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May

Nostalgia…or not.

There’s about one month left until my life completely changes again.

One month until I’m no longer a student, and I become a teacher. 

One month until I pick and move from the West coast all the way to the East. 

One month until everything I have become comfortable with in the last four years becomes memories—distant memories

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R. Crumb

Angela Davis speaking at UCLA 10/8/1969

It’s been 45 years, but some of the concepts that Angela Davis brought up in 1969 still plague our society today—unequal access to education, high rates of unemployment and poverty, blatant discrimination, inadequate living conditions, malnutrition, forced voicelessness.

But, more importantly, a lot of these issues transcend time simply because we don’t take the time to question value systems forced upon us. We (myself included) passively accept concepts by throwing out phrases like, “That’s just the way things are,” when we, in fact, help shape the world we live in every single day. When I scroll through my Facebook newsfeed, my contacts who post “selfies” or ‘ironic’ statuses ending with hashtags like “firstworldproblems” or “thestruggleisreal” get more likes than my friends who post meaningful articles about topics like gender roles, rape culture, institutional racism, and/or liberation struggles (just to name a few topics that actually are real).

In Davis’s words, “We have to learn from history, if only for the purpose of avoiding from past errors. We have to learn how to not to reduplicate the brutality of past history…and I know that a lot of you feel this fight is very important, but of course, you know, you have to get good grades. You have to do a lot of studying. Your faculty members have research projects that are very important…[but] I think we have to establish some priorities. We have to ask ourselves whether we are going to make an effort now towards individual fulfillment or wage a fight for a more humane society.”

So, here’s my “#tbt”.

Or maybe I should be more forceful with my hashtags… #phoneshaveappsfornewsnotjustgamesandpictures #goreadabook #theworldisalotbiggerthanyouare

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Calvin and Hobbes

01

Jan

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Make your mark
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Lauren Purje
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Only the broken

31

Dec

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Someday
Careful, she might be a weapon.
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le Bat
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No one
psychotichot:

this also speaks to me

psychotichot:

this also speaks to me

(Source: swansonisms)

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bigbardafree:

deciding i was pretty was the best thing that i ever did

one day i was just like

fuck this im pretty

and i was