Show them their purpose and their pants will probably go up on their own. Focus on their pants, and they’ll pull them up for a moment, but their minds will be unchanged.
—The Ignant Intellectual

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You ever notice how the shape of a tree from far away resembles a lung and one of the purposes of a tree is to oxygenate and cleanse air? Ever noticed how tomatoes, when sliced, resemble a brain pattern and when consumed they enhance memory and brain function? Ever noticed how cells, when magnified, resemble a galaxy, and cells are life? Yeah. Ever noticed how God is real? Yeah. Me too.
—The Ignant Intellectual

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If I’m arguing about mascots like Redskins, Chiefs, Indians, and people in red face and you’re arguing about the Bill of Rights, The Constitution, and amendments, it’s clear we is on different pages. #InDifferentBooks #OnDifferentAisles #InDifferentBookstores

—The Ignant Intellectual
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We do not live in a world of vacuums. Its not oppressors over here and the oppressed over there. Its not perpetrators over here and victims over there. Oppressed people, oppress people. Usually the oppressor and the oppressed are the same damn person!
—The Ignant Intellectual

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Dear Pharell Williams & Candy Crush Designers,
I would like to personally thank you for aiding in the murder of phuked up gender norms and warped notions of masculinity. Grown men everywhere uncontrollably drop everything to dance to “Happy” and can be found on every train, bus, and plane begging for Candy Crush lives. With you, all is better in the world.
Sincerely,
The Ignant Intellectual Care If Don’t Nobody Else Care

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Dear Well-Intentioned People,
Praying. Hoping. Knowing better days are yet to come. Suggestions of how to feel better. How to get through. How to forgive and move on. Are not always the best response to pain. Often allowing one to sit in the middle of the fire. Directly in the center of the hurt and anger and even joining them there in the middle is far better than well-intended ideas of how to “feel better”. Love sometimes means sitting in some shyt. Silently. Loudly. Deliberately. In the ugly. Sometimes the only way out is thru.
Sincerely,
Sit With

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The first three words privilege teaches you to never say? “I don’t know.”
—The Ignant Intellectual

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There are these moments. These really oddly beautiful moments. On public transportation. Trains. Buses. Mega Bus. Amtrak. Planes. And you see these moments unfold all around you. Inside of you. People sit next to each other. Strangers. Initially trying to maintain physical space boundaries. Invading the other’s space as little as possible. Some huff when touched. Some seem unphased. Then magic happens. Then the human need for platonic intimacy happens. If they sit long enough. They relax. They cave. Intimacy forms. They lean into each other. Becoming the one that we all are. It becomes less tense. Even the ones who initially grunted. Their spirits become assuaged. Some even fall asleep. Because the reality is that those moments are essential. They let us know about our intrinsic need for non-threatening touch. That we are here to absorb and release intimacy. And all is a little better in that moment.
—The Ignant Intellectual

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Dear Black Females,
We are not one another’s competition.
Sincerely,
More Hellos. Less Mean Mugs

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You will NEVER be successful if you refuse to hire or work with queer, gay, trans, gender non-conforming people. We are the cornerstones of all things essential. We are organizers for the March on Washington. We are the directors of choirs. We are the speechwriters of “I Have A Dream”. We developed First Nation agriculture. We have consistently been behind the scenes pushing forward agendas sans public recognition since the beginning of time. Without queer people, this world as we know it would be but a shell of what it is. So if you want guaranteed failure, stick with your pedestrian philosophy doused in The Politics of Respectability. If you wanna win, check your history facts and #AskBoutUs. #WeBeenOutchea #ProudAssQueerBoiShiftingLenses
—The Ignant Intellectual

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