I don’t know. Think it would depend on the state where it happened because most states have a statute of limitations on intimate partner violence incidents. The attack that caused damage to her iris happened in 2015. The doctors and nurses at the time did ask her questions but because she was still in the mental state… Read more
I have so much respect for Melissa Benoist. I have rarely had the courage to talk openly about my experiences with rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence. I hope others are able to draw courage from her story and get help/out of danger.
There were a lot of beats in the early parts of Melissa's story that felt familiar. I think what people don't comprehend in these situations is that the feelings you have for a partner don't flick off like a switch during a violent outburst. When I was processing what had happened I was still negotiating things with… Read more
Hey Caitlin, I appreciate the way you wrote up the Melissa Benoist blurb. Seems like a lot of the internet is focused on identifying her partner at that time (which I gather is pretty obvious), but I can’t help but think that she didn’t name him because that’s not the takeaway she wanted for us. Thanks for staying on… Read more
That name owns almost as many slaves as “Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III”. We couldn’t make up names this good (bad) for a civil-war era novel if we tried.
Now who’s, I say who’s responsible for this unwarranted attack on my person?!
Because the Southern losers like to pretend their Confederate heritage is all about pretty houses, Southern hospitality, Southern belles, horse races, bourbon and brave war heroes, without any reference to what their side was fighting for (slavery) or the fact that they fucking lost and can’t seem to get over it. Read more
Display that Confederate heritage loudly and proudly; except when it doesn’t work for you.
Tayloe speaks like Foghorn Leghorn, I imagine.
Yeah, honestly - just reading that name without any context whatsoever would probably have had me saying “gee, that sounds like a guy who is descended from slavers.”
This sculpture isn’t about the past, it’s about now and the future.
This on Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond is a big “Fuck you!” to the Confederate traitor-worshipers, an intentional poke in the eye to those stuck in an inglorious past, a proud “We’re still standing!” to those who would lay you low.
My 2 cents as an Indigenous woman is maybe he’s saying Black excellence is contemporary, is all around you, and is dynamic. I say this as I am taking a break from prepping for a talk to my son’s 6th grade science class about my own career in science. In meeting with his science teacher, I’ve let her know my main… Read more
Because that’s not where his interests lie. His focus is on depictions of contemporary ‘everyman’ figures from Black communities. People we don’t typically see raised up and celebrated. He juxtaposes them against the very common long-dead White guys that we are so used to seeing. Same with his paintings. You will… Read more
It’s his story to tell. It’s the artist’s story to tell. Why didn’t he do this or that is irrelevant. He had something to say and he said it.