I Feel like a prison holding myself, bounded by the judgements of people I care and chained by the rules of the society I live in. If I would let the person who speaks inside me out, he would tell you a different story than what you have seen all these years. Sometimes I see myself crying, screaming and trying to tear myself into pieces when I stand in front of the mirror so that I could finally be free from myself. But the demons I have created inside me to guard beats me down and laughs at me, watching me bleed.
– Akshay Vasu
Shots by Ness
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Hot dogs are like strippers, really. Nobody wants to know the backstory. We don’t want to think about how they came to be in their present form of employment. “Well, when I was twelve, my stepfather..” “Not interested! Put some mustard on that.
– Jim Gaffigan, Food: A Love Story
As the world grows older there is loss and gain – let us not with modern insolence and blindness imagine it all gain; […] but neither must we with neo-pagan obscurity of thought imagine it all loss.
– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Story of Kullervo
For the few that follow this blog. I’m going to be integrating my art (photography) with my activism. That means that this blog will be primarily my images with some text relevant to the image and the issue I’m trying to address.
Some images will be food with recipes. But all will be from the RiverHouse. Right here in Oswego County, NY.
Not quite as satisfying as a straight on rant but much more truthful. I hope you stay with me for this ride. I think you’ll enjoy it.
I know I will.
Jose Cosme ambushed Jacqueline Healy and raped her inside of a closet. As a result, Cosme will be placed on probation for 10 years and have to register as a sex offender. That’s it. The entire sentence.
A 49 year old woman was raped and the man that did it will not serve a single day in jail. Why?
Jacqueline Healy is an inmate. Cosme was a corrections officer. It seems that America continues its tradition of ignoring the dehumanization of slaves whether that condition is by judicial classification or birth.
If you didn’t understand the entire 13th Amendment movement, this should clear it up.
A former city correction officer admitted to sexually assaulting an inmate in a storage closet on Rikers Island but will face no jail time.
Sitting by myself because I am sad that it’s my sister’s birthday but people want to add that they had other siblings die too but today is not about that I just want today to be about Keybird and her memory and the beauty she brought and now I’m feeled with sorrow and bad thoughts.
Sherrita Michele Brummitt