- two black slips: Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters
- VANS high-tops: swapped with my roommate, Katelyn
- vintage denim vest: thrifted at Salvation Army
- black HUE tights: thanks, Mom, my tights dealer
- pins: KEXP and Planned Parenthood forever
- Idk what fatbeyonce420 is wearing but I know the dress is from Asos and I’m certain she looks perfect
I returned from Texas last night and slept for a long time, and now I’m drinking tea and thinking about all the shit that happened this past week. Despite seeing countless bands and friends (for which I’m super grateful), the events were overshadowed by the horrible tragedy only 3 blocks from where I was staying. I’m so sorry for all my friends who witnessed it and even sorrier for those killed and injured. It was really sad and weird to continue taking meetings and going to shows, and I’m still processing the context of everything.
All I got right now is “please don’t drink and drive.” Like, ever.
- I am allowed to be vocal about my pain if it helps me heal
- I am allowed to be sad in places other than my own head
- I am allowed to express my anger/sadness/hurt in ways that do not hurt other people, whether that is in writing or speaking to friends
- I am allowed to speak my truth even when it makes others uncomfortable
- I am allowed to take care of myself, even if it makes people who hurt me uncomfortable
- I am allowed to create my own rules for self-care
I don’t really know anything about roller derby but I do know quite a few people who participate. The raddest of all is my friend Megan, who lives in LA and is a proud member of the LA Derby Dolls. Founded in April 2003, the league has more than 150 adult skaters, 130 junior skaters (ages 7 to 17), and hundreds of volunteers and support staff. They’ve been a part of the LA community for 10+ years but unfortunately their practice space - the Doll Factory - is slated for demolition due to development in the area.
The LA Derby Dolls launched an IndieGogo campaign to help move to a new space, and you can read more about it by clicking through the photo above. Sweaty broads ftw.
Photo cred: Marshall Garlington