I am being reminded of another hard fact of life and being an adult. You can meet someone and grow close to them but that doesn’t mean they’ll be directly in your life forever. My roomate took the 1 year leave and will most likely resign from our company within that time frame. He just headed off to the airport to go back home to his island cause they finally opened their borders. Im happy he can finally go home because he’s been trapped here since March….but I’m still SAD
HIII TAEYEON JAPANESE COMEBACK WHICH MEANS IM COMING BACK
REMEMBER WHEN WE THOUGHT WE WERE GETTING A KRYSTAL SOLO ALBUM AAAAAAAAHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAH
in college a teacher explained that criticizing gentrification wasn’t about shaming or blaming the white people that were most likely living in the only apartments they could afford - it was about asking why their living there was inherently valuable. it’s not really about who - it’s about why. why white lives are literally valued more. why is the presence of white people a gentrifying force? what is it about whiteness that elicits immediate value?
And if you look up the stages of gentrification, it usually goes like “artists and teachers and etc move into this neighborhood because its what they can afford” and THEN “developers notice these people and try to capitalize on them.”
Imagine someone shoots you, very likely tried to kill you and after that trauma you expect sympathy and maybe an outpouring of support but instead your trauma becomes a meme and everyone is laughing at your pain.
And this is truly the burden of black women. The world tears us down to nothing so we build up these hard exteriors to protect ourselves (which usually manifests as what appears to be unwavering confidence) and are praised for our “strength” but really for how much abuse we can take. And the result of that is people feeling free to treat us any kind of way without remorse because we’re expected to handle everything better than other women. We’re rarely seen as victims, sympathetic characters, vulnerable, and deserving of affection.