and I’m talking less about my experience and more just generally; when someone goes through any sort of assault or even just traumatic experience and you say something like, “I would have punched them in the face!” or “If someone did that to me I would kick them in the balls!”,…
have you ever known somebody so shitty they completely ruin that first name for you?
do you ever have moments where you almost cry thinking of the beauty and glory of black women or is that just me
Me when I hear Janelle Monae’s “…Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am.”
The Weeknd & Drake
If you’re at a pool, and there’s some kids running, and the life guard shouts “No running!” do you interject with “EXCUSE ME, NOT ALL OF US WERE RUNNING.”
If you’re in class, and a classmate is eating, and your professor addresses his students, “There’s no eating…
Don’t want bf
- Me: i don't wanna go to work
- Mom: but think of the money
- Me: it's not worth the money
It always seems like parents only ask you to do stuff
Studies reveal that a lifetime of microaggressions takes a major toll on the psychological functioning of marginalized groups in our society (Constantine & Sue, 2007; Crocker & Major, 1989; Herek, Gillis, & Cogan, 2009; Lyness & Thompson, 2000; National Academies, 2006; Pierce, 1978, 1988, 1995; Salvatore & Shelton, 2007; Solórzano et al., 2000; Steele, Spencer, & Aronson, 2002; Symanski, 2009). When speaking about the Black experience, for example, microaggressions have been described as “offensive mechanisms used against blacks”; they are “often innocuous,” but the “cumulative weight of their never-ending burden” may result in “diminished mortality, augmented morbidity, and flattened confidence” (Pierce, Carew, Pierce-Gonzalez, & Willis, 1978)."