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I immediately regretted my decision. Oh well, I’m sure he’ll hear much worse!

I submitted my vocal track for “Little Lights,” and you wouldn’t know it from the track, but I am a talented singer IRL. No really. It was totally out of my range, though. Ugh, I’m ashamed, but I wanted to do it so I submitted it anyway.


Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. 

Source for Brown, Source for Bundy.

Character assassination much. 




What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he…


I’m terrible.

Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson 



I’ve been thinking lately about the events in Ferguson and the apparent lack of response from St. Louis museums. (People from the St. Louis suburbs generally think of themselves as being from STL in general, more so than whatever smaller official town they live in (Ferguson, Florissant, etc.) and the problems that Ferguson is facing are problems that plague all of St. Louis.)

Earlier today I reblogged that picture of the signs from the Ferguson library offering itself as a place of respite and consolation. The library is serving and supporting its community.

In grad school, we talked endlessly about how museums need to serve and support their communities. And museums seem to want to be integral members of their communities. But I haven’t really seen anything meaningful from local museums. Where are the community forums? Where is the historical context for the city’s race problems? Is nobody taking oral histories? 

Ferguson teachers are trying to provide support and help their kids make sense of these events. Are their local arts and culture institutions doing anything to help?

If museums want to claim they care so much about their communities, they need to act like it a little more.

Great food for thought on the role of museums in modern society.

I urge any public historians or museum professionals who see this to please, please listen to your communities and reflect what they are saying. Connect the histories of your towns and cities to events like this, as we all that history doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Challenge local leadership and present these difficult stories. Get the oral histories before they are forgotten. Hold programs for children to learn about the history of civil rights in their communities. Support them by allowing them spaces to express their feelings about what they are seeing around them. Collaborate with teachers and other institutions. Please help give victims of oppression a voice.


shitty lining and shitty colouring job but I drew one for the bae



I almost forgot my briefcase!

it contains important lab results

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This. Over and over again on repeat until someone godamn listens.

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RealisticTiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano

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Chloe Giordano is a self-described “illustrator, avid reader, history lover and dreadful knitter” from Buckinghamshire, England. She may not be a great knitter, but her embroidery is more than up to par. Shown here are her tiny embroidered animals, done freehand. Giordano’s mixture of multiple colored threads adds detail and dimension





Please watch the video.

I’m getting scared as fuck to be alive right now.


Don’t let it disappear. Not now, not ever.


Autopsy report showed that mike brown had no drugs in his system and the store owners said that there was no robbery so what the fuck else do you racist ass whites want

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