Hello Dolly!

A(n) philosopher, comedian, artist, therapist, writer, photographer, cinematographer, human activist, feminist and clearly- an observer of all human behavior.

1 a.m.? 7 hours break?

Perfect time to start studying again.

What does the outside world look like?

Do people still wear pants?

I haven’t been outside for three days.

Three days.

Yuss! I bought myself a beginner’s bass guitar (a really shitty one). I’m gonna be all like:

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But in reality, I’m gonna be like this:
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Social Activism on Tumblr

Sometimes, social activist blogs scare me here on Tumblr - especially if it’s dealing with “people of colour” (PoC) issues. I realize that most of these bloggers may have and continue to receive racist/ignorant comments in their lifetime/being on Tumblr…but, it seems like they’re also brushing off people who are genuinely interested in learning about their culture and wanting to correct themselves? And some of them do it in an aggressive manner when sometimes, it seems like the other person is confused and not knowledgeable about the topic.

In my opinion, it just seems like it’s creating more hostility amongst the community and as a result, more of a wider gap in overall communication. I understand that it might be frustrating when you’re wanting to raise awareness about an issue, but it is an educating process in itself that requires patience and open-mindedness. I’m not saying that you’re entitled to take on the role of the ‘educator’- but if you’re wanting to talk about a topic that you’re passionate about, the chances are that you’re more knowledgeable about the given issue. Why not share the knowledge and provide links for further readings? Wouldn’t you want to spread that information that you know so well?

By the way, I don’t want to paint every social activist blog with the same brush. I’m sure there are good ones out there and I have read a couple of them in the past. Unfortunately, the ones that stand out there are bloggers who take on a more ‘radical approach’.

Anyways, I don’t mean to ramble but I just wanted to get that out there. I’d love to hear your guy’s opinions and was wondering what your thoughts were on this?

School Update:

So I really want to thank drunkjolras + classicalcomplimentpathway for cheering me up yesterday when I was having a minor freakout over my Stats mark. You guys seriously rock and thank you for input/encouragement- that’s why I keep you around!

ON A REALLY GOOD NOTE- I passed my paper with like, flying colours. So I went from a C- to a B- overall in that course…and I’m so happy that A) I don’t have to retake that course again and B) I AM NOT IN THE C RANGE! I can totally be happy with a B- for a year long course.

Even though I feel like I could have done better in that course, I can’t be happier with the end result. It was one of those courses I really hated and I still continue to hate, but I’m glad I came out kinda okay. It’s kinda like with my accident- still sorta shitty, but at least I didn’t come out with brain damage (what?).

But yeah…

Thought I’d let you guys know.

Good luck with finals everyone!

Does this have to do with your statistics class?

Yeeep. That’s the ‘lucky’ winner.

I was having a bit of a minor freakout, but I’ve calmed down since then. I also think I’m highly strung because the stress from final exams are getting to me/I haven’t done this bad since first year…(not even)