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Hello! I'm Athena. Slytherin - INTJ Aries #radblackfeminist

Bi cis woman // she-her-hers

Roll Tide! I'm a senior in college far from home. This blog is a hodge-podge of fandom, social justice, astrology, history and poetry, fashion, travel, some other pretty stuff, liveblogging, and the odd original text post. I love lots of different things and I'm involved in plenty, and this is where I share them. :) This blog is a Safe Space; don't come around here with nonsense.


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postracialcomments:

everydayfolks:

thagoodthings:

afro-dominicano:

whiteguiltconfessionals:

Ya’ll remember that Jennie Mancuso Guthier woman? Well black tumblr is too real (via Facebook post about Ferguson leads to firing)

"It shouldn’t be tolerated when you’re a professional," said the man. "A hospital is a place where you’re supposed to have compassion upon people of all races."

It shouldn’t be tolerated any where!

"Put in work, put em in the dirt"

~Tumblr activism doesn’t do anything~

Yall are awesome


yewnymph:

nativeamericannews:

Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair

On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.
The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.

I AM SEETHING.  FUCK THE CONTINUATION OF ASSIMILATION EFFORTS AND ASSAULT ON THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING OF NATIVE AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. 

THIS COUNTRY HAS NO SHAME

NO CONSCIENCE

NO HISTORICAL BEARING

HAS AMERICA FORGOTTEN SO SOON?

THE TRAGEDY OF NATIVE CHILDREN FORCED TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES FOR RACIST BOARDING SCHOOLS?

WHERE THEIR HAIR WAS CUT? WHERE CHILDREN WERE BEATEN FOR SPEAKING THEIR MOTHER TONGUES? WHERE THEY WERE ABUSED AND FORCED TO HIDE THEIR CULTURE AS A WAY TO SURVIVE? 

NEVER FORGET. NEVER.


fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Houston, Texas: March and rally in solidarity with the Ferguson uprising, August 20, 2014.

"Whose streets? Our streets! Took over the streets in Third Ward, marching in solidarity with Ferguson, from the HPD cop shop on West Grey and St. Emanuel and through the hood. We out-smarted the cops who were trying to block the streets and keep us on the sidewalks. HPD, out of our community!”

Report and photos by Gloria Rubac


In Photos: The Journey to Get an Abortion in Texas


cosmopolitanmagazine:

With abortion clinics closing across the state, women in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley increasingly turn to illegal, unsafe methods to terminate their pregnancies. And the situation is about to get worse »


Pastor Praises Beyoncé on $7M Donation for Houston Housing Complex

clutchmag:

Pastor Praises Beyoncé on $7M Donation for Houston Housing Complex

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Beyoncé might stand back when it comes to altercations between hubby and little sis, but when it comes to her hometown, the Queen Bey is sure to give back.

The singer and actress recently donated $7M for a Houston housing complex reserved for the homeless, according to Pastor Rudy Rasmus, who mentions the tidbit in an interview with KHOU.

“She has a global platform and is doing some amazing…

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fandomsandfeminism:

zotikus:

TEXAS REPUBLICANS PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THEIR “CURE THE GAYS” PLATFORM

PEOPLE NEED TO BECOME AWARE OF THIS. these “therapy” programs are NOT IN ANY WAY SAFE AND NEED TO BE OUTLAWED

THESE PROGRAMS TRY TO “CURE” LGBT TEENS, ADULTS, AND CHECK THIS OUT.

A TWELVE YEAR OLD CHILD.

THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS.

THIS CANT HAPPEN.

This is my home state. This is where I live. My community is allowing this to happen, and it is fucking terrifying beyond reason.


Texas's Culture Wars Have Created a Public Health Disaster for Women

bebinn:

The more I read about the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the more I’m convinced they are angels on earth.


This might be relevant to your interests! A trusted contact of mine, a trans activist who is currently partnered with Legalize Human, Equality Texas, and Trans* Education & Advocacy, knows of a birth doula in Texas (Central Texas, specifically) who works with trans men. Here’s the image info:

Cavan Ó Raghallaigh: If any trans*men in Texas, esp Central Texas need birth help, I know a dula who works with transmen giving birth. ….email me — cavan@transvavan.net …. :)

Pass this along!


"The Rio Grande Valley already has one of the highest rates of self-induced abortion in the country. A 2012 survey found that 12 percent of women in clinics near the Mexico border said they had attempted to end their pregnancy on their own before seeking professional help. “They’re getting drugs from Mexico, drinking teas, eating herbs, falling down the stairs on purpose or convincing their boyfriends to beat them up,” Hagstrom Miller says. “Any of those methods could be fatal.”"

The Last Rural Abortion Clinics in Texas Just Shut Down

Conservatives are not reducing abortion. They are reducing safe abortion. The more I read about this, the more I am convinced that conservatives simply hate poor women of color.

(via bebinn)


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