When you want to share an extremely mood-ruining thing (death of a parent) without ruining the mood: Be brief and direct, and let other people be nice to you for a minute.
Art and storytelling prompts to the many artists and writers who follow the blog stay alive and make things.
Public statement addressing reader concerns about Rae McDaniel's guest posts here.
Numbness can be a survival skill, but the feeling's gotta come back sometime.
I believe the classic phrase is "don't set yourself on fire to keep somebody else warm."
The question u asked: "How do I decline future social invitations from people I don't like anymore?"
The question I answered: "It is okay to outgrow friendships and only RSVP 'yes' to the parties you want to attend."
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Great! Then why not pick mine?
It is that time when I pretend that the search strings people typed in are actual questions. Details? What details. Mitigating circumstances? Ha! It's all assumptions, all the time!
Probably just tell people when they have spinach in their teeth and when they have unintentional crotch displays.
Just spitballing here, but what if my fellow white people took bigotry in our social spaces incredibly fucking seriously for a change?