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UNFUCKABLEW!TH

UNFUCKABLEW!TH is a commemoration to all those who have risen to the challenge in their lives to promote equality and empowerment no matter gender, race or orientation.

"That is, to be ourselves causes us to be exiled by many others, and yet to comply with what others want causes us to be exiled from ourselves." -Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Do no harm but take no shit, like Claudette Colvin.

Claudette Colvin (born September 5, 1939) is a retired American nurse aide who was a pioneer of the 1950s civil rights movement. On March 2, 1955, she was arrested at the age of 15 in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman on a crowded, segregated bus. Nine months later, Rosa Parks did the same.

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I originally created an UNFUCKABLEW!TH acrylic art piece over 6 years ago that has been a constant reminder to practice clarity, to be centered and stoic in my responses to daily life challenges. May we all find the inner tigress or tiger that allows us to be the master of our own fate. For the most part we do not control or cannot rely on external events, but we can control our mind and choice of behavior. This basic stoic tenet also advises that we do no harm, and in fact, practice our humanity and goodness especially in adversity. We are inexorable, so much so that we can attract the most fragile of beings. We are able to handle adversity and champion the beauty of mindful serenity, as the stone at the bottom of the rushing river. No matter how turbulent the current, the stone has no need to react.

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