I’m super proud of myself.
Alondra de la Parra
Mexican-American conductor Alondra de la Parra is one of a few conductors whose renown has transcended classical music spheres. As the founding director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (the organization disbanded in 2011), the photogenic de la Parra was featured on the Today Show, was named one of “40 under 40 New York Rising Stars” by Crain’s New York, and won a pair of Latin Grammys. Though she’s still well under 40 (she was born in 1980), de la Parra has been a guest conductor with Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Phoeni and Miami’s New World Symphony orchestras, and maintains a very active conducting schedule in Latin America.
Holla to all of you babes that are fighting your Depression.
Let’s kick some ass.
A list of all massacres of Indigenous Australians that happened in Victoria. I feel this information needs to be shared as people don’t know nearly enough about Indigenous Australians and do not know how horribly we were and still are treated. Nothing else needs to be said as the list tells it all. Click the photos to save a bigger image for reading the list clearly.
Photo/display credit: Brambuk - The National Park & Cultural Centre.
68 massacres, in an EIGHTEEN YEAR PERIOD.
That’s not start to end, that’s just a little fucking slice.
That’s birth to adulthood. Thousands of your cousins, slaughtered for no reason other than white people considering them inferior.
Nobody knows loss like native people.
Words can not describe how much damage white people have done to natives.
When I was in college, a teacher once said that all women live by a ‘rape schedule.’ I was baffled by the term, but as she went on to explain, I got really freaked out. Because I realized that I knew exactly what she was talking about. And you do too. Because of their constant fear of rape (conscious or not), women do things throughout the day to protect themselves. Whether it’s carrying our keys in our hands as we walk home, locking our car doors as soon as we get in, or not walking down certain streets, we take precautions. While taking precautions is certainly not a bad idea, the fact that certain things women do are so ingrained into our daily routines is truly disturbing. It’s essentially like living in a prison - all the time. We can’t assume that we’re safe anywhere: not on the streets, not in our homes. And we’re so used to feeling unsafe that we don’t even see that there’s something seriously fucked up about it.