Hey lovely. Please feel welcomed and at home. :) *Triggering content and NSFW content (both once in a while) will be tagged accordingly so if you desire to blacklist them please do. I would hate making you feel uncomfortable.* Audrey. 19 years old. Passionate animal AND human rights activist. Vegan for life. Massive Potterhead. In recovery and refuse to be ashamed. Psychology major. Any of you sweethearts who feel hopeless, I’m begging you, please talk to me. I hope you all always find a reason to smile because you deserve to. Kindness, compassion, and love always prevail. Have a splendid day. It's a bit too overused now, but I honestly know you're beautiful. I love you so much.
It’s been an incredibly difficult five days with what’s happened in what I look at as my back yard. Last night watching the live feeds of what was happening in Ferguson, MO was absolutely unbelievable and I spent the entire night refreshing twitter feeling total shame and despair.
Today though, across the country there were little glimpses of light at this very dark tunnel. Being consumed by this level of anger feels exhausting, and take that with an incredibly huge grain of salt because that’s just what I with the privilege of being a white male am capable of feeling. I’m not capable of comprehending the real pain. At today’s NMOS14 demonstration in Chicago, an incredible number of people gathered on short notice. The assembly was peaceful. We listened to people express their hurt, their hope, their anger, and their drive to change things. Once my camera died (again, short notice on this rally), I biked straight to my computer to share the solidarity- if only here in Chicago.
I know this isn’t really the stuff I normally post on here, but I figure the one time I’m literally crying while taking pictures is probably a good time to post stuff. My gratitude goes to everyone organizing today, and not just here but everywhere.