One of the stray cats that lives around my neighborhood got into a nasty fight with another cat and got his pupil scratched. It’s swollen and honestly looks like it’s gonna fall out.
I tried calling doctors, hospitals, no skill shelters, but no one can help unless I assume financial responsibility.
I already own 4 cats of my own and can’t afford to take this little dude in and the possible surgery is like $3000+ plus paying for a rabies shot and all this.
I’m not sure what to do for the poor guy. :c He’s a hard one to catch. He’s quick but with his injury I’m not sure he’ll last long on his own. But I have no money to help him and nobody can take him in unless I pay for it.
:c what a tough situation.Anyone got any suggestions?
So I was drinking some ginger ale and in the middle of me drinking too fast I start to choke a little bit and my sister is eating some pie so she gets up and she’s like “I’m coming!!!!” And jumps off her seat and drops the bit of pie she had left on the floor as she’s running towards me and slips right in the pie.
I was laugh-choking for 20 minutes
Tainos were the first to be internationally set abroad as slaves by colonizers, but in return two years later, afterwards the Spanish brought west/south African slaves into our lands in exchange.
Why is this noted? Because many escapees where accepted into our tribes, most Tainos are also African and its important to remember that and call anyone out of their racist, internalized bullshit if they tell you otherwise (NEVER believe that “My family didn’t mix bull. There’s a reason more Cuban, Dominican and Puertorrican families are best and most often described as “Skittles”- REMEMBER THAT).
The best example I can provide you is that 90% of Taino passing (brown) Puertorricans also happen to have sickle cell trait/anemia running in their family (like me! in my case it is in fact my Taino bloodline carrying the trait/anemia). Also if you look at those claiming Taino direct heritage in the 1950s an overwhelming amount were black and/or had black children irregardless of their partners race.
This is just a reminder that when you are embracing our culture because you were denied this knowledge growing up that this to is an important part of your identity and deserves embracing just as much.
TW: Mentions of rape and slavery
This is so important to know!!
And it’s always frustrating watching white-passing Latin@s completely reject Afro-Latin@s as if they are better and use phrases like “My family didn’t mix” and it’s such a lie, it makes me head spin.
My siblings, for example, I have a non-white passing brother and yet I am incredibly white passing. The mix is there and a lot of is was from the horrible treatment that the Spanish inflicted on the Tainos and the African slaves they also brought over, this includes rape and forcing the women to have children.
Bathing is such ritualistic importance to Taíno. Every time I bathe, I pray, and I thank my ancestors for allowing me to exist today. For fighting, hiding, and surviving during the worst times in our history, so I could exist today.
I thank them and I hope I am able to make them proud with the work I put into living and continuing our history.
My uncle is a truck driver and does delivery for a company where he goes through all of the states and he’s currently in Oregon and taking pictures with random locals and texting them to me.
I’m laugh so hard right now omfg xD
Once I get home from work I’m going to work on making the texture tiles for my 3D statues of the Taíno figures so I can insert them in the Taíno Mythology video! I’ll probably upload them separately too so everyone can see them in detail. Then this weekend I’ll finish filming the second half of the video for that and work on the history one annnnndd edit and post it.
This is a lot of work but I’m hoping that it brings good information and helps people out!
I really hate when I follow cool looking nature blogs that seem perfectly inoffensive until they say something about Spirit Animals or Two-Spirit or anything else they’re trying to appropriate, get called out, and their response is:
"WOW I CAn’T HAVE AnY OPINION Ev e RR UGHHH"
Rolling my damn eyes. I can’t even reblog any trees in peace without people being shitty.
Some people around here can’t even take care of a small dog, I don’t even know what the hell they are fantasizing about exotic animals for. Jfc
ok i read it and i still entirely disagree
which isn’t to say i don’t recognize the prejudices and oppression that native americans face
i just don’t believe you get to claim ownership over words or culture
that being said if someone arbitrarily claims to be “two spirit” then it’s probably disrespectful
but it’s certainly not off-limits to a white person who looks into what it means and feels they identify with it
you’re ignorant and racist, back the fuck off
Alright, ich-will-zu-schlafen-immer-gehen, you are so entirely ignorant and it just continues to be proven by you and non-natives who refuse to listen to actual native people. You have absolutely no understanding of what Two-Spirit is and what it means.
Two-Spirit is not a label. It is not a label that every person picks up for themselves. Literally what every single one of you non-natives complaining about ~~~connecting~~~ with being a Two-Spirit, shows that you have no fucking clue what it is.
Two-Spirit is a title. It is something that connects a native person, with native ancestors, to their tribe. To be Two-Spirited means that you have a set of responsibilities to your tribe. Your tribe expects you to fulfill these responsibilities, with pride, throughout your life, and it brings a lot of pride to those who are Two-Spirited because it is something that connects them to their tribe, their families, and their ancestors. Which literally means that non-natives CAN NOT BE TWO-SPIRITED. Because it deals with ancestry and tribe responsibility. Which none of you will ever understand unless you are apart of your tribe and have been given this incredibly important title.
Yes, Two-Spirit does include Gender and Sexual identity on one part, but it is not some label that can be picked up by anyone. Because it isn’t a label for everyone to have because it includes tribe specifics. Not even every LGBTQA native is a Two-Spirit, because they know the responsibilities is a great one.
So, you will probably keep on stomping around and keep attempting at erasing native history with “BUT LANGUAGE BELONGS TO EVERYONE” because you are being denied at having something.
You can keep ignoring every angry native, and every fact you read, but know this:
You are not a Two-Spirit. You will not be recognized as a Two-Spirit by any tribe. You are disrespecting, appropriating, and attempting to erase native people, their history, and the importance of being Two-Spirited.
Which I can assure you is still so much grander than what I was able to say in this one post, but it doesn’t matter because you will never fully grasp it.
You are erasing native people and their anger, and attempting to erase our history, languages, and members, but just remember that we know a racist when we see one, and we know that you and all you non-natives who refuse to fucking understand, that you are not Two-Spirited.
Friendly reminder to reclaiming Taíno or those using Taíno in any form of art or media, that we are still very much a closed culture.
So while representation is important, be careful of the exact kind of information that you share.