in 鈥淣ew Spain鈥 alone. They crucified people they smashed babies on the rocks, they set fire to buildings they forced women and children into and cooked their meals over the burning corpses, they loosed war dogs on people. They sold children into sex slavery to be raped by disease riddled pedos back in Europe and if taking their virginity didn鈥檛 cure the sick creeps the native children would be killed or sometimes sent back. The English were just as bad, shooting children in front of their mothers and forcing them to mop their blood with their hair. Turning human scalps into currency. Feeding babies to dogs in front of their mothers and fathers. Killing whole villages and erasing them from their maps so that historians would think God had made it empty just for the English. The Americans after them burned crops and drove several species of bison to extinction just to starve the plains tribes. They pushed the blankets too. On top of the wars of extermination and scalp hunting and concentration and laws defining natives as non-persons so that we鈥檇 never be protected by the Constitution. And even if you wanna live in some dreamy fairytale where God just made a whoopsie and then there were no natives left, nobody forced them to erase our history. The Spanish burned every document they found to erase the literacy and literary tradition of the Central and South Americans. There are essentially three Aztec documents left and some excavated pottery, and some archeological inscriptions and that鈥檚 it. The single most advanced culture in math and anatomical medicine erased probably forever. Same to the Inca, the most advanced fiber and alloy engineers and economists gone forever. Nobody made them do that. Nobody forced the American colonizers to steal political technology and act like they invented democracy or sovereignty. Nobody forced them to build their cities on top of native ones and erase them from history forever. Baltimore was built on Chesapeake, which translates roughly to 鈥渃ity at the top of the great water鈥 in most Algonquin tongues. My favorite example is Cumberland in Western MD, they didn鈥檛 even reshape the roads or anything, they paved the steps and walking paths natives had used for hundreds of years and now it鈥檚 almost impossible to drive cuz the streets are too narrow or steep. The culture that built them didn鈥檛 have horses. Phoenix AZ, called Phoenix cuz the settlers literally found an old city and 鈥渂rought it back to life.鈥 Did they save any history or cultural artifacts? No. Most cities on the east coast are like this. Nobody forced them to erase that history. Colonizers are not innocent just cuz the germs did a lot of the work of the apocalypse. (tlaxcall膩n had a democratic form of government)
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cognitiveinequality: maeril: Hi everyone! This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Feminist on Facebook! It will be published there shortly.聽The technique that is displayed here is a genuine one used in psychology - I forgot the name and couldn鈥檛 find it again so if you know about it, feel free to tell me!Some could say: 鈥淵es but you can use that technique for instances of harassment other than Islamophobic attacks!鈥, and my reply is: Sure! Please do so, it also works for other 鈥渢ypes鈥 of harassment of a lone person in a public space!! However I鈥檓 focusing on protecting Muslims here, as they have been very specific targets lately, and as a French Middle Eastern woman, I wanted to try and do something to raise awareness on how to help when such things happen before our eyes - that way one cannot say they 鈥渄idn鈥檛 know what to do鈥!聽I鈥檇 like to insist on two things: 1) Do not, in any way, interact with the attacker. You must absolutely ignore them and focus entirely on the person being attacked! 2) Please make sure to always respect the wishes of the person you鈥檙e helping: whether they want you to leave quickly afterwards, or not! If you鈥檙e in a hurry escort them to a place where someone else can take over - call one of their friends, or one of yours, of if they want to, the police. It all depends on how they feel! For my fellow French-speakers: I will translate it in French and post it on my page as soon as I can :)Please don鈥檛 hesitate to share this guide as it could push a lot of people to overcome bystander syndrome!!Lots of love and stay safe! PS: I you repost this cartoon of mine on twitter or instagram, please add me in the post so I can see it, with @itsmaeril :) An important reminder today, and every day. : What to do if you are witnessing ISlamophobIC A bystander's guide to help the persor harassment n who's being targeted Engage conversation. Go to them, sit beside them and say hello. Try to appear calm, collected and welcoming IGNORE THE ATTACKER Pick a random subject and start discussing it. It can be anything: a movie you liked, the weather, saying you like something they wear and asking where they got it.. THE WEATHER LATELYIS S0 陌GNO RED Hl HOW ARE YOU? MY SISTER TOLD ME ABOUT THIS MOVIE Keep building the safe space. Keep eye contact with them and don't acknowledge the attacker's presence : the absence of response from you two wil push them to leave the area shortly Continue the conversation until the attacker leaves & escort them to a safe place if necessary. Bring them to a neutral area where they can recollect themselves; respect their wishes if they tell you they're ok and just want to go 2 This guide was written & illustrated by Maeril | @itsmaeril Translated in English for The Middle Eastern Feminist cognitiveinequality: maeril: Hi everyone! This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Feminist on Facebook! It will be published there shortly.聽The technique that is displayed here is a genuine one used in psychology - I forgot the name and couldn鈥檛 find it again so if you know about it, feel free to tell me!Some could say: 鈥淵es but you can use that technique for instances of harassment other than Islamophobic attacks!鈥, and my reply is: Sure! Please do so, it also works for other 鈥渢ypes鈥 of harassment of a lone person in a public space!! However I鈥檓 focusing on protecting Muslims here, as they have been very specific targets lately, and as a French Middle Eastern woman, I wanted to try and do something to raise awareness on how to help when such things happen before our eyes - that way one cannot say they 鈥渄idn鈥檛 know what to do鈥!聽I鈥檇 like to insist on two things: 1) Do not, in any way, interact with the attacker. You must absolutely ignore them and focus entirely on the person being attacked! 2) Please make sure to always respect the wishes of the person you鈥檙e helping: whether they want you to leave quickly afterwards, or not! If you鈥檙e in a hurry escort them to a place where someone else can take over - call one of their friends, or one of yours, of if they want to, the police. It all depends on how they feel! For my fellow French-speakers: I will translate it in French and post it on my page as soon as I can :)Please don鈥檛 hesitate to share this guide as it could push a lot of people to overcome bystander syndrome!!Lots of love and stay safe! PS: I you repost this cartoon of mine on twitter or instagram, please add me in the post so I can see it, with @itsmaeril :) An important reminder today, and every day.

cognitiveinequality: maeril: Hi everyone! This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Femini...

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