fear and loving in new jersey

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Since Trump was elected to be President, there’s been a lot of fear among the minority communities as to what will happen to them and the extreme spike in hate crimes across the nation has only validated those fears. I live in a really diverse part of democratic New Jersey and to help alleviate those fears and support the many marginalized groups in my community, my friends and I organized a nondisruptive campaign at our high school where we wore and handed out stickers, hung up posters on our lockers, and passed out flyers detailing our cause.

The day before our peaceful campaign the principle somehow got word of an “anti-Trump protest” that would take place at school and sent out a school wide email, painting us as angry and disruptive teenagers. Today when our campaign took place, we were met with an appalling amount of students who disrespected and insulted our cause, claiming it was stupid and pointless. Those who took part were subject to name-calling, harassment, and utter disrespect. These students made a joke of our attempt to spread love and support for those in fear because of this election, going as far as to vandalize and destroy our flyers and posters in front of us. No actions have yet been taken against these students.

We organized this with the best of intentions and put so much effort into it, and I still can’t comprehend how negatively people reacted to a completely positive message and this happened in DEMOCRATIC NEW JERSEY.

It’s scary to think that in a community as diverse as mine there would be so much hatred and knowing that this is not even close to what people in less democratic states have to deal with on a daily basis is even more terrifying. I send out my love and support to all of you.

Life Updates

To all my new followers: Welcome! I used to be really good at following people back, and now I am a terrible potato. So if I’m not following you and you would like a follow, send me a message. ***(Note: search your follower list for Sweetdaydreambeliever to see if I’m following you)***

I apologize for not being very active on Tumblr as of late. I’ve been spending most of my internet time on other things, and sometimes Tumblr just falls to the wayside. I’ll make a list of some random tidbits about me to make up for my turtleness:

- Name’s Krista. I’m 26, born and raised in New Jersey, with the exception of a year in Florida during High School
- I have the most compassionate, loving, God-fearing boyfriend on earth. His name is Michael, and if you would like to keep us in our prayers for a future engagement, it would mean the world to me and him :) Our two year anniversary is April Fools Day (jokes on us, right?)
- I’m currently pursuing an alternate route through the state to be a certified art teacher. He is doing the same program to be certified in elementary ed with a possible special ed certification in the future. (Ask St. Francis DeSales for his intercession!)
- Speaking of art, I love to paint, draw, make animations, do crafty things, photography, dance ( I minored in college), sing, watch musical theater performances, I know how to play some instruments…basically I am walking art.
- Oh, singing. I sing in my church choir (I’m an alto, but I could sing low soprano) Here’s a picture of our awesome group during a Lenten Parish Mission:


- I love coffee. You probably NEVER would have guessed. Cold brew, dark roast, light roast, with sugar, without, with cream, with almond milk, lattes, cappuccinos, frappuccinos, I’ll drink anything.
- I also love the color turquoise and all things beachy. I’d be totally fine with spending eternity on a heaven beach.
- I have a 5 year old West Highland Terrier named Lana, a betta fish named Fred Fin, and an algae eating snail in the tank named Snelly.
- I’m a Catholic who strives to love Jesus and His Church and all her teachings. I didn’t wake up robotically submitting to Church Authority, though. It was a lot of prayer and time and willingness to let go of my stubbornness to learn. So if you’re in the “I’m Catholic, but…” group, I’m a good, empathetic person who’s willing to listen to you.

I think that’s it. My ask box is always open, and I keep Anon turned on provided I don’t get harassed. I’m all for a well mannered debate, but the second you start with the “You’re a homophobic bigoted racist piece of trash” nonsense, you’re outta here.

Also, if you could keep my mom in your prayers, she’s having major surgery on April 3rd! Not a life or death situation, but non the less major. Thanks so much!

Rules: Copy this post into a new text post, remove my answers and put in yours, and when you are done tag up to 10 people and also tag the person who tagged you… and most importantly, have fun!

Tagged by: @redlionlad and @nightescanor thanks babes kiss kiss

a - age: 19.9
b - biggest fear: Bugs that have the power to hurt you! And parasites!
c - current time: 2:13 am
d - drink you last had: Dr. Thunder, which is rip off Dr. Pepper
f - favorite song: Oh boy! Oh boy I cannot pick a jam. Though my song of the day is “Empire Ants” by the Gorillaz, going back through my Gorillaz phase. 
g - ghosts, are they real: Yes
h - hometown: I was born in New Jersey :o
i - in love with: people
j - jealous of: EVERYONE so easily I thrive on constant validation and reassurance when i think ppl are friends without me being involved i gotta wedge my way in because im TOXIC
k - killed someone: perhaps
l - last time you cried: ommmggg I think the real like obnoxious cry was in January?
m - middle name: Rosalie
n - number of siblings: 2 sisters
o - one wish: economic stability and being able to travel the world :o
p - person you last called/texted: My last iMessage was from my sister by my last message received to my phone was from @gowther on snapchat about to kill my roommate who may have insulted Gowther
q - question(s) you’re always asked: I can’t really think of a constant one? On my kingdom hearts blog I’m asked for recs a lot. In real life I’m asked where the bathrooms are in DIsney World. 
r - reasons to smile: I have good friends! 
s - song last sang: Another Day of Sun from the LalaLand soundtrack I’m awful
t - time you woke up: 5 am for work :,)
u - underwear color: black!
v - vacation destination: I’d love to go to Japan for my weeb heart, I wanna go to pretty much every South American country (next looking at Argentina!)
w - worst habit: I’m an awful speller when I’m typing quickly. Also I tend to cut people off a lot when they are typing/talking which I try to control.
x - x-rays you’ve had: My back, I live that scoliosis life
y - your favorite food: Buffalo chicken !
z - zodiac sign: Aries!

Tagging some cool people! Here we go!: @vetur02 @nostalgicbookworm (again) @maybeishouldwait @bettybest2 @mercurialvoid @lazingabout @kitsunealchemy @kingkuroko11 @amarillest

Thanks for tagging me in this @lena-lipbite-luthor and @stennnn06

Rules: Copy this post into a new text post, remove my answers and put in yours, and when you are done tag up to 10 people and also tag the person who tagged you… And most importantly, have fun!

a - age: 24

b - biggest fear: Dying alone and without having made an impact

c - current time: 10:49 pm

d - drink you last had: sprite

e - every day starts with: scrolling through tumblr to see if anyone left me messages or asks. usually doesn’t happen lol 

f - favorite song: Dive by Ed Sheeran, Body Like a Back Road by Sam Hunt, Miss You by Gabrielle Aplin

g - ghosts, are they real: If you ignore it, they’ll go away??? Just don’t look at the mirrors at night..

h - hometown: Metuchen, New Jersey

i - in love with: Katie McGrath… lets just leave it at that

j - jealous of: people in relationships. WHEN WILL IT BE MY TIME TO SHINE? Lol

k - killed someone: with my mind powers 

l - last time you cried: WHEN ZACH WAS TALKING ABOUT HIS MOTHER!!!

m - middle name: Elliott

n - number of siblings: I have a brother.

o - one wish: To find a nice girl, settle down, get married, have a life, and an adventure? Is that too much to ask for?

p - person you last texted/called: My brotato chip Kaiden called me before the movies….. and I don’t respond to my texts…

q - questions you’re always asked: “So, do you have plans for after graduations?” “OMG, you’re trans?”

r - reasons to smile: Roof over my head, clothes on my back, a job to pay for my things, parents that are accepting for the most part and this community of friends I have made in the last two months.

s - song last sang: I was belting out I Choose You by Timeflies

t - time you woke up: 4:25 am

u - underwear colour: grey and green boxer brief ;D

v - vacation destination: Anywhere but here. Maybe visit a few friends around the globe. Maybe go to the beach. Laying in the sand at night star gazing sounds pretty dope right now.

w - worst habit: biting the inside of my cheek..

x - x-rays you’ve had: Mouth, jaw, neck, spine, ribs.

y - your favorite food: depends on the mood. Burgers are good though.

z - zodiac sign: Taurus

I’m gonna tag @thoughtsfromaclutteredbrain @unscriptedcataclysm @anastasia-goddess-of-drama @lesbihonestalready @livewire-s @whosthatnerd

Do it if you please :D 

a-z tag

Thanks @vividlore for tagging me. :)

a / age: 14
b / biggest fear: the ocean
c / current time: 5:58
d / drink you had last: Pepsi
e / everyday starts with: Lying in my bed for 20 minutes asking myself is education really that important.
f / favourite song: the entire Newsies Cast Recording
g / ghosts are real?: maybe
h / hometown: somewhere in New Jersey
i / in love with: Kj Apa
j / jealous of: People who can eat anything and everything and don’t gain any weight!?!
k / killed someone: only in the sims 
l / last time you cried: like a week ago
n / number of siblings: 1 older brother
o / one wish: to travel the world
p / person you last called/texted: my dad, i was asking if he could get pizza.
q / questions you’re always asked: idk?!?
s / song last sang: Santa Fe from Newsies (you can imagine how that turned out)
u / underwear colour: gray
v / vacation destination: I really want to go to France and The Czech Republic
w / worst habit: nail biting 
x / xrays you have had: none (that I can think of)
y / your favourite food: croissants
z / zodiac sign: Taurus

I tag anyone who wants to do this.

tagged by @v3ronica-summ3rs​ – I can’t remember if iI’ve done this before, but bless you for giving me something to procrastinate with (even though I am currently buried under a mountain of homework)

A - AGE: 21

B - BIGGEST FEAR: Never amounting to anything in life (too real? oh well.)

C - CURRENT TIME: 3:50pm

D - DRINK YOU LAST HAD: Tea

E - EVERY DAY STARTS WITH: Contemplating not getting up at all

F - FAVORITE SONG: I don’t know???

G - GHOSTS, ARE THEY REAL: No

H - HOMETOWN: ???, New Jersey

I - IN LOVE WITH: At the moment, LoZ: Breath of the Wild. IT’S SO GOOD.

J - JEALOUS OF: People who have their shit together

K - KILLED SOMEONE: This is a dumb question

L - LAST TIME YOU CRIED: Can’t remember

M - MIDDLE NAME: WE DO NOT SPEAK IT

N - NUMBER OF SIBLINGS: 1

O - ONE WISH: TO GET MY SHIT TOGETHER – LIKE DAMN, IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR?

P - PERSON YOU LAST CALLED/TEXTED: My sister

Q- QUESTION YOU’RE ALWAYS ASKED: What are you doing after graduation? (KILL ME.)

R - REASON TO SMILE: BREATH OF THE WILD.

S - SONG LAST SANG: Beauty and the Beast (for the feels)

T - TIME YOU WOKE UP:  Around noon?

U - UNDERWEAR COLOR: Black

V - VACATION DESTINATION: Japan (this summer!)

W - WORST HABIT: Procrastinating

X - X-RAYS YOU’VE HAD: Leg

Y - YOUR FAVORITE FOOD: I don’t know? I like a lot of foods?

Z - ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus

I would tag people, but I think the people I normally tag have done this already?

Daredevil fic writers!

Want to write fic, but not totally clear on the New York details?  Fear not, my friends; here’s the relevant 411.

New York City consists of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn (hi Steve!), the Bronx, Queens (hi Peter!), and Staten Island.

Manhattan is the long skinny island between New Jersey and Brooklyn.  It’s the heart of NYC and in fact was all of NYC until 1898 - the others were separate cities until then.  People in the outer boroughs still sometimes refer to Manhattan as “the city.”  But you don’t really have to worry about the other boroughs at all for fic purposes, because everything on the show takes place in Manhattan.

Hell’s Kitchen is a neighborhood in Manhattan.  It is not a separate borough, or city, or suburb.  It’s not even a very big neighborhood.  It’s located on the west side of the island, in Midtown, and stretches north-south from either 59th or 55th Street (depending on who you ask) to 34th Street and east-west from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River.  (See the red rectangle on the map below.). That’s about one square mile.  It’s small.

Columbia University is also in Manhattan, in a neighborhood called Morningside Heights.  It’s also on the west side, about three miles from Hell’s Kitchen (the avocado on the map), just south of Harlem.  It’s about a 30 minute trip by subway.

Keep reading

tagged by @alightfromtheshadowswillspring

rules: copy this post into a new text post, remove my answers and put in yours, and when you are done tag up to 10 people and also tag the person who tagged you… and most importantly, have fun!

A - age: 20
B - biggest fear: always being alone with no friends or husband or children
C - current time: 9:29 p.m.
D - drink you last had: lactaid milk 
E - every day starts with: pain and dread
F - favorite song: eet by regina spektor
G - ghosts, are they real: nah
H - hometown: somewhere in new jersey
I - in love with: nobody
J - jealous of: people who aren’t ill and have friends
K - killed someone: obviously not???
L - last time you cried: two days ago haha
M - middle name: catherine
N - number of siblings: 2
O - one wish: i just want to be okay!!!!
P - person you last called/texted: my brother 
Q - question you’re always asked: how’s college?
R - reasons to smile: my immediate family is alive and well, i have a house to live in and food to eat, and God loves me
S - song last sang: i wanna be like you from the jungle book lol
T - time you woke up: 8 a.m. ugh
U - underwear color: pink
V - vacation destination: i would love to go to Vatican City
W - worst habit: procrastinating everything
X - x-rays you’ve had: teeth and abdomen
Y - your favorite food: spaghetti and meatballs
Z - zodiac sign: cancer  

i hate tagging people so anyone who wants to do this can just say i tagged them hooray

ABC Tag!

was tagged by @drawingdodie!

a - age: 18

b - biggest fear: probably heights

c - current time: 11:45 am

d - drink you last had: orange jucie

e - every day starts with: a sigh because i have to go to school

f - favourite song: at the moment it’s probably what did you expect by neck deep

g - ghosts are they real: ofc

h - hometown: my family’s originally from a small town in new jersey, but we moved to charlotte nc 12 years ago

i - in love with: rosa diaz from b99

j - jealous of: people who can actually get things done early

k - killed someone: i have killed a man and all i know is i am on the run and go

l - last time you cried: i actually can’t remember

m - middle name: rose

n - number of siblings: 4

o - one wish: i really want to meet paramore

p - person you last texted/called: my sister

q - questions you’re always asked: when i tell people my name they always say “ruby? like max and ruby?”

r - reasons to smile: dodie clark exists

s - song you last sang: solo by the story so far (it was actually the doofensmirtz evil incorporated jingle but i’m gonna pretend it wasn’t)

t - time you woke up: 5:10 am

u - underwear colour: black

v - vacation destination: japan

w - worst habit: i always return books late. i had a book checked out since november and i JUST returned it last weekend

x - x-rays you’ve had: only of my teeth

y - your favourite food: mac & cheese

z - zodiac sign: aquarius

i tag @myhairisshortjustlikeme @anamellow @howelldivine and @insertagoodpunhere

az tag thing

I was tagged by @koffeecake

a / age: teens
b / biggest fear: probably escalators. idk why they just freak me out
c / current time: 12:15 pm
d / drink you had last: Water
e / everyday starts with: waking up
f / favourite song: Hard Days Night by The Beatles
g / ghosts are real? yea 
h / hometown: Jersey City, New Jersey
i / in love with: ice cream!!!!!!!!
j / jealous of: people who can dance
k / killed someone: you’ll never know
l / last time you cried: yesterday.
n / number of siblings: I have a little sister
o / one wish: lifetime supply of ice cream
p / person you last called/texted: A friend
q / questions you’re always asked: Not sure what this means..
s / song last sang: …Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
u / underwear colour: Black. Most of the clothes I wear are gray-scale
v / vacation destination: Probably London or Cuba
w / worst habit: not exercising and leaving things to the last nanosecond
x / xrays you have had: teeth and i think I had a throat one? not sure
y / your favourite food: ice cream
z / zodiac sign: TAURUS

I tag @holly-plumbob @thecactus and @starryllamas  and @sul-sul

i’m too lazy to check if you’ve already done it so you can ignore this if you have

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Celebrating Motherhood Every Day with Illustrations by Sora Ceballos-Lopez

To see more of Sora’s illustrations, follow @soraceballos on Instagram. Explore #MothersDay to see how families in our community are celebrating this year!

“Motherhood is by far the coolest thing I have done and do every day,” says Sora Ceballos-Lopez (@soraceballos) of raising her 10-year-old daughter, Gaby. “It is a complete surrender of love and an inexplicable combination of happiness, joy and fear.” While still pregnant, Sora began collecting mother-daughter themed figurines, dolls and artwork that inspired her to begin doodling — something she hadn’t done since high school. Now, Sora, who is from Medellín and lives in New Jersey, is nearly halfway through a New Year’s challenge to create an illustration celebrating motherhood each day: everything from moments of pride and fear to times that are simply silly.

#MothersDay this year is a particularly special occasion for Sora. Her own mother, who turns 75 this month, will be visiting from Colombia. “Call [your mother] every day,” she urges other moms, “thank her and tell her how much you understand her now.”