How Did We Get Here?

How Did We Get Here?

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A multi-generational, women-led household navigates racism, sexism, homophobia, parenting, self-care and the Prison Industrial Complex. We are Black, Brown and White. Cuban, Mexican, European American, Brazilian and African American. We are straight, lesbian and pansexual. We live with mental illness and neurodivergency. We are Deaf.

We are women.

We are mother fucking warriors.





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I Don't See Color
$2 or more per month

What could be more insulting than telling people you don't see them as they are, you see them in a way that makes you more comfortable? If you have ever used this phrase, or heard someone else use it and not held them accountable for the problems it causes, consider donating $2 a month to support activities for the kids that build their confidence, and skills in ways that will help them deal with the racism they experience every day of their lives.  Also, please read this article from the Huffington Post to learn more:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-i-hate-the-phrase-i-d_b_9341762 

My Best Friend is Black
$5 or more per month

First of all, they may be your best friend, but I guarantee you ain't theirs if you say this when being called out for racism. If you have ever used this phrase, or heard someone else use it and not held them accountable for the problems it causes, consider donating $5 a month to support activities for the kids that build their confidence, and skills in ways that will help them deal with the racism they experience every day of their lives.  Also, please read this article from Everyday Feminism to learn more.  https://everydayfeminism.com/2017/03/black-friends-excuse-for-racism/  

What About Black on Black Crime?
$10 or more per month

Statistically, the rate of white on white crime is about four times  higher than black on black crime.  If you have ever asked this question, or heard someone else ask it and not held them accountable for the problems it causes, consider donating $10 a month to support activities for the kids that build their confidence, and skills in ways that will help them deal with the racism they experience every day of their lives.  Also, please read this article from the Southern Poverty Law Center to learn more:  https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/10/23/white-supremacists-favorite-myths-about-black-crime-rates-take-another-hit-bjs-study 

I Voted for Trump
$50 or more per month

WTAF were you thinking? Maybe you prioritized the economy over the lives of actual humans. Maybe you don't really do politics and just followed someone else's lead. Regardless of your reasoning, we're glad you came to your senses. Now, help undo some of the damage done by this administration by contributing $50 a month. All proceeds from this tier will be banked to save for a 2020 Family Vacation! 

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A multi-generational, women-led household navigates racism, sexism, homophobia, parenting, self-care and the Prison Industrial Complex. We are Black, Brown and White. Cuban, Mexican, European American, Brazilian and African American. We are straight, lesbian and pansexual. We live with mental illness and neurodivergency. We are Deaf.

We are women.

We are mother fucking warriors.





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I Don't See Color
$2 or more per month

What could be more insulting than telling people you don't see them as they are, you see them in a way that makes you more comfortable? If you have ever used this phrase, or heard someone else use it and not held them accountable for the problems it causes, consider donating $2 a month to support activities for the kids that build their confidence, and skills in ways that will help them deal with the racism they experience every day of their lives.  Also, please read this article from the Huffington Post to learn more:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-i-hate-the-phrase-i-d_b_9341762 

My Best Friend is Black
$5 or more per month

First of all, they may be your best friend, but I guarantee you ain't theirs if you say this when being called out for racism. If you have ever used this phrase, or heard someone else use it and not held them accountable for the problems it causes, consider donating $5 a month to support activities for the kids that build their confidence, and skills in ways that will help them deal with the racism they experience every day of their lives.  Also, please read this article from Everyday Feminism to learn more.  https://everydayfeminism.com/2017/03/black-friends-excuse-for-racism/  

What About Black on Black Crime?
$10 or more per month

Statistically, the rate of white on white crime is about four times  higher than black on black crime.  If you have ever asked this question, or heard someone else ask it and not held them accountable for the problems it causes, consider donating $10 a month to support activities for the kids that build their confidence, and skills in ways that will help them deal with the racism they experience every day of their lives.  Also, please read this article from the Southern Poverty Law Center to learn more:  https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/10/23/white-supremacists-favorite-myths-about-black-crime-rates-take-another-hit-bjs-study 

I Voted for Trump
$50 or more per month

WTAF were you thinking? Maybe you prioritized the economy over the lives of actual humans. Maybe you don't really do politics and just followed someone else's lead. Regardless of your reasoning, we're glad you came to your senses. Now, help undo some of the damage done by this administration by contributing $50 a month. All proceeds from this tier will be banked to save for a 2020 Family Vacation!