Its my hair. Not yours.

October 30th, 2015

After a dozen years of having dreadlocks, it is suddenly popular to call me out as a racist for it. The ‘activists’ who are doing this have been given explicit license to disregard my feelings about my identity in this, so nothing I say is allowed, or accepted.

Fuck you, bully. If you cannot have a conversation with me as a human, without implying I am a racist before the conversation even begins, then fuck you. Nothing in your culture war justifies treating people poorly. I am not oppressing you, I just have a hairstyle that is suddenly unpopular. I am fine with having conversations about it, but I don’t talk to anyone about anything if they treat me like shit.

I have dreadlocks for reasons that have nothing at all to do with black culture. If you cared to ask, it is my statement against white beauty standards perpetrated by a media that say as a white woman I must have long straight hair. For the last twelve years Ive made this statement, and never once was I called a racist. Ive had black people come up and admire my dreads, but not one was ever offended enough to say anything to me.

Black people didn’t just wake up this year, nor did they just now find their voice – black people have been fighting angrily and loudly for their rights and proper consideration for much longer than I have had dreads, and I have always supported that. My hair has nothing to do with it, however.

I am not even certain how dreadlocks became a ‘black’ hairstyle in the first place, other that it was made popular by Rastafarians, who are black. Every humans hair, regardless of race or color, can and will turn into dreadlocks simply by not brushing it anymore. That is all I really did to start mine.

The notion that I somehow get a free pass for being a white woman with dreadlocks is fucking ridiculous. I have been rejected for jobs and dates. I have been harassed in public many, many times; “wash your hair bitch!”, “wheres the weed at?”, “you would look much prettier without dreads”. Don’t think for a moment I have it easier somehow; I don’t, but the narrative being sold by cultural activists doesn’t allow for this reality. Somehow, I am a ‘magic whitey’ that gets to do whatever I want with my hair without consequence – which of course is bullshit. Maybe rich and famous Miley Cyrus can get away with that, but not any dreadlock wearing mamma Ive ever met.

Your outrage over my hairstyle and complete lack of regard for my identity and life only serves to lower you to the same level as your oppressors. You know, the ones that actually do real harm to people by dismissing their life struggles and feelings in favor of conformity to standards.

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December 23rd, 2013

Dogecoin: D6eenJ5cBaPHfyxSwDsrMiLrsT7X5uQWeC

No please, DOGE is too much. Bitcoin is just fine. BTC: 1LygTMQ1daScDcBG4yYssS8fQfTQswsdtr

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F U G+

December 2nd, 2013

I have finally reached a point in the house fixing that I can stop, and we will be warm for the winter. This is good, because winter will be here tomorrow.

I was preparing to start making videos again, and I have a few ideas about what I would like to do, but fking Google+ is confusing and difficult, and what the hell does Google+ have to do with YouTube? That is what I wonder as well, but there is no choice about it – you have to use it to have a YouTube channel now. To me, its a pretty transparently desperate attempt to force people onto their service, an action I find pretty despicable. If I wanted to use Google+ I would, but it has a ridiculously inconsistent management interface, and trying to layer YouTube in with it makes it much worse.

Google appears to be strangling YouTube a la AOL; perhaps it is a symptom of being too huge and stagnant, being driven by policy decisions instead of technological solutions. Regardless, its turning me off of making videos, and that blows.

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Island Life

October 12th, 2013

Its been a busy summer. Lets see if I can recap.

We managed to get moved to WA, into my fathers old house. I promptly spent all my savings fixing it up to be liveable, as it was in pretty terrible shape. Lots of spackle and paint everywhere, new bathroom cabinets and fixtures, and then there was the kitchen. The floor had a 4 inch drop from one side to the other, so I had to find someone to jack it up and fix the foundation, which I did (and still owe on). Then all new cabinets and counters, tearing out mold and rot and patching the walls and floors as I went. Brand new stove, as the old one had one burner working sort of, and so much grease I was scared it would spontaneously combust. New back door in the laundry room, as the old one was basically less solid than an interior door, and repairing more floor rot there as well. New insulation everywhere I could stuff it.

So now we are moved in, and things are settled enough that we can focus on day to day things again. There is more work to do on the house, but I am out of money, so I am looking for work. There is a lot of work in the city, but I have to commute across a ferry to get to it, so I have been looking for off hours and remote opportunities, but the pickingsĀ  are slim. I have had a couple great interviews, so hopefully something will come up soon.

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Moving Plan

May 1st, 2013
Moving to WA Plan initiated!
The house is on the market, and is being shown almost daily. We are just waiting for someone to make an offer!
Rental truck with everything we want to move, towing my pickup, reserved for the first week of June. I am driving them to WA, then flying back to TX.
Then we are driving the bus to WA towing Ma’ams car, leaving when the moment is right.
I am going to have Drive a Vu (didnt I just drive this way?) :)
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