so I went to student health services with abby today (because she was having trouble breathing :/// poor babe) and we were sitting there awhile while the nurses kept calling peoples names out……and at one point there were about 10 of us sitting there (me and 9 other white ppl) and the nurse tried saying a name but nobody spoke up so she came over to me and just POINTED at the name on the clipboard like doesn’t even say anything else??? and I was like. …… no that’s not me….. bc it was a Korean name?? Like what the fuck racist lady
Günther Förg (b 1952), ‘Untitled’, 2008, acrylic and oil on canvas, 114 ⅛ x 157 ½ in.
this is art
Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.
Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.
harry wearing the jersey of the first openly gay nfl player ever, who hasn’t even played an official nfl season game yet, on stage in front of tens of thousands of fans is such a huge and incredible sign of support and i hope that for once people realize that and respect it as the amazing sign of queer support that it is, without trying to belittle his actions and twist them into anything less than what they are
Note to self: crying doesn’t make you weak
Hey guys… haven’t posted here in awhile because FYSOP is basically a lot of long days, emotional moments, and super tiring (but rewarding!!!) nights…. but I’m trying to unpack a little before I go to sleep tonight and I just wanted to make a short lil text post about the last couple of days..
So my issue area this year is elders and tbh…. it’s not really something I’m super passionate about…like obviously I care about the elderly population and I’ve learned so much about the struggles they face and the abuse they’re often put through…. but today during program night, there was a woman who did a spoken word poem called “When a black man walks” and it was basically all about police brutality and the way black men are over and over again singled out by society, in a way almost targeted from birth…. and I started crying?? I just relate to so much more to the human rights, gender focus, and urban engagement issue areas….. BUT having said that, I do love my elders groups (both staff and freshmen). They’re all so super sweet and warm and make community service feel like HOME….so frickin cheesy but tru. Going on site today was sooo great because I loved seeing them interact with the elders and gain some insight into what fysop/community service in general is all about.. Like they all bonded and jammed out to the radio in the van and were teasing each other and my heart just Melllllted a million times over
Also cool part of the week….. one of the coordinators got Chad stokes from dispatch to perform for us??? it was super awesome and all the freshmen loved it because he was so inspiring and had the most beautiful voice and YA…. he played a lot of great songs that he does on his own now and that has a lot to do with social justice issues…. so check it out yoooo……
Overall, my first years are unbelievable gems and I’m so proud of them and the service they’re doing!! They make me so happy idk………fysop makes me so happy…..
im like pre stress stressed like im stressed about the stress that i will b stressed about 4 school……………..education is magical
Hiiii! I haven’t actually done any business management classes yet (it’s my minor), but I think I’ll like it…??? It’s going to be difficult for sure (esp for me) bc I’ve never rly been good at understanding the concepts of econ….. like I can do the math but it takes me awhile to understand what it MEANS….so good luck to me this semester bc I’m taking TWO econ classes (yay)
let me just say a few things about ‘all about that bass’ real quick
- it’s a song about body positivity and we don’t get many of those so can we just take that into consideration please
- i know people are kicking off about her using the phrase “skinny bitches” but she does follow it up with "no, i’m just playing i know you think you’re fat / but i’m here to tell you that / every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top" she’s taken an insult commonly given to slim women and basically a said so what if you are skinny/skinny but you think you’re fat, YOU’RE STILL PERFECT
- i’ve seen shit loads of people saying it makes them feel more confident, and slim women get a ton of media reinforcing the idea that their body is perfect anyway
- IT’S CATCHY AS FUCK
Celeste and Abby love each other …!!
Houston ~ 22/8