women & water

tobythewonderdog  asked:

i see there are baby water women, and the water women care for them. are there baby stormbringers? i remember you said they cant keep thoughts in their heads and stuff, i would think they wouldnt be able to care for children (or were there children briefly in the beginning but not anymore lol) love the comic and the concept! <3

Thanks, Toby! Sorry there was a Toby in the comic and he got garroted D:

There are baby and child stormbringers, yep. You can see them in some of the panels, though I know the stormies can be hard to pick out, they’re such a nebulous swarm.

I’ve never imagined the little ones require much taking care of. They’re kept well out of harm’s way, they tag along and get their fair share of wind, they chase birds when they’re feeling mischievous and pull their brothers’ cloudy beards when they want attention. When they’re lonely they can find a friendly watersister to play with or skip themselves like a waterspout over the river ‘til someone shows up to give them a mom-hug. Their wants are basic and few.

The waterwomen aren’t much more complex, for the most part. These are very simple creatures who enjoy an unimaginably ancient, primal way of life.

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#BlackWomenAtWork uncovers the everyday struggles black women face at work

Black women are fed up with the way they are treated in the workplace so they are sharing their experiences on Twitter.

Activist Brittany Packnett kicked off the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork in response to the disrespectful ways in which two prominent black women were treated by public figures throughout the day. 

As a way to help address these issues, Packnett encouraged black women online to share some of their real-life experiences at work.  

“I wanted the hashtag to make the invisible visible, to challenge non-black people to stand with black women not just when this happens on television, but in the cube right next to them,” she said. “I’m also glad stories of triumph and achievement got shared through the hashtag as well ― black women are more than just our woes, we are triumphant.”

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After attacks on Maxine Waters, April Ryan, black women clap back with #BlackWomenAtWork

  • The #BlackWomenAtWork hashtag was inspired by a tiring day of racist and sexist comments hurled at two successful black woman just trying to do their jobs.
  • At Tuesday’s White House press briefing, during a heated exchange between press secretary Sean Spicer and White House correspondent April Ryan, Spicer admonished Ryan for responding to his comments, telling her “Stop shaking your head again.”

  • Writer and activist Brittany Packnett was moved to action by Tuesday’s events, and on Wednesday evening she tweeted a call to action, urging black women on Twitter to share their “Maxine and April moments” with the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork. Read more. (3/29/2017 11:30 AM)

i’m in my prime,
not withering and old.
but i refuse to play
your wicked games any longer.

i know this tether is unbreakable,
but you make me feel like i’m interchangeable.
you drew a target on my heart,
when did this become fatal attraction?

i don’t have the strength,
the energy,
nor the patience
to be held hostage by your love.

so baby please don’t despair
when i say that
i’ve found the courage to
let you go.

you were never meant to be tied down in the first place.

—  believing i could love you was my mistake, c.j.n.
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Activist Brittany Packnett kicked off the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork on Tuesday afternoon in response to the disrespectful ways in which two prominent black women were treated by public figures throughout the day. 

On Tuesday’s morning episode of “Fox & Friends,” the network’s Bill O’Reilly mocked Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Ca.) by saying he was too distracted by her “James Brown” wig to listen to anything she had to say about President Donald Trump. He has since issued an apology, claiming it was all “a jest.”

Later in the day, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer scolded White House correspondent April D. Ryan and told her to stop shaking her head. This happened before a room full of journalists, and it was televised and broadcast on national TV. 

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