I haven’t found a good way to put into words how I feel about the murder of another innocent black man. I hate to say it but it’s true: racism is something I have only had to think about when it’s brought up in conversation or when someone says or does something racist. I don’t have to think about it when I’m running on the street. I don’t have to think about it when I’m getting groceries. I dont have to think about it when I go to my car to get something out of it. I don’t have to think about it when I lock myself out of my car and jump through one of the windows. I don’t have to think about it when I’m walking down the street in a hoodie. I don’t have to be worried that someone will fear me due to the color of my skin. It’s absolutely time I make sure it’s on the front of my mind every single day. Systemic racism is at the root of this evil act and until we fix what America was built on, things won’t change. It’s not make America great *again*, that’s bullsh**. It’s just make America great. I’m vowing to be more proactive, to read and learn and listen and learn more and take a more aggressive stance on calling people out when what they’re saying or doing is wrong. And I’m vowing to be humble enough to listen when I’m called out. It’s time to not feel ashamed and go silent for saying something wrong but instead learning from what I said wrong and trying again. Just being “not racist” isn’t enough. It’s not enough to only be upset when another innocent man is killed based on feelings due to the color of his skin. This goes deeper.
Taking some time from the heartbreak and chaos to put new strings on Rosie's little guitar. I think of the songs I know and their origins; the stories they tell; history passed down, and wisdom, and deep feeling. How through music the voices of those who first sung these songs come and join with the voices raised today. May they be heard, and loudly. -
My heart has been hurting and I’ve tried making some cutesy, light hearted clips to break up the heaviness on my social media feeds. But it just doesn’t seem right. I recognize my hapa privilege, learning early on that I can easily pass. I’ve been welcomed warmly and I’ve been told to go back “to Mexico”. I get protective over my mom because I know she deals with racism more often than myself or my dad do. I’ve experienced acceptance and been told that I’m going to hell because they’ve mistaken my bff as my gf while we walked our girls together. These are a few of my experiences and they’re all tiny things compared to the pain others have to deal with on the regular. My friends shouldn’t have to worry if their sons and daughters are going to make it home. I fear for my friends and family on both sides of the blue line. I don’t pretend to have an answer. I’m at a loss. I don’t condone violence but I hear where you’re coming from. I hear you. I see you. I’m learning. #blacklivesmatter#blm#teachme#ally#love
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I see your colour and I honour you. Not with understanding of all that you’ve endured, because I haven’t walked your shoes, but with a willingness to hear you, to stand with you, to hold you, to fight for you, to acknowledge your wounds and bare compassion for your pain, to honour you in your strength. You have shown immense bravery and a great willingness to fight for the justice you require and deserve.
Tell me your stories. I’m listening. I want to hear your truth so that I can learn to love you better than before.
It’s really tough to write positive and uplifting things when you know so much of the world is hurting. .
I am white privileged and it has taken men and women of color to be hurt, killed, and oppressed, then crying out for change for me to fully comprehend this.
It is uncomfortable to admit that I won’t ever be able to fully understand, but that does mean I do not care. “It’s not about not seeing color. That’s not the goal. I see your color and I honor you. I value your input. I will be educated about your lived experiences. I will work against the racism that harms you. You are beautiful. Tell me how I can do better.” - Carlos Rodriguez .
I have a LONG way to go, but please tell me... what can I do to do better? I don’t want to stand by and watch history pass, but heck I am still learning and trying to understand how I can help. 🤟🏼🤟🏽🤟🏾🤟🏿
This is a quote embedded in the article I just read by @utahlgcox
The article can be found here
I have thought in the past that I don’t get to speak about racial discrimination because I don’t get it. I don’t understand. Or whatever other way to avoid being offensive or ignorant or wrong. But the last few days I’ve been feeling something waking me up. This matters. This is real. And it has to change.
I strongly encourage reading his article and listening to RFK’s sorrowing announcement. It would do us all well to recognize how influential for change we can be, as well as recognize how our action or inaction can contribute to problems
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IS COLLEGE COMING TO AN END?
Not so fast. While some believe the system will drastically change others don't buy it. What do you say?
In the late 2000s a lot of us got excited with the MOOCs, aka massive open online courses. Though they are still around, their impact on high education has been marginal. "The reason is that students didn’t like online classes. Neither did their parents. And neither did their professors."
ARGUMENT #1 - IT WILL SHIFT
But people like Scott Galloway, a marketing professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, thinks they'll come back strong, with a revised strategy for a post-pandemic world. A percentage of students will still experience the university campus but others will do the entire courses online.
ARGUMENT #2 - BUSINESS AS USUAL
It seems that some college administrators aren't buying this story, however. To them, the business will look very similar to what it is today, once the coronavirus is out of the way.
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✍️Joe Nocera for @businessweek
Now you can buy goods of Tokyo Disney Resort online that usually you can't get in the park.
The online store is so popular that it is closed soon.
Today fortunately I could buy some goods.
⭐︎so popular that 〜
・ #英語#英語の勉強#英語話せるようになりたい#English#Japanese#Disney#テ ゙ィズニー #東京テ ゙ィズニーリゾート #テ ゙ィズニー英語 #英語勉強中#間違ってたら教えてくた ゙さい🙇♂️ #teachme
“Will you be my first??” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Shout out to the beautiful Kacie for being my first face out of 40 for my MUA program with @senegenceinternational. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m so happy that I could teach her about applying her foundation and blush and that she can use one of the colors for pops of color and highlighting and concealer if she wanted to since she’s so fair skinned. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You too can get a makeover done by me, even virtually!! Drop a 💄 in the comments if you want to get pampered and coached! There’s no such thing as “not knowing enough”!! #makeuplooks#glammakeup#lightmakeup#teachme#learnsomethingnew#theelitesuite#workhardseeresults
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SNAPDRAGON and MAGNOLIA classes are both up on my IGTV 🤗⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
ALSO...Today is our last live painting class of this season 😯 What started out on a whim has turned out to be one of my favorite things about this spring. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Our final LIVE will be today (Sunday) @3pm EST. We’re finishing with Lilies and I am so looking forward to it 😊 I hope to see you there!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There is a lot of hate and anger that has been brewing in a lot of us for a while now. It’s boiling over, and I can feel my own angst slowly moving through me. It’s important to have discussions and speak our minds, with respect, and let out our emotions and share. We can always learn from each other. There are always different perspectives. This is a safe space. Please feel free to express yourself freely❤️
This is NOT , I repeat NOT, a picture of me with my , dare I say “token black” friend to draw likes and attention amidst the brokenness of our current world. This IS my reminder to be aware, empathetic, and always listening. I’ve been rather silent on escalating racial issues in our country. The truth is... I don’t know what to say. But then I read a quote today “If you are neutral in times of oppression then you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” So this is me NOT being neutral. There is nothing I can do but listen and sit with my black brothers and sisters in this. I will never experience what you experience and feel what you feel. I want to know, see, and hear your stories. I want to live and love outside my perfect little white bubble. . .
I’m fortunate to have people in my life, both virtual and IRL who are leaders and voices in reconciliation. I WILL listen to what they say & write. 👉🏼Swipe to see what they are saying. The first pic is my friend, author & pastor @oshetamoore . It was exactly a year ago that she visited Chattanooga and we sat sipping coffee & eating omelets discussing the existing racial tension in my city. My dear friends, & Chattaparents @tinsleyministryateastwest serve in a ministry nurturing & leading urban and church leaders. Their heart for reconciliation is unreal. And well, @arielleestoria ... Aerie model & poet, she just wows me with her writing. . .
"Thank you dad for teaching me how to use many techniques to climb this giant rock." This is meaningful for all dads that teach their children to make the improvement to the success. It also applies to all moms.
This photo that I took, it amazed me how importance it is to teach while growing up as they experience in greatness that they achieve.
𝕧𝕖𝕤𝕚 𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕒𝕝𝕨𝕒𝕪𝕤🥺💞 @vincentwhitakerr@desireemontoya
honestly vesi has my whole heart🥺 they make each other so happy 🥺 I’m so happy for both of them, they deserve so much and more 🥺 one of the purest couples out there, my baby des is so happy and I just extremely love them both so much🥺 much love for you vincent, thanks for coming into my bb’s life again🥺💞
(baby des, liked and reposted💞)
(Vincent liked and reposted 🥺) #explorepage#desireemontoya#vesi
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Books are an amazing language learning tool (obviously 🤷♀️🙃) but there’s something to be said for the accessibility that tech + apps have given us to languages that we otherwise may not have even known exist! 🙌 This week’s blog article is all about indigenous and endangered language learning apps (seriously, it’s quite the list) 🤓 And if you’re a little unsure of the differences between minority, indigenous and endangered languages, then check the video in the article + on YouTube too to help make everything that little bit clearer! 🤗 I’d love to know though - which indigenous or endangered language(s) would you like to learn? 🤔 #wedolanguages
F L O W E R
When I was little my Nan used to hold a buttercup under my chin and said if it turned yellow it meant I liked butter. I remember being so desperate for it to work!
I’ve taught my children the same and every time we see one we have to stop and give it a try. It’s just my way of trying to keep their memory alive.
What things did you grandparents or family teach you that you have taught to your children? #buttercup#flower#teachme#memories#spiritalive
It’s Friday night so I‘ve chucked on a spicy shirt and made homemade picantes🌶🌶 Have an epic long weekend team 🙌🏼
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Add checkboxes in Google Sheets! Thank you for this @aprimarykindoflife
A functional AND pretty way to keep track of all the things! ▪️Highlight cells
▪️Treat them like a font for color and size
▪️Use the space bar to check/uncheck groups
TEACH ME SOMETHING.
What can you teach me
that is not running or fitness related?
What are you good at,
do for a living?
I wanna hear it.
While most of you on here know me
for my zealous love of lifting and running,
I actually know a lot about teeth.
I’ve been in 🦷 dentistry
for nearly 13 years,
first as a dental assistant
and now as a dental hygienist.
(This photo is from 2014 doing a volunteer dental trip in Jamaica. Clearly no fun was had.)
Random tooth fact:
You don’t start seeing damage to teeth from heat
until you hit around 700 degrees celsius.
And YET, microscopic bacteria can cause decay
and bomb out a tooth
in a matter of months.🤯
Just your friendly reminder to brush your damn teeth (and floss)! You don’t want that bug poop causing cavities 🦠
Okay, so what can you teach me about?
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