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Sarah Winnemucca (1844-1891) was a writer and activist for Native American rights. She was a Northern Paiute born in an indigenous community in Nevada.
She went to school in California, and later went on tour throughout the United States to talk about the plight of Native Americans and advocate for their rights. She served in the US forces as a guide, interpreter, and teacher for imprisoned Native Americans. Her 1883 book, Life Among the Paiutes , is considered the first autobiography written by a Native American woman.
Watching these videos of people keeping exotic animals on the Internet.
Then you look it up, and it’s like… vampireapologist
also I think it’s important we realize that being nice to children needs to also apply into their teenage years.
when I was 17, five months after my dad had died in a house fire and I lost my home and we nearly ended up homeless, I was lucky enough to go on a school trip to the bahamas to study the reefs. This was my Ultimate Dream, as an aspiring marine biologist, and I couldn’t believe it was coming true. It was the only good thing to happen to me since the fire, the only thing I’d genuinely looked forward to.
But I had ADHD and could be too loud (by then I was good at not talking out in class so I was only loud when we were ALLOWED to be) and a little whacky. My humor was “weird,” I had asthma, and to top it off, I wasn’t pretty.
When we got there, the outpost where we were staying was run by college students, probably getting their graduate degrees, all aged about 22-26. And they saw us all as their age, even though some of them nearly had a decade on us.
And since they saw us as peers rather than children, they felt comfortable making judgements about us, and they decided I was weird and annoying.
And they were mean to me. They made fun of me, deliberately made me feel excluded and odd in front of each other and my own peers, and sometimes when I’d say something in class they’d make a face, say “Ohhhkaaaayyyy,” and look at each other knowingly while they pretended they were even trying to hold back laughing at me. They avoided calling on me during classes, didn’t want me participating, and generally made it obvious how annoying I was to them.
I even noticed that another person in my class was just as weird, if not more, than I was, but she was gorgeous. And to people looking at us as adults instead of children, that mattered.
And it ruined everything.
Another adult on the trip started paying attention and thinking perhaps there was a reason the people in charge didn’t like me. After all, what kind of adult is mean to a kid for no reason? So one night at a festival when she saw me take apart my inhaler , she misunderstood what it was and told the teacher in charge of our trip she’d seen me using drugs. I wasn’t allowed to go anywhere alone for the rest of the trip, not even the bathroom at the airport, despite my friends and a few other peers defending me.
I was mortified and ashamed and ended up lying there in bed every night, wondering how something I’d looked forward to so much could end up so terrible. I wanted nothing more as a child than to be good and win adult approval, and somehow I’d made all the adults there dislike me. I thought it was my fault.
I’d love to see all of these people again now, as an adult myself, and tell them what I was going through.
Tell them, “did you know, when you made fun of me all week back then, when you made me feel untrustworthy and called me a liar, I was grieving the loss of my father. I went away to try to stop thinking about him and the fire and losing my home and everything else, just for a week, and you stole that from me? You ruined that for me?” Be. Fucking. Nice. To. Children. proudliteraryaddict
Okay this is so important though. As much as they may act like adults and want to be treated like adults, high schoolers are still developing and maturing and it is So. Very. Important. To be kind and supportive of them. If you’re in your 20’s, a high schooler is no more your peer than the 10 year old next door is. They will expect to be (and should be) treated differently than a 10 year old, but you are still a role model/support system to them.
Final Girls Rock – 7 Female Musicians Who’d Slay All the Monsters
Final Girls Rock – 7 Female Musicians Who’d Slay All the Monsters by Heather Glock By idobi Staff | October 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Horror movies are known for having a final girl who gives the audience hope that at least one person will make it out alive. The final girl confronts the killer or monster and lives to tell the tale. Famous final girls are Jamie Lee Curtis ’ Laurie Strode in Halloween , Sidney Prescott in Scream , and Nancy Thompson in A Nightmare on Elm Street . Granted, all these women were forced to live their nightmares over and over with the spawning of multiple sequels, but they live nethertheless.
As a counterpoint, the music industry is teeming with men but there are women who are kicking ass and establishing themselves as dominant types. With the best holiday of the year rapidly approaching, I decided to comb through these growing titans in the industry to pick which ones would survive a horror movie and emerge as The Final Girl. Below are my top 7 picks of female musicians who would make badass final girls.
Photo: Matty Vogel
Lynn Gunn strikes me as a modern yet classic protagonist. She is stunningly beautiful, smart and coolheaded. Gunn would make an excellent person to stick by in a slasher film because she would be the one to come up with a plan on how to get the hell out of Dodge. She has a lot of heart in her music, which makes her an easy person to sympathize with. Not to mention, she is an absolute lovely person and totally chill, so audiences would have no problem rooting for her to make it out. Personally, I could see Gunn taking the reins in a slasher movie with a shocking twist at the end. Throw in some Scream -like humor and Lynn Gunn could easily be the millennial generation’s Sidney Prescott just with a little more attitude. — Photo via Instagram
Briggs has the look of a bad ass and she could probably give a pretty gnarly right hook. She carries herself in such a manner that it is very easy to see her rocking some combat boots, a leather jacket, and a mean switchblade as her main weapon. She would star in a film with an ending along the lines of Death Proof with Briggs enacting some pretty sick revenge on a cat and mouse serial killer. In fact, I could see the tables being turned midway through the movie where Briggs makes the hunter the hunted. The singer recently posted a photo on her instagram wearing a Twisty the Clown half mask. Imagine if she wore that type of accessory while getting revenge on her abductor. Yeah. I’d watch in a heartbeat. — Photo via Facebook
Joan Jett will never fade away as a classic female rock icon. She is a spitting image of female empowerment in rock music, even at age sixty. Joan Jett would make an excellent final girl with her fierce defiance. I can picture her with a guitar that is actually an axe and starring in a dark and humorous movie like Slither . Perhaps Jett would be trapped in Madison Square Garden where all the concert goers are deadites and one by one we see the rest of the Blackhearts fall victim. Pair her up with a horror icon like Bruce Campbell as the comic relief with ‘breaking the fourth wall’ dialogue, dripping in unnecessary amounts of fake blood, and this would be one hell of a ride. — 4. Reba Meyers – Code Orange Photo: Brian Guido
Reba Meyers is a beast on stage, so there would be no doubt she would kick some serious ass if placed in a monster’s sights. With her gorgeous flowing red hair and searing eyes, she could be an older version of Max from Stranger Things , in an 80’s era horror flick. Personally, I would love to see her take her guitar and smash a vampire across the face and growl a corny line like, “ death by stereo ” from The Lost Boys . She could have a utility belt of drum sticks sharpened into stakes and guitar picks made into ninja throwing stars. Also, have you seen those arms? She can probably crack a skull already, like One Punch Man , with one flick of her wrist. — 5. Lady Gaga Photo: Lady Gaga by Inez & Vinoodh for Vogue
Ok, this one may seem a bit off when looking at the other women on my list but hear me out. Gaga appeared in Season 5 of American Horror Story ( Hotel ) as a Vampire Queen who oozed both sex appeal and danger. She also had a role in Season 6 ( Roanoke ) for a brief period as a nefarious pagan Goddess. Watching Gaga command the screen and everyone around her with ease made it believable that she would survive in a cult horror movie involving an evil entity lurking in the woods…or maybe she would be the cult leader. *gasp*! — 6&7. Heather Baron-Gracie and Ciara Doran– Pale Waves Photo via Instagram
Heather Baron-Gracie and Ciara Dora would make a great team for a horror flick. While, yes, final “girl” is singular, I’m bending the rules so this amazing duo can win against all sorts of evil entities. I picture them in a smart, horror-sci fi involving time loops while trapped in a dark gothic building, like something out of Crimson Peak , with a malevolent force. Both ladies look like heroines who would be underestimated at first then would later be forces to be reckoned with. Perhaps they’d discover telekinetic powers with ethereal and electric blue auras. In other words, something beautiful and haunting and preferably done by Guillermo Del Toro . Who do you think would make a great final girl? Hop on Twitter or Instagram and let us know your thoughts! Tags
I work in a newsroom in Utah and when we ran the story on-air this morning I congratulated the entire room for shitting on the Wings (I was an Avs fan before I was a Knights fan) but literally none of them knew what I was talking about and by the time I explained it the humor was gone.
…what’s it like to live somewhere that cares about hockey?