This show. Oh my God this show
This is the vintage simplicity re-issue I just made, and it came out beautifully. It’s the first time I have sewed with challis and it was GREAT once I got used to it’s subtle slipperiness; perfect dress material. As with all simplicity patterns, the fit was WAY off. After sewing the pieces together I ended up taking the bust and waist in almost 3 inches, but that is to be expected. Fit is great now, I only wish I could have gotten a better pic. This dress doesn’t really photograph well and it’s hard to catch the details and folds and movement of the pleats. I am very pleased with it tho, and I hope to wear this at the Box Scene Project’s diversity panel in a couple of weeks, of which I am honored to be a part!
Here are the facts: Debra Harrell works at McDonald’s in North Augusta, South Carolina. For most of the summer, her daughter had stayed there with her, playing on a laptop that Harrell had scrounged up the money to purchase. (McDonald’s has free WiFi.) Sadly, the Harrell home was robbed and the laptop stolen, so the girl asked her mother if she could be dropped off at the park to play instead.
Harrell said yes. She gave her daughter a cell phone. The girl went to the park—a place so popular that at any given time there are about 40 kids frolicking—two days in a row. There were swings, a “splash pad,” and shade. On her third day at the park, an adult asked the girl where her mother was. At work, the daughter replied.
The shocked adult called the cops. Authorities declared the girl “abandoned” and proceeded to arrest the mother.
The war on working class Black women in the U.S. continues apace. This time, a mother of a 9-year old child is arrested and jailed for the “crime” of dropping her daughter off at the park to play with other children while she had to go to work at a minimum wage job at McDonald’s (which fittingly happens to be located inside a WalMart).
Now the woman’s poor child is in the hands of the South Carolina state authorities [a state which STILL proudly flies the Confederate Flag at its Capitol building].
The irony is that the justification employed by state officials is that the mother put the child at risk by leaving her in the park where some random strangers might have just come along and kidnapped her child. As it turns out, that is exactly what happened, but the kidnappers were the police! They came along and snatched this woman’s child and now she risks losing her daughter forever!
No justice, no peace
Do you know how many times my ass stayed at the park or library after school till my mom got off work? This is bullshit pure and simple.
Edit: AND I AIN’T EVEN GET A CELLPHONE!
It’s officially gone too far now.
OH MY GO! this has to stop now…not now but right #NOW!!!
is this fucking serious
LOL I WAS WATCHING THIS EPISODE TONIGHT AT WORK W/ MY RESIDENTS
I was tagged by newladeraheights
I think this is that thang where you post 6 selfies. Idk but here they are.
Stefania Ferrario by Renee Nolan