[Archive] Quote: Microaggressions Chipping Away at My Soul

I’m so tired of these daily microaggressions chipping away at my soul. Your prejudice, racism, and insecurity shouldn’t be part of my daily existence. –T.Lanette

Originally published September 28, 2017

Four and a half months later, I still feel the same way. In fact, I think these situations have increased during the last few months. Microaggressions aren’t always the words that people say out loud. Words are easier to document and fight against. It’s the actions that are more difficult to deal with on a daily basis.

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ReBlog: This Woman Created An Epic Video Game…Don’t Touch My Hair

…it would seem absurd that someone would be so invasive as to touch something so sacred that lays upon your head. Right?…Whether we wear afros, braids, or relaxers, someone is quick to invade our personal space to touch our hair. The rudeness can be overwhelming. JoyStokesWrites.Wordpress.com

ReBlog: Black Women and Femmes Will Lose Visibility If Net Neutrality Goes

In the wake of this serious news, I’ve witnessed two general responses. The first being devastation at the potential loss of the Internet as we’ve come to know it. The other is apathy and a facetious nostalgia for the world before online socializing. While everyone will be affected by the …

ReBlog:  Craft My Occasion on Kickstarter

This warmed my heart! This mom is giving young Black boys and girls something that we never had as kids: accurate representation. Our kids deserve to see their images on party supplies just like other children. She is amazing!

mohamedlamine:

Support her on on kickstarter: Craft My Occasions-Party Supplies
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Living with Depression: This Summer

I’ve been living with depression in 1999. It was a huge relief because now I knew I wasn’t going crazy.  When I heard Chester Bennington passed away last month, I was heartbroken. Bennington shared his experience living with depression. Yet, he lost his fight. He was only 41 years old. It feels as …

Depression Just Is…

“If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.”

Stephen Fry
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