"When your mother hits you, do not strike back. When the boys call asking your cup size, say A, hang up. When he says you give him blue balls, say you’re welcome. When a girl with thick black curls who smells like bubble gum stops you in a stairwell to ask if you’re a boy, explain that you keep your hair short so she won’t have anything to grab when you head-butt her. Then head-butt her. When a guidance counselor teases you for handed-down jeans, do not turn red. When you have sex for the second time and there is no condom, do not convince yourself that screwing between layers of underwear will soak up the semen. When your geometry teacher posts a banner reading: “Learn math or go home and learn how to be a Momma,” do not take your first feminist stand by leaving the classroom. When the boy you have a crush on is sent to detention, go home. When your mother hits you, do not strike back. When the boy with the blue mohawk swallows your heart and opens his wrists, hide the knives, bleach the bathtub, pour out the vodka. Every time. When the skinhead girls jump you in the bathroom stall, swing, curse, kick, do not turn red. When a boy you think you love delivers the first black eye, use a screw driver, a beer bottle, your two good hands. When your father locks the door, break the window. When a college professor writes you poetry and whispers about your tight little ass, do not take it as a compliment, do not wait, call the Dean, call his wife. When a boy with good manners and a thirst for Budweiser proposes, say no. When your mother hits you, do not strike back. When the boys tell you how good you smell, do not doubt them, do not turn red. When your brother tells you he is gay, pretend you already know. When the girl on the subway curses you because your tee shirt reads: “I fucked your boyfriend,” assure her that it is not true. When your dog pees the rug, kiss her, apologize for being late. When he refuses to stay the night because you lived in Jersey City, do not move. When he refuses to stay the night because you live in Harlem, do not move. When he refuses to stay the night because your air conditioner is broken, leave him. When he refuses to keep a toothbrush at your apartment, leave him. When you find the toothbrush you keep at his apartment hidden in the closet, leave him. Do not regret this. Do not turn red. When your mother hits you, do not strike back."
Jeanann Verlee, Unsolicited Advice to Adolescent Girls With Crooked Teeth and Pink Hair (via aurelle)
I saw the video for this. It was so emotional.(via goldstarqueer)
Favorite poet ever(via modificationnotmutilation)
I’m really confused.. But I love it. Maybe because I’m actually confused(via barealis)
"You think ‘Okay, I get it, I’m prepared for the worst’, but you hold out that small hope, see, and that’s what fucks you up. That’s what kills you."
EAST BAY AREA ANIMAL LOVERS
Can anyone help me out? i found a bird with an injured wing that i have put in a warm dark dry box like the LIndsay Wildlife website instructed but the bird needs to get to the hospital around 9 am tomorrow morning, and I unfortunately have work. I am trying to make arrangements to take an early lunch to do it but Im not sure that will end up working out. If anyone could spare 45 mins of their morning to pick up the bird and drop it off at Lindsay Wildlife in Walnut Creek I would be eternally grateful.
You want to know what I just saw ?
A black teenager in what is perceived to be clothing indicative of a “hoodlum”, and a middle aged white man in slacks and a button up both stopped at a cross walk in Berkeley . A few cars go by without stopping, and then a semi stops so both can cross. The black teenager waves and mouths thank you as he crosses, the middle aged white man just walks across annoyed that he even had to stop and wait before walking. Don’t ever try to defend someone’s actions to me if they are the type to racially profile individuals because that shit isn’t true or cool.
Ferguson from my TL
(From what I understand, the police thought they heard a gunshot and started throwing tear gas into the crowd. Correct me if I’m wrong)
This is real. This is real. This is real.
I am in tears, this is disgusting. A fucking child !? Are you serious?