that's what i like about texas

ive been thinking about getting a new binder but i havent decided on if itll be a half or tank. im used to the half size bc thats what ive had for the last three years but also tempted by the scandal of the tank and walking around with just that on, since texas is hot af. i def want a black binder tho, i feel like it was a mistake of buying a white one XD it stands out so much and doesnt match any of my clothes

Something that deeply bothers me about most mainstream social movements is their lack of inclusion for Hispanics and Latinx. The bigger part of the feminist movement and the racial injustice movements literally do nothing for undocumented immigrants, who face the same problems they do but on a much bigger scale. No, this is not a competition of who suffers more, but it is deeply alarming that a group who suffers so much is given such little attention. Also not to say that ALL activists from these groups ignore the following, because truly there are some amazing activists out there. But here’s a few things I’ve noticed: Hispanic & Latina women (and gender fluid people, non-binary, others who identify as women, etc) make the lowest amount of money for every white man’s dollar, yet I rarely see that mentioned. Undocumented immigrant women (same as the last parenthesis, and for any time I mention the extremely simplified word: “women”) are raped in massive numbers and at much higher rates than other women, yet I rarely see that mentioned. Undocumented immigrants are one of the groups that fall under modern slavery, and yet I rarely see that mentioned. And those are only some problems they face in America, don’t get me started on the atrocities they are faced with in their home countries which force them to flee here to somehow look for something better (while they’re met with this bullshit).

Recently a group of activists with Black Lives Matter interrupted a talk about immigration reform with presidential candidates, Sanders and O'Malley. I’ve always deeply respected Black Lives Matter, but that day they lost a good amount of my support (not the entire current civil rights movement, of course, but that specific group of activists within BLM). The injustices that immigrants face are massive, and an injustice allowed against one group of minorities makes it easier to oppress all. I’ve always stood by BLM but some of their members seemingly decided not to stand by their Hispanic & Latinx brothers and sisters and steer attention from their issues. Thats not right. Immigration reform needs to be talked about. Police brutality needs to be talked about. Neither at the expense of the other.

Now, I understand that any conversation about big issues such as immigration with presidential candidates probably won’t be very honest or candid. But then that’s exactly what we should be protesting at that time and place. Just like the heckler who stopped Julian Castro at the civil rights summit in Austin, Texas pleading for him to speak of DREAMer issues while he spoke of immigration. That was the time and place to request better, more honest answers for that particular marginalized community. It would not have been the time to completely stray from their hardships and steer it to another group.

Essentially what I want to get at in this post is that we really need to be paying attention to ALL injustices proportionally. Black lives DO matter, their struggles are asinine and could not be more clearly unjust, AND Hispanics and Latinx need more comprehensive immigration reform and better treatment in this country. Neither are mutually exclusive, and neither should be overshadowed by the other. They don’t have to be. We can join together and fight both, and attempt bring justice to ALL without ignoring a huge group of oppressed people. So please, if you’re part of an activist movement, PLEASE don’t forget your Hispanic and Latinx brother and sisters. We haven’t forgotten you, and we do our best to educate those who have. Please do the same.

*Also I just want to say that the group who I’ve seen include Hispanics and Latinx the most in their fight are the Black Panthers and I’m hugely thankful to them for that. A cause so often demonized truly does so much for the good of most (I don’t want to use absolute terms like “all”) oppressed people, and they deserve a lot more great recognition than they get.

~Rant semi-over. I would love to RESPECTFULLY talk to anyone who agrees or disagrees with me, or who finds anything problematic with this that I could learn from. I didn’t proof read this, so I’m sure I let things slip that are problematic even though I tried while I wrote, haha~

Riley: *at campfire with Maya, Riley, and Lucas* You need to feel whatever you feel, Maya. *turns to Lucas* Maya likes you. She’s been hiding it all this time. That’s why she couldn’t watch you at the rodeo.

Maya: WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?

Riley: I saw you, Maya. I saw how much you cared. It’s why she makes fun of you, i think.

Lucas: *completely unconcerned over what Riley just revealed* Riley, what are we?

Riley: I told you what we are.

Lucas: What if that’s not what I think we are?

Maya: *loses that last shred of hope, looking down in defeat bc fuckboy friar and riley are at it again*

Maya:

Everyone:

anonymous asked:

you do not think 1d is coming back as a band? why so? idk i think they will but wanna know your thoughts :)

Thanks for the question - it’s a really interesting one. I don’t not think they’re coming back (if that makes any sense).  I don’t think I’ve ever commented about this before. The short answer is: I don’t know.  but has anyone who follows this blog knows, I’m really bad with stopping at the short answer. 

I think predicting the future is a fools’ errand at the best of times - and demonstrably more so one it comes to 1D (there are things that have been clearly signposted - but the band is also the epitome of that moment in Buffy where Whistler’s voice over is all “the big moments - you never see them coming.”

What I’m most sure of at the moment - is that there is messy behind the scenes negotiations that are limiting what Harry, Louis, Liam and Niall do.  I think there are plenty of signs of this.  Whether it’s Dawbell not announcing Harry as a client, Liam not being able to release his Juicy J collaboration, Louis signing with a management company whose demonstratable skill is to get people on British TV, when the official story is that he’s in LA for the indefinite future.  

But more importantly than any of that - is that nobody is trying to make money off of them at the moment - either individually or collectively.  The nice thing about capitalism is that it does help make things clear.  And if you have a brand as valuable as One Direction and no one is trying to making any off of any part of it - it’s pretty clear to me that no-one can at the moment.

If One Direction were definitely breaking up - then I’d expect one or two of them to try and launch a solo career relatively quickly.  Their brand and fanbase will dissipate during the break.  And the speed with which Zayn’s solo career was launched is I think indicative of that. 

So I think the big question will be - what happens when things start happening.  I basically see three options - either the thing that’ll happen will be an announcement of what One Direction is doing next, or it’ll be the launch of solo careers in a way that is incompatible with One Direction doing more for a long time, or it’ll be the beginning of smaller scale solo projects with One Direction still officially ‘being on a break’.

Basically I don’t think we’ll know anything until people try and make money off of 1D, individually or collectively - and when that happens we’ll have a lot more information.

If I was going to guess I would guess at the moment they think they’re coming back. Just because what people can do at the moment is position themselves for what happens next.  And apart from maybe Niall, they don’t seem to be positioning themselves for solo careers.  But I don’t really know enough about the range of ways that band members have positioned themselves before going solo to make that judgement.

  • Maya: Of course I like you, Huckleberry. You're a good guy.
  • Me: sign me the FUCK up 👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good shit go౦ԁ sHit👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌shit right👌👌th 👌 ere👌👌👌 right✔there ✔✔if i do ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so 💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 👌👌 👌НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ👌 👌👌 👌 💯 👌 👀 👀 👀 👌👌Good shit

rozyy21  asked:

Hi! :) So I know u get a ton of asks and it's not like u know the answers to everything but I wanted to run something by you: Why do you think Lucas is so...exasperated (is that the right word?🤔) in Texas 2 when Maya imitates his "I don't think that's it" and he responds with "I don't talk like that, I just don't. *Why* do you see me like that?!" It's bugged me ever since b/c I can't figure out what he means by "that" and *why* he's so frustrated by her "seeing him" in whatever way "that" is.

He’s frustrated because the only reason he let Maya tease him about his Texas heritage and “southern accent” was because he liked her (and likely hoped that she was doing it because she liked him too…see below). When he realized that maybe that wasn’t the reason she was doing it, that maybe she really was just mocking him and picking on him because he was an easy target, etc, he got frustrated and wanted her to stop.

anonymous asked:

Lucaya. What's great about it? I'm not being negative, but like I need more reasons before jumping onto the lucaya train.

Well…..everything im about to say is biased af so it was probably a bad idea to ask me but 

Lucas friar and Maya Hart should most definitely one thousand percent be together becauseeeeee

Maya tells him things like it is….she would never tell him something just because its what he wants to hear . She calls him out on his crap and ultimately makes their friendship stronger because she does. ( Texas II , WOT2 , RULES , MSGTW etc. )

Lucas Doesn’t have to be that “cowboy western hero “ for maya. He can be himself. More so than ever when he’s with her. He talks more comfortably with her, Like he lets down his guard , and he understands her in ways other people ( not even riley ) dont. ( In gm true maya when lucas talks about how he gets her identity crisis and explains to her that she doesn’t have to be that person )


also

  • they protect each other ( Her name is maya ; lucas dont , thats what he wants)
  • They Listen to each other ( you just…listen…, : I said a prayer last night )
  • she makes him laugh 
  • He’s always there for her ( True maya , mayas mother , highschool )
  • He believes in her ( stem , creativity , )
  • she cares about him ( texas , ski lodge 2 , highschool )
  • He could never hurt her 
  • She doesn’t pressure him about the past
  • she sees right through that tough guy facade
  • she trust him
  • THEY LIKED EACH OTHER 
  • The chemistry is unreal
  • he choose mayaville
  • they never want to stop being in each others lives 

anonymous asked:

Why do you think it's a Lucaya hint? Just wanting to hear your POV :)

well my main reason is bc i’m desperate and willing to latch onto anything that’s slightly lucaya but my ramblings can be found down below

i think that this line, if it was INFACT hinting towards lucaya, it was foreshadowing to texas (belief was filmed before texas but disney aired it out of order)

in texas, after riley found out about maya’s feelings towards lucas, she kept on pushing maya to reveal her feelings (asking her what she thought about him at the end of pt. 1, tried to make her talk to him multiple times, literally BLURTED OUT that maya liked him).

riley’s pushing worked, as we see in part 3 bc they’re on their date- except not really. they were acting extremely awkward and ooc (i’m not gonna get into this) and they were not working out.

“i don’t think you can be pushed into something thats important anyway, even by riley.”

riley pushed, and it didn’t work.

basically, “something that’s important” = lucaya