CW for sanist/ableist BS and a reference to suicide. I have noticed this trend lately where people talk about Madness (or usually they’re calling it ‘mental illness’) as a thing that obliges treatment. That is, if you have mental health struggles or neurodivergence of any kind, you are expected to seek treatment once you recognize… Continue reading Compulsory Able-Mindedness (pt. 1)
Fair warning: this post is like, hella sentimental. >.> I’ve been thinking about a teacher of mine, Cora (not her real name). She is an English professor by trade. These days she is tenure-track at a big university. She teaches courses about things like visual culture, urbanism, and media representations of Blackness. Don’t swoon just… Continue reading Teachers
Reblog: On Being Depressed, Part I by The Belle Jar
Trigger warning: mention of suicide There’s a funny sort of paradox about depression where it’s probably the mental illness that people who haven’t experienced mental illness find easiest to identify with while simultaneously being a condition that is incredibly difficult to understand if you’ve never lived through it. I mean, I get it. We’ve all […]… Continue reading Reblog: On Being Depressed, Part I by The Belle Jar
Stranger Things: More normal than you’d think.
I’ve been trying to write some kind of review on Stranger Things for a while now, but every time I sit down to do it, I find I just don’t have the energy. So here goes. Really gonna try this time. Definitely gonna contain plot spoilers. This is probably best read after you’ve seen all… Continue reading Stranger Things: More normal than you’d think.
Reblog: On #NoDAPL and Paying Attention: They Sicced Dogs On My People Today
Originally posted on Transformative Spaces:
Dakota Access, LLC has declared war on my people — Native People — by attempting to snake an unwanted pipeline through Native land, drinking water and sacred sites. Today, this corporate force confronted peaceful Water Protecters with vicious dogs and pepper spray. This is where we are now. At least six…