I believe it is so important right now, with all that is happening, to express your anger, rage, sadness, and any other feelings you have associated with what you see on Twitter, Tumblr, or maybe even the news. This is America, land of the free and all that jazz, and people are being attacked in their own backyards and then being blamed for the problem. For some of us, this is nothing new and there is a disgust but never a shock…how can you be shocked by something that has happened over and over again. For some this is expected but never quite seen on this scale with their own eyes and their own time…it was something that happened to older relatives fighting for the same freedom from persecution and death.
And for even more of us, these social networks are our escape from reality. You cant escape Ferguson or Gaza or floods in Detroit and Maine, its happening and its here and look at it dammit because this IT’S HERE!!! But for a while, I have to step back. I signal boosted and reported and conversed because its important, I know how important it is. I also know I have to look after myself and constantly watching my people be killed, harmed, dehumanized, criminalized, “justifiably” murdered…it takes a toll on my mental health. For the next couple of days this blog will be going back to its regularly scheduled programming. Cats, steak, fic, ships, and probably a little Beyonce. Dont take that to mean I dont give a damn about current events, I am nearly overcome with giving a damn. That’s exactly why I have to back away. I stand with the citizens of Ferguson, I pray for the citizens of Ferguson, and I want to do everything in my power to make sure these moments, this time, doesnt fade away and folks go back to business as usual. I just need to breathe.
Thanks for listening and I hope you guys continue to fight the fight hard or back away as well if that’s what you need to do. The #1 thing we all need to do is support each other in whichever decision we have to make.