“Documenting images of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people, language, and culture in everyday life: countering stereotypes one cigar store Indian at a time.”
“because not everyone in Detroit eats raccoons…”
A series of photos and stories.
Erin Pavlina answers questions about who you have on the other side helping you through life. You have guides who are with you your whole life, part-timers who help you with certain aspects of life, temporaries who help you with specific tasks or crises, and possibly a conduit guide if you’re an experienced intuitive.
I blog this mainly because it sounds like it would make for a really interesting book. Maybe fiction, maybe creative non-fiction, maybe fictionalized, depending on who’s writing it. Some kind of story from the point of view of all these different guides: how you end up being one type or another, what it’s like to be one type or another, how the various types interact with one another, etc.
Lady Scouts is, obviously, Girl Scouts for grown-ass women. Basically, it’s an institutionalized “Girls’ Night,” but for ladies who don’t say “Girls’ Night” and also who are awesome. And there are badass sashes (to come).
- Lady Scouts is for all manner of grown-ass women, youngish and oldish, married and single, gay and straight and something else, and other boxes we fit into (you get it).
- Instead of boxes of cookies, we sell boxes of wine. (When this becomes real, and not just something I say because it’s hilarious, I will let you know)
- Our song goes like this: Make new friends, but keep the old, but maybe don’t friend everyone you went to high school with on Facebook, let’s have some dignity.
- Like regular scouts, camping is important. “Camping” in this case is a metaphor for bar crawls.
Love it. I pretty much love anything that employs the use of the term “grown-ass woman.” You can submit badges.
This thread is for us to brainstorm how to improve the “mulatto” definition on wikipedia, and to make sure the improvements stay in the definition Here’s some of my thoughts:
1. Make it clear “mulatto” equally means people who are first generation AND multigeneration white/black mixed.
2. Emphasize the “mullawad” etymology of mulatto meaning “mixed’ in arabic as at least equal to the “mulo” etymology of meaning mule. I think one anonymous person keeps trying to emphasize the “mulo” etymology and put down the “mullawad” etymology for the sole purpose of trying to harm positive mulatto identity.
3. Make it clear many people in Brazil and other places DO identify as “mulatto”. Make it clear many people in America DO consider “mulatto” to be a positive identification label.
4. A bunch of us need to commit to visit the “mulatto” page on wikipedia regularly, make sure it’s edited to reflect positive mulatto identity fairly, and to remove unfair, negative edits.
The good people at mulatto.org discuss. It’s a couple years old, but the discussion is still relevant. A nice little piece of community organizing.