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Of note white folks, privilege isn't your fault but it *IS* your responsibility.

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You do not have to attend every argument you are invited to.

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Advocate for yourself.
Advocate for others.
If you lift yourself, you'll have the strength to pull others up.
You need to advocate for yourself first though.

Me: *eats half a bag of Cadbury mini eggs*
Food logging App: We're aiming to stay under 75g of sugar a day
Me: Oops. *eats 3 more eggs*

A friend of mine designed these really bad ass pins for a kickstarter and now they are accepting pre-orders from the general public. If you're interested, check them out here. randomencounterproductions.com

Hey You! Maybe read this...

You need to know who you are at this exact moment is unbelievably beautiful. That part of you that you're ashamed of, don't be because it's what connects you to other beautiful people. It's OK if you aren't OK. Sometimes I'm not OK either. <3

use of F word. 

Mysql log note:" Giving 0 client threads a chance to die gracefully"

Is the new equivalent to: I give no fucks.

It is so hard to focus on work when you feel like shit. The empathy I have for folks who have chronic pain is immeasurable right now. I don’t know how you do it, I am a wreck.

Your periodic reminder that telling someone who struggles with depression and/or suicidal thoughts to reach out. The thing is, when you're hit, you want to be silent, reaching out is the last thing you want to do. If you want to help, don't be passive. Be active. They're already caring a burden that feels too heavy. Help where you can. If something seems off with someone, send a text, drop a line, write an email, slide into their DMs. Let them know you're there and they are not alone. Check in.

If you haven't heard, (I am REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!), there is going to be a movie adaptation of Bryan Stevenson's (Equal Justice Initiative founder) book Just Mercy. You can go watch the trailer here - youtu.be/GVQbeG5yW78

It's really hard to stare someone in the face when they are checking you out in a very crude way.
I'd really just rather ignore the fact that they are treating me like a snack they want to have and walk on my way.
...these are things most women think. We want to be better at doing the former but generally resort to the latter.
Me...I do it because confronting it is scary, you haven't a clue how that person will react to being "called out".

Of note white folks, privilege isn't your fault but it *IS* your responsibility.

I'm here for Disney casting Eric as a female in the Live Action Little Mermaid and breaking all the barriers to traditional royalty and white-dom. Show us something different.

Privilege on its own is actually very harmless. With privilege comes power however and power can be dangerous. Privilege and luck don't demean the hard work you've done but it 100% determines where we start. What is the horizon you see from your privilege block? (How Privilege Defines Performance by Tatiana Mac)

Have you every come across an article and just by reading it you know 100% it's written by a white dude? ...It's uncanny how easy it is to spot.

I've been really wanting to contribute more to the Open Source community, because I rely on and use Open Source tools greatly but it's a bit overwhelming on where to start.
I just came across this resource called "First timers Only" firsttimersonly.com/ and itself is such a great resource but they list, Up For Grabs which is a tool to find projects that are actively seeking help up-for-grabs.net/#/

I have this quality, some might say a fault(?), of approaching every person I meet with an investment in their story. I step into the conversation with the intention of the possibility of friendship.
Acquaintance isn’t really in my emotional vocabulary, and that sometimes makes things dangerous.

Today, Thursday, jersey is my USA Women’s National team kit from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The one with the ‘platinum’ sleeve.

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Tuesday's jersey is an Atlanta United FC jersey. My most recent purchase. The game I attended (ATL vs ORL) had an attendance count of > 68k

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In honor of the World Cup starting this week, I’m wearing a jersey every day this week. Starting (Monday) with my Uganda Cranes. I picked this one up to wear to the AFCON 2019 qualifier game between the Cranes and Blue Sharks (Cape Verde) while I was living in Kampala,

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Today's jersey is my Everton jersey. The first official kit I've ever owned. It's their 3rd kit from 2015 the olive green and orange. Some might say it's an "ugly ass shirt" but

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