Patchwork Poetics

poet. quilter. a little off-kilter.

Me and my friends

blackmambaheart:

highmariaa:

*smokes to celebrate*
*smokes to cheer up*
*smokes before any event*
*smokes after any event*
*smokes just to smoke*
*smokes just because*
*smokes*

Yes yes like to use it to function

(via shantrinas)

Morning-after pill ineffective for heavier women, drugmaker says | Toronto Star

snowflakegraveyard:

patchworkpoetics:

I was astonished to learn this in a workshop today. Please spread the word. Holy jebus.

This has nothing to do with “fatphobia”. The pharmacists, scientists, and doctors behind plan B did not design the pill to exclude overweight women. This happens all the time in medicine, but of course people only get upset when it regards their weight. Hopefully soon Plan B will be affective for all women. Until then, you need to stop crying “discrimination” until you get your facts right. 

noterin:

Text: Especially with #Ferguson all over social media, here’s my pet peeve: People who complain about racist family/friends without actively confronting them. Unless you’re depending on this racist for your livelihood, e.g. living in their home or relying on their income and they could cut you off, CALL THEM OUT. That racist aunt you visit maybe 3 times a year is posting about “thugs”? Send her facts. Show her the hypocrisy of her words. Don’t just let it go because you don’t want to “cause trouble”, THIS IS THE TROUBLE. And this applies to non-black POC. Recognize the anti-blackness in our communities (Asian Americans, you have a big responsibility in this) and do something about it. I always say no one is obligated to educate strangers that pop up demanding a breakdown of race relations, but if you consider yourself an ally yet can’t even confront that guy from high school you keep around on Facebook? I call bullshit.

Tweets #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7

(via badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista)

And when you choose a life partner, you’re choosing a lot of things, including your parenting partner and someone who will deeply influence your children, your eating companion for about 20,000 meals, your travel companion for about 100 vacations, your primary leisure time and retirement friend, your career therapist, and someone whose day you’ll hear about 18,000 times.

Intense shit.

notmargaery:

*university voice* unfortunately… we have too much money… so we have to raise tuition so we can build a place to keep all the other money in… so sorry unavoidable

(via hantisedeloubli)

lizardvvizard:

representation-isms:

Do you ever get rly pissed because the hunger games films could’ve told such a deep story with themes that reflect our own society’s oppressive systems

but instead they whitewashed the main leads, erased their disabilities, and pretty much romanticized the violence

The degree to which THG movies play into exactly the things the story condemns will never not be staggering to me

(via thekiwicanfly)

“i have a life to garden.
a multiverse to wake from sleep.”

—   giants, nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

(via adriennemareebrown)

“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’”

Friend:

Hey why do you like that character so much?

Me:

Are you sure you're ready for this kind of conversation

thefunnyadventuretimes said: What's your opinion on whites with dreads bc I got in an argument with a white girl who thinks its okay and I didn't know I could get so pissed at somebody

shantrinas:

I think about this a lot. 

Admittedly i’ve seen some white guys with deads and say hey they look kinda cute but then again just because you look decent wearing something  doesn’t mean its okay.

plus white people with deads dont get all the backlash and hate that black people get

I mean, black people are thrown out of schools because they have deads, miss out on job opprotunites and get called dirty because of having them.

While white people are seen as being carefree and all that other bs, while spreading false information about how dreads work. They seem to think dreads happen when you just dont wash or brush/comb your hair for long periods of time  which is just nasty as hell. 

so yeah theres what i think.