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Gaslighting is my least favorite type of lighting.
— erin mallory long (@erinmallorylong) 20 de enero de 2017
This was a day off work, but was it, really? I got a lot done, despite not leaving my room before 11 am. It’s almost as if my body and mind refused to step outside for a moment and face the new reality we’re entering. On the other hand, when I returned from running errands I encountered this inspiring and defying message on tv:
Reading about the activist/artist’s intent, it certainly gives me hope about the future, both as a Guatemalan and overall human being:
We chose this message because Americans are currently debating whether we should focus on the economic concerns of whites who feel marginalized by economic and social changes that favor diversity or the ongoing struggle against systemic discrimination faced by women, people of color, LGBTQ folk, and others. This is a false choice and is keeping us distracted and divided while Trump and his fellow global elites consolidate their power. We need to realize that a nation that values some people above others – be that whites above people of color, men above women, or rich above working class – can never be truly free. It is only when every human being is represented and cherished equally in policy, economics, and social dynamics that we will have achieved the “more perfect union” our Constitution aspires to. “We outnumber him!” is a battle cry for that more perfect union.
First post of the year! Now, to my defense: I’m quite detail oriented, and I could be posting from my phone much more often but… I haven’t set a gallery of featured images to accompany the posts (will work on that, I promise), and that specific lack of visual content has prevented me from being a more prolific blogger. Shame on me, I know.
Now, super quick 2016 creativity update: I did give up on my GIF challenge, but on the other hand I started writing haikus. So, that evens out my commitment towards trying something new. Circling back to today: I switched one of my work off days so it has been quite the relaxing Friday for me. I cut my own hair, since I finally purchased a Remington device, I’m just waiting for the oh so necessary shower to get rid of the tiny excess hair. This week also marked a wonderful addition to my tattoo collection, something both vintage and heartfelt (for me at least):
I just finished listening to an episode of The Truth Barrel, an enlightening podcast hosted by Gabrielle Reese and Neil Strauss, while my cat rests on my lap.
Politics? Fucking Trump, people… insulted his way into the presidency. I trust that he’ll do a wonderful job… at getting impeached in record time. Fingers crossed!
This blog post´s title is a quote from Chelsea Manning in the documentary We Steal Secrets.
That’s all for now.
Read President Obama’s Speech Calling for Unity After Donald Trump’s Election – http://time.com/4564772/president-obama-donald-trump-speech-transcript/
President Barack Obama on Sunday addressed for the first time a leaked video tape from 2005 in which Donald Trump made lewd comments about women and said he can grope them because he is “a star.” Obama called Trump insecure and said his remarks show character that does not belong in the White House. In…
Some basic House of Cards knowledge.
Call the man above, the pixeled guy, a clown and he will spin it into something positive. He is, after all, an actor. He is also Guatemala’s next president… despite never having served as a public official. Ever. Let it sink in…
Yes, Guatemala really knows how to pick them, right? So… as an art statement, I’ll refuse to let his image stick in photographs. Jimmy Morales (a grotesquely unprepared, racist, sexist and unaccountable man) will remain a collection of pixels for me. He will not show up in photos, as if he saw the tape in The Ring.