This is my handmade Carnelian work. Each piece is one of a kind. I actually sold the one in the middle last night. Im happy it found a home. I got a very active facebook and instagram community that supports my work. Hey, if you ever need my work in your life just please DM me. Thank you.
The infantilization of young adults in their early 20s on the internet needs to stop. I just saw someone say with their whole chest they think they should raise the age of consent to 25-26 to protect people from being preyed upon in “age gap” relationships. Are you serious?
You’re willing to treat these people like adults and hold them accountable for bad things, then turn around and say some patronizing “you’re still an impressionable child” shit when it suits your narrative.
Yeah, it’s weird when you’re 23 dating a 40 year old. I’m not disputing that. Hell, one of my friends dated a 39yo man when she was 24 and I was not supportive of that and weirded out to all hell at the time. But she was an adult and she’s allowed to make that call for her, even if it’s weirdo shit.
This is not me advocating that all relationships are right or that people don’t take advantage of people in their early 20s, because there’s always going to be people like that out there.
But treating 20-25 year olds like you have to hold their hand, limit their experiences and choices and autonomy in the name of protecting them, is insanely insulting IMO. Had you said that shit to me when I was 24, with my own apartment, my own job, my own bills, my own friends and lovers who I got to pick, I would’ve walked the heck around you and never looked back. It’s offensive.
At times, I interact with people and think, "wow, I'm so embarassing, I hate myself."
At times, I realize, I don't actually hate myself. The people I interact with are the ones to actually make me think that. Their cold and negative reaction is what makes me feel inadequate.
"Weird" or "inconvenient" or "uncomfortable to be around" are not intrinsic qualities that autistics have; it's a label given by neurotypicals.
That doesn't take away from the struggle of being the odd one out in this mostly neurologically homogenous society, but you still have to remember that it's not autism that hurts you the worst, it's the cruel people and the world they built for themselves, but forgot to include us. You're not bad or embarassing or cringey, and neither am I. You're good. Just different. Be well.
The poverty rate among black married couples has been in single digits ever since 1994. You would never learn that from most of the media. Similarly if you look at those blacks that have gone on to college or finished college, the incarceration rate is some tiny fraction of what it is among those blacks who have dropped out of high school. So it’s not being black; it’s a way of life. Unfortunately, the way of life is being celebrated not only in rap music, but among the intelligentsia, is a way of life that leads to a lot of very big problems for most people.