I was going to call this post ‘Distracted,’ but it doesn’t sum up the intensity of everything. EVERYTHING. I’m experiencing intense body dysphoria while texting my friend who lives in a riot zone while living in a quiet neighborhood feeling like I haven’t done anything with my life, all I’ve done is sign who knows how many petitions and retweeted every resource that came my way.

I’m taking two summer classes that are wildly different: American Government, which is extremely tone-deaf to what’s happening. The professor has shared a single contemporary article while having us read and watch outdated material that gives the impression that the civil rights movement of the ’60s solved everything.

 Then there’s my Journalism class on analyzing the media, which is talking about different ways of critiquing, from feminist to critical race theory. An excerpt: “They converge around the belief that racism is endemic, not aberrational, in American society.”

 Anyway, I know in the grand scheme of things, there’s people in far more danger than I will ever be, so I wanted to give a shout-out to Jesse @ Bowties And Books. You may have heard me talk about them before, but they need support as they go out in Minneapolis and cover the protests on their IG.

Jessie’s IG

If you go to a protest, remember to do research, as some police and white nationals are setting up traps. THEY’RE the ones inciting violence, not our beautiful, strong, people going out there in the name of justice. 

I want to do some uplifting posts highlighting the work of our activists. If you have ideas, please let me know.

Beautiful artwork 

Published by TanyX Goffy

I am an author, poet, and playwright. My current WIPs are a doppelganger Dark Academia and sad vampires. I blog about YA LGBTQIAP+ books, with the occasional straight person book for diversity. They/them Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2EVVFTZUX00P0?ref_=wl_share

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