Took cupcakes to my night class and the support for She’s the First was beautiful and ridiculous , as was the number of attempts for a group photo, love my SOBA peeps. #researchcourse #stateofblackasheville2014 #soba2014 #politicalscience
All done! Our famous tie-dye cupcakes are waiting to be bought! Tomorrow HSU 11:30-3:00pm ! Only a dollar! #unca #stf
Tomorrow Highsmith Student Union from 11:30-3:00pm we will have our last bake sale of the 2013-2014 academic year ! Cupcakes are $1 , Shirts are $8. Our goal is $150 in order to sponsor at least 3 girls this semester ! #unca #stf
This is partially an update on my life/partially a venting post/partially a secret to-do list to remind me of everything to be done…
Sending a huge hug to my cousin @camilocruz19 ! Feliz cumpleaños primo ! Te quiero mucho, espero que lo pases muy bien hoy y que te consienten mucho ! Te mandó un beso y abrazo. Ojalá nos vemos pronto!
Imagine a wall full of circular holes, that circles can keep walking in and out of with no difficulty.
Now imagine that the triangles manage to get the resources together, after years of not being able to fit through the circle’s holes, to drill a single triangle space into the wall.
Now imagine that the circle — who previously supported the triangle’s efforts because they are well-rounded (har) and value equality — comes along and sees the construction project. But instead of being happy, they get angry.
“Well, I won’t be able to fit through your hole!!!!” the circle cries.
“I helped you get the drill!!!!” the circle shrieks.
“Make it fit me too!!!!” the circle demands.
The triangles, barely holding it together enough to get a triangle hole together, stare at the circle in confusion.
“You have all the holes you need,” the triangles explain. “This is for us. You don’t need to fit through our hole, too.”
“YOU’RE BEING UNEQUAL AND HURTING MY FEELINGS!” the circle wails. “I DON’T SUPPORT YOUR HOLE IF IT DOESN’T FIT ME TOO. GIVE ME MY DRILL BACK.”
“It’s not your drill, it’s our drill. You helped us get it, because you said you cared.”
“I ONLY CARED WHEN I THOUGHT YOU’D MAKE A HOLE EVERYONE COULD FIT THROUGH. YOU’RE PERPETUATING INEQUALITY!!!”
“Why is it up to us, the small group that has never been able to fit through the wall at all, to make a hole everyone can use? Why isn’t it up to you, the people who have been able to cross back and forth at will for years? We just want to see the other side; why are you yelling at us?”
“I DIDN’T ASK TO BE BORN A CIRCLE, OMG. I’VE HAD TO WORK HARD ALL MY LIFE TOO. YOU’RE JUST BEING BIGOTED AGAINST ME BECAUSE OF SOMETHING I CAN’T CONTROL, JUST LIKE EVERYONE IS AGAINST YOU.”
“You are interfering with our project and asking us to comfort you while we’re trying to make progress. Please leave.”
“I’m going to tell everyone about this,” the circle warns. “Nobody will support you now.”
“Apparently nobody ever did,” the triangles sigh, getting back to work.
Systematic inequality / institutionalized racism explained in a picture.
Whenever I’m feeling low or especially stressed, I think of this amazing woman, and all she’s done for me and been through. Strongest woman I know without a doubt. Very grateful to have been raised by her and my amazing father, wouldn’t trade them for the world. Blessings like them make weeks like this seem so puny and insignificant. #tbt #familyalwaysandforever #swirlon
It finally happened. In the last month of my 3rd year, I finally pulled an all nighter. I assume it’ll feel worth it eventually right ? #exhausted #24hours #researchmarathon
Mindfulness fest dialogue workshop today with Keith Knox and yours truly ok the quad from 12:15-1:00pm. Learn more about what our research through the State of Black Asheville has found, what the course is about and why it is so important ! See you at 12:15!
It’s official!!! From our 5k Cupcake Classic & Carnival ALONE (meaning excluding semester bake sales & events) we raised $1254.50 !! We PASSED our goal of $1000. Thank you to all the students, faculty, staff, and community members who helped make this happen! #UNCA #bulldogstrong #stf #stffamilly
I seldom publish the few poems that I actually write, but i’m all for publishing and spreading the poetry I already do love.