this doesn’t mean I don’t like you
all it means is that there was one before you who
was not nearly as gentle as you are
and so we must take our time now
we must take our time
Can I just say how cool it was that both of these superheroines’ personalities and powers were explored in this episode? And how well it was done?
Starfire was not shamed for being emotional. Her powers come from her emotions.
Raven was not shamed for suppressing her emotions. Her power requires amazing control.
They both. Work. They are both different kinds of strength, and they are both heroic and powerful and good. And they each learned from the other, and helped each other out by seeing from each others’ perspective, and finding the value in their differing approaches! Wow!
Fuck yes, this is how you write super-ladies, okay. There’s more than one way to be a “strong female character.” There’s all different kinds of strength. Why don’t more people GET this?
So that was it.
I went to Succeed Faster.
I realized how many people believe in me, and my dreams.
I realized just how many dreams I really had.
I now am in the process of changing my brand completely, building my brand through different platforms, learning to code, starting a non-profit in the long run, writing a book that I want to publish before I’m 21, and starting a public speaking and coaching gig. This all happened. In one weekend.
They don’t call it Succeed Faster for nothing. I feel as though my life is flashing so quickly and I barely have time to put these ideas into motion.
I don’t really know what I want out of the plans I have set in stone already for the next upcoming academic year. Then again, are they really set in stone?
It reminds me of the “bike to work” movement. That is also portrayed as white, but in my city more than half of the people on bike are not white. I was once talking to a white activist who was photographing “bike commuters” and had only pictures of white people with the occasional “Black professional” I asked her why she didn’t photograph the delivery people, construction workers etc. … ie. the Black and [Latin@] and Asian people… and she mumbled something about trying to “improve the image of biking” then admitted that she didn’t really see them as part of the “green movement” since they “probably have no choice” –
I was so mad I wanted to quit working on the project she and I were collaborating on.
So, in the same way when people in a poor neighborhood grow food in their yards … it’s just being poor– but when white people do it they are saving the earth or something.
(Idk how to do reply on my phone)
But I need three visas for Russia India and China for the fall semester!
It’s just annoying because like I’ve been working on these visas since May, submitted them early, and now I’m being told for the fourth or fifth time that something was wrong with my photo when I followed all the instructions online
Why must your process be so complicated. You asked me for a 2 x 2 photo. Then I was told it was too small. Then I was told it was too blurry. Now I’m being told that I might have to pay expedite fees when half of this isn’t my fault and for financial reasons I don’t have the money right now. I need a couple weeks before I’m paid.
This is one of those times where I really am glad I have a scholarship. But when it’s what is paying for my textbooks and other fees for abroad it just gets troublesome because no one seems to understand that I can’t pay for anything in full until my scholarship money comes in or until I’m paid at work (which still doesn’t fund everything)
This is what being low income in college while no one is understanding feels like. Sigh.