please tell me that i’m wrong or that i’m an asshole. there are times that i might be unaware of it.
i have a hard time ______________________________.
_______________asserting my rights.
_______________asking for what i need.
_______________speaking up for myself.
_______________expressing my discontentment.
_______________saying that i am angry.
i get confused between the moments of when i need to speak up for myself, the times that i am holding onto anger, when i am acting out of spite and when i am in the wrong. my rage is terror and i am afraid of it. i remember familiar failures, they regulate these conflicted moments.
i habitually retreat from interpersonal conflict. i freeze becoming inactive, my body becomes shocked. i stare at you, through you. i hear you but i don’t give a fuck about what you’re saying. i can’t help but hide my anger. i hold onto anger underneath because i don’t know what else to do with it. this is a safe way, a predictable way.
resentment is poison. it’s deadly and draining. when i am hurt, i try to practice love, compassion and understanding instead of anger and spite. i let the hurt settle, and i know that the anger will follow. let it go, it’s not worth it. i truly know what i should do. just let it go, it’s not worth it.
Jayne County talking about trans and queer life in New York City in the 1960s. She explains the “sex searches” police would conduct on drag queens and trans women during gay bar raids, making people expose their genitals to the police.
Deese babies sleep better dan me! De udder one fell off de bed in the middle of the night and snoooores still to this day #pitbulls #rva
Eminem made out of M&Ms
by Aubrey Whelan / Philly
More than two dozen people were arrested Monday after they blocked entrances to the William J. Green Federal Building in Center City to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
The protesters – most of them members of the Philadelphia-based Earth Quaker Action Team – said they were calling on President Obama to block construction of the pipeline. They gathered on the…