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2 from outloud on 8tracks Radio.

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I love my mom.
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mise en place
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Car broke down on I-5 (Taken with Instagram)
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"

Those Tears

of a white woman who came to the group for Women of Color
only
her grief cut us into guilt while we clutched the straw
of this tiny square inch we have which we need
so desperately when we need so much more
We talked her into leaving
which took 10 minutes of our precious 60
Those legion white Lesbians whose feelings are hurt
because we have a Lesbians of Color Potluck
once a month for 2 hours
without them
Those tears of the straight woman
because we kicked out her boyfriend at the Lesbians only
poetry reading where no microphone was provided
& the room was much too small for all of us
shouting that we were imperialists
though I had spent 8 minutes trying to explain
to her that an oppressed people
cannot oppress their oppressor
She ignored me
charged into the room weeping & storming
taking up 9 minutes of our precious tiny square inch
Ah those tears
which could be jails, graves, rapists, thieves, thugs
those tears which are so puffed up with inappropriate grief
Those women who are used to having their tears work
rage at us
when they don’t
We are not real Feminists they say
We do not love women
I yell back with a wet face
_Where are our jobs? Our apartments?_
_Our voices in parliament or congress?_
_Where is our safety from beatings, from murder?_
_You cannot even respect us to allow us_
_60 uninterrupted minutes for ourselves_

Your tears are chains
Feminism is the right of each woman
to claim her own life her own time
her own interrupted 60 hours
60 days
60 years
No matter how sensitive you are
if you are white
you are
No matter how sensitive you are
if you are a man
you are
We who are not allowed to speak have the right
to define our terms our turf
These facts are not debatable
Give us our inch
& we’ll hand you a hanky

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Chrystos

For saying everything I want to about women’s space. Or spaces in general.

(via amaltheadreams)

reblogging for relevance.

Chrystos is the shit. Seriously.

(via tierracita)

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Best fingernail file, ever. The secret: It’s a diamond-covered file (meant for wood or metal, but whatever). 
Pointer Pointer by @StudioMoniker
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This one just turned two the other day. Happy birthday to niece Sofia and here is to all of the years when I’ll try to remind her of who I am.
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Big boy, Otis. Let’s keep riding while the sun is shining.