Alexa, 20. From Packers-ville, WI. Lover of tattoos, bread, books, and big plans. And in love with a beautiful Canadian soon-to-be cop.

Athletic and introspective to a fault, this blog makes room for the words and places I wish I knew how to arrive at.

 

Anonymous asked
Have you heard of the story here in the philippines? A transgender was killed by a US navy ang the US embassy is not giving his custody to the philippines, even with all the evidences that is pointing him as the suspect. What can you say about it?

toalltheirown:

Crimes that occur within the military, especially those committed by white men, are seldom met with much backlash. This goes for sexual assault as well and it’s horrible. This blatant transphobia is not new, and it seems that in this case the man only shot this woman after he realized she was pre-op. My prayers go out to those who lost a family member or friend. My hope is that this murder is not pushed under the rug like others have been in the past. This is a dead human being we are talking about, one who was a member of the trans* community. If we cannot bring this marine to justice, then what kind of future is there for other trans folks?

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Michael Dunn, who murdered a black teenageer named Jordan Davis for playing his music too loud, was sentenced today to life in prison with no possibility of parole, plus 90 years, consecutively, for other charges. 

justdont-forget:

I never imagined a life of ease and extreme comfort.  Accompanied with you, life became more of a dream than reality.
I love you Lex. <3

justdont-forget:

I never imagined a life of ease and extreme comfort.  Accompanied with you, life became more of a dream than reality.

I love you Lex. <3

creppysponge:

blackgirlsparadise:

How….?

STEVEN RUSSELL WAS A FUCKING GENIUS. 
Originally arrested for Insurance Fraud, he met the love of his life Phillip Morris in prison
He got out before Phillip, so he proceeded to GET PHILLIP OUT OF PRISON
He wanted to give Phillip a glamourous life, so he got a big-name job, and then started embezzling funds
he was arrested and then broke out TWICE MORE and kept busting out
then he was arrested again, and the above happened
while he was on the run from this, he was determined to get Phillip (who was in trouble for harboring him) out of prison so he pretended to be a lawyer and hit up Phillip’s jail 24/7. He tried to get Phillip moved to a prison closer to where he was hiding so he couLD VISIT HIM
AND THEN he made a fake identity and tried to get a 75k loan, and was arrested AGAIN, but he FAKED A HEART ATTACK AND LEFT BEFORE HE WAS EVEN PLACED IN PRISON AGAIN
There’s a movie about his life called “I love you, phillip morris” Starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor

creppysponge:

blackgirlsparadise:

How….?

STEVEN RUSSELL WAS A FUCKING GENIUS. 

  • Originally arrested for Insurance Fraud, he met the love of his life Phillip Morris in prison
  • He got out before Phillip, so he proceeded to GET PHILLIP OUT OF PRISON
  • He wanted to give Phillip a glamourous life, so he got a big-name job, and then started embezzling funds
  • he was arrested and then broke out TWICE MORE and kept busting out
  • then he was arrested again, and the above happened
  • while he was on the run from this, he was determined to get Phillip (who was in trouble for harboring him) out of prison so he pretended to be a lawyer and hit up Phillip’s jail 24/7. He tried to get Phillip moved to a prison closer to where he was hiding so he couLD VISIT HIM
  • AND THEN he made a fake identity and tried to get a 75k loan, and was arrested AGAIN, but he FAKED A HEART ATTACK AND LEFT BEFORE HE WAS EVEN PLACED IN PRISON AGAIN
  • There’s a movie about his life called “I love you, phillip morris” Starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor

(Source: ultrafacts)

ourafrica:

@koranaddo took this amazing shot in Ferguson today. #fergusonOctober
"Young Nigel waits for the rest of the #FergusonOctober marchers to catch up"

ourafrica:

@koranaddo took this amazing shot in Ferguson today. #fergusonOctober

"Young Nigel waits for the rest of the #FergusonOctober marchers to catch up"

Teenager's mysterious death evokes painful imagery in North Carolina: 'It's in the DNA of America'

c0ffeecunt:

bellahugo:

that-cad:

I’m amazed that this hasn’t appeared on my dash yet. A black teenager in north carolina; a highly driven young man with no history or suggestion of mental illness was found hanging from a neighbourhood swingset with fresh injuries to his head and torso. The police labelled the death “not suspicious”. 

there. is. so. much. wrong. here. WTF

I cannot believe this. Honestly. What the fuck, America

My brother killed himself
on the twenty-eighth Thursday of last year
and I missed four days of work
and my mom wanted to know ‘Why’.
My brother
he was always a fan of beauty
but what he did
was not beautiful at all.

And last week I got the news
that one of my good friends from high school
had overdosed
(again)
except this time
she’d gone too far
and now she was gone.
And I had a hard time falling asleep at night
and her mother
hugged me tight
and thanked me for coming to the service
but I did not
want to be there at all.
This is not
beautiful.

The girl down the street
would’ve turned 21 last year
and I can scarcely imagine
the wild times she would’ve
(should’ve)
had.
But she is buried six feet deep
after falling nearly 300
and she did not leave a note.
This is not
beautiful.

My freshman year of college
and my roommate was beautiful
and how I wanted to be just like her.
But she wore herself down
till she was
almost invisible
and if you blinked
you had to go and find her all over again.
So now her parents are no longer supporting her college tuition
but are paying her hospital bills
watching their daughter crumble.
This is not
beautiful.

So y’all can take your narcissistic
romanticizing
and glamorizing
of self harm and eating disorders and committing suicide
and shove them as far up your ass
as you possibly can.
Starvation is not beautiful.
Killing yourself is not beautiful.
Sadness
is not beautiful.
This note I am writing
is not beautiful.

But you
you are beautiful
and it’s about damn time you start believing it.

(via runiqu)

almostunseen:

youngblackandvegan:

crownprince81:

caramelblackness:

sourcedumal:

boo-author:

sweetpeadede:

euthanizeallwhitepeople:

killwhitecrackers:

hooyoda:

redphilistine:

spoopysponge:

redphilistine:

Another flag burns.#shawshooting

holy shit. no noo no no no i do NOT care the cause, i don’t CARE what the supreme court says you do NOT fucking burn the flag what the FUCK is your problem. disrespectful bags of shit oh my GOD

That thing where a certain group of people are more outraged over a piece of polysynthetic fiber than the horrific loss of Black life in this country.

how tf are you more concerned with the burning of a stupid flag than the lives being lost????? thats the cause, by all means burn EVERY American flag because only God knows how many innocent lives White Americans took. how disgusting

Crackers love polyester MORE than HUMANS!

Let it burn.

okay so believe me when i say whats going on in this country is a travesty and a gross loss of human life and i no way do i support the loss of human life but let me just say i don’t condone this, you are outraged, scared  and that’s good. you should be. but the flag is a symbol of all the good things that america represents. freedom,justice and the right to happiness; all the ideals we started out with but seem to have lost along the way. i still believe we can get  someday and i hope you do too. so lets focus our energies in a positive way, instead of destroying let us rebuild and create a better world where everyone has more respect and love for one another. together we can make a better world.

Do you ever think that maybe, just maybe, the way we keep losing the “good ideals” and end up with the bad ones might have something to do with the fact that we pledge allegiance to a flag rather than to each other or to those ideals?

Do you ever think that maybe the better world you talk about might be a little bit easier to get to if we got rid of this idea that something can embody just the good parts of the United States of America and remain completely untouched by ongoing travesties like colonialism, genocide, slavery, segregation, and state violence?

I mean, I’m not sure what part of the problem-solving process is to ignore everything that’s wrong and shout about all the things that are—or COULD BE, maybe, one day—good. I’m not even sure how that helps.

Maybe part of the problem is that for so many of us, a symbol is enough. The promise of equality for all is enough. The belief in truth, justice, and warm sweaters for puppy dogs at Christmas—or even the belief that we believe in those things—is enough.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident" are words. Industrialized slavery of a scope and form the world had never seen was an action. Acting like the flag is only a symbol for the words, that the flag only stands for the good the United States has… mouthed… and not the deeds we have done is not the route to a better world. It’s how we got here. It’s how we stay here.

If you honestly believe we can do better, why don’t you act like it? Hold our flag to a higher standard than “WELL OUR ANCESTORS SAID A BUNCH OF NICE THINGS.”

Lmfao. This country began with slavery, genocide and colonialism of people of color. That is what the American flag stands for. This country has not ever been for freedom and justice. Its been for the success of rich white men at the expense of everyone else. Miss me with patriotism. Fuck America, the rapist of the world.

This flag doesn’t mean shit to me but mass genocide, slavery, and terrorism. Burn dat shit.

Burn that shit down!!! If a flag means more to you than a life then please unfollow me with the fucking quickness.

white folk tried it. they see a flag, they see “freedom”. i see the flag, i think “freedom for who?”

^^^^^