O for a Muse of Fire!

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Even mom  turnt


So live!!!!!

I’ve never been so hype to have kids in my whole life

Me as a mom tbh

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Anonymous asked: 1, 11, 34

1: What would you name your future daughter? I’m still thinking about girl names (maybe something Greek?), but if I have a son I’ll name him Ezra 

11: Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol? Yeah, I’m not big into alcohol now and I’m fairly certain I can go without it as long as I can have tea and smoothies as alternatives

34: Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t? ALL.THE.FRICKING.TIME

Thanks for asking! ^-^

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It’s Okay It’s Love(2014)

This drama is tragically and beautifully written. We rarely see the deglamorized reality of Mental Illness and the stigmas that come with it. I would highly suggest this drama to everyone! You don’t even have to be a drama fan to appreciate this amazingly well written story.

In some east Asian countries, mental illness carries even more of a stigma then it does in the UK and the US, which makes this film so much more important.

Ok I cried this drama needs so much more attention 

  1. The two male leads both suffer from mental illnesses
  2. The male lead has very severe schizophrenia
  3. He also has PTSD and can only sleep in his bathtub
  4. His friend (the second male) has Tourette’s which is consistently portrayed 
  5. They DO NOT HOLD BACK on the ableist statements and remarks posed to the characters at all
  6. Nearing the end of the drama the male lead completely loses his grasp on reality with a severe relapse 
  7. Neither character gets miraculously 100% cured (both are indicated to still take medication) 
  8. They make peace with their illnesses and it’s a happy ending

The drama’s writers were also recently given a plaque for their efforts in raising awareness for this, and it breaks the stereotype of the conventional ‘perfect family’ K-drama. Seriously, go watch this. 

seriously watch this drama.

it breaks down so many stereotypes about neuroatypical people and has really great representation of various mental health disorders. The drama also features some nice 1-2 episode story arcs about the patients that are being treated under the care of the female lead in the psych unit of a hospital.

here’s a description of just a few of her patients: 

- a trans woman recovering from family abuse

- a schizophrenic man who stops taking his meds to save his sex life

- a grieving mother who thinks her baby is still alive

 the writers really made an effort to humanize all of the patients, instead of just writing  them off as “crazy”. 

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A recent study by the Center for American Progress released this month highlighted what some might call the “soft bigotry of low expectations” if there was a way to take a jug of Downy fabric softener and make old-fashioned implicit bias gentler.

The study found that teachers can have a bit of a Pygmalion effect on students, as in, if they believe a student is gifted and has promise, they will try to deliver on it—unless that child is black, brown or low-income; then the outlook is not so bright.

For poor students and students of color, CAP’s researchers found that teachers thought a college degree was more out of reach for African-American students, to the tune of thinking black students were 47 percent less likely than white students to make it to a higher education. Their thoughts on Latino students? That they were 42 percent less likely to attend college. The view was even bleaker for low-income students: The view was that they were 53 percent less likely than students from more-affluent families to go to college.

Now, sure, there’s a chance that these expectations of teachers are in line with how quite a few people view the impoverished, as well as black and brown children. Because of historical inequities in our society, more than a century of institutionalized racism, and the ever-widening gap between rich and poor, of course children who are affluent and white would be viewed with more promise. Based on how the decks are stacked in our society, such children do have more promise by design.

But education is supposed to be the great equalizer, the real chance students across the board have to become successful adults. Next to voting rights and ending segregation, the biggest fights in the civil rights movement involved the power and promise of education. Parents of lesser means fight to get their children into better schools and go on lengthy waiting lists for charter schools because they know education is the best bet they can place on their child.


Reasons why I’m calling for more young Black folks to become teachers!

I’ve had 3 Black teachers in my whole academic career even though I come from a city that is half Black. The kids in our community will continued to be left behind untl we start getting more Black teachers that are committed to our kids.

thegoddessmamaAs a former teacher it is true my students always told me some white teachers would give them a “C” if they would just behave without having to do any work… I didn’t believe it until I witnessed it myself, and he kept his job!”

This is true!! I worked as a teachers aide for a White teacher back in Maryland. She would constantly yell at the Black students (they honestly werent any worse than the White students). Didnt care to assist the Black students like she did the White, didnt challenge them like the White students, etc. I remember one afternoon she brought me to the side to complain about the Black students coming to me for help before her. Literally all the Black students came to me.Their grades improved and she still couldn’t figure out why. 

Just having black teachers isn’t necessarily going to fix the problem. Its been shown in study after study that black people have a lot of the same biases as white people. An even if they didn’t, its not possible to have every black child be taught by a black teacher. We need to start educating our educators about there own biases and strategies to combat them.

I’m a strong proponent that more black black educators is an absolute necessity. Not just in the classroom but in leadership positions. The teachers who can relate to, and understand the students the most are often pushed out of the field by supervisors who hold the same low expectations for them that they do their students.

But yes, in addition to more deliberate efforts to diversify and RETAIN black teachers, more racial and class discourse needs to take place within school staffs. It’s integral that the people who teach black and brown students actually understand the racial dynamics that impact the student’s life.

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