I know girls who spill I’m sorry’s from their mouths like they pump blood
to their veins.
Sometimes, I am one.
I know girls who apologize for asking
to go to the bathroom in class,
who apologize for everything
because they feel like they are taking
up more than their fair share of space
on this planet.
Everything starts with an I’m sorry
and ends with one too,
constant bookends that we don’t
even notice anymore.
We delete her apology the way we
delete likes and ums from speech.
I know girls with ten times more apologies
and I wonder how often they hear
You’re more than okay.
Art trade of Achilles and Patroclus for @niarchery! She gave me a few different ideas to choose from, but I knew I wanted to draw her suggestion of Achilles in drag seducing Patroclus. If you haven’t read The Song of Achilles, Achilles has to hide as a woman for a good deal of time until Patroclus comes to rescue him, and while this scene might not be entirely canon, it should be. Hope you enjoy, Nia!
”Right then! Off we go. The open road. There is a burst of star fire right now off the coast of Meta Sigma Folio. Oh, the sky is like oil on water. Fancy a look? Or back in time. We could, I don’t know. Charles the Second? Henry the Eighth? I know! What about Agatha Christie? I’d love to meet Agatha Christie. Bet she’s brilliant— Okay.” “I just can’t.” "Yeah.” “Spent all these years training to be a doctor, now I’ve got people to look after. They saw half of the planet slaughtered and they’re devastated. I can’t leave them.” “Of course not. Thank you. Martha Jones, you saved the world.” “Yes I did. I spent a lot of time with you thinking I was second best, but you know what? I am good. You gonna be alright?” “Always, yeah.”
This is what our Queens are doing to help our people. PLEASE SHARE @blaccbuttafly74 via
Minneapolis, Minnesota superintendent Bernadeia Johnson is making sure that students of color are getting the same treatment as white students when it comes to suspension in their schools. Black children are suspended ten times more than white students and she wants to make sure that changes. In order to do so she has come up with new guidelines for her schools.
Whenever a school in Johnson’s district wants to suspend a student for a non-violent offense they must first bring it to her attention and get her permission to do so before officially suspending the student. She had also put guidelines in earlier this year that suspensions were not allowed for children from pre-kindergarten through first grade. This is a great thing that the superintendent is doing and could have a very positive effect on students of color in these schools. Unfortunately this problem does not just lie in Minnesota. Over-suspension of students of color happens in every state in America.
The guidelines that were set out by Johnson were part of an agreement with the Civil Rights office at the U.S. Department of Education. This agreement states that it is going to increase the staff at public school and increase the student involvement at the schools. They want to give all students a chance to get the best education that they possibly can and have all students treated as equals. Data from a study of schools across the country shows that 20% of black boys are suspended during their school career and 12% of black girls are.
Johnson is setting an example for school districts all over the nation in showing that the suspension rates for students of color are far too high and something needs to be done about it. The preschool to prison pipeline is still a very real thing and so many students are not getting the education that they deserve because they are being unfairly punished. Some students never recover from these punishments and end up feeling like they are already labeled as bad kids, so why not continue with the bad behavior. This lands them in prison at early ages.
so happy to be vegan at home for under 50 dollars a week (and averaging at 40). I get plenty of nutrients everyday while being a lifter, runner, and yogi. I’ve never felt better, mentally and physically. And all my food is ten times more yummy than it ever used to be.
Hannibal is ten times more rebellious, more genuinely insightful than any show that HBO, FX, or AMC has put out, and yet NBC let it go due to low viewership, having no concept of its growing cult status and its sterling online reputation. The axing of Hannibal will go down as NBC’s Freaks & Geeks and Firefly all rolled into one, a lasting, shaming indictment of NBC’s programming department and the way success is measured by the numbers in primetime television.