y’all sometimes I get so irked when no shade white people go to Africa to “help” out... in most cases that I have seen they exploit these kids situations and assume that they will end up in a bad place in the near future. I feel like they just have this white savior complex and who the hell is she even talking/writing this letter to when this precious baby isnt even going to see it. Just to assume that she would be sex trafficked and live in a home made from “mud and trees” is just stereotypical and generalizing to me. HOW DO YOU HAVE HER WHOLE LIFE FIGURED OUT 🤔? Why are you writing this babies story? Stop exploiting African children, showing you did a “good deed”, and stop saying how they changed your life while single handily exploiting their home life and conditions. On a side note stop saying Africans only live in mud huts. Western media wants you to think like that.... sure some Africans still do but not every single african!!! Africa faces the same issues that America and Europe faces in regards to high poverty rates, terrorism, bad education system etc. Africa is very rich in resources and other countries come in and drain them of it. I always feel as though people paint Africa in such a poor light because people believe it’s a hot and dry desert! FALSE. Africa is made of large varieties of geographic features including deserts, rainforest, grasslands etc.
a shooting occurred at a maryland high school this morning. imagine how many more lives would’ve been lost if there wasn’t some one armed at the school. imagine how devastating this situation could’ve been if liberals got their way with only criminals being armed. the shooter was the only fatality, and that’s exactly how it should be.
The more I learn, the angrier I get for having to teach myself. Not because I'm lazy but because I shouldn't have to fight this hard to live. Fuck every doctor who is out there saying ignorant shit to vulnerable people. Just fuck. The ER doctor I saw last week was a very sweet and for the most part understanding woman. But even she told me my problems would "probably go away once I got pregnant." As if that's the obvious path for me to go down. FIRST OF FUCKING ALL, I am not fertile. I am not ovulating. I need actual fucking help. There is no such thing as me getting pregnant right now even if I wanted to and I don't want to. Second of fucking all, what are you telling the millions of other women and non-binary people who are suffering in silence who don't have partners, don't have an interest in childbearing or are physically unable like me? That's it? That's all you got? Guess I'll just get laid and call it a day then? Sorry but I'm a person too and I'm worthy of treatment.
👏‼️My wellbeing shouldn't depend on my relationship status or ability to have sex or reproduce.‼️👏
My struggle is fucking valid, your struggle is fucking valid, I don't care if you're suffering in silence or you're exploding like I am, you deserve better treatment and I'll scream until we all get it.
Lets talk a bit about contraception in the United States. A right that is refused and taken from people with reproductive organs by those who it does not effect: ⠀
About 62% of all people of reproductive age are currently using some form of contraception; which isn’t mainly used for this reason. Contraception is a major factor in many peoples lives. It aids in family planning which is crucial to a persons ability to advance both socially and economically. The ability to easily obtain birth control has shown a positive impact on both a persons education and workplace as well their mental health compared to people that do not have access to it. 58% of birth control users state having other health benefits associated with it including clearer skin and more regular menstrual cycles, whereas over 14% of people use birth control for non-contraceptive reasons like endometriosis which causes unbearable pain and heavy bleeding and can severely intervene with a persons quality of life. ⠀
A lack of access to birth control is a lack of basic human rights. More than 19 million women in the US do not have reasonable access in their county to a public clinic that offers the full range of contraceptive methods. For people that are lucky enough to be able to afford privatized insurance, the cost of an oral contraceptive can range anywhere from $15-$30 a month which is a around $160-600 on an annual basis which doesnt include the initial costs of visiting a doctor to obtain your initial RX. For other contraceptive methods like the IUD, a cost could range from $500-$2000+ depending on insurance coverage. This can lead to people not taking their birth control prescriptions as directed to save money and it has even been found that contraception is more expensive in low income areas. With Trump now in office, employers are no longer required to offer contraception coverage as an insurance benefit. This is just the beginning of an ongoing battle for healthcare coverage in America. More at buff.ly/2FWnkZ8⠀
✨🌸 more woc being soft and rosy and more woc wearing pastels and more woc being depicted as angelic and more woc in art and media embracing and expressing their beauty and personal point of view and blossoming to their true potential!! spring has sprung!!! 🌸✨ (inspired by @a8lia and her beautiful photography!!)
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^^Exactly ❤❤❤ ~
I just got home from work and phew i'm exhausted but it was hella fun ~
I interviewed the wonderful @monachalabi for Illustrator and graphic design magazine Tecknaren. We talked about graphs, learning about intersectional feminism issues from the comments section on instagram and.... surprise.... dating in New York 😘 And then we became friends 👻 .
More of my writing: #idastexter or IdaTheren.com
Last night we had the pleasure of hosting @thisgirlslunchbox , a monthly meet-up for lesbians in Miami. Thank you to @najjak and @octavia_yearwood for bringing your organization to our theater for a little movie night!
rip to the original Rosie the riveter. REST IN POWER.
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Happy Birthday Queen. We love, respect and admire you. Thank you for being an amazing black feminist icon. We look up to you in all the ways the exist. You inspire and spread love every day. Thank you for everything- nina and trisha
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im shook- Trisha
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why are y’all trying so hard to defend him like he racist not biased.- nina