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I liked it when i was there before apart from ppl driving past n playing reggaeton etc at 6 in the morning.
really? interesting. what part were you in? I live in the hood. I mean.. the whole city is the hood but what part were you in
the lack of nigerians in philadelphia is really humbling me. I thought we run the world, but we do not
does anyone else ever think about the commitment of gift giving? it definitely catapults relationships into the next level. pretty intense. cause once you give someone a gift for their birthday or for some holiday, they’re gonna like, expect it every year. and they’re gonna awkwardly force a gift for you, unless your gift was in response to their gift, cause manners. and then it’s like a vicious cycle. cause you cant give someone a gift one year and then not give one to them the next year. theyre gonna think your friendship is declining. this is why I don’t get people presents and also why I have 4 friends
it makes me uncomfortable when people put their mouths directly onto microphones unless its their own personal microphone. I dont eat birthday cake because people spray their hot breath over the icing. I avoid handshakes and awkwardly force waves. I didnt choose this lifestyle. it haunts me daily
every time I talk to my mom she asks me “did you go to church on sunday?” no matter what day of the week it is. she told me she can hear the backsliding in my voice
in one of my classes we watch videotape every week of each other’s sessions at our respective internships. one of my classmates has a 40 year old black woman from new orleans as her client and my white ass, sheltered ass classmates kept commending her for how she was able to deal with such a “angry,” “aggressive,” and “overbearing” client and I was like “? she’s not mad she’s just talking?” the woman was literally just talking about the death of her mother, her landlord’s negligence to her poor living conditions, and how difficult it is to be a single mother of four. we’re supposed to provide insightful feedback about technique and theory integration and all they could gather was that she was mad and overbearing and “lots to handle.” I really feel bad for black people with white therapists
ugh this is going to be me in the fall
good luck. it’s so painful. try to find the least ignorant one and connect with them as much as you can. if I come up with any other survival techniques in the meantime, I’ll let you know. be safe out there
I really hope this isn’t my life in the coming year. I was one of two black males in my program last year, and the other graduated in May.
omg it’s so dreadful. I hope that isn’t your life either because it makes class almost unbearable
I hate being the only black student in all white classes. all I hear is “whaa whaa whaa baah bwaah…”
theres a fine line between normalizing someone’s anxiety in an effort to comfort them and dismissing their concerns as trivial. knowing how to appropriately respond to someone in distress is an art
why do people use social media to communicate important messages when they have your number. why do people use social media to tell you to call them when they like have your number, and fingers