…no-turning-back moment where it doesn’t matter if you love him or know him? What do you do then? What happens that moment you let go?” - m. Evelina galang’s “deflowering the sampaguita”. Quite possibly the worst thing to read during this ongoing 13 month dry spell and I can’t believe I’m admitting this but it is #30bravedays (day 14) and I couldn’t think of doing anything else at this late hour so there you have it. I know the #excerpt is not explicit at all but all that gorgeous detail left me breathless. Delicious pacing and good lord that imagery. Oh young love, I wish i had it but lust was a fine companion… sometimes. Other times it was an annoying, needy asshole. Good riddance. …I still miss it haha. Man reading for my pawa online pinay literature and creative writing class is so awesome. I could do without the shifts of memory but it happens.
So along with David Mitchell’s book “the bone clocks” I bought the #dvd complete tv series “the middleman” which was created by the amazing Javier grillo-matriarch. This is my absolute favorite cancelled tv series and every episode is a damn gem. The comics are also quite stellar and I’ve only read the script of the graphic novel tie up “the palindrome reversal palindrome” so I’m pumped to see the table read. I’ve waited years to buy this and I thought I might as well since I have the money now. I love having no kids lol. (at Barnes & Noble Union Square)
Attended the David Mitchell reading for his #book the bone clocks at barnes and noble in union square. The #autograph line was like a hour, the path was suspended, and I pissed off my sister but it was worth it to meet and listen to my favorite author ever. Dang he was so cool, nice, and profound. I wish I recorded all the terrific things he said. And my awestruck ass accidentally put it on video mode. I put on makeup for nothing. Still using it as my default haha. I wanna date a writer more than ever. Man they’re awesome. (at Barnes And Noble Union Square)
Will those stellar free-speech advocates on the right stand up for Dr. Misee Harris, or will they remain silent?
Dr. Misee Harris, who also was the Black Bachelorette, just found herself in an impossible situation after posting support for Ferguson and Mike Brown’s family on her private Facebook page. Dr. Harris was given a choice to resign or shut up. Here’s the story:
I would hire me a lawyer or whatever and have me a nasty ole discrimination lawsuit .
for anyone who isn’t clicking through to read more you are missing some holy fucking shitballs fuckery:
On Thursday, September 4th, Dr. Misee Harris (the Black Bachelorette) was called into an unannounced meeting at the dental practice where she has worked as a Pediatric Dentist and was recently offered a partnership in the practice. Dr. Harris, the sole African American dentist in the practice, has worked tirelessly with underprivileged young patients on Medicaid to ensure their smiles remain healthy, and the quality of Dr. Harris’s work has never been called into question. Once in the meeting, Dr. Harris was ambushed and presented with screenshots from her private Facebook page. Being that Misee had blocked work colleagues from accessing her account, it was explained to Misee that a doctor who is a partner at the office, and who led the meeting, had been having a friend spy on Misee’s Facebook page. Screenshots were taken of Misee’s Facebook posts and were sent to the doctor who led the meeting. Misee was then told that some of her Facebook posts about recent racial issues in America were “unprofessional.” The biggest bone of contention to the partners was a cartoon (see graphic below) related to the recent police murders of several innocent African-Americans across the nation. The partner held up the picture and asked Misee “Do you think we (meaning Misee’s white colleagues) are all like this?”
The graphic at the top is what those good white (Republican) dentists were so upset about.
Dr. Misee Harris composed herself and asked the partner if she had any idea what was going on in black America, namely regarding the murder of Michael Brown. The partner did not know the name Mike Brown, nor did she seem to understand Misee’s outrage at being attacked for her personal views. Dr. Harris’s racial discrimination concerns voiced on her personal and private Facebook page was meant solely for the eyes of her friends and family whom Misee thought she could trust. Misee was then told flat out that she would have to choose between her “style of social media communication” and her job as a pediatric dentist in their practice.
Misee felt unable to continue working under such conditions and decided to quit the dental practice on the spot, much to the dismay of her bosses. They assumed Misee would simply promise to stop voicing her opinions on social media about racial injustice. In a nutshell, Dr. Misee Harris feels she has been discriminated against as the sole African-American member of her now former dental practice. Dr. Harris believes she has been pushed out of her job for simply being a black woman in America.