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alrighty so i have a question about cultural appropriation.

my grandmother was adopted and from a rather young age she was certain her birth family was Greek. now, i don’t know her full reasoning for thinking this, but i know part of it was that she was adopted from a heavily greek-american area during the Second World War when there was a heavy influx of migration in said area. regardless, she was certain she was greek for most of her life, and really worked to immerse herself as much as possible in that culture.

as such, my mom (and subsequently I) was raised on this idea that our family was greek, and therefore we thought we were also partly greek. and because of this, i used to wear a bracelet with mati (evil eye) on it. and i wore that bracelet until it literally fell apart. my wrist feels naked without it.

but my grandmother recently did the ancestry dna thing and found out that she’s not at all greek.

so now i feel very strange about having worn that bracelet/wanting to still wear it. because i thought it was my culture for my whole life, but now i’ve learned it isn’t. and i’m not sure how to handle that.

i was looking into buying a new mati bracelet, that’s how much i missed it. but now i think it would be wrong to wear it.

i guess my question isn’t so much as a question as just a bit of confusion i’m trying to work out.

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I got a pizza earlier and just now was eating part of it. I guess the pineapple bin must be near the bin of a topping I ordered because I just bit down on a chunk of pineapple.

I am allergic to pineapple.

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the more I watch British television programs, the more I learn that there is an increasingly wide range of British comedians that map onto a beautiful scale of surrealism and pedantry that I am desperately attracted too.

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A pro-choice post of mine blew up recently (it’s at like 17k+ notes) and I’m happy but I’m also afraid to check my inbox

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I want a sewing machine so bad 😩 I found one that’s good for beginners and apparently easy to learn and it’s only 50$ but like … 50$ is a splurge for me lmao.

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no matter how hard i try, i just can’t get past my deep irrational love for “say yes to the dress.” fashion + mindless unnecessary drama? i can’t get enough.

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“criminal minds” can push Rossi all they want, no one could ever replace the empathy and depth of Jason Gideon.

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i am sick and tired of “dramatic” news stories in which girls’ worth is defined by their fathers’ judgment of them. so what if she’s a sugar baby or a stripper? daughters aren’t fathers’ property. fuck off with that nasty shit.

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i wish i could make a living off of baking and singing and crocheting. those are the three things i love most.

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My sleep schedule is so ridiculous that a few times this week I’ve been tired enough to fall asleep at a normal human hour, but then I wake up three hours later. Case in point: right now. :/