someone smack me on the head for being awake at this hour.
someone fuck this tween up for pretending to be my best friend. God Damn, have better things to do with your time.
agreed. can’t deal. The fact that this b!tc* doesn’t accept messages is pathetic. let’s all clap for anons, who loves being anons and is most definitely NOT my best friend, and who clearly has no life, self-respect, personality, or confidence. cyber-bullying is probably so fun and satisfying for them.
There’s this kid you probably haven’t heard of: Noah Steadman. There’s no reason you should have heard of him until now, but now I am asking you to remember his name and to spread it to everyone you can. Noah Steadman is a self-proclaimed White Supremacist who moderates 4chon (basically 4chan for people who were kicked off 4chan for being too racist). Over the course of a couple of months he has been threatening the wellbeing of the students of Bard College at Simon’s Rock; now he has put the college’s staff, faculty and students in concrete danger, having been threatened with, among others, corrective rape, shooting, and bombing. Read the statement below, written by a friend of mine, for a detailed description of what has happened, and remember: Noah Steadman is a White Supremacist and a danger to our community.
Hello friends an family!
I’ve now been in LA for almost two months now, which is crazy! On one hand I feel like I just got here a week ago, and on another, I feel like so much has happened since I’ve been here. And while I don’t feel like this is my home, and still have to plug in Google Maps to my car whenever I leave one of the three neighborhoods I’m familiar with, I feel like I’ve had some notable successes.
As some of you know, I had an amazing trip to Hawaii two weekends ago to play lacrosse in an international tournament for a LA women’s club. I had never been to Hawaii before, and even though the weekend went by quickly and I was sunburnt and sore, I had an amazing time. I met some awesome ladies who I was honored to call my teammates and we placed third in the tournament.
The day before I left for Hawaii I finally moved into my own apartment after staying with a very generous and great friend for about a month. It’s in Studio City, which is just about 10 minutes from Hollywood, and I have two roomies, who are also Emerson graduates. And for the first time in my life I have my own bathroom and walk-in closet! Wahoo! Big girl steps! While it remains sparsely furnished until I make enough extra cash to buy basically anything, I’m just grateful to have my own room and to not have to worry about finding a parking space. Hollywood was a parking nightmare when I stayed there.
The second day I was in Hawaii I got a call from a online magazine that I interviewed at the day before I left, and I was offered the position I interviewed for! The 7:30am Hawaii time wakeup call was completely worth it! I’m starting there on Monday as an editorial assistant and I feel so incredibly lucky to have been given this opportunity.
So, in case you had trouble keeping track, that was moving into my apartment and getting a job within 48 hours of each other! I’m still completely amazed and grateful for all of this. I had been applying for so many jobs, and praying so much for just my job or apartment to get taken care of, and was really missing my family during the first few weeks I was here. But of course, just trust in the plan, and everything will come together.
I’ll still be working at my Starbucks throughout nights and weekends in addition to working 9:30am-6:30pm at my new job. For now, it’s worth it, because I could use the extra cash through the holidays, and I hope that it’s something I’ll be able to pull off for a long time because I do enjoy working there.
Thank you all so much for all your support so far. This is just the beginning of my “grown up” journey, and I know that. But I wouldn’t have been able to make it even this far without my family and friends. But mostly I couldn’t have made it this far without trusting in the master plan.
“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days, such a humorless little prig. Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me… So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling, on tiptoes and no luggage, not even a sponge bag, completely unencumbered.”
-Aldous Huxley, Island
“It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days… Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me…So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling…” Aldous Huxley
Done at Tattoo Lous in Selden, NY