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The Key to Enjoying Where You Are

As most of you know, I just moved back to Detroit after living in Kent, Ohio for four years and then living in the Washington DC area for a few months. If you’ve had any conversations at all with me in the last three months you know I did not want to be back here in Detroit. It has nothing to do with Detroit being bankrupt or a bad place to live, but it had everything to do with Detroit being a place that I relate to who I was before college. I was not a bad person by any means before college I was just a girl who had a very difficult time disappointing other people or doing anything that was not the status quo. During my time in college I really had the opportunity to grow into myself and figure out who I was. Now, for the last few months there has been this battle between the people pleasing girl and the girl that lives her life with no apologies for being who she is. This battle has been exhausting and I know that it is a struggle that many people my age or in my situation feel. 

During the last week I have really come to terms with the fact that I am here in Detroit and that is where I am supposed to be. I embrace it and use the the gifts and talents that acquired while being away  to make this place home again. It is extremely easy to see the worst and the negative, but it is also very draining. I have decided to be more creative and open to what Detroit has to offer me.

Rant over- thanks for listening…… 

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These tweets (and one retweet) are from my friend Ryan, a journalist who has been on the ground in Ferguson for the past few days. (His Twitter account is here, and it’s a great source of updates on the situation there   [x]).

I just wanted to remind everybody that while spreading word about Michael Brown’s unjust murder and the horrifying events of the night of August 14, 2014, please do not oversimplify or ignore the complexities of the situation.

Journalists in the town have been doing what journalists do: focusing on all the negative aspects about the community to try and make it look like a hell-hole in order to sell their own pictures and stories, and basically all many of them want to do is further their own careers. But focusing on all that negativity only paints the picture of one side of the story, ignoring a lot of other important things going on there.

Please do not fall prey to the media’s game. Anger at the actions of the police in Ferguson is totally justified, but in the midst of that we cannot allow the people who are living with the situation every day to be dehumanized. Despite all this tragedy and chaos going on around them, they’re still a community and in many ways they’re pulling through all of it together. They want peace. Anyone looting or burning things down is a very small portion of the community. The whole story is so much bigger.

A story doesn’t need tear gas to be interesting. We need to hear every side of this story, not just the horrific parts.

TL:DR: please don’t fall prey to media attempts to dehumanize and oversimplify the situation in ferguson!!

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