sitting here literally crying because sushi push-pops are a literal actual thing and it’s horrifying and disgraceful and ofc made by a white man
I emailed my old advisor in the engineering department about readmission and got this reply:
“It’s nice to hear from you! I think of you when I pass Cinnaholic and wonder when you’re coming back. And I remember your awesome hat—still the best thing any engineer has worn in my office.”
We met one time a year ago, and it was so that I could withdraw. And she still remembered me.
don’t use senpai or kouhai jokingly, don’t use kawaii jokingly, don’t use suffixes or honorifics jokingly, just stop
Don’t turn japanese into a joke when it’s already mocked by racists, when diaspora japanese are already discouraged or ashamed to speak it due to racism
Don’t make fun of languages that are spoken by oppressed ethnicities and cultures, when they’re already systemically discouraged to speak it or even teach it to their children or grandchildren, because of racist pressure from western societies to assimilate
Don’t make fun of languages from cultures outside the western european language hegemony, because you just come off as a racist xenophobe
Things to read:
hey look I am referenced in this!
did I ever tell you about my weeaboo co-worker who called me senpai? bc that actually happened.
how did i go from “never gonna go back to college!!!” to “gonna go back to college and finish my BS, a minor, and my teaching credentials in only six more semesters!!”
cw: mentions of sexual violence, csa, rape culture
i never know how to feel about law and order svu
bc like on one hand i feel like it super sensationalizes sexual violence and child sexual abuse. and can be super triggering and hard to watch. and, in the end, is a show about cops.
but on the other hand it is a tv show that has been running on basic cable for almost 15 years that actually takes on shit like rape culture and actually explicitly says “it’s not your fault that this happened” to survivors.
crying while watching law and order svu and eating an entire pizza and dyeing my hair black it’s that time
thinkin about “self-love” and where it’s supposed to come from. there’s this idea that you need to love yourself and not rely on others for your own validation. like, okay maybe i get it. but also, where am i supposed to pull this confidence and love out of, my butt?
i love my body most when my lover touches me with care and tenderness. or when they look at me and take me in and aren’t scared or repulsed. because i’ve been told by everyone and everything forever that people like me don’t deserve to be loved. and sometimes I need to be shown and told that that isn’t true.
i love posting selfies and having them be reblogged. i love it when people like my profile picture. these are real people looking at me and thinking im cute. do I deserve to love myself even if no one can give me validation? of course. but i am going to take all the help i can get.
take help in unlearning all the things you hate about your body and other bodies. enough people have told you harmful things about what it means for you to exist, why should you have to be alone in fighting against that?