New Insults by Kait Rokowski - [x]
lol the pirating music one
justmytwo asked: how did your graduation go, as in did they let you wear the tape on your cap?
i didn’t put my mortarboard on until we were walking into the pavilion while ‘pomp & circumstance’ was playing so as to eliminate opportunities for nosy, micromanaging white lady authorities (college of nursing, i will not miss you!) to fuck with me. prior to walking, i held it discretely with the quote facing inward. my friends said they’d fight anyone who tried to take it from me, so that emboldened me a little towards the end. *lots* of folks (a person behind me in the graduate line, my classmates, one of the professional photographers during the actual ceremony) took photos of it, so maybe someone sly will sneak it onto an official website or newsletter for the university. to answer your question, i wouldn’t say they “let” me wear the tape on my cap, but rather, i succeeded by masterful cunning & stealth ;)
also, i was wearing these shoes, which may’ve acted as a useful diversion, & was also a part of my larger goal for my commencement: to look sickening & make them eat it.
i am so excited that so many of the thousands of likes & reblogs are graduating folks who plan to rep assata on their caps as well! share photos & FUCK THAT SHIT UP.
I’ve seen this shared a few times now and, to be honest, this kind of bothers me a little bit, but I’m not sure if it’s my place to voice that concern or if the feeling is legitimate.
Given the way Jada and Will talk about their relationship with their children, the work that they’ve been doing in political spaces, and the type of music/art that Willow has been producing, I have no doubt that she’s probably familiar with these amazing folks on the shirt.
But this is obviously shopped.
And there’s something weird and appropriative about non-consensually using the body of a Black girl, especially one who is in a business that requires owning your image in order to make profit, to sell products produced by someone who appears to be a non-Black person using AAVE.
didn’t realize this was photoshopped when i reblogged it or bought the shirt. didn’t know anything about thugzmansion other than they’re a QPoC artist. this & other tumblr posts of late about assata have challenged me to reassess my own relationship to WoC theorists & icons as a white person—sp. a white feminist—& what it would mean for me as such to wear the shirt. the work & enduring legacies of audre lorde, dr. angela davis & bell hooks have changed my life immeasurably, & representing them, starting conversations about their work, & walking around with my heart on my tshirt made sense to me. now i’m less confident that doing so would be about solidarity & showing love.
omg! this makes me incredibly happy.
MY FRIEND DIANE MADE A ZIPLOC BAG JACKET
she is the future
HOLY SHIT ARE THOSE COMBOS
IM SORRY I MUST MARRY THEM
i would like a three-piece suit of ziplock bags for fancy time & this vegan would never again suffer through some badly catered, carb-cheese dominated events. “is that kale salad in your snacket? all i have to eat are these tiny brittle quiches. :sigh:”
Lauryn Hill New Single: Neurotic Society
“We’re living in a joke time, metaphorical coke time
Commerce and guru men, run the whole world man
Broke world and debauchery, old world brutality
Cold world kills softly
Whole world runs savagely
Greedy men and pride fiends program TV screens
Quick-scam and drag queens
Real life blast fiends
Think twice this past dream
[Crime if you ask clean]
Quick, fast: poison had entered the bloodstream
Psychological massacre, consequence is a tragedy
Mythological characters, men and women as parody
Superficial vanity, borderline insanity
Out of order humanity, crime committed so passively
Desperados and causalities, corporations want batteries:
explanations and strategies, domination and mastery
Bankrupt, grown people so corrupt Light swords and yellow men, junkies and popularity Culture oh so independent, vultures scavage reality Past feeling depravity, decaying social cavity Preying on human ignorance, popular immorality
Sympathy disease head Population misled Self-indulgent, past dead Absence of the God head Pimps, pushers and harlotry Nepotism, no artistry Despotism and piracy Desperation, dishonesty
Physicist is your policy No money, less equality Inflated global ego imitating reality Fuel cycle pharaoh, poisonous frozen arrows Hypocritics on salary; idle hands: Devil’s agency Predisposed to complacency Jealousy and audacity, contagious social gluttony” -Lauryn Hill
Full lyrics here » swiperbootz
so good to hear her VOICE.