Trigger for homophobic violence and graphic language.
The bodies of a lesbian couple were discovered near a dumpster next to a convenience store in Galveston County, Texas on Friday morning.
Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby, both 24, lived together and had been together for two years. The car they had recently purchased together is missing and may have been taken by the same person responsible for ending their lives.
Relatives say the two women went to Galveston for Mardi Gras. Detectives believe they were killed elsewhere and their bodies moved. Reports also indicate that they were murdered in different ways. It’s currently unclear whether this was a hate crime or there was some other motive for the murder.
“That was her girlfriend, that was her soulmate,” James Randle, neighbor to Britney Cosby, told ABC.
Devastating. My thoughts are going out to the families and friends of these two women during such a tragic time.
"I see people getting married to people they’ve known for, like, a year and a half. A year and a half? Is that really enough time to get to know someone to know you want to spend the REST of your life with them? I mean, I’ve had sweaters for a year and a half and I was like, “What the fuck was I doing with this sweater?”"
"People want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. ‘Oh, women do that’ and ‘Oh, men do that’ and the reality is that all women don’t anything. We as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are."
Went in with bell hooks about black womanhood, gender policing, trans women of color, desire, self-love and so much more during our intimate conversation at Ohio State University. It was organized by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Multicultural Center and titled, "Gender Policing & the Politics of Defining Womanhood."
Last night, upon our first meeting, I gave bell my book Redefining Realness, and she surprised me at breakfast this AM by having read the entire book. She actually read passages to the audience! It was a transformative experience for both of us, as black women from different generations and experiences to share stories, insights and thoughts.
this picture absolutely kills me. i love bell hooks and may have the world’s biggest crush on janet mock.
"Despite the common assumption that unpaid interns are privileged college kids, a 2012 study showed that they are mostly middle- or working-class, and often hold down second jobs to pay the bills. They’re also 77 percent more likely to be female."
CAN WE TAKE A MOMENT TO TALK ABOUT THIS. UNPAID INTERNS ARE 77% MORE LIKELY TO BE FEMALE AND PRIMARILY COME FROM MIDDLE OR WORKING CLASS BACKGROUNDS.
THERE’S ACTUAL SUNSHINE TODAY
this is my hair currently**
kinda want blonde in my hair. what do you think??