Is My Mom Not Economically Anxious?

Following the US 2016 election which gave us President Trump, there seemed to be a frenzy of reporters clamoring to share his supporters’ stories. Sam Bee and Full Frontal beat me at covering this biased narrative of poor, rural whites voting out of “economic anxiety.” Bee also brought up the point that– wait for it– “working class” is not synonymous with white! At first I … Continue reading Is My Mom Not Economically Anxious?

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Scandalize My Name

Heya pals, give up your resolutions yet? ūüėÖ Perhaps I should start a series on the things I find at 4am. I wrote about¬†The Visit, and today I want to share a short documentary called¬†Scandalize My Name. Although the US allied with the Soviet Union in WWII, soon afterwards, we decided that communists can’t sit with us. McCarthyism became the witch hunt of the times. … Continue reading Scandalize My Name

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Offset Holiday Costs with SurveySavvy

Hello buds, are you celebrating a holiday this week? I’m not a big Thanksgiving person, but it does seem to be getting more festive as people are putting up wreaths and lights, so I’ll try to keep this post short and sweet. Whether you’re eating turkey tomorrow, celebrating something soon, or¬†supporting Native American Heritage Month,¬†it may very well require the green stuff. No, not a … Continue reading Offset Holiday Costs with SurveySavvy

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Shop Latinx Wishlist!

So I was originally going to blog about prison labor and companies to avoid, but since writing my Beauty Bakerie post, I’ve been reminded that there’s no ethical consumption under capitalism (hard to trace every factor of a product) and trickle-down economics don’t work. Furthermore, the companies benefiting from what’s being called slavery are the usual suspects like Walmart which may be difficult for poor … Continue reading Shop Latinx Wishlist!

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Power to the People

Happy Black History Month! I’m know I’m posting this on its last day and obviously we shouldn’t restrict educating ourselves and celebrating once a year, but I wanted to get this in because¬†we have this designation. Sharing and learning the often overlooked and erased contributions of a people is the whole point of this month! I won a giveaway from Goodreads a couple of months … Continue reading Power to the People

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Engage

One of the great things about blogging is seeing people from all over the¬†globe. So I’m sorry that this post is going to be very United States-centered! However, at least here in the U.S., there’s a narrative comparing other leaders or candidates to our current president, so perhaps you can relate. I’ve been raised to follow politics through pop culture or comedy programs, but other … Continue reading Engage

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Incarcerated Illinois

The holidays are upon us which means for some of us– myself included– will be complaining about incoming in-laws or other unsavory relations. While some complaints may be valid and not to be patronizing, but perhaps we can¬†deal by considering people who will have to go through a little more to see their families. I just happen to see @prisonculture‘s tweets sharing groups’ Amazon wish … Continue reading Incarcerated Illinois

Beauty Bakerie

Have you heard of Beauty Bakerie? Perhaps you have seen their AMAZING Lip Whips on social media. #WhatSmudge!!! Hi Sugar Babies! Meet Versailles' Cousins! We are SOOOOO excited to welcome them to the family! You guys asked for it and we DELIVERED FOUR!! From wrist to arm: Honey, Bubblegum Crisis, I like to Chai Chai and Syruptitiousūüć¨ūüć®ūüć¶ūüćįūüć°ūüć•ūüćĮūüćĎ Indulge NOW on the site!!! A post shared … Continue reading Beauty Bakerie

Defend the Sacred

Sacred Stone Camp

In April, indigenous activists began protesting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline which stands to contaminate¬†the Missouri River, a water source for thousands of¬†Standing Rock Sioux and millions¬†downstream. In September, more than 100 tribes unified in historic gatherings, and protectors were¬†attacked with pepper spray and dogs while¬†trying to defend a tribal burial site being bulldozed by the pipeline company.¬†President Obama has since paused DAPL, but … Continue reading Sacred Stone Camp

Alton & Philando

Earlier this week, two¬†black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, were shot and killed by police not days apart. Graphic video of their murders have fueled national outcry and protest. Video of Sterling shows police holding him¬†on¬†the ground while Castile’s girlfriend Diamond Reynolds broadcast their experience (which included their 4 year old daughter in the back seat) to Facebook. Although¬†I wish there wasn’t a reason … Continue reading Alton & Philando