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Today, only one of the LMPD officers responsible for the death of Breonna Taylor was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment. For firing into neighboring apartments. He is being held on a $15,000 bond. The other two officers are still employed by LMPD.
Today, Kentucky has confirmed that the life of Breonna Taylor did not matter.
20% is better than 0%.
Brushing your teeth at least once every day is better than none at all.
A few hours of sleep is better than none.
A few minutes outside for fresh air is better than none.
Writing a few paragraphs of the essay today is better than procrastinating till later.
Doing something is better than nothing (of course there is exception for some cases).
Do things at a pace which makes you comfortable whilst allowing you to make progress.
You can do this!
Dr. Willie Parker, who is trained as a gynecologist and OBGYN, is a hero for the pro-choice movement because he’s honest about the undiscussed aspects of getting (or not getting) an abortion. Watch how he gives a consultation.
That last statement about regret is so important, because so many people don’t understand what it is or what causes it. Anti-choicers exploit this by manipulating pregnant people and creating doubt, which only increases the likelihood of regret, no matter what decision the pregnant person makes. You know what is best for you, even if it takes some time to figure it out.
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Willie Parker is a HERO among common people!
Dr. Parker is one of the few things I like about Alabama and we are so fortunate to have him here.
I’m every one in this
MAN 1 (in a high pitched, whiny voice) Look what you’ve done to my peonies!
WOMAN (angrily) They’re marigolds!
MAN 2 God! I think she’s right! They are marigolds!
MAN 1 I may not know my flowers, but I know a (yells in her direction) bitch when I see one!
Wanting to say, as someone in the museum industry, this has been shifting. A lot of museums have been offering objects back to their rightful owners (even if it doesn’t fall under NAGPRA or other laws). Or working in conjunction with tribes to continue preserving the object at the highest standard possible while having tribes have access to their objects whenever they want to use them (and also, following tribal guidelines for who can view/touch an object: for example some items can only be touched by certain tribal members).
I’d like to take a moment to remind everyone that a majority of the Native American and First Nations items you see on display in museums are not only stolen, but extremely sacred. For *many* of these (especially things like masks, pipes, etc), they are only supposed to be seen during certain ceremonies, and never by outsiders. Some are ancestor spirits, some are animate, some have direct ties to certain cultural entities. Please be highly conscious and respectful of this when you come across photos of them online. Ask who the source is, and question if it’s something your eyes were ever meant to see. If it’s being posted from a Native Nation’s channels/reps, or is being shared by Native Americans at large w/o a reminder to non-Natives saying to not interact, then it’s generally fine to look at/share (tho you can also generally just ask us lol). But please please PLEASE quit posting/sharing images of things like masks and pipes.
We shouldn’t HAVE to ask or inform them, because they should have known better to take these items in the first place, and they should offer it to you because it’s YOURS, but if your tribe knows a museum has sacred objects in their collection that belong to you tell them. Let them know. And request it back. Museum ethical guidelines dictate that they return it.
Reblogging again to add: my expertise is museum collections. This is my job. If you need help getting any objects returned to your tribe, band, or family, feel absolutely free to contact me. I will help.
Photo: Ana Martinez
Styling and Creative Direction: Mario Ville (Kattaca)
Makeup design and make up artist: Lewis Amarante for Kryolan and Pankr0
Makeup and hairdressing: Sergio Jiménez
Models: Ricardo Nkosi, Mary Ruiz, Lewis Amarante, Aya Gueye, Juana Mum, Karina Soro, Ruben Buika, Virginia Buika, Isabella Menam, Oliver Lewis, Megane Mercury, Mendes Vieira, Claudia Duharte, Taylor Oscar Ruiz, David Durrant, Marina Gomes, Oscar Chibuike, Guille Gibbs, Lil Bambina, Elian Coiscou and Tigi.
Spring is my favorite season and I’m sad that we’re more or less stuck inside… so I drew this piece imagining my own fantasy of a perfect springtime! I also tried playing around with a bit of a different style this time. My relationship with drawing has always been muddled with anxieties about performance, and it’s been especially bad this year. So I am resolutely trying to keep drawing “fun” and experiment with new things without worrying about the final product 😊.