I met a woman named “Gemini.” Burlesque dancer. Philly.
Jesus-fucking-christ. And she brought chicken and biscuits to the party, too!?
I, low-key, shed a tear, and thanked her. So cot-damn…just…yes.
Bored Danie is bored
I’d of done a better job of focusing the shot versus wasting it—make it count.
Mesh bodysuit, favorite color, a drink, and dat’ ass—winning.
A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society. Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.
Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:
I don’t know who any of these folks are.
They were tourists I presume.
But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.
"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."
There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.
The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”
One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.
There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”
"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’
I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.
in the city of brotherly fucking love
So, I was there, but it was hella awkward. People just, kind of, floated there. Some more adamant than others, but just weird. Like they went just to say “oh, hey, we’re here. ok. yay.”
Eerily, this reminded me of the T.Martin case when it first erupted. People went to LOVE Park like they were there for a party. Weirdest type of ”support” I’ve seen yet.
And for those that don’t know, Philly is long-gone with “brotherly love”—cops crushing on civilians, shootings still running rampant, and no unity whatsoever among us folk due to gentrification, force-outs, etc. Shit, my area just became an extension of “Northern Liberties” just so more people can buy properties up. Ass-backwards.
this is why I never go first… like ew males are so fucking gross and creepy
I mean if a video that i’m assuming was made as joke is enough to damn the entire male population in your eyes as “gross and creepy” maybe you should just avoid going out in public.
The majority of the male population is gross and creepy yes, and the comments and reblogs on this post are mostly from dudes saying they do this, so?? And I usually do avoid going out in public because it sucks I can’t leave my house without multiple dudes yelling inappropriate comments at me or having some dude grab my ass.
I’ll never understand stand men who, at random, feel the need to grab on a woman in public. ESPECIALLY one(s) they don’t know. I’ve seen it time and time again where a woman will be walking downtown, and a group of men attempt to grab and get real disrespectful with comments, but when the cocinos show up, everything dies down.
Look, but don’t touch. Even with looking, some of us really aren’t even coy anymore.
would you even believe me if i told you that this was originally supposed to be my self portrait? of course you wouldn’t.
this is really well done
and thats what you get for being a greedy asshole
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