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The beauty that is my life.

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#NotJustHello is a recent Twitter dialogue (started by @Karnythia) on how street harassment is not just about men not being able to say “hello” to women (though all who experience street harassment aren’t necessarily “women” or ID as such). Above are some of my tweets during that conversation. The idea that it is women “preventing” hello is not just a violently gross lie, but a mass oversimplification of the verbal/physical abuse and even sexual assault/murder that comes about via street harassment. 

Anyone who thinks all I describe above is okay clearly supports violence. None of these actions (and I’ve experienced much worse; some I don’t even discuss online) above are about saying “hello.” It’s one of the reasons why I included "so I can’t say hello?" in my Street Harassment and Street Harassment + Misogynoir BINGO card, that I included again in this post.

The first time I posted the BINGO card is in my recent post about my experiences, my writing on street harassment as experienced as a Black woman and the anti-street harassment chat #YouOkSis (by @Russian_Starr and @FeministaJonesscheduled for Thursday, July 10th at 12pm. In this aforementioned post (and within my years of writing on the topic) I address why some people want Black women silenced on this topic (and in general) and how the racist and anti-intersectional mainstream media framing and centering of White women as the only victims of street harassment with Black men as only perpetrators removes other men’s culpability and again, silences Black women. This is a time and space for Black women to speak our truths.

Related Post: Street Harassment Is Violence (Essay Compilation)

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snorlaxatives:

why the fuck does everyone in the purge movies want to kill people if crime was legal i’d find a way to erase my student debt and also probably steal a bunch of new clothes

Wisdom lol

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marinashutup:

"BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MEN?!" - Is Feminism Sexist? - marinashutup

Yes. Yes. Yes. All of the above yes. Dear lord Jesus yes. An infinity of yesses. Watch this. Take a moment to reflect. And realize this video is fucking gold.

What about men?

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yosssarian:

if pooh bear can wear a crop top so can i

Yesssss! #fashion

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hecallsmelovely:

Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. // 1 Corinthians 13:8Amplified Bible (AMP)
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hecallsmelovely:

Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. // 1 Corinthians 13:8Amplified Bible (AMP)

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Heck yeah I’m a feminist!

If I have ever had doubts that I was a feminist they are long gone. I just had to fight five minutes just to complete a sentence that would’ve only took seconds. It was such a small thing but the spirit behind it is much bigger.

Added some salsa for some color and freshness #foodporn #leftovers #timetoeat (at In my belly) View high resolution

Added some salsa for some color and freshness #foodporn #leftovers #timetoeat (at In my belly)

I don’t like strawberry-banana yogurt, but it’s great for the skin #spadayathome #skincare #natural View high resolution

I don’t like strawberry-banana yogurt, but it’s great for the skin #spadayathome #skincare #natural

I miss my @bopngrill umami burger #truffle #gouda #yum #food #latergram  (at bopngrill) View high resolution

I miss my @bopngrill umami burger #truffle #gouda #yum #food #latergram (at bopngrill)