Thursday, May 02, 2019

YAM

I am physically tired tonight but I'm feeling good. It's about nine days to my 29th birthday. I like celebrating milestones and 30 is my next one so I'm looking forward to being 29 and then enjoying every step I take to become thirty years old. I was planning to write to some of the biggest/my favorite entrepreneurs in the world, to ask for assistance with tuition, should I get into college. I've compiled a list of all my Shark Tank favorites, my favorite feminist business owners, my favorite writers, etc. I don't even know the status of my application at the four colleges, but hey, it doesn't hurt to dream, right? At least it doesn't hurt yet, when your dream is not crushed. I am a remarkable person, and tonight I am at peace with myself.

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So I saw that Knock Down The House is rated 5.1 on IMDB and I was enraged. I made an account on IMDB and wrote my own review. I will die on this hill!
I don't know who these people are who have been giving this docu 1-star ratings, but I'm betting they wouldn't have said such things in real life. They're clearly biased or did not watch the same documentary. You know you must be doing something right when people take to leaving 1-star ratings saying things like "libertard" and that they felt nothing watching this. Really? A mother lost her daughter because of their lack of insurance and you felt nothing? People are losing their health to industrial lobbyists and you felt nothing? Well boo for you, you're a heartless, money-minded robot who can't think critically for the good of a nation. Please, pay no attention to such senseless ratings, watch this and decide for yourself. 

FERGUSON

I just watched Knock Down The House on Netflix. I cannot stress the importance that you watch it. Whoever you are. It is important that you watch it. Please watch it. Please do. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in it, but she's only one of four women who ran for U.S. Congress featured in the documentary. One of the opening scenes shows Ocasio-Cortez scooping ice in the bar she used to work at, and I related to it strongly, because it's what I still do at Lush, preparing the fresh face mask bar. It's very inspiring to see these women, because they were really pretty much nobodies, running against the establishment, running against the people with money and power, both Democrats and Republicans. Also, I follow Ocasio-Cortez on Instagram and she does stories that range from down to earth like her tending to her community garden plot and then there's her talking about the Green New Deal, that's supposed to be across political divide, working against climate change. Damn I have never had a girl crush this bad. Also, one of the candidates was Amy Vilela, who ran because her 22-year-old daughter died of a pulmonary embolism after a hospital rejected her medical test requests seeing that she had no proof of insurance. When that kind of thing happens often enough, and enough people are angry enough to organize, you can't be surprised anymore that people no longer want to support the establishment. Please watch the docu. I cried right at the end. Ugh. So inspiring. I'm so glad we saw her at the women's march.