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  • Gonna blast this in my ears the whole 6 train ride to BK: #discoDlikesdiscomusic #
  • Off to picnic in Prospect Park. I have NEVER done that. I feel so sheltered. Mouth watering for homemade southern delights. #Weee #
  • +1 <3 RT @OliveTonic big ups to @dcap @KnockoutNish @THEPALOMA @nickhook assss well! #
  • I've noticed that my average transition time, between meeting some1 on Twitter/Instagram/FB to meeting IRL, is a few months - three years. #
  • Four more days until I see @corvida again. I'm going to be so happy to see her, I'll squeeze her until her eyeballs pop out #cartoonlove #
  • Have a great day. #
  • & I do my best to listen to my POC allies when I don't realize my privilege, & change my behavior. I'm not perfect & I fuck up. But I learn. #
  • Last thing: I want 2 mention my skin privilege. Ppl listen to me more bcuz of it. So I use it as a POC to share truth w as many ppl as I can #
  • The lie we're all fed (incl whites) is that we have to align w one side. LIE. We have a choice. Break down the walls. Learn from others. #
  • Yes! Lol <3 “@NearJay: @dcap because of thr wonderful things we do (remix)” #
  • My adoptive daughter who will join me this year will b "Afro Latina" or something mixed w black. I educate myself 4 me & for her. Liberation #
  • I had an acquaintance once ask me why I had so many black friends. Uhhh, because. Because. Because. Because. #
  • .. but the longer we/Latinos deny our Black roots, the easier it is for us to be oppressed bcuz there's power in #s shared resources. #
  • I have privilege to share w/out it impacting my quality of life. I'm sensitive to that. Theres a reason many Latinos reject their history .. #
  • Yes. We are only helping those who oppress us stay in power when we paper bag test each other while in denial of our African & Black roots. #
  • I highly recommend watching the PBS series Black in Latin America. Episodes online: #
  • So be proud to be Puerto Rican, Boriqua. But if yr pride involves looking down on the "morenos," you are basically taking a shit on yourself #
  • The little hairs on my neck stand up during Puerto Rican Day celebrations bcuz more often than not I overhear racist shit re: black ppl. #
  • African, Black, whatever YOU call it -- if yr Latino, most likely U have black in yr ancestry. Yr insulting yourself. Read a book. #
  • So many horrible things happen 2 good ppl in the US and other parts of the world because Latinos are in denial about their black roots. #
  • Even I, who looks like a refried Italian, have black people in my family & back in my ancestry. I wish more Latinos knew their history. #
  • When Latinos who only exist bcuz of the mixing of BLACK, European and indigenous/Native ppl are in denial of the black part, ugliness ensues #
  • Really tired of hearing Dominican, Puerto Rican & Cuban folks talking shit about black ppl. The ignorance boggles my mind (1/2) #
  • true dat “@sofifii: Behind every successful woman is a story about how she babysat crazy kids.” #
  • LMAO “@JohnFugelsang: Happy 11th Birthday, Bush Tax Cuts. Thanks for creating all those jobs. In Asia.” #
  • hmmm “@ebertchicago: Why "Mad Men" is "Roots" for white people. By Steven Boone, my favorite soon-to-be-famous writer” #
  • NYC Twitter frenz: I'm seeing #Prometheus in 3D at 2pm ET in Manhattan. If U want to join me, DM me for the location. Anyone is welcome. #
  • I made this for all the @PrometheusMovie haters: #Prometheus #
  • I am so damn excited about seeing Prometheus tomorrow. #
  • Hey Madonna, why are U using ratchet link baiting on FB, sending fans to who are looking for work? #
  • +1 <3 RT @leighnewman really enjoyed @corvida at #xmedialab "don't hate - participate!" very insightful re: the power of a social presence! #
  • It should probably be illegal, how much fun I am having working on tag/topic page strat. Totally serious. EAT SOME CARROTS 2DAY GUISE #
  • Woooow super racist scene in 1st ep. of 2nd season of United States of Tara. I love this show but that was not cool. Gross. :/ #
  • <3 RT @corvida Had amazing first day in Sydney connecting w new minds, seeing Newtown (awesome area). Looking forward @xmedialab tomorrow! #
  • @corvida <3 RT “@shintabubu: Corvida Raven a famous young blogger frm US is on stage at XMedia Lab conference” #
  • cc @corvida xo so proud of you RT “@roslynbaker: Sydney XMediaLab :Corvida Raven of Shegeeks best speaker so far #xmedialab € #
  • My point is that there are people who really are the walking dead, afraid to really live & to connect with ppl. I'm here to LIVE <3 #
  • One day my body will deteriorate. But that's not the end of me. I will rejoin the earth & celebrate my return. I'm not afraid 2 live & 2 die #
  • When I think of who I am, I see a flaming, soaring Phoenix and I owe that to my experiences helping others & learning from them. I'm reborn. #
  • And the beauty of activism is that you think it's to help others, & it is, but the gifts you receive from doing it are incredible :) winwin #
  • And the more you practice self care and meet your own needs, the more effective your activism will be. #
  • Everyone is an activist. Everyone has the potential to help at least one person. Do it your way. #
  • But being an activist looks different for everyone. For me, it's how I live my life. How I live & what I do is my activism. #
  • When ppl think of activists they often think of protesters or marches & go "that's not me/no time for that" #
  • So, I give my money away whenever I can. And you know what? I'm not rich. But I live very well. And I never regret my choice to give. #
  • We think pieces of paper with $ signs on it are worth more than human life. It's sick. I don't want to play that game. #
  • When I say "money is fake" I don't mean that it doesn't matter. It does. But ppl suffer because we value money more than people. #
  • Since money is fake, I don't have a problem with giving it away (when I can) to people who really need it. Money is fake. My needs are met. #
  • "You say that I'm a dreamer/but I'm not the only one" #
  • This is what I hear in my head when I am working on topic page/tagging strat stuff: #mario #startheme #
  • .@laurenthedark eat a raw jalapeno (chopped up into something). flush out your sickies. i'm serious. + course guzzle water and sleep a lot. in reply to laurenthedark #
  • YAYZASAUR RT @laurenthedark @dcap If I'm not dead by then, I'll stop by tomorrow. #
  • NYC people: my ankle is still messed up but I would be down for company tonight. If you'd like to come by for dinner+movies and such, DM me #
  • :/ “@ProducerMatthew: CNN: Walker with 438k votes, Barrett with 298k votes (33% rep.)” #
  • "Top 8" #thingsthatusedtomatter #
  • doing the same :) “@danamo: cooking dinner. been a minute since i've had my own food.” #
  • If you see a need where you are presently working, or at a place where you want to work, don't be afraid to propose a new role for yourself. #
  • This is going to sound completely privileged but it's true: Sometimes you need to create your own role/job title. It happens all the time. #
  • LMAO u sound like me last week RT @laurenthedark I don't have time for needy ass people. I work. How about you try that sometime. #
  • Reviewing the results of my home study. Organizing work stuff. Thinking about @corvida going to Australia today. Life is crazy! #
  • #nowplaying "Cuz I remember the days/I waited so patiently/for God to bring someone/who was gonna be good to me" <3 #
  • Con: up all night with injured foot + sprained ankle pain. Pro: caught up on a ton of reading. My brain is on fire. #
  • Totes. Will message u Fri to sched RT @Jewyorican @dcap thank u!!! We still need 2 hang out when yr busily fabulous self gets a minute :-) #
  • "server overloaded" RT “@MTV: Check out the most-liked #MovieAwards moments on our brand new MTV Timeline Tracker:” #
  • .@Jewyorican Congrats on the @nbclatino gig! Read your piece about not being "the nanny" +1 in reply to Jewyorican #
  • I'm LOLing @ all these "should preteens be on Facebook" posts. They ARE on. Address that; how to realistically protect them + advert ethics. #
  • I wish more American celebs spent as much time tweeting about real issues that affect this country as they do about the #diamondjubilee #
  • Random thought: What's the point of paying someone to "listen" and "engage" with your audience/customers if you don't listen to them? #
  • You Gotta Believe, the org helping me through this process, has been wonderful. #fostercare #adoption #imabawsss #
  • My home study was a success!!!! More steps to come but estimated date of placement is Septemberish <3 I don't hate my cat anymore either. #
  • ... but today of all days. did not want to spend this last hour before my home study scrambling to clean up paint mess. over it. #
  • I guess the bright side of having an asshole cat who fucks up everything I own is I've learned some patience ... #
  • My cat decided storming in2 a room, walking all over wet red paint & then running all over my couch wld be fun. I truly hate him right now. #
  • Hopefully not though. It's why I had my bedroom built w a door. So I can watch Spongebob at 3am and not wake her. #responsiblegrowness #
  • I wonder if I will still keep up my night owl ways after my teen is with me. Maybe I will be too exhausted from work + activism + parenting #
  • "What about Skype?" No. Not always the best for me. A late-night phone call, just someone's voice, can truly be food for the soul. #
  • As much as social media helps 2 keep people connected, as an alt 2 face-to-face, nothing beats a late-night phone call. Still my fav tech. #
  • See previous tweet for my "Sleeping Beauty" review. #goodnighttwitterz #
  • "Sleeping Beauty": It's a thin line between "artsy" and "boring." Can't believe Browning put up with old man balls for such a flimsy role. #
  • "Sleeping Beauty": I am officially bored. Emily Browning is merely a prop in this film 4 impotent rich dudes. A woman directed this 2 #womp #
  • "Sleeping Beauty": after just 1 sex work gig Browning's character is acting like she's a pro. Youthful arrogance, foreshadowing. Kinda bored #
  • "Sleeping Beauty": I'm intrigued by the one 60+ white haired older lady in a suit attending this weird dinner where all servants are naked. #
  • "Sleeping Beauty": Kinda hard 2 actually sympathize. Pretty+thin white girl=lotso other $ making opportunities that don't involve this mess. #
  • "Sleeping Beauty": Emily Browning looks about 13 w/out clothes. Uncomfortable feelings. Browning looks worried. Run, Emily! #
  • I clearly don't do coke as I called it "coke sniffing" bwahaha. Seriously, don't do it. #hellervadrug #badnews #justsaynoguyz #
  • .@queenkv It just started; there's some coke sniffing, semi hot WFW bathroom action going on. Will write a mini review later :) in reply to queenkv #
  • Set up a PayPal method; I wld do it “@careyfuller: If I got $5/month from every1 on friends/followers, do u know how many ppl I cd help?" #
  • Watching "Sleeping Beauty" while wrapping up home stuff. The heller weird Emily Browning version w sex worker stuff that goes very wrong. #
  • .@daughterphoenix You are always welcome to crash with me during a visit and/or while you transition here after. Email me whenever w deets in reply to daughterphoenix #
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