A photographer at Fordham asked her peers to write down the microaggressions they’ve encountered. Here is what they had to say.
The term "microagression" was coined by Columbia professor Derald Wing Sue to refer to "brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color."
The Tumblr is a project that aims to highlight the daily microaggressions people encounter through user submitted stories.
"This blog seeks to provide a visual representation of the everyday of "microaggressions." Each event, observation and experience posted is not necessarily particularly striking in and of themselves. Often, they are never meant to hurt - acts done with little conscious awareness of their meanings and effects. Instead, their slow accumulation during a childhood and over a lifetime is in part what defines a marginalized experience, making explanation and communication with someone who does not share this identity particularly difficult. Social others are microaggressed hourly, daily, weekly, monthly.
This project is NOT about showing how ignorant people can be in order to simply dismiss their ignorance. Instead, it is about showing how these comments create and enforce uncomfortable, violent and unsafe realities onto peoples' workplace, home, school, childhood/adolescence/adulthood, and public transportation/space environments."
Proof that none of us got invites. Thanks for rubbing it in, you guys.
No surprise here, Jenn's bestie, Courtney Cox, and her mystery man friend showed up!
Not to mention her other BFF, Chelsea Handler, came to hang.
One of our favorites, Kathryn Hahn, looked a little less excited about the photographers in the driveway.
Oh, hi, Tobey Maguire. Fancy seeing you here.
Boxed Mac and Cheese is great, but it’s time to up your game.
1. Baked Mac and Cheese
A staple of my diet growing up, baked mac and cheese has a warm, cheesy texture that boxed mac and cheese cannot compare with. Try it yourself!
2. Vegetable Mac and Cheese
Creamy, crunchy, and all around wonderful, this dish is a clever way to get your picky eaters to eat their veggies.
3. Broccoli & Cheddar Mac and Cheese
If you adore broccoli and cheddar cheese soup, this is the perfect dish for you. Recipe here.
4. Ranch Mac and Cheese
Mix ranch with your favorite mac and cheese to give your dish an interesting new flavor.
One fur coat is enough, thank you very much. This is just embarrassing.
This cat is mentally composing the written complaint he's sending to his modeling agency about this humiliating treatment.
Was the fur hood really necessary? Really?!
These dogs are pretty sure they're the victims of an elaborate joke.
They're not laughing.
This chihuahua's crying on the inside.
Mostly about the hat, but also everything else.
She knows it doesn't have to be this way, with the hat and the coat.
And she can't understand why her human insists that it is this way.
Oh, William. What happened?
2003: The Queen was looking beaut as she celebrated the 50th anniversary of her Coronation.
Julian Herbert / Getty
2013: And at her 60th anniversary, she's still looking pretty good.
WPA Pool / Julian Herbert
With three minutes left in the second quarter of Saturday's Cavaliers-Lakers tilt in Cleveland, a guy walked into the middle of the court to tap Kyrie Irving on the shoulder and show him a t-shirt that had the words "KYRIE DON'T LEAVE" written on it in black marker.
Fox Sports / Via ESPN
Kyrie Irving's contract doesn't expire until 2016. It's almost like this guy didn't quite think everything through before running into the middle of an NBA game!
There’s no way around it: Holiday travel is the worst. These projects will help it be less worse.
Leather Luggage Tag
Is there anything worse than reaching your final destination only to find that your bag somehow ended up on the other side of the country? (This is why we advocate carry-ons, people!) Hopefully a hand-stitched leather tag will help your rogue suitcase find its way home.
Free People Blog / Via blog.freepeople.com
You've been standing in line for what seems like hours, so how are people still fumbling around for photo ID when they finally make it to the TSA agent? Stash the necessities (ID, credit card, cash) in one of these cute leather card carriers and keep it close at hand to avoid looking like a clueless jerk.
Melissa Buwembo/Kollabora / Via kollabora.com
One crucial element to traveling comfortably is having the right bag, and with bag check fees through the roof, the perfect carry-on is nothing short of your in-flight BFF.
Alisha Ming/Kollabora / Via kollabora.com
Labeled Shoe Bag
You're an adult, it's time to start packing like one! Whip up some labeled shoe bags to help designate your heels from your flats and keep the rest of your bag contents from scratching or ruining them.
Mandy Pellegrin/Kollabora / Via kollabora.com
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