you know you’ve chosen the right brand of eyeliner when it lasts through an entire funeral’s worth of crying

soooo i definitely fell smack on my rear end in front of probably a couple thousand people after somebody stepped on my foot during finals of the last marching band competition i’ll go to ever. aaand i was right in the front of the field & in the middle of a really fast set when it happened. apparently my recovery was impressively fast but needless to say it was not really how i wanted my last performance to go. however we still got fourth and beat one of the major schools by a decent margin so that was pretty nice!

(ACTUAL CONVERSATION THAT TOOK PLACE DURING PSATs)

isasbooks:

Student: There’s no mixed section under race.

Teacher: What do you mean “mixed”?

Student: Well I’m white and black. There’s no mixed race category.

Teacher: Well I’m not sure if you can pick two, and you definitely can’t call yourself white, so just put black.

(Since I’m both Puerto Rican and white I said fuck that and picked both.)

hahaha the psat is only the start of being marked as an apparent impossibility for biracial kids; a good 2/3 of the colleges that have asked me to fill out forms for them don’t seem to believe that it’s possible to be more than once race. dear colleges: marking me as an “other” right off the bat is not the best way to get me feel positively about potentially attending your school. 

for other biracial peeps who would like to feel a little less alone about this:dylan marron did a really great thing about this called “the other box.” it is super good and i cried a bunch. the whole thing is really good but he specifically talks about dealing with forms here.

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elisa’s adventures at bumbershoot, 2014 edition

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Anonymous whispered: could fucking nancy please tell me how to be as confident as she is about herself?

floccinaucinihilipilificationa:

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cosmicspread:

my ultimate goal is to be at peace with myself, eliminate toxic feelings and elements and energies from my life, unlearn negative and harmful practices and thought patterns, stop checking for people that don’t check for me, create a space for myself that is nurturing for growth so that i may generate loving energy for myself and for others, nourish my spirit and balance my energies, i have big dreams and i deserve to live a life i love and let that love radiate

cats-in-tardis:

white people complaining when a canonically white character appears poc is like Dudley Dursley complaining when he got 37 presents instead of 38


“I think one of the reasons I like Instagram and Twitter is because I’m able to share Samira with people, and show how Samira and Poussey are different and how Samira and Poussey are the same.” -Samira Wiley [x}

I think one of the reasons I like Instagram and Twitter is because I’m able to share Samira with people, and show how Samira and Poussey are different and how Samira and Poussey are the same.” -Samira Wiley [x}