"Being disabled in America is like living in a third world country."
“My grandmother always told me: ‘It doesn’t matter if you’re crippled, blind, or crazy. All this world cares about is how you survive. As long as you don’t do drugs or go to jail, you’re gonna be fine.’”
“What do you mean by: ‘The world only cares about how you survive?’”
“The only thing people care about is if you’re working, and if you’re paying your taxes. I worked for the city for six years. During the time that I was working, I was Mr. Matthew Phillips. The moment that I wasn’t able to work anymore, I became a social security number.’”
"She was 2 lbs 11 ounces when she was born. We named her after Amelia Earhart, in case she needed to fly away."
“I had cancer when I was sixteen. But honestly, it was so long ago that it’s almost like it happened to a different person. It doesn’t color my interactions or anything. But I’m a dancer, and I do think it’s affected my dancing. There’s this interesting tension between training and striving to control every movement of your body, and realizing that at any moment, your body can rebel against itself in a way that’s completely out of your control.”
I can not count the number of times this trick has saved my ass.
And people say Tumblr doesn’t teach you life skills…
this will come in handy one day
ATTENTION GRADUATING CLASS OF 2013: COLLEGE SURVIVAL 101
Reblogging for future reference..
Handy criminal lawyer business card: Remember to “Object loudly so bystanders can hear”.
where can i find this
Black People this is important. Signal Boost this. Could save a life.
It is important to remember that the police can lie about the evidence against you. They are allowed to say they have something on you even if they don’t. The assumption is that an innocent person will know it’s a lie and not admit to it.
Once they have your statement, they will use it against you. The police aren’t on your side. They have assumed you are guilty and are investigating accordingly.
In the US we have the right to remain silent. Always exercise it.