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Aug 13, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
I recently embarked on a long term health & wellness journey. Since I turned 40 I’ve been working on 1) getting toxic ppl out of my life & 2) being more focused on my general health.
This has involved many things, meditating regularly, changing lighting & temp controls in my home, new skin care regimen & of course alterations to my food intake & exercise.
I won’t be sharing much #onhere - but I do want to caution others who are on their own health & wellness journey to be aware of how they communicate around this topic. Far too many days I login & see posts that amt to: I was trash before but now that I’m not fat I have value.
That framing is inherently fat antagonistic and while that may not be your intent, the impact is harmful & we already know impact > intent.
A few ways I have been trying both online & IRL around health & wellness are:
- talking about increasing my flexibility & mobility.
- discussing how my stamina is be no effected.
- making note of how much stronger I am getting
These things are not scale or weight related.
I’m not perfect, no one is. I’m talking about this because I have seen how hurtful this open yet never talked about fat antagonism is to women I love. So when (not if) you see me f-up, please let me know.
For more on this topic - please read this incredible piece by @NotYoAfrodisiac - wearyourvoicemag.com/body-politics/…

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Oct 7, 2018
I saw a quote this morning about how “things are not getting worse” - I’m not going to @ the person but I’ll be honest I’m offended. I’m all for positive thing but denying that things most def ARE getting worse is an insult.
We can’t fight effectively if we aren’t honest with ourselves & each other about the reality of what is happening & what is ahead of us. This is WORSE. That is HEALTHY & NORMAL to acknowledge.
This notion that we can “peace & love” our way to true revolution is ahistorical & terrible for our psychological health. It positions anger & rage as things we can’t & shouldn’t feel. It is HARMFUL.
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Sep 23, 2018
I am SICK to my stomach. This is white supremacy. This is fascism on the rise globally. independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-n…
And for those who do not know about the #WindrushGeneration - these were Black people from Caribbean nations (mostly from JA) who were INVITED by the British Gov't from 1948 - 1971 to help meet a labor shortage GB was having at the time.
GB 1971 Immigration Act gave all Commonwealth citizens who were already living in the UK the right to stay permanently. So what's going on now?? Well -as fascism is rising in the UK & "cracking down on immigrants" is not the order of the day...
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Sep 18, 2018
I’ve seen WAY too many white men talk about the so-called “slippery slope” of high school actions being held against people for 35 years. The entire criminal justice system is built on that act at its core. I’m tired.
One of my friends got married to the love of her life last month. He was jailed as a teen & because of his conviction they can’t adopt a child in the state they live in.
You know how many friends from my neighborhood were arrested for some weed in HS & now can’t vote among many other things... 30 yrs later? FOH.
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Sep 16, 2018
I see we've reached the "why didn't she tell an adult at the time" stage of the GOP response to #ChristineBlaseyFord - SIGH. Gather round & let's have a chat with some historical context to this convo.
I am 10 yrs younger than Ford & Kavanaugh - the first prominent study on the phenomenon called "Date Rape" was conducted in 1987... when I went to HS in the 90's "Date Rape" MOST people didn't consider it a true crime. #facts
Add to that the pure fact that sigmas & consequences of having BEEN raped are HORRIBLE NOW - they were down right unfathomable in the 80's & 90's. So no - a teenager that was just assaulted in a "date" scenario in the 80's would not have told an adult.
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Sep 15, 2018
Insert side eye... so non-racist illustrations of Serena... they are PLENTIFUL. Lemme share a few
Current fave - which you can purchase a print of for just $20 - etsy.me/2ChjnRN
This one comes courtesy of @ColorOfChange #superheroSerena
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Sep 15, 2018
Today as I do every Sept 15th I honor the Fifth Little Girl & one of my sheroes Sarah Collins Rudolph - a civil rights icon & the sole survivor of the 9/15/63 Birmingham Church Bombing who has spent her life lifting up the memory of her sister Addie Mae & fighting for justice.
I know a lot of folks don’t know @SarahRudolp story - it’s something she has been working on telling for quite some time - al.com/news/birmingha…
She also has a book coming out later this year telling her truth - abc3340.com/news/local/boo…
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