16th Street Baptist Church Bombing. September 15, 1963. A date we truly should #NeverForget.
Addie Mae Collins. 14
Cynthia Wesley. 14.
Carole Robertson. 14.
Denise McNair. 11.


Never Forget

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"at my first acting class, I sat down after doing my monologue and some guy came up to me and said, ‘honey, you’re too pretty. you could just be sitting shot gun in some guys ferrarri.’ fuck that. i don’t need to sit in some guy’s car. I’ll buy the ferrari. get it on your own and no one can take it away from you."

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Father, Creator of all that is good,
you have called us to work in your world,
and by their cooperation to better the condition of humankind.
Grant that we may always work together as children of your family,
and love all people as our brethren.
Through Christ our Lord.
- 9/15 Mid-Morning Liturgy of the Hours
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ONLY 190 PAGES LEFT TO GO!!! After trying to finish this book for almost a month, I am so close!

Questions which still plague me & which had also better be concluded in the next 190 pages:
-Will Roger be able to sing again or is he a silenced thrush?
-Does Lizzie really throw away her chemistry with Josiah to marry some guy whose mother she likes more than him?
-Can Duncan get it up or what?
-Will Stephen Bonnet ever learn to stop fucking with the MacKenzie-Fraser family?
-How is Stephen Bonnet the luckiest death-thwarting bastard ever/will I get to read someone cutting off his dick before they kill him?

is she watching how smouldering i’m looking? is she? she is. good continue with the smouldering.

90% of all Claire/Jamie interactions thus far in Outlander. Which is great because their scenes from the book are 100% more perfect visualized.

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So…last week I ended up working 48 hours last week to complete and submit a grant proposal. There are multiple, complicated extenuating circumstances as to why this occurred, due to some of our stupidest policies and plain circumstance. I won’t go into detail because again, complicated, but point is I had 8 hours past 40 last week.

Well, today, my boss tells me that our treasurer told her to just give me comp time to out towards this week. So I told her that in this case, it is illegal not to pay me according to federal and state overtime standards. I know this with 100% certainty because I’ve put a lot of effort into educating myself about my rights in the workplace. But I printed out a fact sheet from the Department of Labor for her to show him, along with a few Q&A’s from a great site called Nonprofit Risk Management (seriously they are shit at this with HR)

I’m not so inch worried about her as I am about the board. She says she will “fight for me” but this frankly is not a matter of debate — it’s the law. It also can’t wait until the next board meeting because I’m supposed to be paid OT by the regular pay day of the corresponding week(s). I realize I’m not supposed to work overtime, but that doesn’t negate the FLSA.

I don’t want to seem too unnecessarily pushy or demanding and put my employment in jeopardy. But they are the ones putting our organisation in jeopardy if they don’t comply with the law. I don’t want to feel like I have to take extreme measures. But the facts are this:

I’m an hourly worker, which makes me non-exempt, and I had 8 hours over 40 last week. Therefore, federal and state law requires I be financially compensated AND at a rate at no less than 1 1/2 times my regular pay rate in an appropriate and timely manner. If they give me grounds to report a labor violation, I WILL do it. It’s well within my rights and if they wanted someone who isn’t willing to defend those rights…well, they hired the wrong person.

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Reppin’ my Smith Alumna shirt at work today and feelin’ some nostalgia!

1 year ago I donned my hat and attended my last convocation
8.5 months ago I toasted to my fellow J grads
6 months ago I started my first adult job
4 months ago I got my diploma

Where has the time gone?!?

a friendly reminder



that calling women of color exotic is

  • fucking racist
  • dehumanizing
  • othering
  • and not a fucking compliment



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