|—||Audre Lorde, “Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference” (via arewomenhuman)|
Why not wrap empty milk cartons in scrap fabric — and use as planters?
I know. I know. I’ve been on a spring planting kick lately.
But this simple milk-carton-wrapped-in-fabric reuse idea from Camilla Fabbri of the Family Chic blog (mentioned previously here, here, and here) is worth sharing, especially this week, as some folks are looking at decor sorts of ideas for Easter.
The Trayvon Martin story remains in national headlines this week, but little media attention has been paid to a similarly troubling case: that of Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr., a 68-year-old Marine vet killed in his home last November by police officers in White Plains, NY.
The officers were responding to a false alarm accidentally triggered by Chamberlain’s medical alert pendant while he slept. Instead of helping the man, who had a heart condition, they broke down his front door, tasered him, reportedly called him the “n-word” and mocked him, then shot him dead.
Audio throughout the incident was recorded by his medical alert device.
I just….there’s so much wrong with the universe.
You have been taught that there is something wrong with you and that you are imperfect, that there isn’t and you’re not. - unknown