i don’t have an issue with the ice bucket challenge, the awareness and donations are wonderful for ALS.
i do however, have an issue that it seems all white people of privilege are falling all over themselves to dump water over their heads while sitting on their hands when to comes to what is happening in ferguson.
that juxtaposition is what is so incredibly upsetting.
i know it’s very hard to write about the horrors occurring in ferguson. i have mostly relied on other’s words, and spoken with my wallet.
but just because something is hard, doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of our time and attention. this is our country, our history, our future. if we can make time to fill a bucket with ice, we can speak up for our fellow americans and their rights.
call it poor timing, or call it an indication of this country’s ability to look the other way while still patting itself on the back for a cause it deems worthy.
Last night, I had beer for dinner. This morning, I did this (with a 30 minute break to “stretch,” i.e., lie on the grass in Central Park while praying for death). Since then, I’ve eaten two full meals and napped on the couch while intermittently watching the Arsenal game. Maybe in a few hours, I’ll stand up.
Running is so stupid.
#NMOS14 was created by blogger Feminista Jones to organize nationwide vigils on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. (EST) honoring the lives of those slain by law enforcement officials.
See you at Love Park, Philly peeps.
There are several vigils taking place today in NYC. I’ll be at Union Square. I hope you will be too.
Anonymous said: I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??
national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality)
share the following:
Ferguson Police Department
Email (taken off the site)
222 S. Florissant Road
Ferguson, MO 63135
***SIGNAL BOOST!!!!WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE***
The legal fund. I can’t stress enough how important that legal fund is going to be for SO many people who have been arrested.
and it’s via paypal, just do it.
Just spent 36 hours in Charlottesville, the last 12 of which were spent with some of my closest friends, eating at my favorite restaurant in America, drinking multiple bottles of rosé, and then taking a 6 a.m. flight back to NYC, from which I went straight into the office.
Definitely running on all cylinders today, you guys, thanks.
Sometimes I think that pouring over a restaurant’s menu online and talking with my friends about everything we want to order is more fun than eating at the restaurant itself.
Work BFF and I are going to a spa in the Hudson Valley for our birthdays (which happen to be one day apart). This is one of the options on the spa services menu.
I need to know EVERYTHING about the “Guided Power Nap.”