Afro-Dominicana. Author of Hija De Mi Madre & Odas De La Mujer De Miel. Birth Doula. Midwife in Training. Dancer. Artist. Lover. Dreamer. Warrior.
Sexism is when people laugh at rape jokes and cringe at female anatomy.(via yayfeminism)Fourth Wave
You are not clingy, or needy, or silly for having needs for affection and affirmation and attention within a romantic relationship. Those needs aren’t an embarrassing outgrowth of your low-self esteem or depression or whatever messy emotional issues you may have going on, that’s just basic shit that people need from each other. We of course should not make our partners responsible for meeting all of our emotional needs – it’s not someone’s else’s job to make you happy. But inside a healthy relationship, being able to show affection, pay attention, and demonstrate “you are amazing and important to me” is a pleasure, not some task or burden.Jennifer Peepas (via psych-quotes)Neurolove.me
The Legendary King
Dear white people…
I literally just had this conversation on FB with a new black.
Love is warming.
Please take a step back from
anything called “love” that’s leaving you cold.
July is my favorite month of the year. My birthday falls in the middle of it so you already know I don’t know how to act.
It is also the hardest month for me, because the body remembers what the mind tries to forget. My body remembers the July it spent fucking the man that would eventually rape me 2 years later. It remembers being knee-deep in a sick love. Of how my body gave itself completely to someone who never intended to consider my emotions in his pursuit of his carnal desire.
My body remembers laying in bed with the person I thought I was going to marry. It remembers being in love, and it remembers falling out of love. I remember when my body wanted to part ways with soul; the way it wanted to surrender to self-inflicted gunshot wounds and other ways I dreamed of killing myself.
July was when I knew my nerves were shot and I was heading towards a nervous breakdown. I remember that it was a July midnight that I rushed to Jersey and attended my very first birth as a doula. It was July when I knew I was meant to be a midwife.
I get to buy pretty dresses and outfits in July because I have a tradition of bringing in a new year of life in a brand new birthday suit. July is when I get a personal cheesecake all for me because I don’t often want presents; my only birthday wish is cheesecake. Plain New York-style cheesecake.
July is a heavy light month.
Here is some recent news coverage on the beginnings of gentrification coming to the northwest Bronx:
“That type of letter is not a renewed-lease-letter; it’s a put-people-out letter,” said Christian Ramos, the vice president of the Kingsbridge Road Merchants Association.
EXCLUSIVE: Amid Re-development of Kingsbridge Armory, Rents To Double For Some In August (Norwood News)
“It’s frustrating. You don’t know if you’re coming or going,” said Bass, who feels as though it’s a type of legal eviction. “That’s just giving us three weeks to increase our rent, make a decision, get out, stay. This is really horrible. And these are families trying to stay.”
The world’s largest ice rink complex is coming — but many local businesses likely won’t be there to see it.
WATCH: Kingsbridge Road shops face increased rent, possible closure amid building of ice skating center (News 12 The Bronx)
Tenants say a new landlord is starting to double their rents because the Kingsbridge Armory is reopening as a huge ice skating center in a few years, and property values are already starting to skyrocket.
This is what we’re doing to stop it: People Power Movement Fighting Gentrification in the Bronx
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