Only 7 hours to go til I can go home to fold, stamp and staple zines, so jittery with anticipation, ahhhhh! Can’t wait to see yoursecretary, stuff my face at Cult Pizza and Bartertown, and check out some zines!
Hope to see you Michiganders tomorrow (8/23) from 12-6 at the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology.
I’ll be tabling under Rip It Up and am planning on bringing Rip It Up & Start Again Vol 2, Second City Vegan cook zine, Burning Fight photo book and an assortment of postcards.
Came home to a nice harvest! #Urbangardening #chicago #vegan
According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.
Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.
Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of…
Discrimination by police is very real and people’s blindness to it is infuriating. My father has been pulled over by police more times than I can count. They never arrest him, but they’ll keep him by the side of the road for 45 minutes…sometimes longer. I’ve been there while it’s happened.
I’ve also been there when my white mother has been pulled over. Its a far different experience. The cops are polite, they give her a reason and they don’t keep her more than 5 minutes. I am lucky in that I look more like my mother, so I get treated like other white people for the most part, except for when I get pulled over in a car full of teenaged latinxs. Then I’m kept on the side of the road for an hour and a half while they run all of our ID’s through their system and I’m called stupid spic by the latinx officer who feels they have something to prove to their white partner. I’m told to shut up, asked to get out of the car and searched if I dare to ask why we’ve been detained and if I can go home. That hasn’t happened again since I was a teen, but I’ll never forget the frustration, the anger and the fear.
I will always stand against those who defend racial profiling and those who think anyone with a badge is justified in shooting unarmed young black and brown men. It happens too much in this country and until it stops there will be protests and riots, because we are all human and we all want to be treated as such. So use your white privilege and stand up for what’s right. Racism isn’t over and it never will be if we don’t stop perpetuating the lie of the dangerous black man who deserved to die.
@prisonculture: I hope the Captain Johnson supporters are coming to terms that black faces in high places doesn’t actually address structural oppression.
No one realizes the obvious. That’s why it kills me when (white) people bring up Obama as an excuse for racism being over
Capping off the night with vegan pastel de tres leches. Not nearly as good as Quesadilla’s version back home, but it’ll do. #Vegan #favoritemexicandessert
Had dinner at Wheatsville Co-Open tonight. Wishing I could ship all sorts of goodies home. Instead I’ll settle for bringing home a box of vegan donuts. #vegan
Stopped at Fast Folks to get some more @sweetritual ice cream #happybirthdaytome #vegan
Birthday donut from @redrabbitbakery #vegan #texas #ithinkiminlove
California raisins #childhoodmemories
Cinnamonkey Elephantastic from @sweetritual #vegan #delicious