As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution
it’s really scary
it’s really infuriating
it’s really exhausting
Me every morning
parental figure: “sit like a lady”
Natalie Dormer as Cressida in Mockingjay - Part I [x]
This is a book giveaway!
I adore Ruta Sepetys, she’s among the most genuine people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Living in my little bubble I just thought everyone had read Between Shades of Gray and therefore knew who she was… I was mistaken. So the other day I was at the store and decided to pick up a brand new copy of Out of the Easy so I could do a quick giveaway. There are nearly 1,000 of you and when I get there I hope to do a Halloween themed giveaway.
Rules… I hate rules.
I couldn’t care less if you follow me, I just want to show support for one of my favorite authors.
Likes and reblogs both count.
The giveaway ends on my birthday, September 22nd! I’ll pick a winner through one of those random generators on the 23rd and the winner will have… 48 hours?… to claim it before I draw again.
I’ll have it sent by the first week of October and you’ll have yourself a brand new copy of Out of the Easy that retails for $17.99.
oh my goodness, a week left