Sunday Candy Issue #9
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There is a bottomless reservoir of rage and heartbreak flowing inside me.
None of it is new. It just seems to keep growing.
At this point, it feels like it’s carved a permanent place within me.
I refuse to allow myself to grow cynical, but living in a society that constantly makes it blatantly clear that it has no interest in loving or protecting you, really fucks with your head and your heart.
With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, it’s clear that things in the U.S. will be getting much worse before they get better.
However, I’m holding onto the thought that they can and will get better.
The government should be doing the work to protect us, but as always, that responsibility has fallen onto the people. And I know there are plenty of good people committed to the fight.
But because the most marginalized people are always the most impacted, I know getting more people to care enough to take action, to speak up, to show support, or literally just do anything helpful will continue to be a challenge.
It’s easy for people to turn a blind eye and stay silent on matters that concern people they don’t value to begin with. It’s easy when they don’t feel directly threatened.
It’s also easy for good caring people to become paralyzed, too.
There’s a lot of fuckery and tragedy that we’re constantly processing and navigating and I know it’s taking a toll on everyone.
But I hope if you’re someone who cares, you’ll help in whatever ways you can and not wait to be begged, or until you’re directly affected, or someone you know is directly affected.
Something that brought me a ton of joy this weekend is this video of Olivia Rodrigo performing “Fuck You” with Lily Allen and dedicating it to the Supreme Court Justices.
“Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh. We hate you.”
What’s the Use?
I think everyone can use a little funky Thundercat bassline in their life right about now.
This is from Mac Miller’s 2018 album, Swimming.
I’ll never get tired of how smooth this song sounds.
And if you listen close, you’ll catch Snoop in there, too.
That’s all for issue #9 of Sunday Candy!
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Until next week,
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