Sometimes I look in the mirror and feel totally
About my body,
What am I doing here?
And when I walk down the street later on that day,
I see a blind man walking
With the assistance of a friend.
I stop and brace myself,
Because I’m honestly shocked that this man can’t see.
I’m stunned because,
not for the first time,
I realize I can’t imagine what it must be like
to not be able to See.
A few minutes later, I see a homeless man.
Again, I am stricken at the fact that this man
has no place to call Home.
Later still, I come upon a woman
In a wheelchair.
Again, I’m stupidly surprised that
And then I walk into school,
stopping at the elevator because
for some reason I’m frozen.
I try to imagine what it must be like
to See nothing but Darkness,
to have nowhere to call “Home”
or to not have the ability to Walk.
I receive lots of strange looks
When I stagger off to the side,
Because earlier that morning,
I had the nerve to stand insecure,
an existence that
so many are denied.
Who am I to be insecure?
I can walk.
I can see.
I have a home.
I can go to school.
I’m still alive.
When a young man approaches me,
to ask me if I’m all right,
I wipe my face and stare at him for a moment before
"Never been better."
Who am I to be shaken so easily
by superficial insecurities?
that calling women of color exotic is
- fucking racist
- and not a fucking compliment
Can y’all actually believe a man shot and killed someone and he isn’t in jail yet after nearly a month? Like really let that sink in. A man killed an 18 year old child and he is on paid leave from his job. Really think about that.
A man killed an 18 year old child and he is on paid leave from his job.
Welcome to #America.
Why is Time magazine saying that Joan Rivers was a feminist icon when she actually said that she hated feminists and feminism…..
Didn’t you know if you’re a white woman you’re automatically a feminist icon regardless of how shitty a person you are
Didn’t you know if you’re a white woman you’re automatically a feminist icon regardless of how shitty a person you are.
Regardless of how shitty a person you are.
By the way, didn’t Joan Rivers spend the last bit of her career talking shit about people and the way they dressed on the red carpet?