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I created this a few days ago to express how I've been feeling lately. What do you guys think? Can you relate?

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Hey y'all! 🤩

I'm new to mastodon! So I'm doing an

I'm Elyssa/Leelums and I'm a black artist that illustrates, dabbles in animation, video game design, and a lot of things! I love working with local artists to help them create their vision. I'm also currently in university!

I really want to help create a supportive empathetic community together here 😻

Hey y’all! Sorry I’ve been so inactive but some of my closest friends are in dire need of financial help and have not been getting donations/boosts, I’ve posted about them in the past & here are graphics from their Instagram.

If you wanna help out some indigenous & brown trans and queer folks right now please check out these images for context & donate to their cash apps/Venmo or dm them on Instagram directly!

R:
Cash app & Venmo: thisisgoodfruit

Mio:
Cash app: $miomio6
Venmo: str8topp

Thanks for everyone that has been helping boosting & donating for Mio & R! They’re still in need of assistance but the help so far is so appreciated. I want to continue posting other black & indigenous & brown people I know who need help. Brea is someone who is a disabled chronically ill queer militant activist and also needs monthly assistance especially getting their health needs met! They really show up and go HARD for community!

PayPal: letmebrea@gmail.com
Venmo & cashapp: $letmebrea

Hey y’all! Sorry I’ve been so inactive but some of my closest friends are in dire need of financial help and have not been getting donations/boosts, I’ve posted about them in the past & here are graphics from their Instagram.

If you wanna help out some indigenous & brown trans and queer folks right now please check out these images for context & donate to their cash apps/Venmo or dm them on Instagram directly!

R:
Cash app & Venmo: thisisgoodfruit

Mio:
Cash app: $miomio6
Venmo: str8topp

Hey y’all! I may or may not start posting here again, but also I’m on twitter @/LeelumzArt if you wanna follow me! I just started using this twitter account, and I’m still reassessing where I’m at/ and where I wanna go with social media use & which platforms I wanna use & how

By nature, violence has to serve a purpose (regardless of whether it's a GOOD reason or not). And by calling us black, by portraying us as angry and aggressive and animalistic, they could justify violent conquest.

And that is how we became black, and it is how we have been viewed, interacted with ever since.

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Don't be fooled. When somebody says all people deserve the same rights that doesn't mean they would *treat* them as equals.

I barely have any energy to draw I feel like my creative energy has been sapped out of me for a while and it makes me feel more depressed & ashamed! I feel so out of whack! And it began way before last week I feel like going away to a primarily white college the last 2 years and trying to survive there literally sucked out my life force. I would really love to hear input from other other black creatives on if this has happened to y’all and what helped you??

I am convinced many problems with the shallowness of White anti-racism are actually much deeper problems of being ungrounded. We know we should abandon whiteness. But we're scared of being adrift, without community or history or place. So we either maintain ties with Whiteness, making us hypocrites when we speak out against Racism, or we cut ties, and we feel insecure and rootless, constantly turning to BIPOC people for reassurance that we are right, ultimately exhausting them.

telling all the extremely quiet middle class white people about a cool new cryptocurrency called CoinTelpro that they should look up

Nonblack ppl who were literally silent up to this point coming out jumping on a bandwagon posting a black photo to seem woke and not doing anything else whatsoever be like:

I'm not in the habit of engaging toxic/racist people on social media any more because 9999/10000 times I've tried to be calm and rational, I've been met with renewed vitriol and spitting, angry hate. What's the point, then, of trying to remain calm when you know with near-absolute certainty that the person on the other end will never learn and will take any evidence against them as an excuse to attack you further?

what I'm also seeing more and more now is white liberals and "left"ists tryna co-opt a movement of Black rage into a general anti-cop movement
like really? y'all hated cops this whole time but ain't say nothin? ain't protest, ain't riot, nothin? y'all gotta wait for niggas to die and riot nationwide before you decide to take action?

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i think its sad white people have been led to believe that the machinations of white supremacy somehow didn't affect them until a rotten orange became president

that fleeting moment of sadness is where my empathy generally ends tho....

do it don’t say it. do it for black ppl don’t say it to do your penance for the day. that doesn’t help anyone but you.

financially support the black people in your life. if you don't have any, donate double to any mutual aid fund you see. for real. give your money directly to black and brown people.

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Where is the support and activism and even basic fucking decency for the reality that antiblackness is literally bad for our health? It contributes to heart problems and mental health problems? So because the police even come for our asses, as CHILDREN, your behavior and the behavior of your skin have set us up for failure?

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Please donate to the Miami Bail Funds as well. Please donate toe orgs in Miami that are on the ground such as Miami Dream Defenders

Cash app: $FEMPOWERMIA
Venmo: @FEMPOWERMIA

instagram.com/miami_dreamdefen

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