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Back again. [Friday, Feb. 10th, 2017|04:52 pm]
The richest girl in town.
I've not posted since I returned from Cuba because there's too much to say and therefore I'm silent.

There's the trip to Cuba and how triggering that was in some ways being a Black American who grew up in racist-ass Miami Beach surrounded by Cubans and Cuban Americans in the 80s and 90s and their imported racism and US flag-waving jingoism while Haitians without the privilege of Cold War-era preferential wet-foot/dry-foot immigration policy fleeing the most entrenched poverty in the western hemisphere as well as political repression so severe that children had limbs cut off as warnings to their parents not to vote in the free election for Jean-Bertrand Aristide were immediately deported to...Guantanamo before being processed back to Haiti.

Yeah. And then there's the inauguration that we were trying to avoid and its aftermath.

Also, a whole bunch of other stuff.

But I haven't had time and am at this point so completely emotionally wrung out that piecing together a sentence is so hard.
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[User Picture]From: anarqueso
2017-02-11 01:43 am (UTC)
Welcome back?
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[User Picture]From: anarqueso
2017-02-11 01:43 am (UTC)
Welcome back.
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2017-02-11 06:59 am (UTC)
Thanks. Today I took a mild edible before I went to work. It's the first time I've done that, but it was pretty necessary. I think I have whatever necessitated us having to take P to the ER Monday, wheezing with rapid, shallow breathing. My shoulder is seizing. And I'm so checked out of work and almost all my relationships, I can barely even pretend to be anywhere.

I was actually functional.

I think I need a vacation.
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[User Picture]From: elusis
2017-02-11 06:42 pm (UTC)
Hoo boy. :(

Is there any support we can offer as friends?
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[User Picture]From: lilmissnever
2017-02-13 06:44 pm (UTC)

Tea and sympathy. I have felt the "I have traveled on vacation to a place that triggers blinding outrage" feels. The growing up in Florida damage is not my damage, but I have heard similar things from other people who grew up around Miami. I don't know if it helps to know that you are not alone but...you are not alone.
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