Monthly Archives: December 2015

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Why My Black Boy Can’t Afford the Luxury of Believing in Santa

Originally posted on KINFOLK KOLLECTIVE:
The other day my coworker came to my desk talking about Christmas. She rambled on about her grandchildren for a minute, then asked if my 7-year-old son still believes in Santa Claus. I paused before answering, wondering if it was even worth it to tell her the truth. Finally, I…

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Reboot My Heart

Kill your idealized notion of romance to save your sanity.

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Goals

My life goal is simple: create a life that requires little money to maintain and can be supported with even less when times are tough.

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National Park Service $100,000 Job Opening. Skills Required: Large Format Photography

Originally posted on Phogotraphy:
Today we take aim at the non-believers, the naive, the pixel-packing pervs, the consumer-driven suckers, the wasteful, the know nothing but digital society and tell them one of the most lucrative jobs on offer for a photographer in the US… …has a requirement to shoot large format film. ? The position listed on USAJobs by the…

Being A Girl: A Brief Personal History of Violence

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
1. I am six. My babysitter’s son, who is five but a whole head taller than me, likes to show me his penis. He does it when his mother isn’t looking. One time when I tell him not to, he holds me down and puts penis on my arm.…

How to cope when the whole world is overwhelmingly fucked up and falling apart

Originally posted on Alabama Goddamn:
You find the one thing you can do. When the world is blowing up. When someone you love takes their own life. When cancer. When another bullshit white man has gone out and shot up a school, church, movie theater, clinic. When police keep killing and incarcerating black people and…