I’m sorry legs, I did love you when you were alive. Memorial services will be held this evening. 😖😫😩
Hubs is still not feeling up to working out. And since we missed leg day last week, I did A Little More Obsessed leg day today. Holy moly!!
Yes, the Trump administration has threatened the rights and safety of trans people. But it's not just with the new reported plan to restrict gender to what sex is defined at birth, it's how he, his administration, and his supporters have and continue to disrespect and discriminate against minorities and anyone they perceive to be beneath them. It's great to see all the shares on Instagram that say, "Trans rights are human rights" and, "Trans people will not be erased", but the same way white people need to use their white privilege to end white privilege, cis people need to use their cis privilege to end cis privilege. An Instagram post in solidarity is a good start, but how can you actually create change? Revolution is not a one-time thing. It is not over after today's noise settles. We must continue our activism in the community and against the powers that be to let them know it's not just trans people who are angered by these archaic decisions, but cis people who aren't necessarily directly affected. Be an ally. Use your privilege to create a change. Know this revolution is just starting. PS - Vote! #uncustomaryactivism
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
We’re getting ready for our final GOTV events. The next two weekends are your FINAL opportunity to ensure we elect Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson on November 6th! #BringItHome
Can you bring your kids? Heck yes! Bring you kids and come out for some family canvassing and get people out to vote for their future!
Its not complicated, Trans Rights Are Human rights; all humans deserve equal rights and protections regardless of sexual, cultural, racial or ethnic identity and whether their identity is chosen, inherited or adopted. Any laws, arguments or statements in opposition to this truth are simply inhumane, cowardly and undemocratic, end of story. #resist #persist #vote #saynotohate
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30th Birthday feels. 🍾 Much like a forest, new growth can only occur when the old trees catch fire, release new seeds, and rebuild the forest from the ground up. 🌱 I was originally thinking of this mantra in terms of overthrowing the government, but as it coincides with a pretty big birthday, it feels like a good way to toss out all the crap from my twenties and enter 30 as a bonafide adult. 18-29 were just practice. 💃🏼 To overthrow the government, I suggest starting out by VOTING 🗳 in November, so if you actually want to burn it all to the ground I claim no responsibility, and you should obviously never set a forest on fire y'all! Let Mother Nature do her thing when it comes to the trees. ANYWAYS, Happy Birthday to me, eat cake then vote! 🔥🔥🔥🔥
#craftivism #workinprogress #embroidery #hoopart #dmcthreads #stitcheveryday #rioteveryday #handmade #modernembroidery #makersgonnamake #resist #persist #revolution #protestart #believesurvivors #believewomen #smashthepatriarchy #burnitdown
My Young Filmmaker, @mmsvisualsolutions
, reminding us how important persistence and consistency are. 💙🎥🎬
Your life unfolds in proportion to your courage. 🌟
To me, to have courage is to trust.
I’ve recently tapped into
the astounding realization
of what it takes to truly trust;
to “have faith in the process.”
Ask yourself, do you have faith?
Do you really believe,
without a shadow of a doubt,
that everything is working out
towards your Highest Good
and the Highest Good for all?
I’ll be honest...
sometimes I don’t.
In fact, I’m realizing just how
I’ve been metaphysically
kicking and screaming and pouting
all along the way.
Always something to be overwhelmed by.
Despite my own intentions
I have not been “trusting the process”, as it were.
To have complete Faith is a miraculous accomplishment in and of itself.
For it’s one thing to intellectually grasp an idea...
It’s one thing to contemplate and discuss...
But to FEEL and BELIEVE...
When we get right down to it,
To have faith is a choice.
Because the mind will have all sorts of objections
People will have all their opinions
On what they deem is or is not possible.
Don’t let that stop you.
Because everything you’ve ever dreamed of
Is right on the other side
Of this wall you’re currently up against.
Understand you have survived all the confusing, scary, outrageous things of your past and are integrating in ways you never could have been able to before.
See and acknowledge to yourself that you really HAVE been “doing the things” all along.
Step back and honor your process for what it has been, and for the glorious mystery it still is!
Embrace the challenges with ease and grace, even when it’s hard and ugly.
That is what it means to have courage.
To have faith.
To a soul that has been used and abused
Trusting can be a difficult thing
But at the end of it all,
it’s all that makes sense.
Life is a spiritual practice
Every thing, every experience, every interaction...
We are all Teachers. Students. Friends.
Walking this path of life.
That’s the shift. That’s the alchemy. That’s the coming down from the erratic energy of anxiety into the more grounded, loving energy of the heart.
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“Women are always being pushed behind in my country. People think that if a woman has power she will feel too proud of herself. Well I say, why? Why will she have more pride than a man?” Boyama Gladys Katingor #SeriousShero
Boyama Gladys Katingor and her Wellbody Clinic in Sierra Leone exists because of Partners in Health’s (PIH) @partnersinhealth
whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in healthcare. They say yes where others say no; they insist that things are possible when others believe they are not. With caregiver needs in demand after the Ebola crisis, women and girls are the ones who lose their reproductive healthcare as a result. PIH aims to ensure women & girls are not forgotten and left out during these epidemics.
Read more about Gladys in our blogs on #VERVESheSaid
: Feminist Healthcare In The Heart Of Sierra Leone .
… Stay tuned for more exciting information on our partnership with Partners In Health and their involvement in our last Think Tank of 2018. All details announced this Wednesday
“Don’t vote for this guy, he’s as bad as Ted Cruz!”
- Rafael “Ted” Cruz
Rafael did the same thing with his name: criticized Beto for adopting his name when he literally goes by Ted 🙈
First day of early voting here in Texas had an insane turnout.
Here’s to hoping for Beto to pull off a miracle 💙
Follow 👉 @stump_president_trump
for more 🇺🇸
Got to meet my absolute favorite Senator and an all around amazing woman @elizabethwarren
and Democratic Nominee for Governor of Massachusetts @jay4ma2018
, not a bad Monday! Go out and vote! ✊🏽#persist
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Always happy to meet Senator Elizabeth Warren and Democratic Candidate for Governor Jay Gonzalez #persist #elizabethwarren
LINES! And we parked in the grass! Early voting is off with a BANG! in little ol' Manor where people are smiling and greeting each other, congratulating young people on their first time voting and hope is in the air. ✊✊✊ #beto #mikesiegelforcongress #goblue #persist
If you can’t make it to the polls on the 6th, you have every opportunity to vote early. Participate and let your voice be heard! #vote #resist #persist
This past Saturday I had the immense honour of being a part of a panel discussion titled "Print, Protest & Change" with Amos Kennedy, Lindsay Schmittle, and Sean Howard, as part of @gaspereaupress
's WAYZGOOSE. You know, it's important to re-centre yourself from time to time. I have such a strong habit of crawling into my own mind, it becomes a cold echo chamber filled with cobwebs and crippling self-doubt. Spending time with folk who are committed to resistance and determined to use their lives and their strengths as a means of change is likely fairly essential for many of us. It certainly seems to be so for me. This was a solid reminder, and I've been mulling over everything my co-panelists shared during our time together, as they had so much richness to share, two hours truly was not enough time together. Many thanks, as always, to Andrew and Gary of @gaspereaupress
, for including me in a community I didn't realise I needed 💖💎⚡. PRINT: Amos Kennedy! @kennedyprints