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I found myself lost between hundreds of animated tree trunks on one side, and moisture filled cliffs on another. The heavy fog and mild snow created only land mass and clouds. The day was Jan 1st 2017. I must have been driving 5 miles per hour and being persuaded by where to send my attention next. There was an accident at the entrance of the roads that branch off the Main roads of angles national forest to Mt Wilson. There were no cars behind; nor ahead. I've made this trip countless times, taking mental refuge in the almost obnoxious separation and serenity the experience provides. Driving through clouds that were moving faster than I was, in any direction, I had lost any familiarity. Today I craved that feeling.
The day was September 5th,2015 when my eyes were fixated. I could feel there was valentines in everything these two strangers lived. The afternoon was gentle and the breeze was slight. I hope for everyone's day to be full of simple joy and simple love. May love forever beat and may love forever blossom.
We are all women. Empower women and our societies and our world will change. I am so proud to be standing amongst the hundreds of thousands who believe the same. There are so many of us and our future is in our hands. This is the most important way of passing time today. The stand and the March means so much to the progress we have made over the past few decades. We stand together and loudly declare our support for women's rights and their freedom of choice. Stay loud friends and comrades. Stay loud and make it known that you don't support sexism, racism, bigotry and all the other nonsense our incoming president stands for. I've been watching the images that are coming from all across the country. WE ARE STRONG!!! WE ARE SO SO STRONG UNITED! Mr. President you're shit out of luck and we are well awake. #progressiverevolution
"Deitized in death but demonized in life" says Travis Smiley who wrote Death of a king the real story of Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year. Dr. king made the choice of standing for freedom, justice and equality. Dr. King helped pass through two of the most significant legislations for civil and voting rights in the United States history, but had a surprising backlash and pushback after his "beyond Vietnam" speech on April 4th 1967; exactly one year before he met his death by a bullet at an early age of 39. "Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations—denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few—all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy." I am humbled by Dr. King and the power in the will of making the better choice. Some years back working on @jr@insideoutproject immigration reform project, I met a most wonderful woman who was an activist and present alongside Dr. King on some of the most historic days. She told me stories one would only dream to hear. All I had in return was a mind in ahh and to absorb every word as best as I was capable of. I told her I would tell her stories and that what she had shared with me then, would surely echo in my choices throughout life. They indeed did. Let's remember the heroes of our past and let's surely remember the way we behaved in exchange. Dr. King had a turbulent last year of time in his chase for the betterment of life for all of us. We, and the next generations, forever live and encounter these efforts culturally. Let's remember our history's heroes and stand tall, shoulder to shoulder, join forcers, and remember that we are wiser, stronger, and most capable when we come together. Historic days are rare and being part of them an absolute necessity. Jan 20th, we inaugurate the next president. Jan 21st, we march. The million woman march will be a historic day Dr king would be proud of. #IAMAMAN#iamnotyournegro#freeatlast
I'm in the gratitude of my friends, my family, my idols, my mentors, my heartbreakers and my enemies for molding me into who I continue to become; daily. Today, only and only and only, gratitude, respect, and never ending shame for the living we do that the Natives had to pay for with their blood. I stand with the Native Americans with my head lifted stern and strong. We stand together as I embrace you in your motherland and our homeland. I will not close my eyes to the genocide you have experienced and I will not celebrate this day while you are being shot with rubber bullets, stunt grenades, tear gas, mace, water cannons, and other military purposed projectiles and machinery. What is happening in standing rock is an atrocity. I wish I was with my comrades on the front lines. Winter is coming, the battle continues, and united we stand. #progressiverevolution
I salute the great Margaret Sanger. A week from today, back in October 16th 1916, Margaret Sanger, Fania Mindell, and Ethel Byrne opened the first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York. That was/is 99 years ago. They were arrested, jailed, and convicted for misdemeanor. After appeals and courts, the judge that made the final ruling, modified the law to allow physician described birth control. These ladies are rock stars of ages. In our current times, 99 years later, we are still debating if a woman can have the right over her reproductive organs. From what I could find online, Planned Parenthood has provided 2,840,000 million women and men with sexual and reproductive healthcare and education in the United States. The worldwide number is 4,665,00 million by 2014 numbers. Empower women and the world will change. People need sexual and reproductive healthcare. It's astonishing to me that we are yet debating these types of issues. #margaretsanger#faniamindell#ethelbyrne#americanbirthcontrolleague#brownsvilletrials#plannedparenthood#womensrights
TOMORROW NIGHT! Join us for a night of art, music, and party. Curated by the mighty Abby Martin. Abby is also showing and has played a big role in the shaping of my recent life directions. Very excited for the show and looking forward to seeing you. Represent represent! #abbymartin#iconoclast#cleanersla