"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -the man who I devoted practically 3 semesters to, Mahatma Gandhi
Not gonna lie, the last 8 months at the IRC have been some of the hardest I've had. From working with the most vulnerable in my Intensive Case Management program to the possibility of almost anything going wrong at any possible moment (and trust me, some of the most unthinkable things have happened) to worrying if my organization would suffer huge cutbacks due to the literal human dumpster running this country to then thinking that I might not have a job past April (once again, thanks, Orange Hitler), I have gotten through all of the stress being an underpaid AmeriCorps dealing with some of the most difficult cases because of the smiles on my clients' faces when they see me and how good it feels when they say thank you (even though I am sometimes yelled at because the human element is just as unpredictable as ever). I didn't realize how much it actually means to my clients until I got feedback from my monitoring a few weeks ago and my client had me tearing up. So although this award is to recognize me for forcing interns to run all over Charlottesville getting signatures and killing an entire forest during our file review, thank you, IRC, for giving me the opportunity to feel useful and for giving me some of the warmest smiles and sweetest merci/شوكراٍ/ धन्यवाद/asante/thank yous #GARP#GARPsoHardTrumpersWannaFindMe#service#volunteer#refugeeswelcome#nobannowall
What is so god damn disgustingly sad is that the GOP is telling people that the wheelchair was a prop, they aren't really disabled. Go fuck yourselves. You lifted her shirt and we saw her port, you are honestly all disgusting pieces of trash...what if that was your family member there? You saw them get dragged out of their fucking wheelchair, DROPPED, & arrested for TRYING TO LIVE (better known as protesting, one of our first amendment fucking rights BUT IT ONLY MATTERS IF IT'S FREE SPEECH OR GUNS RIGHT?!) jesus. This is a nightmare. It just keeps getting worse, too. At least once this is done we can stop pretending America was ever a real democracy. My heart is so heavy. I wish to hell that people could put party aside for one second. Who cares what party we are, I think we can all agree that manhandling a disabled person when you are arresting them / even having them arrested for protesting makes you a piece of shit. Please call your senators. You can bet that it's only going to get worse. This is what happens when you elect a man that makes fun of the disabled on a national platform. Please send McConnell to space with no oxygen. Thanks. -Mo
let's go to the Rose festival.
let go of rivals~ revel in the bliss
of differences in dress or any matters of a favorite Flower 🥀hate crimes and climate crisis 🥀🥀🥀#resist 🥀 & life's limits at healthcare & education's access- this continuous list is sh🥀t