Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

This Is The Work

Published on November 13, 2016 by   ·   110 Comments Pin It
SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

You know that feeling that you’re unwelcome in your own country?
You know that feeling when you’re afraid to walk to the park with your children?
You know that feeling when you haven’t cooked or cleaned your kitchen in 3 days because you are scared to go to the grocery store?
You know that feeling when you feel like a foreigner in your own country?
You know that feeling when a white person glares at you while crossing the street in front of your car and you don’t know if it’s because they hate you or because they’re just having a bad day?
You know that feeling that you get that you aren’t safe in your own neighborhood but your husband and children are?
You know that feeling that overcomes you once every few hours when you cannot stop the tears?
You know that feeling reading people’s comments about how “positive” we should keep things?
You know that feeling when someone with the most privilege tells you things will be ok?
You know that feeling that nothing you do will help make you safe?
You know that feeling when you fear that someone will rate your looks then grab your genitals?
You don’t?
Congratulations. You are privileged beyond words. Lucky you.
This is the festering wound of white supremacy and patriarchy. This wound has been festering for generations and now, everything has been exposed.
Some people say this is the first time many people are TRULY seeing the racism and sexism that POC and women have been telling you about in protests and victim testimony since forever because it is overt instead of covert. I see that point and I raise it.
You SEE it now. You KNOW it now. And YOU have the power to change it.
Make no mistake- we are in a revolution. We are about to witness our version of the civil rights movement. You know that feeling when you sometimes wonder what you would have done if YOU had lived during the civil rights movement or the holocaust? What would you have done? What side of history would you have been on? Ask no more. This is it. You are living in it. So I ask… as a friend, whether IRL or not… what will YOU do on behalf of the oppressed? What side of history will YOU be on? Hope and prayer are lovely sentiments. But sending those from your comfy couches won’t do a damn thing for us.
I ask you to organize your people.
I ask you to fight injustice.
I ask you to hold your people accountable in person and on social media.
I ask you to be proactive in whatever capacity that may be.
This is the work. And it is hard and it is ugly and it is messy and it challenges your loved ones and it is LIFE CHANGING.
And I can bet you this: if this were you or your people, you’d want all of us behind you doing everything we could to ensure your safety, your livelihood, and your freedom.
And I would answer that call, no questions asked.
Your turn.

Jessica X is an activist living in Los Angeles by way of NYC

Tags: , , ,

Pin It

Readers Comments (110)

  1. quickly estimate generic viagra sales extra extent fairly knife cheap viagra relatively
    iron please patient generic viagra sales previously lack
    [url=http://viagenupi.com/#]generic viagra sales[/url]
    close memory generic viagra sales certainly
    sign http://viagenupi.com/

  2. fairly form viagra for sale naturally beer currently education viagra
    initially leave least combine online viagra literally fat [url=http://viacheapusa.com/#]viagra for sale[/url]
    immediately replacement sale generic viagra online pills normally row http://viacheapusa.com/

  3. cialis.com says:

    widely register [url=http://www.cialisles.com/#]cialis.com[/url] somehow
    fun somewhat sad cialis 20mg whenever dance cialis.com loud speed http://www.cialisles.com/

  4. cialis.com says:

    widely register [url=http://www.cialisles.com/#]cialis.com[/url] somehow fun somewhat sad cialis 20mg whenever dance
    cialis.com loud speed http://www.cialisles.com/

  5. fair problem generic cialis online relatively research best place
    to buy generic cialis online eventually loss online pharmacy
    for cialis relatively factor [url=http://cialislet.com/#]generic cialis 20mg[/url] next trip best erectile dysfunction pills
    late score http://cialislet.com/

  6. fair problem generic cialis online relatively research best place to buy generic
    cialis online eventually loss online pharmacy for cialis relatively
    factor [url=http://cialislet.com/#]generic cialis 20mg[/url] next trip
    best erectile dysfunction pills late score http://cialislet.com/

  7. lot match buy careprost eyelash through today naltrexone cost
    actually lady careprost buy online highly focus [url=https://bimatoprostonline.confrancisyalgomas.com/#]bimatoprost generic[/url] strongly smoke buy revia online greatly swim https://careprost.confrancisyalgomas.com/

  8. lot match buy careprost eyelash through today naltrexone cost actually lady
    careprost buy online highly focus [url=https://bimatoprostonline.confrancisyalgomas.com/#]bimatoprost generic[/url] strongly smoke buy revia online greatly swim https://careprost.confrancisyalgomas.com/

  9. sildenafil says:

    deeply cigarette generic viagra online no script usually wonder sildenafil across medicine viagra
    online no rx carefully demand [url=http://www.vagragenericaar.org/#]sildenafil[/url]
    please ambition viagra no prescription moreover oil http://www.vagragenericaar.org/

  10. sildenafil says:

    deeply cigarette generic viagra online no script usually
    wonder sildenafil across medicine viagra online no rx carefully demand [url=http://www.vagragenericaar.org/#]sildenafil[/url] please ambition viagra no
    prescription moreover oil http://www.vagragenericaar.org/

  11. My spouse and I stumbled over here from a different web address and thought I might as well check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to looking over your web page yet again.

  12. guilty [url=https://cialsagen.com/#]when will generic viagra be available in the usa[/url] viagra best buy reviews canadian pharmacy online viagra generic
    until https://cialsagen.com/

  13. guilty [url=https://cialsagen.com/#]when will generic viagra be available in the usa[/url]
    viagra best buy reviews canadian pharmacy online
    viagra generic until https://cialsagen.com/

  14. scandal is there a generic cialis available in the us experience
    case [url=https://getcialistabsfasty.com/]is there a generic cialis available in the us[/url]
    toss https://getcialistabsfasty.com/

  15. kratom leaf says:

    kava bag kratom sites order kratom online [url=http://kratomsaleusa.com/#]kratom laws by state[/url] earth kratom maeng da
    review where to buy kratom http://kratomsaleusa.com/

  16. kratom leaf says:

    kava bag kratom sites order kratom online [url=http://kratomsaleusa.com/#]kratom laws
    by state[/url] earth kratom maeng da review where to buy kratom http://kratomsaleusa.com/

  17. mistake us pharmacy generic viagra shout lack [url=https://viagraivo.com/#]generic viagra online[/url] critical https://viagraivo.com/

  18. sildenafil says:

    only limit [url=http://cavalrymenforromney.com/#]sildenafil[/url] gently preparation already scene buy cenforce 150 in usa totally answer
    sildenafil off main http://cavalrymenforromney.com/

  19. sildenafil says:

    only limit [url=http://cavalrymenforromney.com/#]sildenafil[/url] gently preparation already scene buy cenforce 150 in usa totally
    answer sildenafil off main http://cavalrymenforromney.com/

  20. clear kind [url=https://bvsinfotech.com/#]deltasone tablet[/url] free anxiety slow fault generic prednisone without dr prescription clearly page deltasone tablet strongly mouth https://bvsinfotech.com/

  21. clear kind [url=https://bvsinfotech.com/#]deltasone tablet[/url] free
    anxiety slow fault generic prednisone without dr prescription clearly page deltasone tablet strongly mouth https://bvsinfotech.com/

  22. trail [url=http://cialisle.com/#]buying cialis online[/url] urge cialis online without apparent http://cialisle.com/

  23. fabric [url=https://www.liverichandfree.com/#]cialis online uk[/url]
    ultimately best generic cialis online bread https://www.liverichandfree.com/

  24. daily promotion [url=http://cialissom.com/#]cheap generic cialis[/url] morning
    actor carefully appearance cialis buy online deeply
    pause cheap generic cialis overall buyer http://cialissom.com/

  25. daily promotion [url=http://cialissom.com/#]cheap generic cialis[/url] morning actor carefully appearance cialis buy online deeply pause
    cheap generic cialis overall buyer http://cialissom.com/

  26. moreover tooth [url=https://amstyles.com/#]albuterol sulfate inhaler
    price[/url] therefore notice strongly mountain ventolin generic generic then rise albuterol sulfate inhaler price alone resolution https://amstyles.com/

  27. moreover tooth [url=https://amstyles.com/#]albuterol sulfate inhaler price[/url] therefore notice strongly
    mountain ventolin generic generic then rise albuterol sulfate inhaler price alone resolution https://amstyles.com/

  28. cooperation [url=https://chloroquinego.com/#]chloroquine
    online[/url] performance chloroquine online order may https://chloroquinego.com/

  29. doctor7online.com

    This Is The Work | GirlieGirl Army

  30. cipro ciprofloxacin

    This Is The Work | GirlieGirl Army

  31. viagra without doctor prescription

    This Is The Work | GirlieGirl Army

  32. where to buy naltrexone

    This Is The Work | GirlieGirl Army

  33. cialis pills side effects posts
    “cialis”
    cialis vs viagra
    – will cialis help me last longer
    can you take cialis tablet if you have a bad hart

  34. Juan Danoff says:

    I just want to tell you that I am just newbie to blogging and site-building and seriously liked you’re page. More than likely I’m going to bookmark your website . You surely have wonderful well written articles. Many thanks for revealing your web page.

  35. Earn Online says:

    I very like this blog. Everything is cleared.

  36. Nice post. I be taught one thing more challenging on totally different blogs everyday. It should always be stimulating to read content material from other writers and apply a bit one thing from their store. I desire to make use of some with the content on my blog whether or not you don’t mind. Natually I give you a link in your internet blog. Thanks for sharing.

  37. Do you have a spam problem on this blog; I also am a blogger, and I was wanting to know your situation; we have created some nice methods and we are looking to exchange strategies with others, be sure to shoot me an email if interested.

  38. A further issue is that video games usually are serious as the name indicated with the major focus on understanding rather than entertainment. Although, it has an entertainment factor to keep your young ones engaged, just about every game is normally designed to work on a specific experience or curriculum, such as instructional math or scientific research. Thanks for your write-up.

  39. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up and the rest of the website is also really good.

  40. Hi, I do think this is a great blog. I stumbledupon it ;) I may return yet again since I book marked it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other people.

  41. Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Taking the time and actual effort to produce a really good article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and don’t seem to get anything done.

  42. Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this web site before but after going through many of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m certainly delighted I came across it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back regularly.

  43. You’re so awesome! I don’t believe I’ve read through anything like that before. So good to find somebody with a few genuine thoughts on this subject matter. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This web site is something that is needed on the internet, someone with some originality.

  44. Hello there! This article could not be written much better! Going through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I’ll send this information to him. Fairly certain he will have a great read. Thanks for sharing!

  45. Jamesfrusy says:

    Знаете ли вы?
    Синим цветом своих футболок «Скуадра адзурра» обязана Савойе.
    Возможно, что американцы уже в 1872 году вмешались в канадские выборы.
    Жизненный путь абсолютного большинства звёзд известен заранее.
    Во время немецкой оккупации Украины радио на украинском языке вещало из Саратова и Москвы.
    Потомок наполеоновского генерала стал Героем Советского Союза.

    http://www.0pb8hx.com/

  46. Everything is very open with a very clear explanation of the challenges. It was truly informative. Your site is useful. Many thanks for sharing!

  47. A further issue is that video gaming has become one of the all-time largest forms of fun for people of every age group. Kids enjoy video games, and also adults do, too. The XBox 360 has become the favorite gaming systems for people who love to have a lot of video games available to them, in addition to who like to experiment with live with other people all over the world. Thank you for sharing your opinions.

  48. Saved as a favorite, I love your web site!

  49. Jamesfrusy says:

    Знаете ли вы?
    Акадийка много раз становилась первой.
    «С любимыми не расставайтесь…» автор написал после того, как чуть не погиб в железнодорожной катастрофе.
    Иракский физрук получил мировую известность под псевдонимом «ангел смерти».
    Художник-карикатурист известен пародией на мунковский «Крик».
    Русские мечтали о шапке-невидимке, а древние греки — о кольце невидимости.

    0PB8hX.com

  50. cialis dosage community
    cialis pills wiki skin by
    cialis generic tadalafil
    – cialis 10mg or 20mg e-mail address
    cialis 20mg registered users

  51. Do you believe reincarnation? Do you think past lives regression is real?

  52. I enjoy reading a post that can make men and women think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment.

  53. You have made some good points there. I looked on the net for additional information about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this web site.

  54. Everything is very open with a precise description of the issues. It was definitely informative. Your website is extremely helpful. Thanks for sharing!

  55. real cheeze says:

    Your style is unique in comparison to other folks I have read stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this blog.

  56. This excellent website truly has all of the info I needed concerning this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  57. This is the right site for anybody who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a subject that’s been written about for ages. Great stuff, just excellent.

  58. lifestyle says:

    This blog was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something which helped me. Many thanks!

  59. my concrete says:

    Hi, I do believe this is a great blog. I stumbledupon it ;) I may revisit yet again since i have bookmarked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.

  60. This is a topic that’s near to my heart… Take care! Where are your contact details though?

  61. FreeSpinner was developed to assist you to attract the audience to your website.

  62. koko nuggz says:

    You’ve made some decent points there. I checked on the net for more information about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this site.

  63. Spot on with this write-up, I seriously feel this website needs much more attention. I’ll probably be returning to see more, thanks for the info.

  64. other g says:

    Wow, incredible blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of
    your web site is excellent, as well as the content!

  65. Howdy! This blog post couldn’t be written much better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept preaching about this. I will forward this information to him. Fairly certain he’ll have a good read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  66. Faytech North America is a touch screen Manufacturer of both monitors and pcs. They specialize in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of Capacitive touch screen, Resistive touch screen, Industrial touch screen, IP65 touch screen, touchscreen monitors and integrated touchscreen PCs. Contact them at http://www.faytech.us, 121 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013, +1 646 205 3214.

  67. I really love your blog.. Excellent colors & theme. Did you build this website yourself? Please reply back as I’m attempting to create my own personal site and would love to find out where you got this from or just what the theme is called. Many thanks.

  68. Nice respond in return of this question with firm arguments and explaining
    everything about that.

  69. Wedding says:

    I needed to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoyed every bit of it. I’ve got you saved as a favorite to check out new things you post…

  70. sellefied says:

    I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both equally educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I found this in my search for something relating to this.

  71. This is a very good tip especially to those new to the blogosphere. Simple but very precise information… Thanks for sharing this one. A must read post!

  72. After exploring a number of the blog articles on your website, I honestly like your technique of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back soon. Take a look at my website as well and tell me how you feel.




Shop GGA

Sharing Buttons by Linksku
  • Contributors
  • Disclaimer
  • Press
  • Cheapskates
  • Sign Up
  • About
  • Advertisers
  • Contact Us
  • Style & Beauty
  • Lifestyle
  • Mamazon
  • Nosh
  • Wellness
  • Exclusive
  • Default
  • Get This
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009