- what "society" thinks a depressive disorder is: an intelligent, deep thinking, beautiful teenage girl/boy who is mature for their age, poetic, artistic, kind, caring, sympathetic, and hopelessly in love.
- what depressive disorders are: seriously the dullest thing in the world you don't have the energy to shower let alone actually do something with your life, although you might have a blog.
One of my favorite music videos
The first time I heard this song was outside of Chowchilla Women’s Prison. Hundreds of people had marched up to the gates of the prison to hold a noise demo for the women inside; protesting the unimaginable conditions these women are forced to live under due to the prisons 200% overcrowding.
The speakers were incredible, and the crowds energy was infectious. When we were leaving they finally let the women out onto the yard- and we were able to do call and response with them.
To this day it was one of the most exciting and empowering actions I have ever been too. My friends and I came back so pumped we decided to start a prison abolition group in Santa Cruz, named Sin Barras- which is still alive and kicking ass.
When Thao sang the lyric “I love my girl, will you remind her?” I broke into tears . I hope I live to see that prison razed to the ground.