1. Longing for stability

    I had a job interview - - like a big deal, we’ll pay your way, put you up for the night, tour you around town kind of interview. I didn’t get it. I’m sad because I imagined myself there. Making a difference. Doing what I’m trained for. Doing what I’m good at.

    I’m more than sad—something closer to despondent - - because I glimpsed for a moment what it would be like to be middle class. To not worry about the money running out or about how to get more to buy more time. To not worry about getting that apartment application approved or how many more months and years of intolerable living situations I’ll have to suffer through. To not be so concerned with how the world might respond to all my various identities and marginalized perspectives. To get up in the morning and not feel dread at the thought of another day pushing and pushing trying to survive and plan ahead and somehow get closer to doing what I want to do and may be the only possible thing I am trained for.

    And I fear I will have to stay in this precarious position for much longer.

    Perhaps I sound like a brat. I am a brat then. I want a space all my own. I want a profession where I feel valuable. I want to not feel like I’m fighting to stay afloat.

     
  2. queerbookclub:

    Queer books out in April 2014. Know any others?

    [Image description: ten book covers, including Gender Failure by Rae Spoon and Ivan Coyote, Floating Brilliant Gone by Franny Choi, The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi, Against Equality: Queer Revolution Not Mere Inclusion edited by Ryan Conrad, MxT by Sina Queyras, Far From You by Tess Sharpe, Haiti Glass by Lenelle Moise, Transgender Persons and the Law by Ally Windsor Howell, Rednecks, Queers, & Country Music by Nadine Hubbs, and Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis.]

    (via kittiesinqueerland)

     

  3. cielrouge:

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    1.Bitter Sweetsby Roopa Farooki - A spellbinding first novel about the destructive lies that three immigrant generations of a Pakistani/Bangladeshi family tell each other. Henna Rub is a precocious teenager whose wheeler-dealer father never misses a business…

     
  4. amydentata:

    ladybuglights:

    artbymegs:

    I feel like this should be pretty self-explanatory. I’m drawing these for a zine at my college (and they have a tumblr! lips-appstate.tumblr.com!), but submissions are due today, so they’re a bit more rushed than I would have liked.

    I tried to be inclusive and not-shitty. Hopefully I succeeded at that. There are more of these I’d like to draw, but like I said, time limitations :P

    tkdoesthings TEEAAAAK, those two cuties in that first pic loOK LIKE US.. WHO DREW US?!?!?!PK@#P$$T 

    Cuuuuuuute

    (via inkstainedqueer)

     
  5. priestessthief:

    riotrite:

    igotpillstheyremultiplying:

    autistpsyche:

    you should check out #AcademicAbleism on twitter, if you haven’t already. 

    My life.

    Sounds familiar

    Oy

    (via kittiesinqueerland)

     
  6. calumet412:

    Entrance to the Museum of Science and Industry (then called the Field Museum), remnant of the Columbian Exposition, before rehabbing, 1920, Chicago.

     
  7. elloellenoh:

    awesome-everyday:

    KERRY I <3 YOU GIRL

    "If I succeed I create the opportunity for more people to succeed…" — This

    (Source: kerrybearw, via lipstick-feminists)

     
  8. wearethetay:

    jedavu:

    Charming Illustrated Cinemagraphs Reflect The Idyllic Mood Of Lazy Summer Days

    by Rebecca Mock 

    You can feel each one…

    (via chrismenning)

     
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  10. policymic:

    Cleveland baseball fans stand against racism by #DeChiefing their gear

    In the past few months, debate surrounding the use of racial caricatures as pro sports mascots has reached a fever pitch. Just ask the Washington Redskins, who’ve endured significant backlash for both their refusal to change their name and their half-assed attempts to placate their critics.

    But a few miles west, fans of the MLB’s Cleveland Indians are taking a stand. In a motion of solidarity, a small but growing number have been “de-Chiefing” their paraphernalia by removing the offensive “Chief Wahoo” mascot from caps and jerseys that bear its likeness.

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    (Source: micdotcom, via lastrealindians)