i can’t even fuckin believe that i have to get on my doctor’s ass to call in my prescription for nuvigil. like isn’t it obvious that i’d really like to start it right away and not have to wait another week while being a non-functional human being?
“It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. So I want to salute the spirit of Patsey for her guidance. And for Solomon, thank you for telling her story and your own.”—
this is so important. too many actors fail to thank the people they play on screen. They often think they are those people and that they have actually done something through acting a part. Lupita knows the importance of playing the role of Patsey, but she always pays tribute to this real historical person and all the Patseys who have suffered. Lupita reminds everyone that Patsey is very real. That Solomon Northrup’s story is very real. This history from this movie is real and we must not forget. Thank you, Lupita. You’re an angel.
I don't know if my other ask went through, but reading your reply to my original post was so respect and humble and I sent that in a pissy mood, and your post was the first I saw in the tag and I tend to act first and think later, so I'm so incredibly sorry for sending that in the first place, you seem like an amazing person and nothing excuses the hate but I'm sorry, nothing but niceness from me in the future.
i’m not sure if you’re the julia roberts anon or the whitewashing anon, but whichever you are, i’m really glad and very thankful that you reached out to call me out and you have nothing to be sorry for at all. i like it when folks urge me to think more critically about the things i post or say or do when i post/say/do something that is or can be construed as mean or oppressive or privileged or ignorant or whatever. even if it’s out of frustration and anger, it is, i think, a brave act of love (or at least caring) when one person calls another out. (which means that when someone is called out and responds with denial and violence, that’s like extra fucked-up because someone is expressing that they want you to know and grow when you’ve already performed violence via your ignorance). when folks like you and the other anon give me enough benefit of the doubt to come into my ask and tell me about it (or to reblog and reply or anything) i must give you/them benefit of the doubt that they’re right regardless of tone or anonymity.
anyway, i’m hoping you’re having a better night and i hope you never hesitate to come on anon again and give me a little pinch or shove or just straight-up punch me when you have the energy and feel like i need to take a look at what the fuck i’m doing.