“It’s 2018, but I keep writing ‘Fuck Trump’ on my checks.”
~ Victor Laszlo, @Impolitics
“The next time someone says you’re ‘too political,’ tell them silence is a political stance. It’s a full throated endorsement of the status quo.”
~ Lee Camp [Redacted], @LeeCamp
“Why aren’t disabled people allowed to speak for ourselves, write for ourselves, and tell our own stories?!”
~ Dominick Evans, @dominickevans
I find this quote healing, because the writer is a filmmaker, disabled, and speaks out and up for disabled people. Speaking up and out for equal rights are important steps in agitating for positive social change, and I find that very validating and healing. Plus I follow this guy on Twitter and I think he is great.
“Jesus was from a ‘shithole’ place. Nazareth, in the first century, was a minuscule town of only 200 to 400 people, where people lived in small stone houses, and say archeologists, garbage was dumped in the alleyways.
‘Can anything good come from Nazareth?’ says Nathanael when he first hears where the Messiah is from. That comment is understood by all New Testament scholars to be an insult directed at Jesus’ hometown.
God, in other words, came from a ‘shithole’ place. And during his time on earth, he pointedly asked us to welcome him whenever he appeared as a ‘stranger,’ or as one of our ‘least’ brothers and sisters. That’s why we have all these people come. Because Jesus came.”
~ James Martin, SJ, @JamesMartinSJ
“Necessary reminder that it’s fine to stay the same! You aren’t a project to be constantly bettered. It’s fine to just *be* in this world- not improving, not refining, not getting stronger or healthier, but inhabiting your weird, magical, flawed self fully, just as you are.”
~ Ruby Tandoh, @rubytandoh
“Trust your gut.”
~ @deray, Deray McKesson
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
~ Aldous Huxley