A Bit of Real Life, Artists, health

Heads Up!

I sometimes forget my audience here may not be the same people I know on social media!

Quick heads up, I’ve launched a GoFundMe campaign. If you wish to contribute, please hit the link for more information on recent events.

I’ve *also* got an article dropping next week that will elaborate on what I’ve been up to! Looking forward to sharing it with you. Feeling nervous too, but mostly excited.😬 Forever grateful for your continued support.

xo,

Nira

A Bit of Real Life, Blogging, death, Grief, The Interwebs

Bourdain Day

Bourdain. Remember losing him and Kate Spade back to back? Then another creative. And another. Funny how politicians never despair, the greedy never end it all. I didn’t know this dude, but I knew this dude. When I read his memoirs, I saw parallels in every bit of his life. In a “look at how crazy life can be, look where I ended up” kinda way. I think dude survived a bunch of times he didn’t expect to, you know? He always wanted to go farther, be riskier. He checked off every bucket list item, literally traveled to the ends of the earth following his passion. But he was also inward. He was in recovery. He had sad eyes. And I could see the black dog trotting beside him.

He ignored it a long time, I think. The companion who never eased up. And then he got too tired to fight the dog. It’s a very persistent animal, loud, aggressive, needy. Hard to wrangle.

I wish we still had his energy among us. I think he was one of the good guys, and that’s a shame. But I also have compassion for him and all the others holding frayed leashes and yearning for peace.

#BourdainDay

Blogging

We Are the Regime

A trip to the states in 2019 supports a fascist government that regularly violates its citizens’ civil rights. Immigrants are being disappeared, a term I associate with horrifying #regimes… Make no mistake, America is now one of these regimes.

There are no safe spaces. The government values NRA money—weapons money, lobby money—over citizens’ and visitors’ lives. No life matters to them as much as money does.

It’s impossible to travel ethically all the time, but if you have other options, spend your cash elsewhere. Don’t support a country that’s rapidly rolling back protections for minorities, women, the disabled… Any group of people that’s not white and male. A travel boycott is its own form of protest. And it’s not a boycott without sacrifice.

Can’t sleep, need sleep. This is weighing on my spirit, such meaningless, *preventable* violence. #thisisamerica #americanfascism #whiteterrorism #251massshootings

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