May 24, 2021

Surges in Americans' preferred drugs of choice seem to always align with what is available in the region our nation is invading.
asha bandele and Patrisse Cullors, "When They Call You a Terrorist"

We just don't discuss romance much because, well, it's weird. He's my dad regardless. But my friends and my lifestyle make my Queerness pretty obvious and he couldn't care less. He just wants to roll with me. And this, I realize, is what his family cherishes in him. This total absence of judgment. He's easygoing as hell, the original live-and-let-live man. His warmth runs over you like the waters in the hot springs of Central California, enveloping and clean and what you want more and more and more of.
asha bandele and Patrisse Cullors, "When They Call You a Terrorist"

In California there are more than 4,800 barriers to re-entry, from jobs, housing and food bans, to school financial aid bans and the list goes on. You can have a two-year sentence but it doesn't mean you're not doing life.