Recent works. Mixed Media on wood.
This is awesome!
You know what I realized. The natural hair movement is for everybody. Not just for Black girls. Any girl who has been told they would be pretty only if _______. i mean, we spend too much time admiring the hairstyle of one, while the other is admiring yours. I don’t think that’s the way the world is supposed to work. Once we are able to embrace our own hair types and textures, then we will be able to try other one’s without it being detrimental to our selves.
It would only be fit for me to post a link asking you to donate money for me to return to Kenya so that I can work on my senior thesis…right!?
…promise i’ll update more often, soon.
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aw c’m on..his performance was sweet and his twist outs for on point.
Mt. Everest has approximately 200 dead bodies lying on the mountain. It is nearly impossible for recovery of a body off the mountain. The “death zone” is 26,000 feet. The air there is extremely thin. Lack of oxygen leaves a climber bewildered and weak and can cause them to pass out and get frostbite. Many people lose their lives here. The bodies are left in the same positions where they died and have even become landmarks for other travelers. The top photograph shows a body which has been given the name “green boots” and has been there since 1996.
AND THIS IS OK!?!?!?!?!
…[E]mergency food stamps, she was told, are not for imminent emergencies; they’re for emergencies already in progress. You can’t get them if you can make it through the next week – you have to be down to the last few meals you can afford.
“The money’s for my phone, it’s for gas, it’s for my bills,” Adkins said.
“Why are you in a crisis,” the woman asked, “when you have a phone bill?”
“I need the phone so I can get a job. You can’t look for a job without a phone.”
“Why do you have bills?” the woman asked. “I thought you didn’t have a place to live.”
“I live in my van,” Adkins said. “I have insurance.”
“You have a 2007 van,” the woman said. “I think you need to sell that.”
“Please, I need a break,” Adkins said. “I need some help. I need to take a shower.”
“Why didn’t you have a shower?”
“I live in a van.”
The woman told Adkins to come back when she really needed help.
_____“Most of the social-service systems in the United States function not to help people…get back to where they were, to a point of productive stability, but simply to keep them from starving – or, more often, to merely reduce the chances that they will starve. Millions of middle-class Americans are now receiving unemployment benefits, and many find themselves compelled by the meagerness of the assistance to shun opportunity and forgo productivity in favor of a ceaseless focus on daily survival. The system’s incoherence and contempt for its dependents fluoresce brilliantly in the wake of a historic event like the Great Recession. When floodwaters cover our homes, we expect that FEMA workers with emergency checks and blankets will find us. There is no moral or substantive difference between a hundred-year flood and the near-destruction of the global financial system by speculators immune from consequence. But if you and your spouse both lose your jobs and assets because of an unprecedented economic cataclysm having nothing to do with you, you quickly discover that your society expects you and your children to live malnourished on the streets indefinitely. That kind of truth, says Nancy Kapp, ‘really screws with people’s heads.’”
I’ve known a few long term caseworkers that will tell people how to game the system (fuck you if you want to claim that’s fraud by the way, because the rules & regs are often ridiculous & harmful to people who need help & caseworkers know that), & I see why they do it. But it’s ridiculous that they have to do it in order to help people. Especially when you consider how many foreclosed properties wind up derelict. Why not let people be housed in them? Why make access to food & health care so difficult? America’s hatred of poor people scares the hell out of me.
This was the background music I would have played in a show about my life when I saw a professor walking his dog in cargo shorts, a tank top and headphones.