MELANIE HAMLETT - Wandering Narcoleptic

haleycomet:

i literally never get tired of this post

Herded cattle for the first time this weekend.

(Valle Vidal, NM)

Valley Vidal , NM

Valley Vidal , NM

You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all.

Junot Díaz on race and representation in media (via medievalpoc)

This quote also applies to STEM fields and representation.

(via sallydonovan)

White people will never understand this feeling

Dallas airport. This is my only picture from three days in Dallas

Dallas airport. This is my only picture from three days in Dallas

sebsational:

ryeisenberg:

tessdrahman:

Boom. That’s all there is to it, folks.
from Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist, out today!

YES. YES. YES. YES.

She seems like a PRETTY GOOD FEMINIST IF YOU ASK ME

sebsational:

ryeisenberg:

tessdrahman:

Boom. That’s all there is to it, folks.

from Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist, out today!

YES. YES. YES. YES.

She seems like a PRETTY GOOD FEMINIST IF YOU ASK ME

Shot my first rifle this weekend. I was supposed to try to kill prairie dogs (They aren’t dogs btw. They’re rat- like creatures in the mountains). But I can’t kill anything but flies and Mosquitos so I shot at a log and missed every time. Still felt like a badass though.

Spent the weekend up at this ranch with a bunch of cowboys and horses. That dog in the background is sheeba. These horses are HER horses. She herds them, sleeps next to them, watches over them, and doesn’t let anyone or anything fuck with them. In fact, when two new horses poked their head over the fence to say hi the other day, she snarled at them and then stood on the other side of the fence to make sure they didn’t stick their heads over again. It’s cute….but it almost seems like she’s a bit of jealous control freak. At night they let the horses roam free on their hundreds of acres and sheeba goes with them. Usually she brings them back but on the morning I was there, she didn’t want to and got pissed when the cowboys came to get them. They’re HER horses and they will go where SHE wants them too. It’s Cute but disturbing how much like humans dogs can be.

(Valle Vidal, NM)

First time on white water in three years! And Aaron’s first time ever. I forgot how much I used to love climbing up on top of busses and catching a boat being thrown to me.

(Taos, NM)

This was the marriage equality float in the Fourth of July parade here in Taos.  It’s a wedding cake in a classic, old -timey New Mexican truck.  There was also a lawnmower, a fire truck, a Harry Potter float, and big foot truck in this parade.  In the beginning of the parade was the Taos pride float, which had a gay couple from Georgia at the very top of.  They came all the way to Taos, New Mexico to get married cuz it’s illegal in their state.
When people don’t understand privildge, I try to give them examples like this- imagine having to fly to the other side of the country and get married in front of a crowd of total liberal strangers in order to be with the one you love legally.  No family, no friends. Just you, your future spouse, and a couple hundred hippies living in the desert.  It was both beautiful and sad to see.  

(Taos, New Mexico)

This was the marriage equality float in the Fourth of July parade here in Taos.  It’s a wedding cake in a classic, old -timey New Mexican truck.  There was also a lawnmower, a fire truck, a Harry Potter float, and big foot truck in this parade.  In the beginning of the parade was the Taos pride float, which had a gay couple from Georgia at the very top of.  They came all the way to Taos, New Mexico to get married cuz it’s illegal in their state.

When people don’t understand privildge, I try to give them examples like this- imagine having to fly to the other side of the country and get married in front of a crowd of total liberal strangers in order to be with the one you love legally.  No family, no friends. Just you, your future spouse, and a couple hundred hippies living in the desert.  It was both beautiful and sad to see.  

(Taos, New Mexico)