And this is why race and ethnicity matter in representation. Without Nimoy’s Jewish identity, we would not have this iconic aspect of an iconic character.
Our culture and experiences enrich our ability to portray even fantastical things, and it’s always important and always crucial to bear in mind.
This is Jazmyn Batts. She had a bus ticket home from Hot Springs, Arkansas to Memphis, Tennessee that she never used. She’s been missing since June 8, 2014. It’s possible that she is in danger.
Have you seen her? Please, please, please reblog. The more people who reblog, the more likely it is that she’ll be found.
And if you see her or have had contact with her, please call one of the above numbers. Thanks.
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Can we talk about how fantastic it is that this starts with taking “I feel love for both Alex and Kim” as a valid premise? That nowhere does it say, “Ha lol no I don’t really, I must be mistaken?” It acknowledges that some people do choose to adhere to monogamy in spite of their experience of feeling love for more than one person, and it references a common rationalization for such a choice (i.e., one of these loves is “real love” and the other is—who the hell knows, “just love?”), but it very much depicts it as a choice to forego a relationship with one person you love over preserving a monogamous relationship with another person you love. It doesn’t depict it as, “Ha lol no being in love with more than one person isn’t a thing I’m just infatuated with Kim and clearly Alex is the only one I could possibly love.”
I spent years actively experiencing feelings of connection and love with more than one person at a time, but all I was told by standard relationship narratives was that that wasn’t a thing. And if I found myself thinking that it was a thing—if I thought at any point that I was really actively in love with more than one person—then I must be mistaken about one of them, or both of them, or all of them, or maybe the relationship I’m in isn’t the right fit, or maybe there’s just work we need to do instead of getting sidetracked by this “grass is greener” stuff, or maybe this other person is meddling and manipulative and trying to ruin my relationship, or maybe I’m just a selfish jerk who can’t stop wanting to have her cake and eat it too and everyone I think I love would be better off with other people who really do love them and aren’t selfish jerks and can do this better. It took so, so long for me to look at my experience of loving more than one person and just say, “You know what this is about? It’s about the fact that I love more than one person. That is a thing.”
I’ve spent most of my life loving multiple people at the same damn time….