See on Scoop.it – Stochastic Makeesha Hall Fisher‘s insight: Dennet/LaScola "Are there clergy who don’t believe in God? Certainly there are former clergy who fall in this category. Before making their life-wrenching decisions, they were secret nonbelievers. Who knows how … Continue reading →
See on Scoop.it – Elevating Our Collective Humanity The writer, actor and producer has a starring role in the new movie Admission. Makeesha Hall Fisher‘s insight: One of the strong women in hollywood I continue to like. "Writer, actor … Continue reading →
See on Scoop.it – Elevating Our Collective Humanity Sean King is a daring and budding photographer, and the images he brings home as trophies will make your jaw drop. Makeesha Hall Fisher‘s insight: It’s amazing what people can do! See … Continue reading →
See on Scoop.it – Elevating Our Collective Humanity Dear Me, Pardon the profanity, but it’s time that you got your shit together. Yeah, yeah, yeah . . . as the father of three girls, raised by a kick-as Makeesha Hall … Continue reading →
Some believe that since gay men do not want to be sexually intimate with women, our uninvited touching and groping is benign.
Makeesha Hall Fisher‘s insight:
I haven’t ever seen/heard this brought up but it’s something I have definitely observed. In fact, I’ve seen it and experienced it in clothing stores the most. I remember a Gap I was in once where a young man was moving freely in and out of the women’s changing area and being very forward with touching (without permission) the female customers as he offered fitting advice. Not one of the several women I observed confronted him or even tried to back away aggressively but all of them looked uncomfortable about the experience. To me, one thing this signifies is the importance of understanding that consent about what you can do with a another person’s body is not about sex.
The second best part of each school day for me (after the greetings I get from my girls at pick up) is the walk to school. Most school days, we pass the same people doing the same things.The family with the black lab who walks himself (holding his leash in his mouth), the kindergartener with Down’s Syndrome who always says “good morning” with a huge grin, the greyhound with the coat who gets walked by the school at the same time each morning by his human who looks eerily like him, the elderly Chinese man who does his morning walk around the school every day and greets us when we walk by, the middle aged dads with bed head, the grandmas with their housecoats and slippers and then all the effusive greetings from the girls’ classmates who know me from being around so much – “Good morning Shayel’s mom!” “Good morning Ms. Makeesha!” “Hiiiiiii!!!!!”. The wet pacific air, the familiar sidewalk cracks, the thump thump thump of the secondary school students doing their morning PE jog around the school, the crows, the beeping of the crosswalk, the endless hum of cars, the downtown skyline, the breathtaking view of the mountains…sometimes it’s good to stop and take it all in and experience a moment of unabashed gratitude.
“She doesn’t end up with the hero; she is not there to be Harry’s love interest. She is a total badass despite her prim & proper reputation. So often, female characters are allowed to be aggressive or rebellious, but in exchange are stripped of traditionally feminine qualities & are forced to pick up masculine traits. Hermione is never made to do that. She is written to be highly logical AND emotionally expressive, a combination not afforded to today’s leading ladies.”
I always loved Hermione for this reason. She is so much like me. I would read the books and watch the movies and repeatedly think, “That’s what I would do!” or “That’s how I would behave!” or “OMG she’s just like me!”. Even as an adult, I found renewed inspiration to be fully feminine and fully badass in a fictional teenage girl.
Shayel’s thoughts on reincarnation. She believes reincarnation is the reintegration of our atoms into the life cycle and that while we’re not conscious of it, it’s an important part of the universe’s process. This is why she doesn’t want to be buried in a coffin or cremated.
Fun fact about Aliyah (7). She cuddles with this teddy bear every night even though it’s rough and hard and creepy. He was David’s childhood stuffy and she has been in love with him for years. She also brings him to each grade for show and tell and without any shame shares his hideous face with the class. That’s love people.
I think it’s time to fix his face though so he looks less like Hannibal Lecter.