The thing that makes you happy eventually makes you unhappy. Everything flows. Nothing lasts; and this is the hard truth to come to grips with. psychedelic or otherwise. Nothing lasts, not even yourself. ~Terence McKenna
#DonzellaWashington is a Fall 2019 Alabama A&M University Graduate! She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in social work at the young age of 80 years old. She maintained a 4.0 GPA during her college career!
Donzella: "I can't even express that feeling, to know that I've come this far. In 2010 my mom died. So that really put a damper on my studies, and then in 2011, my husband passed away. And he was so supportive of everything I did. He would not have dinner until I came home."
She felt passionate about going into social work. She used to foster children for over 30 years!
As a child, Donzella used to stutter. "When I stuttered, it really affected my self-confidence. Two of them [siblings] always let me know that I was the dumb one, so I really grew up feeling I was really dumb. We cannot let what others say about us, be us."
"I really wanna inspire young people and adults who feel like their age has been a barrier."
Donzella is the oldest person to ever graduate from Alabama A&M. They surprised her with a presidential medallion! // Read more at whnt.com
THE IMPORTANCE OF PROGRESSION
▪️ Level 1: Plant-based ⭐️ We kinda care, kinda don’t care; but mostly, we are confused about the fundamental principles of justice in regards to Animal Rights. #speciesm
Requirements: Watch EARTHLINGS on Nationearth.com (narrated by Joaquin Phoenix)
Books: INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL RIGHTS (20 Questions and Answers) by Gary Francione ⚖️ EMPTY CAGES by Tom Regan ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
▪️ Level 2: VEGAN ⭐️⭐️ We actually care. Going Vegan is rock bottom, the minimum, the very least we can do to boycott Animal cruelty. We might not be able to rescue all Animals, but we reject the injustice, and we categorically refuse to finance Animal abuse for food/fashion/entertainment. #VeganforAnimals#Logic#Woke#Care#Reparation#Atonement#Makeamends #Justice
Books: SISTER SPECIES (Kemmerer) 📖 EAT LIKE YOU CARE (Gary Francione and Anna Charlton) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
▪️ Level 3: Vegan Activist ⭐️⭐️⭐️ We’re all in 💯 Victor Hugo, "No army is as powerful as an ideal whose time has come" #AnimalLiberation
Watch: The Paralysis of Pacifism (Dr Steve Best) - YouTube
Books: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism (Hawthorne)
RAIN WITHOUT THUNDER (Francione)
▪️ Level 4: Him, holding the megaphone ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ His energy, his charisma, his bravado. No idea who he is, but he’s the shit.
He’s KING 👑
✖️We hold the radical line.
✖️We will not compromise.
✖️We will not apologize.
✖️We will not relent.
✖️We stand in front and we stand firm.
"Go all the way with it. Do not back down. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters." — Hemingway
Book: ZOOPOLIS (Donaldson and Kymlicka, Oxford University Press): moving beyond what we must stop doing to Animals, and how we must establish affirmative and just relationships with our fellow Earthlings.
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Boundaries are a tough skill to learn, but until you’ve woken up to how you let them get trampled, you might not even think about it that much. When you’re a sensitive, compassionate, intuitive empath we especially end up letting things get screwy with boundaries. We see the potential in others, we see how they truly feel, we give so many chances, we try to love people into changing, we understand their struggles-and so we’re tempted to give so much, because we’re loyal, good, honest, kind and want the best for everyone. I did this to my own detriment most of my life, put others first. I didn’t even know for sure who I was or what I truly wanted for myself until my awakening catapulted me into the solitude I needed to figure it out. It took one crazy assed narcissistic ex to shake my whole world up and learn the lessons. It took another couple of years to see, heal, understand all the dysfunctional relationship patterns and how to handle honoring myself while main relationships. You gotta know what you want and be willing to stick to it. It was probably the biggest gift of this journey to see it and know how to go about it realistically. It will always be a practice though, to live in a way that creates the life I want for myself. We can do it!🥰 #boundaries#energy#live#selflove#evolve#selfcare#truth#toxicpeople#narcissist#dysfunctional#codependency#faith#awake#awakening#enlightenment#woke#higherself#higherconsciousness#consciousness#inspiration#blissedlotus#writers#poetsofinstagram#selfhelp#recovery
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Straight men keep talking over me and it’s so annoying -Peyton
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A lot of things are inherent in life -change, birth, death, aging, illness, accidents, calamities, and losses of all kinds- but these events don't have to be the cause of ongoing suffering. Yes, these events cause grief and sadness, but grief and sadness pass, like everything else, and are replaced with other experiences. The ego, however, clings to negative thoughts and feelings and, as a result, magnifies, intensifies, and sustains those emotions while the ego overlooks the subtle feelings of joy, gratitude, excitement, adventure, love, and peace that come from Essence. If we dwelt on these positive states as much as we generally dwell on our negative thoughts and painful emotions, our lives would be transformed. "St3ps" on streaming platforms December 12th produced by @cmar_theproduxer performed and written by yours [email protected]@comptoncitymovement the movment
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