This is all I’m gonna say. One time. ☝🏽☝🏽☝🏽
I’ve been stopped, searched, and put in handcuffs numerous times by police for nothing more than walking down the street. I’ve had guns pointed at my head by the police more than once. I’ve spent time incarcerated for things others have gotten a slap on the wrist for. As a first generation immigrant I’ve seen my mama come home crying because people were making fun of her accent. I’ve seen and experienced my family harassed and threatened by Neo Nazis for years. I’ve been denied job opportunities because of my name. I’ve gotten jobs where I worked hard as hell and bent over backwards without ever being given the opportunity to move up or progress. I’ve argued/had to defend myself with countless people in my life, close friends, significant others, acquaintances, strangers, trying to make them understand what I thought everybody already knew. That the world doesn’t treat us the same as it treats them. It’s a different experience. It’s a system that wasn’t meant for us. I appreciate everyone out there using their voices to advocate for change. I think it’s necessary. But I’m exhausted. From a lifetime of living with this shit. I’m done talking, I’m done protesting. Let me know if the war pops off and I’ll be right there at your side. Until then I’m just trying to live. I’ve learned to brush it off, keep it moving, and smile through it all.✌🏽❤️.