Hey my name is Bella! I hail from SoCal.
I'm 18 and a fulltime student. I am also part Northern Cheyenne, Guamanian (Chamorro) and Jewish. I like to be body positive and let everyone know that they are cute and awesome!! I mainly come here to educate myself and/or fangirl.
Mexico City: Sex workers gather to commemorate their colleagues who were violently murdered, two days before the Day of the Dead festival.
this is why you don’t fuck around with day of the dead, because it has a deeper meaning than “pretty sugar skulls”. those are offerings to the dead, a symbol of each and every person we choose to honor in the afterlife; not some quirky costume to put on and appropriate. those skulls mean something, the pan de muertos and altars mean something. so go fuck yourself if you think that they’re just for decoration while you shit on my ancestors for you stupid pasty ass bland halloween party.
And lets also remember sex workers who are not protected and their fight as feminism glosses over them and shame them
I can not express how truly amazing yesterday was. When organizing this rally we never guessed that it would be as successful as it was. Our biggest fear was that when we opened up the mic to people, no one would speak. But instead, an unbelievable amount of students, staff and alumni came forward with their own stories. We heard over and over again yesterday “this is the first time i’m telling anyone this,” even “this is the first time i’m admitting to myself I was assaulted.” To me, the most important thing that came out of yesterday is that we have started a discussion. People who had been so scared about speaking of their experiences, were saying them into a microphone in front of around 300 strangers, and news stations. Yesterday, many learned that they were not alone. And that what happened to them was not their fault. Please don’t let what happened yesterday stop there. Engage with administration about policy change. Discuss ways to change our campus climate surrounding sexual assault and harassment. And know, that we can change the normalization of these crimes. End the Silence, End the Shame