Can I just stop and talk about how Missy Elliot is essentially my fucking patronus?
Because this woman….
This woman is what I channel when I’m feeling like shit because of the anti-dark skin, anti-fat bullshit that I see and hear every fucking day.
Because her songs, even after she lost the weight, are all about how she don’t give NO FUCK because her weight ain’t affectin how she is a sexual being.
And she is ALL about her fucking bodily autonomy and sexual positivity.
The song “Pump it up” had the line “I shake my gut like ‘YEAH BITCH, WHAT?’” and I literally LOST MY SHIT at hearing it.
Because when’s the last time you EVER heard a song speak fondly of a woman who had a fucking stomach?
I could write a fucking dissertation about how fucking profound she is…
is anyone even aware of how difficult it is liking femme lesbians? like try to fuckin’ pick one out i bet you’ll reel in 3 hipsters and a straight girl
this so much
Does anyone understand how hard it is to BE a femme lesbian & constantly get “mistaken” for just another hipster chick… or even worse some straight girl?
THE MAGIC BEGINS: Favourite scenes.
8-years ago, CHP Officer Kevin Briggs talked this young man out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.
That young man’s name is Kevin Berthia.
Today he is 30 years old and married with 2 children.
This week he presented Officer Briggs with an award on behalf of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The story of how Officer Briggs talked Kevin down is remarkable.
As you can see in the picture, Kevin is literally one step away from jumping to his death. But for more than hour, the officer listened to Kevin pour his heart out about his troubles and told him, “I know you think things are bad, but they can get better.”
Kevin says, “Officer Briggs never made me feel guilty for the situation I was in. He made feel like, I understand why you are here, but there are alternatives”
Kevin is just one of countless lives Briggs has saved over his 23 year career.
Briggs, who was promoted to Sergeant five years ago, is humble about what he does. He says, ”they make the decision, when they step back over that rail it takes a tremendous amount of courage”
I salute Sergeant Briggs!
Photo: The San Francisco Chronicle, John Storey