"There is no failing. This isn’t high school. You either give up or are on the way to triumph. Every battle you lose puts you that much closer to either of those ends. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the ability or even the want to be back on your feet. What matters is that you can visualize you taking those steps and if you can do that. If you can see your goal you’ve already won."
this is just a few what I have seen lately
I’M A GUMMY BEAR, YES I’M A GUMMY BEAR, I’M A YUMMY TUMMY LUCKY FUNNY GUMMY BEAR.
oh hell no
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
Austin Carlile, Kellin Quinn and Jack Barakat