“-According to her coworker, Panamanians of West Indian descent aren’t event real Panamanians, let alone Latin@s”
As a Panamanian of West Indian descent who was born and raised in Panama and continues to hold a Panamanian citizenship I have a Lifetime of things to say on that one point alone: “Fuck You and Your Coworker. How dare y’all?!.” will have to do for right now.
Sporadically over the past couple of months, a young lady decided to riddle me with questions about why the category of ‘Afrolatin@’ and all its variations were necessary. Because I’m open to dialogue, I corresponded with her via Twitter every time she had questions. Sometimes she would say things…
Yeah, and her point of telling me besides her being an ass was that her coworker was Panamanian. She was like yeah he’s Black like most people are in Panama (black & indigenous but not WI) … So I start telling her about SAMAAP, dia de la etnia negra, Panamanian Friendship Reuinion (started by Panas of WI descent in the US) …like ytf do you think these things exist? I guess I’m learning there’s a fine like between teaching moments and telling ppl to stfu #shrug
Reblog if you struggle with depression, or an eating disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADD, OCD, if you self harm, are suicidal or if you have any mental health problem. This is not to seek attention, pity, or judgement. This is to say you are here, and you are not alone. This is to say that no one out there is alone, and we are here to support each other. Reblog.
it’s always nice to meet an individual who thinks the same as you. or even just the same morals or motivations, interests and intelligence. it’s just nice to meet someone who understands. especially if you think you’re the only one
“That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end.
The fog is like a cage without a key.”—Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel (via lostinthesounds)
Uma coisa interessante quando se visita outros países, é reparar nas paredes e muros das cidades. Stencil, grafites, pichações, podem revelar um pouco das diferentes culturas ou, algumas vezes, nos mostrar até mesmo um certo padrão nesses registros.