Have you ever crushed berries with your rib cage? Have you ever sung with a plum in your mouth? Wouldn’t it be great if we all agreed that we were snapped off from branches at some point? Our Flow is Hard and The Great Twin Cities Poetry Road Show present Chelsea Tadeyeske, Russell Jaffee, and Edwin R. Perry, three poets ripped right out of the river, reading alongside local poet and Juicy Fruit producer extraordinaire, Sierra Demulder. Please join us for the Strange Plumberries reading, an event meant to make the sugar in your blood hula hoop.
Wednesday, June 5, 7-9pm
Harriet Brewery Taproom: 3036 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls
Spread the jam, plumbabies. This summer is going to flow hard.
Thesis defended, committee approved! Pictured above: my lovely audience, waving. YOU’RE THE BEST.
How Anonymous got involved in fighting for justice for rape victims -
Mother Jones’s Josh Harkinson has an excellent piece on the history of KnightSec, an Anonymous offshoot that publicized the Steubenville and Halifax rape cases, galvanizing both the public and police responses to both. The piece includes an interview with Michelle McKee, who is credited with swaying a critical mass of Anons to participation in KnightSec. […]
Give it a read.
I also like this candid shot of my mother and me, mainly for the way my mother looks at things. A soft, loving gaze, always. (7/4/88)
happy mother’s day to all of the nurturers in your life.
(here’s my momma with my little sister allison in 1993.)
I don’t expect gay people to prove to me, a straight person, that there’s actually homophobia. I don’t expect poor people to prove to me, a Harvard grad, that hunger and poverty are widespread problems. And if someone asked me, as an Asian person, to “prove” to them that racism exists, I would laugh all the way back to Chinatown. Marginalized groups are not responsible for explaining their marginalization to you. If you are actually concerned, you would take the initiative to do some research yourself instead of showing up at some oppressed group’s door step demanding a list of citations for things (racism, sexism, etc.) that are proven time and time again in the real world. —
WORD (via notevenbovvered)
oh hell yeah.
This. I owe no one an explanation of my oppression, nor do I have the responsibility to educate you. You feel me?
(Source: amberlrhea, via feminist-space)
Minnesota: The state where an excited mob chants, “THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!”
Christo Rey High School is one model that is working.
100% of seniors accepted into college.
They’ve been open about 5 years and they have delivered these amazing results virtually every year. These kids don’t start off as privileged or high performing, either. In order to enter the 9th grade, they have to be reading at at least a 5th grade level. The education is rigorous and standards based. If they don’t pass the standards they stay after school or take summer school. Each student also has a job – They work in a sponsored company 1 day per week. The company pays the school for the student worker, and that’s how they afford tuition. Many students end up working at the same company all through high school and some even after college.