The Louisiana Social Pledge
We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are smarter than them. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. We pledge that we will do whatever we can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
I Remain Indestructible (Lauren Speyrer-Lafayette, LA)
- I survived
Metaphorically I've fought through life and never backed down. Little did I know that all those struggles, hard decisions, and standing tall even when I stood alone would give me a mentality that guided me through tragedy.
- You tried to kill me
I took you on. Two to one. Bet you never thought you could lose. The odds were clearly in your favor. I was the weaker sex. Unarmed. Bleeding. Bruised. Hurt. Your tortured me, in every way. You fucked with my head and you violated my body. You stripped me of my dignity. And I still one. Two against one. Odds in you favor. Man against woman. And u lost. Yep, u beat me, and to months later parts of me still hurt...but I lived. I fought you. Both of you. I took u booth on, toe to toe. Stupid move. I do not allow myself to lose. My decisions to live fucked you from the moment I made it. You poor men, u never stood a chance after that.
I found myself after this. I am no loner doubtful of me. I am a bad ass. You can see it my eyes. My confidence is undeniable. My strength is obvious. I will not allow myself to be defeated. I will never lose this.