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Matt McGorry Maker of feels & procurer of LOLs. Activist & intersectional feminist. Asher /#HowToGetAwayWithMurder Bennett / #OrangeIsTheNewBlack 📸 by @hfdavis | bit.ly/mcgreads |

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Moving into the week like... # (w/ @daveabed )

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"Eloquent Rage" by Brittney Cooper ( @professor_crunk on IG @professorcrunk on Twitter ) # Deep appreciation for Cooper's memoir. So much heart and vulnerability along with such a necessary political analysis that acknowledges the limitations of "civility," "personal responsibility," and "respectability" when it comes to Black folx demanding to be treated with dignity and humanity. Thank you for the gift of this book @jlovecalderon ! # My Booklist: bit.ly/mcgreads (link in bio) #mcgreads # #EloquentRage

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They ready. #HTGAWM mid-season finale tonight 10/9c on ABC!!! #FeelinOurselves #WhoDiedAtTheWedding #WhoIsGabriel

6,887 Likes | 5 days ago | 81

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Repost from @lavernecox - # My god, this broke me. Felt like I needed to see a moment of humanity this beautiful today. What a salve during all of the awfulness going on. Love you @lavernecox !!! ❤️ # “I'm crying right now trying to write this caption. I am just so overwhelmed reliving getting to meet Rickey and being the first trans person Rickey has ever met in person. Thank you @ashleygraham for introducing me to Rickey on your new show #Fearless for #Ellentube. Thank you Rickey for inspiring me and being a huge part of why I do what I do. Click on the link in my bio to watch the full episode. #transawarenessweek #TransIsBeautiful #ashleygraham #ellendegeneres #ellen “

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Repost from @theeggisyou # “Had a bit of a setback yesterday. Something hit me hard reminding me that my feelings and emotions around some things were still very raw and that I was still hurting and that even hearing of similar suffering sent me back to my own experiences and gave me flashbacks. But then I was reminded of this artwork by @frizzkidart. Healing isn’t a linear process. How many times I’ve said and written that! But yesterday I started going into a spiral thinking I sat with this for a year the next year I focused on turning to solutions (therapy, medication and also looking at what I can do to change things), I started freaking out that if two years of creating intentional space for healing wasn’t enough - how long will it take? But I know healing isn’t linear. So it’s okay if I have days I’m not okay. It’s okay if I relapsed, or had flashbacks, or felt intense emotions around something, yes it’s still raw but that’s okay, because maybe one day it won’t be. Maybe one day I’ll be able to hear about certain things that triggered me with empathy for myself and others. Maybe one day i’ll let the emotions pass without panic and tell myself it’s okay. I’m okay! . I saw this come up for so many people the last couple of days. Sending you so much love. As @yassmin_a said to me “we’ll get through this”. Inshallah we will. . . . #cultureofcare #healingisnotlinear #healingisaprocess #itsokaynottobeokay “

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Repost and caption below from @bodyposipanda # “Don't get it twisted, there is no weight where people stop being worthy of respect. Point blank. End of story. To anyone who wants to put a weight limit on body positivity and say that some people are taking it "too far" - what you're really saying is that after a certain size people should be made to feel like they aren't valuable, like they aren't worthy of respect or dignity. Because THAT is what body positivity is trying to teach people, that every body is worthy of respect. And creating a cut-off point based on your own internalised fatphobia goes against everything body positivity stands for as a movement. And I hear you - what about people's health? Well, in short: - Health is a million times more multi-dimensional than weight and weight alone and you will never know someone's health just from looking at them. - Putting an 'as long as you're healthy' requirement on body positivity is ableist and exclusionary. - Someone's health isn't a marker of whether they're worthy of respect either. Seriously. - Mental health is health too, and fatphobia & weight stigma are proven to cause negative health outcomes in and of themselves. - Stop using 'health concern' as an excuse for not wanting to see fat bodies. It's tired and we see through it. There is no too fat where people stop being worthy of respect, stop being valuable, or should be made to hate themselves. And if you believe that there is, then you really don't believe in body positivity at all. 💜💙💚🌈🌞 P.s. this quote obviously applies to all genders and not only women 🌻 • [Image description: a Tumblr post from thedefenderrs that reads "Let fat women be happy. If seeing fat women being happy makes you angry or uncomfortable you really should look at yourself and figure out wtf is wrong with you."] #bodypositive #bodypositivity “

26,792 Likes | 10 days ago | 186

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This original tweet was taken (re stolen) from @kenchengcomedy by a white man. The shitty irony of this is overwhelming given that the tweet is partially a reference to white people getting credit for what POC often get ignored or criticized for (in the lightest terms). Thanks @munroebergdorf for posting the correction.

15,623 Likes | 10 days ago | 262

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"Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead" by @BreneBrown # Just recently, I was with a friend of mine grabbing some food during what we had determined would be a chill, early bedtime, night. We met a group of fun people who asked him to get drinks and then announced to the group that "we are going to get a drink!" Knowing that we had agreed to make it a relaxed night, I did not feel like that was the vibe we were about to be in. And knowing myself...I'm never really a "1 drink, hang out for an hour person." If I am out, then I am OUT. While my friend had asked me what I wanted to do, I tossed it back to him, to which he said he was down to go with the flow. I knew that we wanted to be up at a reasonable time the next morning, and in my mind, knew that this would likely prevent that from happening. # The next morning, we got up late and I was tired from having a late (and fun!) night out. It made our original plans a bit harder. It wasn't until maybe two days later, that I realized I was holding on to some anger and resentment about how things went down. Using a tool from the book, I said "this is the story that I'm making up in my head," and told him that in the moment of deciding to go out, I felt like he didn't really care what I wanted to do. And my own fear of coming off as "needy" or "having too many needs" prevented me from being fully expressed about what I wanted, or asking for a minute to discuss our plans more fully. A lifetime of conditioning as a man has told me that having "too many needs" is the opposite of what men are supposed to be. We are "supposed to be" self-sufficient and stoic, not vulnerable. # When I fully realized what was happening in me, I was able to express to him the shame I felt in having a need to "talk it out," not feeling able to express my needs, and the additional shame of holding onto resentment when it came to one of my best friends. Our conversation blossomed, and as wit

28,746 Likes | 11 days ago | 257

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Trueness posted by @undocutravelers

45,253 Likes | 11 days ago | 274

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Check us outttt!!! New episode of #HTGAWM tonight at 10/9c on ABC!!! @romeflynn @karlasouza @ajanaomi_king @conradricamora #BillyBrown

16,675 Likes | 12 days ago | 205

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It’s important to celebrate when we accomplish something together when are in the Movement for the long haul. We know that voting is just one tool, and that mobilizing, base building and organizing is truly where the power to create change is. I want to start by acknowledging and honoring Black Women who have continued to trailblaze in their bold and powerful leadership. I am blessed to have powerful Black Women in my life with whom I share this journey toward justice together. Thank you to the phenomenal nonbinary leaders of color who are leading the way! We also have our first ever Somali-American and Muslim Woman in Congress. So many amazing firsts… * * Also want to acknowledge in my hometown in LA we ousted Sheriff McDonnell and now have Alex Villanueva, who has made significant promises to community groups and we plan to hold him accountable. S/o to my comrade @osopepatrisse and so many others in this huge effort! * * CALLING-IN WHITE PEOPLE, especially white women *continued in comments* We must, must, must do better ya’ll. We must dust off the indoctrination of white supremacy and truly overstand our humanity is at stake until we SHOW the FUCK UP and work toward a vision of true freedom and Liberation for all people. We gotta Do.The.Work. * * Shout out to all badass Black, Latinx women, indigenous, nonbinary, and explicitly anti-racist white women organizers and leaders. I see you. I acknowledge you. I honor you! * * NOW LET’S ORGANIZE! * Pic 3: Grace Lee Boggs

9,523 Likes | 14 days ago | 153

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Tomorrow is the day to vote in midterm elections (see below for voter guide!!!). For those who are eligible to vote, it is an important tool in fighting for the change that we want. But don't get it twisted, it is far from being the only way to make change. And it is important that we be organizing and building collective power to create the changes that our country so desperately needs. # @BYP100 has put together a progressive voter guide for Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin. You can find it here or click the link in my bio: https://bit.ly/2JDkn2p # For California/Los Angeles voters, check out the voting guide in my Instagram story highlights from @kendrick38 and @mrmikedelarocha # If there was ever a time, it is NOW. How much worse will we continue to watch it get from the sidelines before we are willing to really push outside our comfort zones and do the things that we know we should be doing?

9,616 Likes | 15 days ago | 38

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Much love and appreciation for @jlovecalderon ! JLove is a friend, a partner, a mentor, and an inspiration in the work of pursuing peace, love, and liberation. Thank you for your endless commitment to unlocking people’s potential so that they may rise to be their highest and best selves...and knowing that a commitment to ending oppression is an integral part of that. Y’all, we’ve got some big things in the works that I’m so excited to share with everyone! ❤️🤩🤓🧜🏻‍♂️👨🏻‍💻🌻 # Repost from @jlovecalderon - “Comrade in the struggle, me & my artivist & biz partna @mattmcgorry on a mission to transform the media landscape by centering Justice, Equity, Representation & a culture where all people can truly Thrive and bring their highest and best selves. * We do this work in commUnity with poc-led movement folx overstanding our mutual interest in collective liberation. We can’t wait to share what we cookin up ya’ll! Stay tuned! #rise #smashwhitesupremacy #rideordie #racialjustice #homiesporvida “

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Friends, next Tuesday, November 6th are the midterm elections. (Please see @kendrick38 ‘s IG story highlights for a progressive voter guide in LA and follow him for a lot of other voting-related information) # White supremacist terrorism continues to rise in various forms such as the murder of 11 Jews at the Tree of Life Synagogue, the murder of two Black people, Maurice Stallard and Vickie Jones in a Kroger, the increased militarization at the border in response to a refugee crisis, and countless other incidents. # Voting is an important tool in creating the change we want. For those that are eligible, it is our MINIMUM commitment to civic responsibility. Organizing, building collective political power is an absolute necessity (and always has been) in order to win in the future and for the victories that movements for justice already have. Remember, the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts were won through organizing, not voting. And still, who is in office can change our ability to organize. # For those of us that are white, have class privilege, and have the life conditions that allow us to choose much of how we spend our time, we MUST UP OUR POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT. How far into white supremacy will you allow this country to sink before you decide to become more involved? It is time to show up, be uncomfortable and have the courage to fight like hell for the principles that we espouse. (Image reposed from @kifahshah )

61,599 Likes | 18 days ago | 1,025

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For Halloween yesterday, I went as "White Fragility." If you are unfamiliar with the term, it was coined by Dr. Robin DiAngelo, a sociologist who used it to describe the extreme resistance that white people have in talking about our participation in racism. Because white people have had the privilege of not having to think about race very much in our own lives, we get highly defensive when people have tell us that something we are doing has had a racist impact, despite what we believe are our good intentions. As a conversation starter, this costume was effective in the ways that I had hoped it would be. # Dr. DiAngelo's book, "White Fragility," is one that I would highly recommend, particularly for white liberals and progressives. She also has a 17 page document online (pages that I've included in this post) that you can find here: https://bit.ly/2fua7dz # From a New Yorker interview about the book/her work: "DiAngelo addresses her book mostly to white people, and she reserves her harshest criticism for white liberals like herself (and like me), whom she sees as refusing to acknowledge their own participation in racist systems. “I believe,” she writes, “that white progressives cause the most daily damage to people of color.” Not only do these people fail to see their complicity, but they take a self-serving approach to ongoing anti-racism efforts: “To the degree that white progressives think we have arrived, we will put our energy into making sure that others see us as having arrived.” Even the racial beliefs and responses that feel authentic or well-intentioned have likely been programmed by white supremacy, to perpetuate white supremacy. Whites profit off of an American political and economic system that showers advantages on racial “winners” and oppresses racial “losers.” Yet, DiAngelo writes, white people cling to the notion of racial innocence, a form of weaponized denial that positions black people as the “havers” of race and the guardians of racial knowled

36,737 Likes | 18 days ago | 137

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Crew in (nearly) full effect!!! New episode of #HTGAWM tonight at 10/9c on ABC!!! @conradricamora @ajanaomi_king @karlasouza

21,843 Likes | 19 days ago | 226

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So beautiful in the town square or #ljubljana In #slovenia! I hope you like this 360 degree view I shattered my meniscuses taking it for you! # Thank you for the wonderful tour @kayakamenaric ! @jessefleece and I loved seeing #LakeBled , @postojnacave , and #PredjamaCastle !

3,313 Likes | 20 days ago | 37

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My dude knows how to rock a (ch)air guitar @jessefleece #slovenia

8,704 Likes | 20 days ago | 192

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Living my best life at 4am on the Dragon Bridge in #Slovenia . #CologneCampaignHereICome

8,182 Likes | 21 days ago | 68

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@jessefleece and I seeing #Budapest in style. We love!

8,377 Likes | 21 days ago | 70

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When your friend tells you to come over and you text them a few minutes before you’re there to give them a heads up but then they don’t immediately come to the door or answer their texts and you harbor resentment despite you doing this to other people as well. # Matthias church in #Budapest is one of the most beautiful churches I’ve seen. Definitely looks like some Fairy Tale shit right here...but without all the gender role fuckery.

48,910 Likes | 25 days ago | 197

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Watch @karlasouza and I be actors tonight on #HTGAWM at 10/9c on ABC!!!

5,863 Likes | 27 days ago | 84

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Hello. I’m out of town and unplugging now for a little bit. I go bye bye now!! #Budapest #Slovenia (directed by @jessefleece )

8,704 Likes | 28 days ago | 82

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“The Will To Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan” by Dahr Jamail # This book details the various forms of resistance among U.S soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Through purposeful suppression, many of these stories have never gotten the media attention that they should have. #DahrJamail #TheWillToResist # My Booklist: bit.ly/mcgreads #mcgreads

34,880 Likes | 30 days ago | 782

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...wondering if y’all have any suggestions of places to see, things to do, places to eat etc in #Budapest and/or #Slovenia ...I will be going very soon 😍😍😍 Please comment below! 🤗🤗🤗

21,083 Likes | 31 days ago | 167

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“Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements” by Charlene A. Carruthers # @charlenecarruthers of @byp100 has written a powerful book based on the tradition of radical Black organizing for collective liberation. Weaving strategies of struggle from the past and present, she offers great insight into the importance of an intersectional analysis in freedom work, and the way that we will ultimately achieve true justice. # My Booklist: bit.ly/mcgreads #mcgreads

3,284 Likes | 32 days ago | 27

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Love this video and song! So dope! Thanks for showing it to me @osopepatrisse . Click link in @damondavis ‘s bio for full video. # Light Years feat. Tonina (@iamtonina) Directed by @damondavis Animated by Ryan Frank (@toonboi) Released by FarFetched(@wearefarfetched)

24,751 Likes | 32 days ago | 204

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SERIOUSLY WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU GABRIEL???? @romeflynn New episode of #HTGAWM tonight 10/9c on ABC! #SpiritDay

6,692 Likes | 33 days ago | 45

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Shut down Rikers Island, close it now! . The bedrock principle of the American legal system is that we are all presumed innocent until proven guilty. Then why is it that 79% of those detained in New York are people who have not been convicted of a crime!? . Pre-trial detention means thousands of black, brown, LGBTQ, differently-abled, and poor people are treated as guilty simply because they can’t afford to be free. Poverty is NOT a crime. . @MassBailOut began the process of freeing women and children who haven’t been convicted of a crime, but can’t afford freedom. Your freedom should not depend on how much money you have in the bank, your zip code, your race, gender, or orientation. . By donating you are helping put families back together. 80% of women in jails are mothers. When we remove mothers from society, we harm families, opportunities, and communities. Your donations matter . Amplify on social media! follow @massbailout @essie4justice @WPA_NYC #MassBailOut #EndMoneyBail #CloseRikers

4,464 Likes | 34 days ago | 41

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The opioid epidemic which is ravaging the country at the moment is killing people in record numbers . Ohio, which is a state that has been worst affected by poverty and drug epidemics in recent years has been hit particularly hard. The “war on drugs” tactic which has been employed by the state does nothing to address or solve this terrible problem except to criminalize those most vulnerable (disproportionately targeting poor and working class white folx and people of colour). The Neighborhood Safety and Drug Treatment Amendment (Issue 1) aims to reduce the number of people in state prison for low-level, nonviolent crimes and put the money to better use by directing future savings to drug treatment and victim services. . “We know the solutions and it is not incarceration, it is care, we need to implement systems of care for everyone” . This amendment will stop the criminalization of drug use by changing low level nonviolent drug possession from felonies to misdemeanors diverting people from the monumental psychological and socially stigmatizing damage of a prison sentence. It stops the parole to prison pipeline by authorizing earned time credit incentives to people in prison to rehabilitate themselves to reduce repeat offending. All the tens of millions of dollars estimated to be generated using this programme will be directed to local drug treatment programs and help people recover from all the traumas associated with drug use. . This issue is not Ohio specific. The “war on drugs” tactic has been employed across the country for many years and is detrimental to the health of our society specifically poor working class white folx and people of color . TO HELP. Go to surjaction.org/ohio and sign up to the phone bank, talk to voters about Issue 1 and get them to the polls. Find the groups helping to spread information and organize: @ohorganizing @ohiostudents @harmreductionoh @averyxq @jlovecalderon who have all been doing fantastic work. Find out more information yeson

10,762 Likes | 35 days ago | 80

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Hollywood is backwards

37,338 Likes | 38 days ago | 199

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Happy #NationalFarmerDay . Second post originally from @cristinatzintzun reposted by @nyc4revolution , first post reposted from @justinomora1

41,063 Likes | 38 days ago | 322

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When someone orders food but doesn’t ask you if you want anything and so you start plotting “natural causes”

20,611 Likes | 39 days ago | 324

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Cinnamon-sugar bae back on your telly tonight with a new episode of #HTGAWM at 10/9c on ABC!

24,620 Likes | 40 days ago | 561

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"Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire" by #DeepaKumar # This book provides a history of anti-Islam ideology and tactics and how they have been perpetuated by the West for forever. Even today, mainstream rhetoric from the left is weak enough that it cannot effectively combat the Islamophobia so persistent in our national ideology used to justify imperialism, colonization, and other forms of violence. # When John McCain died, the white, non-Muslim left was hailed him as an anti-racist saint for disagreeing with a woman who had said that Obama was an Arab and a Muslim and, therefore, could not be trusted. McCain's response was that Obama was a Christian, while doing nothing to push back on the idea that Arabs and Muslims were not to be trusted. With very little education to act as an antidote to the Islamophobia, most of us are likely to miss how deeply problematic a response, such as McCain's is, even when it is hailed as a progressive act. # The racist, Islamophobic double-standard is very real. The term "terrorist" is assigned to any Arab person who commits acts of violence; they are held up as examples of why Islam is "inherently flawed." Yet, one is more likely to be killed in a mass shooting by a white Christian man, but these acts are never called "terrorism" or seen as testament to the flawed nature of Christianity. We live in a country dominated by white, Christian men who fight to roll back reproductive rights -endangering countless people- and discount the voices of survivors of the epidemic of sexual violence, but we do not hear about the impact of Christian fundamentalism in the mainstream media. From the Crusades to the Iraq war, notions of Christian supremacy have justified the loss of millions of innocent lives under the guise of "civilizing" and "liberating" Muslims, yet conveniently evades the label of "terrorism" because of the magical white cloak of invisibility. It is imperative that those of us who are not Muslims educate ourselves on these is

31,567 Likes | 41 days ago | 82

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Shout out to my dope friends doing exciting, big things!!! @the_annadiop on #DCTitans , @fatmata81 at #CAA and @kendrick38 on @insecurehbo . Good things happening to good people 😊❤️❤️❤️

20,170 Likes | 42 days ago | 415

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Happy Indigenous People’s Day! And #FuckChristopherColumbus and the white supremacy the USA was founded on!

11,213 Likes | 45 days ago | 49

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We have done amazing work as a community getting a quarter of a million signatures together to @ReformLAjails . This racist and classist system needs to end. But our work isn’t done yet! . We need to take action and pressure the LA County Board of Supervisors to adopt Reform as a law RIGHT NOW! . Follow this link https://bit.ly/2IBnjMq (link in bio) to easily contact your representative. Call! text! Email! Tweet! Share on your social media! Make your voice heard! . And SHOW UP at the Board of Supervisors final vote! Tuesday October 9th @1pm . 500 W Temple Street LA, CA 90012 . The system needs to change and we, the people, are going to make it happen! . #ReformLAJails #DignityandPowerNow @kendrick38 @shailenewoodley @jcannick @janefonda @osopepatrisse

23,067 Likes | 46 days ago | 333

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“Racism is built into the DNA of America...” One of my favorite scenes from last season. Annalise speaking truth through @violadavis and appreciative of the boldness of @petenowalk & @htgawm_writers to write moments like this. ❤️ # New episode of #HTGAWM tonight at 10/9c on ABC!!!

23,603 Likes | 47 days ago | 156

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Just a couple’a ponyboys trying to stay gold. w/ @daveabed

9,389 Likes | 48 days ago | 122

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"John Brown Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights" by David S. Reynolds # The way that we are taught history in the United States, teaches us to be racist. It teaches us how to overvalue the contributions of white people and undervalue the contributions of People of Color. This book is a powerful antidote to the stale history taught in our schools systems that is divorced from the present day systems of oppression and struggles for liberation. # John Brown was a name known widely before the abolition of slavery, but a name that has largely been erased. I, like most of us, learned a false history; that the Civil War was launched by a benevolent Abraham Lincoln and was fought by the North to free enslaved people. In school, I learned barely anything about the resistance of enslaved people. I learned nothing about Nat Turner, who escaped from slavery, and the violent rebellion that he led which struck terror into the hearts of the pro-slavery Southerners, or the ripple effect that this had, including inspiring the white abolitionist, John Brown, to take violent measures in order to strike a deadly blow to the institution of slavery. # It makes sense to me, why we are taught history this way by our mostly white teachers. Believing that the North was "good" and non-racist, while the South was "bad" and racist, allows most white Northerners (present-day liberals) to feel a sense of moral superiority over the white South (present-day conservatives) without actually doing much of anything. If the white South (conservatives) are the ones upholding racism, then we don't have a responsibility in working to see and dismantle it in the our own backyards and our own lives. # The truth is, Abraham Lincoln (like most white abolitionists of the day) had deeply racist beliefs and was PUSHED to an abolitionist stance by abolitionist organizing. Eventually, he came to espouse abolition, but believed that Africans should be sent

14,152 Likes | 49 days ago | 75

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Happy Monday from @conradricamora ‘s Wilbur!

30,003 Likes | 52 days ago | 583

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Brett Kavanaugh is the symptom. Rape culture and patriarchy is the disease. Same with Trump. Same with the rapists outted by the #MeToo movement (not to mention white supremacy, capitalism, etc). Men, if you actually care...listen to women, and the women on the front lines of the anti-sexist, anti-rape culture, feminist movement and GET TO WORK. And if you’re a man, wondering if I’m talking about YOU, I can assure you that I AM. You need to be a man that OTHER MEN know stands against rape culture. That other men know won’t let this shit slide. That other men can come to you with their questions about what to do to be a part of the solution. We all have circles of influence, and we need to influence them. We don’t deserve credit for not being a Kavanaugh, a Trump, or a Weinstein. The only way to change this world to make it safer for women and girls is to be preemptive and do the shit that you see almost no other men doing. When you see lots of women in your life re-posting an article or a meme about rape culture, but not men doing it, YOU DO IT. Violence against women is *MEN’S* VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN OVER 99% OF THE TIME. This is OUR job to fix. Guys, next time you hear liberal men complaining about Kavanaugh, ask “what are YOU doing to end rape culture?”

28,349 Likes | 53 days ago | 203

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Happy #HTGAWM Season 5 premiere day!!! WHO IS WATCHING TONIGHT??? Tune in tonight at 10/9c on ABC!!! # ALSO! @conradricamora just released his first single on iTunes (link in his bio). If you’re never heard this man’s beautiful voice, please do yourself the favor.

28,826 Likes | 54 days ago | 302

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“The Body Is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love” by Sonya Renee Taylor ( @sonyareneetaylor ) # I meaaaaannnnn...I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more glorious book cover than this one. Judging a book by its cover might not normally be the best idea, but you’d be more than okay to do it in this case. At a little over 100 pages, it is packed with beautiful writing, thoughtful questions to inspire change, and just an incredible articulation or what is needed for us to embrace our own radical self-love, and to create a world in which it exists for all bodies. @sonyareneetaylor is also a great person to follow on Instagram and her website TheBodyIsNotAnApology.com is a great resource for those on this journey. # My Booklist: bit.ly/mcgreads #mcgreads

11,965 Likes | 55 days ago | 30

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Last week was the birthday of my incredible friend, freedom fighter, and lead organizer of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles (@blmlosangeles ), Dr. Melina Abdullah (@docmellymel ). This joyous photo was taken during her birthday last year (Happy Bday Melina!!!). For the past few years I’ve had the great honor of working alongside her, and being inspired by her fierce commitment to liberation. (**action this Friday in LA at bottom of caption**) # Like many Black organizers in the past and of the present, Melina is being targeted for her political actions in an effort to intimidate and silence her through political prosecution. Like Angela Davis Assata Shakur, many member of the Black Panther Party, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and many others, the state is leveraging their power in order to squash the potential for justice and equality of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). # They are charging Melina with 8 COUNTS in relation to her attendance of the weekly Police Commission meetings, dating as far back to 7/25/17. # **THIS FRIDAY, at 9am, we need everyone who is able, to show up in support of Melina at her hearing. 210 W Temple St, Dept 48.**

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#BelieveSurvivors #StopKavanaugh # Men, we have less than 2 days to raise money for the ad (scroll to my next images) and to add your name to the list. We MUST show solidarity with women and survivors. No more time for silence. No more time for complacency. # http://bit.ly/1600socialcopy # (Link in bio as well)

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Season 5 premieres on Thursdayyy!!! WHO READDDYYYY????? #htgawm

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Hey good people! I’ll be on the all-new #100KPyramid tomorrow, up against @kellyosbourne . It was really PUN!!! Make sure you tune in TOMORROW to catch it, starting at 9I8c on #ABC . @mbymichaelstrahan #SundayFunAndGames

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This gave me all the feels. By @nayyirah.waheed , graphic by @yourbeautifullife

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“Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail To Undertand about Weight” by #LindaBacon & #LucyAphramor # I need you to read this, and to consider it closely. Please. There are a number of ENORMOUSLY missing components from the way that we are taught about health in our society. For those of us seeking to improve our own mental, physical, and spiritual health to those of us that work in the health and fitness industry, and for people that are medical professionals...we have been fooled. All of us. # Understanding the Health At Every Size (#HAES) movement is absolutely imperative to creating a world where people can be their best, most whole and the healthiest versions of themselves. Learning about how we’ve been sold the absolute bullshit of how “obesity causes disease” and the ways that these lies prop up multi-billion dollar industries is essential. Without understanding this, we will continue to spew and justify fatphobic garbage, and we are absolutely complicit in the detriment of people’s physical, mental, and spiritual health as a result. I am not being hyperbolic. Even ost health professionals simply do not understand the ways that systemic oppression (of race, class, size, gender, etc) impacts the health of their clients/patients. For anyone who says that they care about the health and well-being of others, I implore you to learn about, think about, and implement these ideas into your practice. **continued in comments** # I can see the trolls lining up to give me the same tired arguments that I see tenfold when people of size post the same things that I do. So let me dissuade you real quick. I was a personal trainer for 10 years. I’ve written for Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness, have won a natural bodybuilding competition at 5.5% bodyfat, have deadlifted 576lb in competition and have been nationally ranked in the deadlift in 3 weight classes in a single year. And I STILL didn’t know about this stuff. If you care, do

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Yes this is satire (the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues). And @theonion does it so well it’s disturbing.

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Last month I got the chance to have a conversation on @Unapologeticamc with @AishaTyler, @LaverneCox and Robin Weigert. Toxic masculinity affects men, women and gender non-conforming people. The socialization of what it means to be a “real man” is harmful to the full development of men and not to mention negatively impacts how men view and treat women. It’s beyond time to redefine what it means to be a man. . If we do not work to stop the dehumanization of women and trans folk we will continue sacrificing large parts of ourselves and our humanity. We must do better! Now! . Listen, Interrupt, Amplify, and Unlearn. Listen to the wisdom of women, especially of women of color, and gender non-conforming people, as they have been at the forefront of this global movement. . #unapologetic #toxicmasculinity #smashthepatriarchy #aishatyler #lavernecox #ACallToMen #ManEnough #SURJConnector

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We are BACK for season 5 of #HTGAWM in just under 2 weeks! Tune in on September 27th!!

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Absolutely loveeddddd seeing my immensely talented friend, @FrancesFisher , give an incredibly STRONG performance, in the premiere of #NativeGardens at the @PasadenaPlayhouse . Written by #KarenZacarías and directed by #JasonAlexander , I found immense joy and laughter in the social commentary and the comedy seamlessly weaved together (and ESPECIALLY by Frances!!! ;)). Seriously though, her timing is absolutely on point. And I always love seeing actors who fight for justice thriving and weaving their beliefs into their work. It runs till September 30th! Check it out while you can!

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"Landwhale: On turning Insults Into Nicknames, Why Body Image Is Hard, and How Diets Can Kiss My Ass' by Jes Baker ( @themilitantbaker ) # I greatly admire Jes's vulnerability, and it made me reflect on my own expression of vulnerability in my writing and activism. I think this is the power of seeing someone speak their truth in such a candid way. It allows us to self-reflect and take stock of how we may be capable of going further and opening up more than we previously imagined that we possibly could. I seek to do this for other people in sharing my own struggles and messiness and always appreciate when people are willing to "go there." I really enjoyed this book, not just as a look into the mind and life of a fierce Body Positive activist, but as a story that covers a great deal more ground, about relationships, family, trauma, and more, and all with great humor and wit. # My Booklist: bit.ly/mcgreads #mcgreads

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Last 50/50 day I had the honor of having a scintillating dialogue with the great Kimberlé Crenshaw. Kimberlé is the person introduced the term “intersectional" to feminism theory which has had a huge influence on my life/activism and also changed how we view oppression and social injustice around the world. . 50/50 Day is an annual global conversation on gender equity which had over 35000 events happening in over 60 countries with thousands of people across the world from India to Nigeria and beyond. The goal is #GettingTo5050, an equal and gender-balanced society that is beneficial for everyone. My commitment is to continue to work daily to interrupt patriarchy and sexism wherever and however I can, knowing that I have, and I will make mistakes but that’s no excuse to do nothing (and noting that perfectionism is a behavior of white supremacist culture). . Go to whyipledge5050.org to watch talks, films and conversations to educate yourself on gender equity, write a pledge at whyipledge5050.org to commit to an action that will help push us closer to #gettingto5050. (I want to acknowledge that while I support 50/50 goals of gender equity that I support gender non-conforming people who may not feel seen in the equation). . #letitripple #genderequity #genderpaygap #5050day #SURJConnector #IntersectionalFeminist

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Listen up, on April 15th, 7 people lost their lives in Lee Correctional Institution during an avoidable riot which happened as a result of inhumane living conditions. Overcrowded conditions are commonplace across the US due to a penal system which is based on profit, greed, racism and a lack of respect for human life. . That is why incarcerated women and men & gender non-confirming people across the country are striking until September 9th, to demand humane living conditions, access to rehabilitation and the end of modern day slavery. . You can help in many ways; educate yourself by reading the strike demands and learning about the racist history of the US penal system, donate to the official strike fund, promote on social media by using the hashtags #prisonstrike, join or organize a solidarity rally. . The prison industrial complex is at the core of white supremacy. We have a choice and chance to do better. . “In its unprecedented expansion, hyperincarceration is one of the major institutions within which racism operates structurally in American society today....by imprisoning masses of black and Latino youth, destroy the fabric of communities of color and undercut their capacity to regenerate massive democratic movements” (Abu-Jamal and Fernandez, 2014). . #prisonstrike #August21 #endwhitesupremacy #prisonreform #10demands #SURJConnectors

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Colin Kaepernick is the face of Nike’s 30th anniversary campaign. I believe that freedom work MUST come with sacrifice. The goal is not to sacrifice out of guilt or for the sake of sacrifice itself (this can be martyrdom). But in attempting to fight oppression, there will inevitably be many choices we make where the anti-oppressive option will come with sacrifice. If you are willing to make no sacrifices, then you are not working for freedom. Or as Frederick Douglass said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” #ImWithKap @kaepernick7

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"Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs" by David Ikard @blkeducator # This book is a very astute criticism of how notions of white superiority and Black inferiority (aka white supremacy) are unconsciously fused to our belief systems through all media, but especially film, television, and art. I first became familiar with the "magical negro" trope a few years ago in an article written by @feministajones called "This Isn't The 'Magic' We Are Talking About" (which I'd recommend Googling). It opened my eyes to the ways that white supremacy is taught to all people who consume this content without a critical lens, and especially to white people. A film doesn't need to be D.W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" to reinforce white supremacy. Even many of the films, made by white directors, that make us (white people) feel like we are having positive feelings about Black folks can and often are still be teaching us white supremacy culture in insidious ways.  # I do not believe that ill-intentions are what cause these narratives to persist. In fact, despite our good intentions as white people, we often produce and reproduce these harmful narratives without really questioning them. Without trying to understand more deeply what messages have been taught to us, and in turn the beliefs that we have been socialized into, we will continue to perpetuate the narratives of white superiority and Black inferiority (white supremacy). And ultimately, falling back on “good intentions” rather than the racist impact that we have is a luxury born out of white privilege. This is why we must be ANTI-racist in our education, our life, and our practices of solidarity.  If we rest on the notions that we are "good people" because we don't believe ourselves to be racist, then we will never be capable of fully recognizing the pervasiveness of white supremacy (even in white liberal Hollywood) or of interrupting it.  And without both of those things, we will continue to miss the mark of two

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This is so important. We all have communities that we need to be allies to when we look at how we occupy various privileges. Unfortunately, the burden of this work often falls on those with the least privilege, whereas cisgender, white, heterosexual men with class privilege often do the least with the most. We need to do better. # **original post from @ignantintellect ** Repost from @decolonizing_fitness , a great account to follow. - “Allyship is not an identity. Allyship is a moment-by-moment doing. We are all momentary allies. We get things right in specific instances. We aren't broadly allies all the time. Allyship is not a noun. Allyship is not a social construction like race or gender. . Allyship is a verb. One cannot say "I am an ally". One can say "I do allyship to the best of my ability. Which means I get it right sometimes and I get it wrong sometimes”. Allyship is NEVER determined by the "ally". It is ALWAYS determined by the person/group most marginalized/systematized.” ~Zerandrian S. Morris . . . #allyisaverb #allyship #accomplice #deconlonizingfitness #youdontgetnocookies “

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I am eternally grateful for having discovered White People 4 Black Lives ( @wp4bl ), Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere (AWARE-LA) and Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) a few years ago. I can safely say that being a part of these organizations and working with our People of Color-led solidarity orgs has been absolutely essential to my growth as an activist. # As white people, we need to take responsibility for our journey of anti-racism. Yes, we need to learn from the endless information that POC have put into the world about these issues (and follow/amplify activists of color on social media), but we can’t sit around waiting for POC to hand us the tools to be better allies. Expecting POC to have to personally educate us while they’re also experiencing racism is an enormous and unfair expectation that comes from a mindset of privilege. (More on this in comments section below) # Repost from @wp4bl - WP4BL is one part of a three-part chorus of white anti-racist work along with #AWARELA Saturday Dialogues and The UnMasking Whiteness Institute. Synergistically developing community-building, consciousness-raising and self-reflecting practices. As one of our members shared at our last general meeting: “Attending Saturday Dialogues helps me be my healthiest, most anti-racist self when showing up to take action.” Join us! _ Saturday Dialogue is free, open to the public. SD usually takes place on the first Saturday of every month, 1:00-4:00pm on the Westside of Los Angeles, on the third Saturday of the month, 1:00-4:00pm on the Eastside of Los Angeles, and on the fourth Saturday of the month, 11:00am-2:00pm in Claremont (Northeast L.A. County). If it's your first time, it is best to confirm the date/time with us by emailing awarela *at* gmail.com • visit https://www.awarela.org for more details. _ Outside of LA? Find your local chapter here: http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org _ If you can't make a meeting, you can find additional tools here: https://www.awar

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We like to party. We like. We like to party. #HTGAWM @ajanaomi_king @conradricamora @jackfalahee

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All the way THIS. Men, what are the conversations you’re having with other men about problematic beliefs and behaviors? (Image reposted from @munroebergdorf )

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As an activist and an actor that cares about gender equity, it is important to me that I partner with organizations, creators, and companies that also care about gender equity. That's why I'm partnering with @bumble . Today, bumble will be donating for every match made to @womenforwomen, an organization dedicated to helping women survivors of war regain their confidence, build their careers and giving them the tools to actively participate in their communities . So join me in signing up, and let’s get matching for a good cause! . #bumblepartner #ImWithBumble #womenforwomen #genderequity

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Look who it isssss!!! So proud of @ajanaomi_king continuing to kick ass and spread positive messages in her interview. Much love for this genuine, kind, talented, and supportive soul! ❤️❤️❤️

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“Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair” by Sarah Schulman @schulmanny # This book was incredible. My friend @melissvargas invited me to see Schulman do a talk when her book came out at @skylightbooks and I was fascinated by the complex yet important topics that were being discussed. I struggled greatly with figuring out which excerpts to include in this post because I put tabs in so many places, and because many of these topics and the way that they are discussed are so complicated, that I didn't want things to be taken out of context. # "Conflict Is Not Abuse" addresses some imperative subjects that need to be a point of consideration and learning within social justice spaces. I found myself challenged, disagreeing at times, but ultimately feeling more enlightened for having exposed myself to these concepts, that often go minimally challenged in activist spaces. Living in a gray area, in a society that pushes everyone to see things as binary, is difficult. # But it's an essential part of the work of creating social change, liberation work, and in conflict transformation. I wouldn't recommend this book as a starting place for people that don't have much of an understanding of privilege, systemic oppression, and power dynamics. But for those who do, I believe that it will offer some valuable insights, even for the seasoned activist. I can say that my friend @dahliaseed, who is a badass activist and organizer that I admire greatly, felt like their mind was blown as well.  Plus, bell hooks wrote a blurb on the back. What more can one ask for? :) # My Booklist: bit.ly/mcgreads #mcgreads

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**link in mine or Ashlee’s bio** Thank you @ashleemariepreston , for having me on your podcast, “Shook”! We went IN with this interview and talked about self-care, prison abolition (and reform), @wearemanenough show, how celebrities need to up their game when it comes to activism, transphobia, and much more! Appreciate Ashlee for speaking the truth and looking forward to seeing her name and message spread far and wide. ❤️. (Shirt is from @endwhitesupremacytshirts )

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My bug bite looks like a nipple. Thanks for listening. **Lots of folks are saying this looks like a tick bite, so I’m going to do some research! Thanks for looking out ❤️❤️❤️**

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Repost from @shaunking - “Swipe over. First images are of a Black father who killed a man for trying to rape his daughter. Second images are of a white man who killed his own two daughters, and his pregnant wife. This disparity is no accident. It’s how Media advances racism. We must demand better. Images and text from @authorqasimrashid “ # From Matt- Perfect example of how we learn racism in ways that are so subtle to most of us white folks that we barely notice. And that “barely noticing” is called normalization. And it’s how the culture around us influences us, training us to have anti-Black bias, and then we put that out into the world again, like the people that chose the pictures to use for these news stories. If you’re not noticing racism, you are unconsciously absorbing it, and then you are putting it out into the world again without even consciously doing it. And guess what that does to your beliefs about who is dangerous, trustworthy, redeemable, etc?

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...especially on a Monday... (repost from @sonyareneetaylor from @oshunsweetnsour )

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I like drinks that are sweet. Sweet as fucccccckkkkk. (And also that have paper straws and look like snow cones and are preferably at vegan restaurants like @gmweho )

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Here, Tatyana describes her definition of what an “ally” is. It is important for those us that are white to recognize that allyship is not a self-appointed badge that we wear. Whether or not we are allies can only be determined by the people that we seek to be in solidarity with, and is based on our ACTIONS not just our beliefs. It doesn’t really matter if you say you “believe in equality” if you’re not pushing yourself out of your comfort zone to make that a reality. Most white liberals and progressives say they want racial equity, yet so few of us are willing to put in the actual work. No white person is born knowing how to be an ally, but we have to understand that it requires consistent, intentional work, discomfort, listening to POC activists on the solidarity they’re asking for, and often times some sacrifice to make this a reality. Let’s stop patting ourselves on the back for being “less racist” than “those people” and look at how our daily thoughts and actions line up with our beliefs. If we’re only talking about racism/anti-racism around People of Color, then we are missing out on the important work that we need to be doing, which is educating other white people. # Repost from @tlynnfaz - “My thoughts on allyship, particularly white allies. It means to me that you don't just do the work when you are around POC and black people. It's a constant work. The pieces that I created here were during my residency in Seattle with @amplifierart where I interviewed several residents about living in white spaces. The final pieces read "Look Past Your Liberalism to See Your Own Racism", "Not Your Token Black Person", and "Engage Others Past Their Visual Identities”. “

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Think about it. Deeply. Especially if you’re not someone that’s been told to lose weight “for your health”. Think about how you’d feel looking at a thin woman that is a model eating french fries in public vs a fat woman doing the same thing. What judgements might you feel and blame would you assign and how would it be different? Most of what we think we know about “obesity” and it’s relation to health is plain wrong and deeply rooted in anti-fat bias (after all, there are billions of dollars to be made from it). And yet we excuse our prejudice as “concern” for someone’s health. But there are much greater health concerns being a fat person living in a fatphobic culture than can be “helped” by additional fatphobia. Additional shame, blame and systemic marginalization are not the answer. # The pages after the first slide are from “Health At Every Size” by Dr. Linda Bacon and may just blow your damn mind. I know they did for me despite a decade of being a personal trainer. #HAES

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“Amateur: A True Story About What Makes A Man” by Thomas Page McBee @ThomasPageMcBee # “Amateur” comes out today. I really enjoyed reading the story of McBee’s life and how it led him to being the first trans man to box at Madison Square Garden. From exploring the culture of boxing, New York City, and charity fights to the complicated task of parsing apart the harmful aspects of toxic masculinity in order to discover what is beneath, his writing-style and self-reflection makes for a moving read. # Repost from @thomaspagemcbee - “Amateur comes out today 🥊🎉and I have some GREAT NEWS: Because it’s important to me that all readers have access to stories that center trans bodies, I’m happy to announce that copies of my book will be donated to the LGBT Books to Prisoners project, an organization I really admire for creating community through reading, & supporting readers’ rights to knowledge and growth. Everyone, especially the most vulnerable among us, has a story to tell, and I know how important it can be to see yourself in other peoples’ stories. It saved my life. You can help make this happen by posting a photo of your copy of Amateur and tagging it #AmateurBook. For every post, an incarcerated reader will receive a copy of Amateur (while supplies last). Thanks so much in advance for spreading the word, and for supporting my work and the work of this rad organization 🖤 .................... .................... #amateurbook #trans #transmenofig #fighter #masculinity #boxing #lgbt #bookstagram #booksofinstagram “ # # My Booklist: bit.ly/mcgreads #mcgreads

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Repost from @wp4bl - **TICKET LINK IN @wp4bl BIO!** Just a week away! Join us on August 18 for a Courage Against Racism event, which will feature “The Bail Trap" (@bravenewfilms : https://www.bravenewfilms.org/thebailtrap) followed by a panel discussion and performances. Host and Moderator: Lana Parrilla (actress, Once Upon A Time) Keynote: Jane Fonda (actress, activist) Panelists: Essie Justice Group, Pete White- Los Angeles Community Action Network, Ivette Ale-Californians United for a Responsible Budget, Zack Mohamed-Black Alliance for a Just Immigration and Jayda Rasberry-Dignity and Power Now. Closing address: Dr. Melina Abdullah, Black Lives Matter LA Special Guest: Goapele Performance by Funmilola Fagbamila (www.funmilola.com) Commemorative poster designed by Erika Barbosa (https://erika-barbosa.com/) The funds for this event will be split between Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and @justicelanow #courageagainstracism #thebailtrap “ @funmi_lola @docmellymel @goapele @janefonda @mz_razberri @blmlosangeles @justicelanow

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Screenshot captions after the 1st graphic are from me. I constantly hear people praising weight loss. But we need to think about those “compliments” more deeply and critically. # Repost from @bodyimage_therapist - “Usually, the word 'judgement' brings to mind something negative. However, judgements are judgements. There may be more acceptable judgements, or more taboo judgements. For example, it's more acceptable to say 'oh wow you've lost weight, good job!' and more taboo to say 'you've gained weight, what happened?'. Just because one is more socially acceptable, doesn't mean the praised-based 'positive judgement' serves the person. Whether it be praising or scolding, judgements create a hierarchical interaction. It is implied that the person doing the judging has more ability than the person being judged. If a person thrives off praise, praise will always be based on the values system of the person dishing it out. . . If you've noticed someone's weight change - it is not your task to pass judgement on that - positive or negative. If you thrive off people commenting positively on your body, especially after weight or body related change, what are you really seeking from them? . . I understand this is a topic of debate. This is the angle I take. If this doesn't vibe with you, that's okay. May it be food for thought. . . #psychology #arttherapy #healthateverysize #stigma #mentalhealth #feminism #wellbeing #health #mentalillness #fatstigma #dietculture #selflove #gratitude #bodypositivity #bopo #bodyimage #counselling #therapy #mindfulness “

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Just a couple a cute lil pieces of shit! @conradricamora #HTGAWM

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“White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo (foreword by @michaelericdyson) # Highly recommended read. For white liberals and progressives, most of us have great disdain for racism. Most of us were taught that racism is bad, and tend to think that only the worst of people commit acts of racism or have beliefs of white supremacy/superiority. The problem is, every single person has prejudice (yes even people of color, although that is often brought up as a deflection by white folks from thinking about our own bias and the work that we should be doing as white people). This prejudice is the natural result of growing up in a society where systemic racism results in white people always having been valued above people of color in ways that are mostly invisible to us on the conscious level. This is how socialization works*, and none of us are capable of fully escaping it. # What we can do, is work to unlearn our socialized racial prejudice. But this takes work. Intentional and oftentimes uncomfortable work, and the ability to move past our defensiveness that takes a wide range of forms. Too often, white fragility prevents us from understanding HOW we are inevitably going to enact and/or perpetuate racism because when we are called out, we spend all of our energy defending our intentions or the belief that we “don’t see race” or that we “don’t care if you’re Black, white, pink, blue, or polka-dotted.” This shuts down and derails the conversation (in its most benign forms), and we get to return to racial equilibrium (which always involves white comfort and superiority). And then we don’t get to learn. # Ingrained and unconscious racism is not just something that Trump supporters need to unlearn...WHITE LIBERALS AND PROGRESSIVES MUST UNLEARN IT AS WELL...YES, EVEN YOU. Without that understanding and without doing the work, we will never be capable of being the best allies we can be, and both systemic and individual racism will

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I saved this for a year and then forgot to post it on July 4th. Unfortunately, I think it’ll still be applicable for AT LEAST a fewwww years. (Also maybe consider making those hot dogs vegetarian/vegan if your “unshakable fear” is partly based in climate change, as animal agriculture is one of the largest contributors to it. K thanx byeee) (Image from @j_dot_viv )

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I am so damn thrilled that we made AND ENORMOUSLY EXCEEDED the cutoff to make this onto the 2020 ballot. The people want change and we, the people, are going to MAKE IT HAPPEN. So many people were a part of the @reformlajails effort thus far, and I am grateful for every single one of you. There is much more work to be done to making sure this passes. If you say you want change, then BE ABOUT IT. Follow @reformlajails for chances to be a part of this work. Special appreciation and shout out to @osopepateisse and @jcannick for making this possible and for their leadership in making Los Angeles actually live up to its professed morals. Thank you to the people and to the families of those that have been impacted by this racist, classist state-sponsored terrorism, for speaking your truth and for your resilience that inspires us all to work for justice and freedom. # Repost from @osopepatrisse - “Today we made history. A mostly Black and Brown team submitted 246,000 signatures to the Los Angeles County Clerk’s office. We are going to change this county through protest, through policy, through engagement on the grassroots level. This campaign is not over, it really has just begun. It’s been almost two decades since the Sheriff’s almost killed my brother. They messed with the wrong family. If this initiative passes ( it will ). Our civilian oversight commission will get subpoena power and investigative power. It will also push forward a report detailing every single way LA county can actual prioritize people most vulnerable to incarceration. It will help us think about real alternatives to incarceration. #ReformLAJails #DignityandPowerNow #ThisIsForMonte “

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30 days ago today Mijente took to the streets with a day of protest in San Diego with love, determination, passion and a powerful message: Shut down Jeff Sessions’ white supremacist agenda! Shut down Operation Streamline! Shut down ICE and the attack on Black and Brown communities! With children leading the way, and with music, creativity, and three direct actions, it was a beautiful reminder of what can happen when community comes together to fight for a world where everyone is truly free. The work continues and we need you to be a part of it! Please do what you are able. Support Mijente by following them and sharing their message, donate, protest, speak up, speak out, those who are able put your bodies on the line for justice. Ain’t no power like the power of the people! * #tilwefree #FreeOurFuture #AbolishICE #ShutDownSessions #ChingaLaMigra #mijente #RosaClemente #BYP100 #SURJ #SURJConnectors #thepeacepoets #familiesbelongtogether * Shout out to the organizers @conmijente and all my comrades who came through @kendrick38 @dianexguerrero @francesfisher @sivaofficial @osopepatrisse @docmellymel @favianna1 * Big love to @jlovecalderon @blackpuertoricanphd & @sensehernandez for this powerful video! Happy and proud to be a producer on this movement work! * Check out the full video here https://bit.ly/2LPxiCH

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“The Mother of All Questions” by Rebecca Solnit # Solnit is such an incredible writer. And I appreciate that, as a white woman, she understands the necessity of anti-racism and class politics in feminism as well. I read her book, “Hope In The Dark” and absolutely loved it. Hoping to read “Men Explain Things To Me” as the final book in her trilogy soon. # Also, all @haymarketbooks are 50% off on their site for the next 22 days. They put out great materials, would highly recommend checking out their site. #RebeccaSolnit #TheMotherOfAllQuestions # My Booklist: bit.ly/mcgreads #mcgreads

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Hey beautiful community! My episode on #wethepeople is live TODAY on REVOLT TV. Brought to you by @jlovecalderon and @m1deadprezrbg, this unique interview series focuses on activists, artists and Influencers giving voice to the injustices in our world, and adding our personal creative vision on what it will take to create our Imagined Nation where ALL people are truly free. It was dope to fully express myself on camera, while being on a set that had a crew comprised of 100% women and creatives of color. That’s conscious content! Shout out to the Director and my comrade JLove, and all the dope artivists involved in WeThePeople.... cast and crew! * check it out on the REVOLT TV channel and online at REVOLT.TV * Ignite and Activate! #justice #revolt #creativesofcolor #consciouscontent #jlove #artivist #wethepeople #smashwhitesupremacy

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Up at 4:40am for work! Good mornjdkklsldkdkndbhsuio

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As white people, we cannot JUST be against the MOST egregious forms of white supremacy, such as white terrorists murdering Black people. We live in a CULTURE of white supremacy. We are all swimming in it, learning from it in the most subtle ways EVERY SINGLE DAY. From the fact that the white man who killed #NiaWilson will not be called a terrorist, but a Brown man who kills white people will be seen as such by default. White folks...if you are not noticing racism every single day, then you have normalized it. Which means that you will also perpetuate it despite your best intentions. The most egregious acts of white supremacy happen because “well meaning” white folks refuse to take on anti-racism as our fight. Remember, racism does not require that we actively hate People or Color for it to persist. It only requires that we don’t care enough to listen from and learn from anti-racist activists of color. That we don’t make it an ABSOLUTE PRIORITY in our lives to work on ourselves, put ourselves in uncomfortable situations, and put our bodies in the way of the inertia of hundreds of years of cultural and systemic racism. If you don’t know what some of the forms of white supremacy are on this pyramid, then Google them. Read articles (or better yet books) from POC who have written about them. Share those resources with other white people in your life. And then examine and interrupt how they show up in your own life and all around you. That is what we must do, if we are white people intent on ending racism. It is the only way. # Repost from @sonyareneetaylor - “earlier this week i shared a pyramid of white supremacy. This one is far more specific. If we start with the reality that white supremacy is a social system we have all been indoctrinated into we can move beyond feeling guilty about catching an intentionally contagious virus and focus on getting well. Examine your behaviors. Where do they fall on this chart. What do you need to unlearn to divest from the system of

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Rest In Power #NiaWilson . These reposts are from a few days ago. 1st video from @oranicuhh . The rest, and caption from @shishi.rose - # “The fight for Black lives has become almost entirely about police brutality. And almost entirely about Black men. • That does not represent the reality of Black women and girls also being abused and murdered all the time by police and ordinary citizens. • 18 year old #NiaWilson murdered and her sister Tayisha left in critical condition after a white supremacist by the name of John Lee Cowell stabbed them both last night at the Bart train station in Oakland. This terrorist was a member of a white supremacy group called The Proud Boys. The girls father is currently not being updated by the police. • Black people are under constant attack. I think sometimes people don’t realize how much shit like this is happening because Black people aren’t posting about it all the time because we mentally can not handle it. And also many stories aren’t even properly documented. But we are never safe. These young women were targeted for their race and for being women, an intersection that feminists like to leave out of discussions. This terrorist was caught on camera stalking the sisters before attacking which the BART train station had video proof of and didn’t release for hours. White supremacy fuels misogyny and Black women are the most at stake. • Black people stay safe out here to the best of your ability. Buy mace, a knife, a taser, anything that can help you if you find yourself in a situation like this. White people and non Black people get off ur ass and do something, fight this shit. • We are tired of screaming at you to care. Your silence has a body count. #JusticeForNia #SayHerName Photos and video via @misscarolf “

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My love and appreciation for the soul and artist that is @the_annadiop . When Black women thrive, the racist trolls come out in droves exhibiting the enormous fragility of whiteness. I am so excited for the incredible projects that Anna is continuing to align herself with and for the world to get to know more of her brilliance and immense kindness. Sending you love and strength, Anna! #IStandWithAnnaDiop # Repost from @minkakelly using - “I would like to take a moment to acknowledge how proud and excited I am to be working alongside @The_AnnaDiop. In my humble opinion, @DCUTitans, @theDCuniverse and all of their fans are lucky to have her talent, her grace and her beauty on board. While the abhorrent racism in this country seems to be going nowhere anytime soon (#NiaWilson), the dignity, strength and couth my friend continues to exemplify in the face of it humbles and inspires me. That so many racist cowards would take the time to attack her instagram so that she has to shut off comments after having already shut down her entire account once before over this bullshit makes me feel rage. Though I also feel a small relief knowing how strong and thick-skinned Anna is. I know she is and will be ok. It takes zero courage to sit in your dark lonely room spewing your venom online while protected by your anonymous faceless accounts. I cannot begin to fathom the courage it requires everyday just to exist as a black woman in this country (#ChikesiaClemons) let alone to also have the audacity to fight for and follow your dreams. I bow to you, Anna. I can’t wait for everyone to see the brilliant work you’ve done. Shine on, my love. You are a queen and all the people who matter know it. #IStandWithAnnaDiop 👑✨ “

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Excited (and looking constipated) to be back working on season 5 of @howtogetawaywithmurder #HTGAWM !!! @violadavis @ajanaomi_king

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I can’t overstate how proud I am to be part of @wearemanenough, and in particular, this episode. (Swipe for trailer) * It should not solely have to be on women to call out sexual harassment and misogyny. Men need to take up this burden as well. So far women & specifically women of color have led the global movements in regards to battling sexism and gender inequality, but we as men have barely entered the conversation. This has to change. We need to do some serious self reflection. And then we have to ACT. In order to be a part of the solution, there are a number of principles that I strive to live my life by now (having made plenty of mistakes in the past & undoubtedly with more to come in the future). Three of those core principles are to Listen, Amplify, and Unlearn. On #ManEnough, we discuss negative mindsets that can be improved upon and in doing so how we can change negative patterns of behavior, create culture-shifting dialogue and in turn, move towards a better future. We do this because we know that so many of the harmful pressures of what it means to be a “real man” in our culture also leads us away from being true allies and accomplices to women and non-binary people. And we know that no one is free until we are all free. Through conversation, honest dialogue, and real-time action we hope to redefine what it means to be men in both The United States America and globally. Please join us on this journey. * Tag a friend and join me for the premiere TODAY of the @wearemanenough #MeToo episode on Facebook Watch. * I am proud to be both a participant and a producer of #ManEnough * http://bit.ly/2JQosiq (link in bio). You can also watch on WeAreManEnough.com * Featuring @justinbaldoni, @mattmcgorry, Jamey Heath, @lewishowes, @scooterbraun, Tony Porter, @advertisingdiva, Susan Brison, Alma Gonzalez and @yazminmonetwatkins

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I can’t overstate how proud I am to be part of @wearemanenough, and in particular, this episode. * It should not solely have to be on women to call out sexual harassment and misogyny. Men need to take up this burden as well. So far women & specifically women of color have led the global movements in regards to battling sexism and gender inequality, but we as men have barely entered the conversation. This has to change. We need to do some serious self reflection. And then we have to ACT. In order to be a part of the solution, there are a number of principles that I strive to live my life by now (having made plenty of mistakes in the past & undoubtedly with more to come in the future). Three of those core principles are to Listen, Amplify, and Unlearn. On #ManEnough, we discuss negative mindsets that can be improved upon and in doing so how we can change negative patterns of behavior, create culture-shifting dialogue and in turn, move towards a better future. We do this because we know that so many of the harmful pressures of what it means to be a “real man” in our culture also leads us away from being true allies and accomplices to women and non-binary people. And we know that no one is free until we are all free. Through conversation, honest dialogue, and real-time action we hope to redefine what it means to be men in America. Please join us on this journey. * Tag a friend and join me for the premiere TODAY of the @wearemanenough #MeToo episode on Facebook Watch. * I am proud to be both a participant and a producer of #ManEnough * http://bit.ly/2JQosiq (link in bio). You can also watch on WeAreManEnough.com * Featuring @justinbaldoni, @mattmcgorry, Jamey Heath, @lewishowes, @scooterbraun, Tony Porter, @advertisingdiva, Susan Brison, Alma Gonzalez and @yazminmonetwatkins

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The #Metoo movement started by @taranajaneen has been a watershed moment in our society, yet for the most part men have been largely quiet on the subject. If we want to be allies/ accomplices and make progressive changes in the sexist dynamics of society we need to challenge ourselves to ask difficult questions, and be in action. I sat down at a table with a group of men on #ManEnough and had an honest conversation about men and the #MeToo movement. By asking the simple question “What does it mean to be a man?” we are looking to explore and redefine traditional masculinity in America. * Tag a friend and join me for the premiere of the @wearemanenough #MeToo episode July 24th on Facebook Watch. #ManEnough * http://bit.ly/2JQosiq * Featuring @justinbaldoni, @mattmcgorry, Jamey Heath, @lewishowes, @scooterbraun Tony Porter, @advertisingdiva Susan Brison, Alma Gonzalez and @yazminmonetwatkins

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“Men’s Work: How To Stop The Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart” by Paul Kivel # I loved this book. Men, I would encourage you all to read through these few pages and see what resonates. In the wake of how much men’s violence against women has come into the public eye in the past few months, we owe it to ourselves and the women in our lives to make a serious effort to understand how we got here and what we can do to change the culture. This book is a great resource to begin that process. # As men, we constantly receive messages on “how to be a real man” for our entire lives. Unfortunately, so many of these expectations are actually harmful to us, and result in us being unable to live our best, fullest lives. Four years ago, if you had asked me whether I thought that the pressures of traditional masculinity played a role in my life, I would have estimated that it was minimal. That’s the way socialization creates the status quo. We don’t notice it happening because it begins at birth, continues until the day we die, and is so pervasive that it becomes what is considered normal, to the extent that it’s practically invisible. # Only with tools that allow us to view it through a critical lens, by engaging in deep introspection, and taking action to push against the walls of “The Act Like A Man Box” do we stand a chance of living as fully as we are capable of. We are constantly swayed away from fully naming and exploring our emotions, asking for help, working in equal partnership with women, even considering the possibility that we can turn down sex, and developing deeper, more intimate and authentic relationships with the men in our lives (for fear of “seeming gay”), and the women in our lives (because we are trained not to see them as leaders and to objectify them). # This book provides some incredible insight into how we can fight for justice, live to our greatest potential, and be forces for ending the epidemic of violence against women in our society. # #PaulKiv

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Repost of a repost! Been feeling this one a lot recently. Been taking some big risks, which is scary. But also powerful in terms of the change that it can create and how it can transform our lives. Got this from @sonyareneetaylor ‘s IG...follow her for some daily wisdom! And her book “The Body Is Not An Apology” is out now as well! 😊😊😊 # Repost from @sonyareneetaylor using - #Repost @consciouslens ・・・ Let's talk about fear... You don't have to agree with the following facts but nonetheless they are true. Everyone gets afraid. Everyone experiences fear. Fearless is an interesting concept but the brain tells us that everyone experiences fear. Whether we experience fear isn't in question, the question is, what is our response to fear? What do we do when we feel the sensations that we call fear? sweating trembling hot flushes or chills shortness of breath or difficulty breathing a choking sensation rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) pain or tightness in the chest a sensation of butterflies in the stomach nausea headaches and dizziness feeling faint numbness or pins and needles dry mouth a need to go to the toilet ringing in your ears confusion or disorientation It is essential to recognize that fear is healthy, a natural part of the human design. In many cases it is fear that prevents us from taking risks that would harm ourselves or others. Some fears are Illusions and others we learn from traumatic experiences, or what we were taught to be afraid of. Back to our response to fear... How do you respond to fear? How many times have you allowed fear to stop you? How many times has fear caused you to quit, run or be unwilling to risk? What type of relationship would you like with fear? If none is the answer...go back to the beginning, we all experience fear. What will your relationship with fear be? How will you cultivate it? Can you live, thrive and be successful through your fears? Let me change that. Will you? #fear #fearless #doitanyway “

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The flower didn’t fall far from the tree. #NotMyBestCaption #DontJudgeMe

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When you a man and someone does something that hurts you or that you don’t like but you’re socialized to believe that vulnerability makes you “like a woman,” “not a real man,” or “gay” which you are taught to avoid at all costs so you don’t express your feeling in a healthy way and thus sacrifice the ability to ever fully be yourself or truly resolve conflict which makes you unable to deal with your inner life in constructive ways so we turn to anger because it’s the only socially accepted form of emotion for men and then we wonder why men commit nearly all of the violence in the world. # Yes I’m aware that people of all genders do what is depicted in the meme. But as men, we really take the cake on not expressing our feelings and punishing other men who do...and punishing women for doing it too bc we think we are owed things by women which are only based on our own sexist perceptions. Like judging and controlling women’s sexuality (shaming them for being a “tease” and also for being “a slut”), their assertiveness (we call it “bossy” or “cold” in women), in conversation when we constantly talk over and interrupt women without noticing it, and when we dismiss women’s concerns as “crazy” or “dramatic.” Let’s not. # (Image from @el_monchiz24 seen on @ernestoyerena ‘s IG)

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In 1 week, we will be releasing an incredibly important episode of @wearemanenough . As men, we MUST be a part of the conversation of men’s violence against women. And not being an abuser is not the same as being a part of the solution. This is about how we can be better, and really take a deep look at ourselves and our culture to transform our own lives and the world around us. I hope you all, and especially the men out there, will watch. I could not be more proud to be a producer and contributor to this long overdue conversation. ❤️ **You can watch the precious episodes on www.WeAreManEnough.com ** # Repost from @wearemanenough - “The #MeToo movement has been a critical reckoning point in our society, yet men have largely been silent in the conversation. That silence ends now. . New #MeToo episode premieres July 24th. . Click link in bio to watch the #ManEnough season now on @FacebookWatch. . 📽️: @theellenshow

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He’s a one-man parade. This makes me feel happy feels. @mkik808

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Art by @rubyetc_ / post below from @bodyposipanda # “UNADULTERATED 💃 BULLSHIT 💃 casual reminder that the concept of 'problem areas' is a marketing ploy that the diet industry invented to guarantee that there's aaaalways something new to sell us. Step 1: Realise that a shit tonne of money can be made teaching people that completely natural bodily features are problems to be fixed. Step 2: Saturate the media with headlines on how to eliminate the hideous 'flaws' that you literally just invented for profit. Step 3: Get rich. Step 4: Make up a new problem area. Thighs without a gap. Hip dips. Cellulite. Wrinkles. Saddle bags. Bingo wings. ALL OF THESE COMPLETELY NATURAL BODY PARTS WERE NOT SEEN AS 'PROBLEMS' UNTIL WE WERE TOLD THEY WERE. In fact, some of them didn't even have a name until the diet industry realised that naming and shaming them could make cash. What's next? How many more times are we going to buy into the lie that we're made of flawed pieces that need to be fixed? We are WHOLE human beings. Our bodies are SUPPOSED to look different. We need to stop focusing on fixing 'problem areas' and start focusing on fixing the real problem - how we're taught to see our bodies, and how to unlearn those lies. 💜💙💚🌈🌞 Art by @rubyetc_ “

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“In The Country We Love: My Family Divided” by @dianexguerrero # Storytelling is an essential part of activism and creating change. It also requires a willingness to be vulnerable and open one’s self to criticism and the fear of harm that this openness can result in. I’m so proud of my friend, Diane, and her willingness to do this. Her story is one of inspiration and hope, and also of great difficulty. Learning about the hope with which her family arrived in this country, to the dehumanizing and vulnerable experiences of being undocumented in the U.S. really impacted me. To understand a bit more about this common and intense fear of living in the shadows is an important fact of understanding my friend better, and also of understanding myself, the country that I live in, and the privileges that are afforded to me by the sheer luck of being born a documented citizen. And Diane’s ability to impart this with honesty, humor, and an inspiring message, is just another thing I get appreciate her for. Looking forward to the stories that you will continue to tell and the impact that you will continue to have, Diane! #InTheCountryWeLove #DianeGuerrero # My Booklist: bit.ly/mcgreads #mcgreads

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🙄🙄🙄 (From @truevillainy via @jlovecalderon )

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Back at work on @howtogetawaywithmurder next week. Excited to be back in action and acting foolish with my friends like @conradricamora . (PS- he is wearing what is known as a “warming jacket” that are provided on set for when it’s cold...it’s not a fashion choice).

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Appreciative of the beautiful photography (and mind) of @hfdavis . Actions such as the one just 2 weekends ago organizes by @conmijente are an integral part of the fight for freedom. When I am feeling overwhelmed and down with what is going on in the world, being among a community of people that have gathered for the purpose of liberation uplifts my spirits. Oftentimes, the way that we digest information online and in our silos can make us feel more alone than we really are. In a country that worships individualism and the savior mentality, we often don’t make time to be in community with our fellow humans that are striving for justice. But there is so much to be learned just in showing up. So much that can’t be learned just by reading and studying. Solidarity requires action, not just beliefs. Seeing and being a part of folks showing up for one another is a beautiful, life-affirming action. # Repost from @hfdavis - “An incredibly powerful day in San Diego as we fought to #FreeOurFuture and bring an end to the unjust criminalization, detention, and killing of our people. Thank you to @conmijente for allowing me to document the day and capture the bittersweet joys of our coming together, and the committed work of so many organizing communities. For a more complete @vsco gallery hit the link in my bio. #ChingaLaMigra #AbolishICE #Fuck12 #BlackLivesMatter #StopSeparatingFamilies “

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Everyone likes taking photos in front of the pink wall so I did it too what a beautiful photo RIGHTTTT????

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#TruthfulThursday brought to you by @bree.newsome

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With @kendrick38 asking you to please follow @reformlajails and help support this campaign in whatever way you can. Whether it be donations, showing up to canvass, phone banking, etc NOW is the time to get involved. If you’re pissed off about the human cost of mass incarceration, channel it into effective action. DM @reformlajails for ways to plug in. There’s not much time left and we need all the help we can get. # Repost from @reformlajails “We have a 3.5 billion dollar jail system being built in the largest jail system in the world... and you’re telling me we don’t have money for people that are sleeping on the streets” Join @mattmcgorry and us as we “divest from a system of incarceration and invest in communities and human beings” Sign the petition to #ReformLAJails - Do it today!

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Land of the free. Salute to the parents that risk everything, fleeing violence and destitution to seek a better life. Whether they do it in accordance to the law or not. (Cartoon by @kewacate in 2nd slide) # Repost from @ivancejatv - “🙇🏾‍♂️🙇🏽‍♀️💔😠😡 Little kids have to be their own lawyers in immigration courts #FreeTheKids Repost @snaybelle: As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the border, immigrant children as young as 3 are being ordered into court for their own deportation proceedings, according to attorneys in Texas, California and Washington, D.C. . . Requiring unaccompanied minors to go through deportation alone is not a new practice. But in the wake of the Trump administration’s controversial family separation policy, more children – including toddlers – are being affected than in the past. . . The more than 2,000 children probably will need to deal with court proceedings even as they grapple with the trauma of being taken from their parents. “We were representing a 3-year-old in court recently who had been separated from the parents. And the child – in the middle of the hearing – started climbing up on the table,” said Lindsay Toczylowski, executive director of Immigrant Defenders Law Center in Los Angeles. “It really highlighted the absurdity of what we’re doing with these kids.”' ⚠️⚠️⚠️ @nowthisnews . . . . . . #AbolishIce#WeAreTheMedia #peaceaccelerators#IndependentJournalism #PeoplePlanetPeace #ItsInOurHands #ItsUpToUs#OurRevolution #PoliticalRevolution #WeThePeople#ForThePeopleByThePeople #WeAreThe99Percent#WeAreInThisTogether #PeoplePlanetPeaceView “

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Land of the free (to oppress other people) #4thOfJuly #Mood #FreeOurFuture (4th pic reposted from @peoplespowerassemblynyc )

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If you care about progressive issues (aka human rights) please read article in @nolympicsla ‘s bio). Liberal white supremacy is still white supremacy. # Repost from @nolympicsla - “Why We Crashed Garcetti’s Mansion” up on our blog now (link in their bio). It’s not super complicated. @mayorofla claims to be "progressive" on these very pressing issues -- housing, homelessness, immigration, ICE, policing -- but, in fact, his true positions are that of a moderate Republican. #WakeUpGarcetti # Excerpts from blog- “Garcetti ensures LA is not a sanctuary city By aiding federal and local law enforcement, Garcetti enables the deportation machine while pretending to be an ally of immigrants.Garcetti recently traveled to the Texas border for photo opps claiming he wants to #KeepFamiliesTogether, yet he has never pushed for Los Angeles to be a true sanctuary city. Instead, he’s allowed ICE and other federal law enforcement agencies to coordinate with local law enforcement throughout his entire tenure. This includes LAPD sharing intelligence with ICE via the CalGang database system, and allowing ICE access to LA jails. Later on the same day we protested and urged him to make LA a true sanctuary city, Garcetti spoke at the immigration rally downtown and proved that he doesn’t want to abolish ICE or stop their coordination with law enforcement in LA. Instead, while members of DSA-LA and other groups drowned him out in boos and chants of "ICE out of LA," Garcetti declared he doesn’t want to abolish ICE and other agencies. He just wants ICE to “do its job,” which is an unacceptable and inhumane position in general but especially for an area with 800,000 undocumented people. He also will support taking money from Trump's DHS for the racist Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program.” # “He wants to criminalize sleeping on the sidewalk in the American city with the most people sleeping on the streets. On Friday, June 22 Garcetti told the LA Times he wanted to reinstate the ban on sle

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Regram from @kendrick38 2 days ago. # “What we think of these borders 🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽— and especially the way Brown, Black and Native people are being abused and violated at the border by Jeff Sessions, ICE, Border Patrol, and the continued legacy of white supremacy, invasion and colonization in the Americas, especially in most recent history by the US. # Families are STILL being separated. Children and parents are still being traumatized and abused. And m we have to remember, this is not just a Latinx issue... black immigrants from Haiti, the Caribbean, Africa, Afro-Latinos, Native, and Muslim immigrants are being treated just as bad and sometimes WORSE because of the intersectional oppression and invisibility. TPS, Zero Tolerance Policy, and Muslim Ban together is filling for profit immigration PRISONS and separating families. These are not separate. # Remember that the Spanish were European colonizers. The brown ethnic identity of Latinx people comes from NATIVE South and Central AMERICAN blood and Black blood from the slave trade. So this is a DIRECT continuation of enslavement, abuse, genocide of Native American, brown and black people by the white MINORITY of the Americas occupying stolen land. # Today we have an awesome group of influencers, celebrities, activists sharing stories at the border and participating in social justice training and education on this issue from grassroots activists doing the REAL work like @instabaji @migrantfreedom @panasandiego #HatianBridgeAlliance #AlotroLado Learning how we can raise money to post bond for some of these immigrants who literally are in prison and separated from family because they can’t afford to post bond. 1/3 of these people are eligible and would otherwise spend as long as 7/8 years in “detention” aka prison until they see a trial date. These are refugees and asylum seekers that are fleeing violence largely created and/or exacerbated by our government. #closeimmigrantprisons #keepfamiliestogether #abolishICE “

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Courageous activists put their bodies on the line today for freedom at #migente’s day of protest. Please support getting them FREE! See link in bio #abolishice

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The government’s current war on immigrants, exposed recently through the inhumane separation of migrant parents and children has struck a nerve with the population and spurred them into action. People are organizing and mobilizing across the country to make a stand against the immigration policies of the Trump regime. The separation of families (which Trump’s executive order did NOT stop), the deportations, the criminalization of immigration are all inhumane practices which have to stop. We demand for immigration policy that calls for the aboliltion of ICE and a full-scale decriminalization of immigration. * Parents are being threatened with never seeing their children again unless they agree to be deported, the government is setting up “tent cities” that can hold tens of thousands of people indefinitely. * Mijente has called for mass direct actions which are taking place today across the country which call for the removal of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, the abolition of ICE and the end of Operation Streamline, a program which seeks to drastically speed up the deportation process. Today is the day that the mass criminalization of migrants at the border is expected to escalate. We have to act NOW. * The best way to be an active participant is to put your body on the line. But you can help out online too by spreading the message and word through social media. You can find information about the mass mobilizations here: https://bit.ly/2KDBReA * You can volunteer to provide legal support here: https://bit.ly/2KFUAGE * You can sign up here to support Mijente in planning these actions: https://bit.ly/2z4dupe * This is the moment we get to decide what side of history we want to be on, do we want to say no to the terror and lifelong trauma that will be inflicted on children, or do we want to remain silent and complicit? * #AbolishICE #FreeOurFuture #ShutDownSessions #AbolishCBP #FreedomForImmigrants #EndFamilyDetention * @thepeacepoets @alelaplebe #IsmahanAbdullahi Th

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Good morning. (From @harikondabolu )

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I heard that 75,000 people showed up today in LA for #FamiliesBelongTogether rally. As always, was honored to spend time with some bold and fierce activists that I admire greatly; @lavernecox , @labamby of @translatinacoalition , @docmellymel of @blmlosangeles , and @kendrick38 # Melina drew the important comparisons of family separations through inhumane immigration policies to that of what Black folks have experienced through the long legacy of slavery, mass incarceration, and police murder (not to mention what Black immigrants face in addition). And never afraid to tell the truth, she called out @mayorofla (who also spoke) for his liberal racism and two-faced speeches about “keeping families together” while people are detained just a few blocks away under his watch. My time spent with @blmlosangeles has taught me a lot about the continual oppression of People of Color that Garcetti is complicit in, from his lack of action to make LA a sanctuary city, to his continued silence about the $3.5 billion dollar expansion of new jails, and police murder. # This shit isn’t just about the president and the racist troll by the name of Jeff Sessions. It is also about #EricGarcetti. If we truly want families to stay together, then we must fight for this on ALL fronts, and be willing to hold so-called liberal politicians accountable as well. Tomorrow, I’m heading down to the border in San Diego to continue my fight. We cannot let up. Not now, not after this presidency, and not until Black and Brown lives matter.

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And this is not even including what is spent on incarceration or the new $3.5 BILLION DOLLAR jail plan that @reformlajails is trying to stop in LA. @mayorofla has approved a new “Emergency Shelter Plan” that provides not nearly enough housing and MORE MONEY for police than for housing. At every turn, @mayorofla works for less police accountability, criminalizing the unhoused population and allocating resources in ways that will never solve the problem of the 60,000 unhoused people in LA. (To learn more about his new plan, click the link in @nolympicsla ‘s bio or go to https://bit.ly/2MBwPzU ) (tweet from @losangelesdsa ). # Never forget that cities like LA and NYC have enough money to end homelessness. What they lack is the political will. And the only way that that will happen is by the demands of the people. Organize, organize, organize. Join and donate to @losangelesdsa , @nolympicsla , @lacanetwork or other grassroots organizations doing the damn work. # And I’ll add to the above tweet, not just “brothers and sisters,” but “siblings,” to be inclusive of all the non-binary folks. # #DefundThePolice #InvestInCommunities #PeopleOverProfits

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“Optimism Over Despair: On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change” by #NoamChomsky # My brother got this for me for Christmas and this is the first book I’ve read by Noam Chomsky, who is widely viewed as one of the most important and brilliant intellectuals of our time. The book is a compilation of interviews including a wide range of subjects and centering the complicity of the United States in many atrocities here and abroad. As one of the quotes outlined in the book says about a U.S. conducted international poll, “...world opinion regarded the United States as the as by far the leading threat to world peace, no one even close.” # From making the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the ensuing violence against Palestinian civilians possible with U.S. support, to the murder of civilians by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and other countries, to the U.S. policy of undermining democratic elections when it does not serve our needs, there is a great breadth of information on many topics that are important for us to know about. And truths which those of us who care for justice will need to critically examine no matter who president of the U.S. empire. #OptimismOverDespair # My Booklist: bit.ly/mcgreads #mcgreads

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Me everyday. Also, stop calling tank tops “wifebeaters.”

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As it so often does. #July4 #Patriotism #HowardZinn

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**link to film in bio or here bit.ly/VL_15YL** Storytelling and conversations are at the heart of my work. I believe that a great story can provoke people to look more deeply into the world we live in, see a different perspective, and through empathy and compassion, choose different decisions and move into action. * * That’s why I was excited to join @manishdayal and the team to be part of @fifteenyearslatermovie (Link to film in Bio) which surfaces the continued racism, hate crimes, and police violence targeted the South Asian community after 9/11. The themes in the film connect to the broader violence and xenophobia that we continue to experience, and is escalating drastically, across all Black and Brown communities. * * Hope you’ll watch the film! And I hope you’ll continue to be in action NOW amidst the trampling of human rights in our country with the over 2,300 separated from their families with no plan of reuniting them and the murder by police of #AntwonRose. Link in bio for ways to be in action against Islamophobia and police violence. * * About the Film: Sam and Jason, two young men who have absorbed the psychological effects of post-9/11 America in ways they may not fully understand, find their buried issues and resentments bubbling to the surface when their lives intersect during a police traffic stop * * #fifteenyearlater #VigilantLOVE #StopCVE #Islamophobia #SouthAsian #WP4BL #SURJ #NoHumanIsIllegal #AntwonRose @rachelbrosnahan @tracymulholland

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*A message to white folks born in the United States* The privilegiest of privileges. Literally nothing you did to “deserve” your citizenship more than undocumented folks. (Repost from @undocumedia )

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Excited to announce that @fifteenyearslatermovie has just been released on @vigilantlove ‘s website. You can see the short film here (http://bit.ly/VL_15YL *link corrected!!!*) or click the link in my bio. Last night, I was so thrilled to team up with this incredible grassroots organization (and solidarity partner of @wp4bl ) that mobilizes against Islamophobia. # Repost from @vigilantlove - “Last night, we talked about policing and surveillance, toxic masculinity, Islamophobia and anti-blackness, the role of white allies, how our bodies store trauma, and our duties to show up with vigilant love and solidarity for each other ❤️🔥 Thank you to everyone who joined us for the screening of @fifteenyearslatermovie & panel with @manishdayal, @tazzystar, @mattmcgorry, @dahliaseed & moderated by our VL co-chair @saharpirzada! The movie goes LIVE for you to stream and share on our website today. Check it out soon.”

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2 images I am reposting from @sonyareneetaylor ‘s account. The source of the first from fromacomrade.tumblr.com/post/157822319251/ and the 2nd is @brandon_r_horan on Twitter.

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“Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist” by Franchesca Ramsey @chescaleigh # I first came across Franchesca’s work when I was just beginning to be involved in social justice. I was immediately drawn to how she was able to break down seemingly complicated concepts to make them understandable, while adeptly using humor in the process. I really enjoyed the book as a look into her life and development as an activist including the nuances and struggles of using social media as a tool for conversations around social justice. I also greatly admire her willingness to admit to her own mistakes along the way. I believe that this is an incredibly important part of activism that we must remember...we will always fuck up at times, and how we handle that makes the difference in the kind of people and agents of change that we become. # #WTEQ #FranchescaRamsey # My Booklist: https://bit.ly/2M1D8wn #mcgreads

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Our government is separating thousands of parents and children. Hundreds of these children are just toddlers, some even babies less than a year old.  In the past 2 weeks close to 2000 kids have been taken from their parents. 
Sometimes the parents are told the child is just being taken for a bath, and then the child is sent to a government facility across the country. * * This is a moral catastrophe and a human rights violation with echoes of not only our despicable past history of separating children from their parents during slavery, and the forced assimilation into western culture through boarding schools for Native Americans, and the Japanese Internment camps during WWII. * * America continued these racist, xenophobic policies, as discussed in many of the books I read and post about, which has led to where we are now….the criminalization and mass incarceration of Black and Brown communities, rabid gun violence with a blind eye to how white supremacist behavior influences many of the shooters, and continued abomination of cops killing civilians without being held accountable. * Connect the dots. Separating families is only one piece of the puzzle.  Keeping families together in cages is not a win, they are still in cages. And the US has caused and enabled the violent governments folks are fleeing from.Make a commitment to be in Action. There are many ways you can be in action based on your ability. Please go to SURJ to find out more. * * This. Must. Stop. https://bit.ly/2tjGiUL Please call your senators at 202-224-3121 #FamiliesBelongTogether

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Getting to take little (or big) trips with @daveabed & @bandanatraining are some of my favorite things. Grateful for the laughs and the introspection. Our first trip together we basically didn’t leave the hotel room and it was still awesome. This one was from Austin...another lil one coming soon. :)

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B. T. W. THA. NOS. We DO have enough resources for everyone to live but we won’t soon if we continue as we have been. Maybe if human beings weren’t so damn problematic and if things weren’t being controlled by a capitalist oligarchy and if the factory farming industry and Big Oil wasn’t destroying the Earth and we actually learned to live in peace with one another and our environment and took lessons from Indigenous populations on sustainability, then we wouldn’t need you to kill off half the universe. Maybe you could do some shit about THAT with your jewel-encrusted, blinged out glove. I meaaannnn...if you can do ANYthing...if you’re all powerful...MAYBE, just maybe, you could fund grassroots movements for liberation or marginalized communities and disintegrate oil drills and break up the big banks and fuck with universal healthcare while disintegrating (abolishing) the police and prison industrial complex while materializing (creating) infrastructure that teaches restorative justice and non-violent communication to all people so that humans actually have a chance of surviving more than a few more generations without making the Earth uninhabitable or killing ourselves off due to some men who are all about toxic masculinity. Or nah? (Image repost from @truevillainy )

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Mayor Garcetti of Los Angeles is full of shit. If you live in LA, are you pissed off about the crisis of the unhoused population that has SKYROCKETED under @mayorofla ? Then I hope your anger is well-placed on Garcetti and his fake-progressivism and not the unhoused populations that are victim to these inhumane policies. # Repost from @nolympicsla - “We asked @mayorofla about citations and arrests for unhoused folks on @kpcc with @amartinezla. “The Truth About Criminalization and Homelessness in Garcetti’s LA” is on our blog now (link in bio with full video). #HouseKeysNotHandcuffs #StopTheSweeps @losangelesdsa “ # “...LA’s occasional Mayor, Eric Garcetti, stood before the media to proclaim once again that the city has moved away from criminalization, stating: “We cannot criminalize our way out of homelessness, we must humanize our way out of it.” Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson added: “The number of people incarcerated for homeless related violations is practically zero.” Of course, the facts tell us otherwise, and our everyday experiences witnessing the growth of encampments have confirmed it all over the city. Arrests of unhoused Angelenos continue to rise, with most offenses based on laws created specifically to target and criminalize those living in extreme poverty. Dehumanizing police and sanitation sweeps of homeless encampments continue to endanger the physical and mental health of the unhoused by discarding and destroying their vital belongings. This is nothing new; the commodification of basic human needs like housing has led to the crises we’re now mired in, as public resources have instead been diverted to law enforcement to terrorize, criminalize, incarcerate, and disappear the unhoused in the name of “public safety.””

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CuRLyQt877@aol.com vibes

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"I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help! How To Help Someone With Mental Illness Accept Treatment" by Dr. Xavier Amador, Ph.D. # *His definition of "serious mental illness" in the book ("for the sake of brevity" as referenced in the book) are "psychotic illnesses including schizophernia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and others." He states that there are many other types of serious mental illnesses but that this book deals with the others for reasons stated below. # I first saw Dr. Amador's Ted Talk (called "I am not sick, I don't need help!" and is available if you Google it) and my interest was greatly piqued. Coming from a family with multiple people suffering from schizophrenia, I have never quite felt like I had enough tools to be as helpful as I could be. There are approximately 6 million people in the U.S. that have serious mental illnesses* (again using the definition of above), and about 50% of these people do not believe that they are ill and refuse to take the medication prescribed for them. # Oftentimes, the automatic response of family, friends, etc to those that are suffering from the serious mental illness* is to deny this person's experiences. To try and disprove the delusions or provide evidence for why the delusions cannot possibly be real. Oftentimes in hopes that this will get the person to realize that they are suffering from mental illness, and thus accept treatment. Too often, we see it as stubbornness or denial, instead of what it really is. # Anosognosia is a lack of insight into illness that actually stems from damage to the brain. "we felt there was good reason to believe that what we were seeing in patients with schizophrenia was a consequence of brain dysfunction rather then stubornness, defensiveness, or ignorance about mental illness in general. The fact is that the brain circuitry responsible for recording and updating self-concept is not working properly in such patients." # I am not incredibly knowledgeable about menta

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Good people we need you! This Friday is the last day to get all the signatures in for @reformlajails ballot measure petition! * Five, yes FIVE ways you can help: Sign! Donate! Canvas! Volunteer to help verify petition signers  Follow & Share! * Go to www.reformlajails.com for a list of petition signing and canvas locations, to donate & volunteer. Thanks to @silkyriiich @tiffmonet @behzaddabu @bojnovak @mz_razberri and everyone who has been working toward JUSTICE! * Join us at these events for petitioning and canvassing: * June 8 - Black LGBT Pride in South L.A. 6PM to 8PM at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza * June 10, 12NOON to 4PM - Canvassing in Leimert Park with Black Lives Matter Los Angeles. Meet up location is Leimert Park. * June 10, 9AM-2PM - Canvassing in Santa Monica with White People 4 Black Lives.  Meet up location is Crossroad High School (1714 21st Street in Santa Monica). * #ReformLAJails #socialjustice

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**LINK IS CASE SENSITIVE** *Progressives in California * You know what today is right? Yep! Primaries! So get your vote on today! * Check out @patharrisca Progressive Voter Guide ( bit.ly/ProgressiveVoterGuide ) to see the list of candidates committed to urgent issues such as climate change, reforming the unjust criminal justice system and getting corporate money out of our politics! * Get out and vote! This is your chance to use your voice. With a President like Trump and a Republican majority across the board, it's never been more critical. * Artwork by @thebadbetty

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“Emergent Strategy” by @adriennemareebrown # Brown has written a really beautiful book. I encountered some new perspectives and thoughts about activism and organizing that really resonated. I was moved by the proposition that freedom work is also work of the imagination. As I grow as an activist, so does my imagination. But as an actor and storyteller, I often find that many projects are quite constricted into very narrow constructs of imagination. It’s no wonder that so many of us struggle to imagine a world where everyone gets free. # #EmergentStrategy #AdrienneMareeBrown Check out my complete booklist https://bit.ly/2M1D8wn #McGReads

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You know those moments u read about in history books & think, “How could people let that happen?” We’re in one of those moments. Our time is now: Our nation’s treatment of immigrant children, women & families is devastatingly wrong. * Every day, the Trump admin is intentionally separating children from their families. This administration has proven that whether its at the border or in detention, it cannot be trusted with the care of children. * Hundreds of children have been ripped from their families: 658 kids in the first 13 days of the program alone. * Our elected officials need to stand strong against the separation of families. Arresting, putting children behind bars, and then losing them is cruel and inhumane. Call members of Congress & demand they Defund ICE & CBP: 210-702-3059 * #FamiliesBelongTogether www. webelongtogetherkids.org

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I don’t always bribe my friends. But when I do, it’s with bread.

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Nurple. (Neckplace by my pal, @cartographynyc )

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"Occupying Privilege: Conversations on Love, Race, & Liberation" by @JLoveCalderon www.JLoveGlobal.com # Very grateful for JLove being in my life. As a friend, coach, mentor, and partner, she is always pushing me towards becoming my fullest self and helping me to become the best artivist that I can be. Thank you for your many years of work as an organizer and conscious creative, and for modeling what white anti-racism should look like. And thank you for providing tools for those of us on this journey to continue developing our radical white identity rooted in anti-oppression. # Her book is a beautiful compilation of liberatory essays, songs, and poems from people dedicated to freedom work.  Great contributions from many folks including @TalibKweli , @M1deadprezrbg , #SophiaQuintero , #DannyHoch , #PeggyMcIntosh , @JasiriX , @ShellyTochluk , and #ChrisCrass  # #JLoveCalderon #McGReads

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Oh my lorrddd. #DavidHenryHwang is a genius. @conradricamora was absolutely amazing in #SoftPower at the #ahmansontheatre . This is one of my favorite live shows that I’ve ever seen. It’s only running until June 10th in LA! (More info here- http://myctg.la/2HQgtpd ) It’s hilarious, deeply moving, and the politics are quite sharp. The way that it challenges racism in America and even in the entertainment industry is so unique and effective. I absolutely loved it. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough. And was great to see @julie__lake there as well!! 😄😄😄

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With a special thanks to @osopepatrisse and @janefonda for inviting me to co-host a powerful gathering, building with visionary activists, creatives, and community who came together to listen, learn, and ACT in the name justice! * Ya’ll have heard me before on this but I just won’t stop till get we there…Reform LA Jails is an urgent call to action for us to crush the plan for the expansion of racist prison industrial complex. * LOS ANGELES COUNTY holds largest amount of jails in the COUNTRY. and they’re about to spend 3.5 BILLION dollars to build MORE. we could be using that taxpayer money to help kids graduate high school, help support mental illness, and help stop the school to prison pipeline. * BUT WE NEED YOU. we need you to support this initiative. what happens in los angeles affects the entire nation. if you are a LA county resident (from palmdale to long beach and everything in between), please please follow and visit @reformlajails and www.reformlajails.com to learn how to sign the petition, donate, and volunteer. We'll be doing public petition signings this week and many opportunities to plug in and canvass for signatures for the next few weeks! thank you!!!! * #reformlajails. * @osopepatrisse @jcannick @kendrick38 @mrmikedelarocha @janefonda @sophiabush @jasonwinstongeorge @laurenjauregui @janayaforthefuture #election2018 #socialjustice #IMPORTANT

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Pretending I wasn’t taking a selfie 🤳

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You ready to do something about the challenges we face in LA? Want to personally connect with me and my friends @kendrick38 and @shailenewoodley and work together to make change? This is your opportunity to ACTIVATE your life, in community, toward the greater good. * I canvas because I believe that one on one conversations allow people to be fully heard and fully expressed. And in any conversation is an opportunity for deep listening and understanding. People want and need to be heard. * My goal is to have one on one conversations with compassion, really meeting people where they are, and expressing vulnerability. When I am able to do that it broadens perspectives and changes paradigms allowing people to make informed decisions and then: * ~take new/different actions ~toward whats right/true ~toward a greater truth ~and more justice for all people * Lives are at stake. Join me with a commitment to unleash our collective humanity. * Meet us May 24th 12pm to 3pm at the Original Farmers Market 6333 W. 3rd LA CA 90036 (in the Courtyard) * #reformLAjails

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Hi good people! I did a thing! I'm so excited to be a part of The Assembly, a new show on Free Speech TV that brings together passionate people working to change the world. I sat down with some amazing humans to discuss a fav topic of mine if you been tuning in to my life lately….PROTESTING!!! aka the art of direct action baby! * I can't wait for you to see what we came up with. Please join me by watching The Assembly, every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m Eastern on Free Speech TV on Dish and DirecTV, or stream anytime on Apple TV, Roku, or online at Freespeech.org. * Please tune in to Tonight May 22 at 8:30 pm EST for the episode I’m in! * #Protest #TheAssembly FreeSpeechTV #LetsTalkitOut #OnePlaceOnePurpose #WelcomeToTheConversation

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Much love to @shailenewoodley , @laurenjauregui @kendrick38 and everyone else who is showing up in support of this incredibly important initiative. See below for how you can help, follow, & DM @reformlajails for how you can be a part of getting signatures! # Repost from @shailenewoodley - “SUCH an amazing sunday spent learning about @reformlajails ballot initiative at the one and only @janefonda home hosted by @osopepatrisse and @jcannick. LOS ANGELES COUNTY holds largest amount of jails in the COUNTRY. and they’re about to spend 3.5 BILLION dollars to build MORE. we could be using that taxpayer money to help kids graduate high school, help support mental illness, and help stop the school to prison pipeline. BUT WE NEED YOU. we need you to support this initiative. what happens in los angeles affects the entire nation. if you are a LA county resident (from palmdale to long beach and everything in between), please please follow and visit @reformlajails and www.reformlajails.com to learn how to sign the petition, donate, and volunteer. we’ll be doing public petition signings this week. i’ll post those dates soon! thank you!!!! #reformlajails. @osopepatrisse @jcannick @kendrick38 @mrmikedelarocha @janefonda @sophiabush @laurenjauregui #election2018 #socialjustice #IMPORTANT “

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If you watched season 4 of @howtogetawaywithmurder , then you know why I’m SMDH. #HTGAWM @ajanaomi_king @corneliussmithjr

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Me tryna find balance between acting, activism, producing, self care, family time, social life, and self-development while trying to spend as little time as possible on my phone and computer. (taken from last season of @howtogetawaywithmurder ) #HTGAWM

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#HappyMothersDay to my wonderful mudder* (*as I often call her)! # Through the last few years of my commitment to unlearning much of my socialization, I’ve become aware of how much I had distanced myself from identifying with the parts of my mother (and other women) that were deemed feminine. # Despite the fact that I never really recognized this for most of my life, I drew lines that would prevent me from being considered a momma’s boy, “a girl,” “gay,” or any other thing that society taught me that I should not be like if I wanted respect and to be “a real man.” Despite growing up in an extraordinarily progressive household, I still got these messages from my peers, the movies I watched, and every area of life. # I am thankful that I am on the lifelong path of re-educating myself out of these dangerous beliefs that lead to anger, shame, and the insatiable need for control, in exchange for becoming my fullest, best self. And I am grateful that this now allows me to more fully appreciate some of the qualities that I gained from my mother, that I was less likely to lean into previously...compassion, empathy, and sensitivity. # To be able to more fully learn from the wisdom of women and girls and be able to see my mother as hero (or shero) and to see other women as my leaders as well is a great gift. One that too many of us men (and particularly straight men) miss out on. I love you mom, and I’m grateful to be spending this mother day with you.

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“All About Love: New Visions” by bell hooks # As per usual, bell hooks is the source of some incredibly thought- provoking material. Love of friends, family, and romantic love are just some of types of love explored in this book. Culturally, we are rather devoid of examples of a deep love that is possible. This book is an antidote to that. # #McGReads #bellhooks

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5th season y’aaaaaaalllllllll #HTGAWM @howtogetawaywithmurder

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#SchoolsNotPrisons

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Here I am looking like I have to pee but having a great time at the 18th annual @newyorkindianfilmfestival for @fifteenyearslatermovie # Had the pleasure of working with @rachelbrosnahan @tracymulholland and @manishdayal (who FaceTimed into the Q&A!). #  Follow @fifteenyearslatermovie for more updates and future screenings

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“Pedagogy Of The Oppressed” by Paulo Freire # Classic text. Not the easiest read (for me) but some really important perspectives that have been very significant in shaping the marriage of social justice movements and education. #McGReads

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I put the mundane in mondays #EvenThoItsTuesday #EvenThoMundaneDoesntFitPerfectlyInsideMonday #YouGetIt

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@fifteenyearslatermovie is showing at the @nyiff2018 tomorrow, Tuesday, night in the short films section. Starring me, @manishdayal (& directed by him), @rachelbrosnahan , @tracymulholland (and produced by her). # Proud to be a part of this short film that centers on the lives of two men, fifteen years after 9/11. It explores racism, police violence, resilience, and identity. Follow @fifteenyearslatermovie for more updates and screening times. # For tickets visit http://www.iaac.us/nyiff2018/tickets.htm # #NewYorkIndianFilmFestival

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#ThrowbackThursday slash belated #OldHeadshotDay post of @hartleysawyer and I in college circa 2006. 12 years later, still doing weird shit.

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Link in bio for full article # When people ask me about my motivation to be an activist I think about why it matters so much. This weekend connected & reminded me of my Why. And it’s simple. Our connection to each other as human beings. I don’t care that some people will say that’s so corny or whatever, but it’s my Truth. # On Sunday at the border with the Refugee Caravan I saw people who simply want to live in a world where they can live without violence, persecution and hunger. To love and raise their children. To express themselves fully. # I truly believe that I cannot be the person I want / strive to be without each and every person in the Caravan (& in Puerto Rico, & sitting in a prison, & sleeping on the street on Skid Row) being able to be who they want/strive to be. # The contrite reasons why I have the ability to be my best self & others cannot is based on made up “realities” that serve as death notices, in all senses of the Word. Symbolic & literal in many cases. # This is why I choose (privilege) to fight for a world where Black & Brown lives are as important as white lives. This is why I show up (privilege) when I can, where I can to add my voice & body to the movement to smash white supremacy & patriarchy. This why I commit to/ strive to embody a different way to be white. I know I may not see it in my lifetime, but I commit to the ideals until my last breath. # #refugeecaravan

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Celebrated this lovely man’s ( @mrchunkyexpress ) bday last week at #TasteForACure2018 with some live @kellyclarkson and our beautiful vocal accompaniment. Happy Birthday, Chunky! Much love to you. Happy to call you a friend and proud to evolve together as we both get older. ❤️ Shout out to @brooksbrothers @danasschiller @realarthurwayne for the table to support @uclafightscancer

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Repost from @jasiri_x - His new song is 🔥🔥🔥 “The Whitest House”. You can see the full video in the link in his bio. # If we had a world where more artists were as dedicated to truth telling and social justice as @jasiri_x , we would be living in a very different world. Admire this man’s fearlessness. Check out his other work and fall into a rabbit hole of his videos on YouTube like I did.

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@kendrick38 @sivaofficial @mattmcgorry @wp4bl @karla_estrada_222 @justinomora1 Link in bio to donate. The Pueblo Sin Fronteras caravan has been operating informally since 2010, safely transporting asylum-seekers from Central America to the U.S. The majority of people in the caravan are from Honduras, fleeing soaring homicide rates, political violence, and a failing economy. Much of the unrest in Honduras stems from their current president, who fraudulently won the election backed by Donald Trump. Recently, the caravan caught the attention of Fox News and Donald Trump's tweets - and he has now called for the National Guard to be there waiting for the caravan at the border.Fortunately, we can help bring this caravan safely to asylum in the U.S. Here's what you can do to make a difference and take a stand for refugees: Donate and spread the word! #refugeecaravan

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Matt McGorry post on Instagram
@kendrick38 @sivaofficial @mattmcgorry @wp4bl @karla_estrada_222 @justinomora1 Link in bio to donate. The Pueblo Sin Fronteras caravan has been operating informally since 2010, safely transporting asylum-seekers from Central America to the U.S. The majority of people in the caravan are from Honduras, fleeing soaring homicide rates, political violence, and a failing economy. Much of the unrest in Honduras stems from their current president, who fraudulently won the election backed by Donald Trump. Recently, the caravan caught the attention of Fox News and Donald Trump's tweets - and he has now called for the National Guard to be there waiting for the caravan at the border.Fortunately, we can help bring this caravan safely to asylum in the U.S. Here's what you can do to make a difference and take a stand for refugees: Sponsoring an asylum-seeker can make the immigration process safer and simpler. #refugeecaravan

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Matt McGorry post on Instagram
@jlovecalderon Link in bio. The Pueblo Sin Fronteras caravan has been operating informally since 2010, safely transporting asylum-seekers from Central America to the U.S. The majority of people in the caravan are from Honduras, fleeing soaring homicide rates, political violence, and a failing economy. Much of the unrest in Honduras stems from their current president, who fraudulently won the election backed by Donald Trump. Recently, the caravan caught the attention of Fox News and Donald Trump's tweets - and he has now called for the National Guard to be there waiting for the caravan at the border.Fortunately, we can help bring this caravan safely to asylum in the U.S. Here's what you can do to make a difference and take a stand for refugees: Sponsoring an asylum-seeker can make the immigration process safer and simpler. #refugeecaravan

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Matt McGorry post on Instagram
@kendrick38 @sivaofficial @jlovecalderon @wp4bl @karla_estrada_222 @justinomora1 Link in bio. The Pueblo Sin Fronteras caravan has been operating informally since 2010, safely transporting asylum-seekers from Central America to the U.S. The majority of people in the caravan are from Honduras, fleeing soaring homicide rates, political violence, and a failing economy. Much of the unrest in Honduras stems from their current president, who fraudulently won the election backed by Donald Trump. Recently, the caravan caught the attention of Fox News and Donald Trump's tweets - and he has now called for the National Guard to be there waiting for the caravan at the border.Fortunately, we can help bring this caravan safely to asylum in the U.S. Here's what you can do to make a difference and take a stand for refugees: Sponsoring an asylum-seeker can make the immigration process safer and simpler. #refugeecaravan