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Matt McGorry  Maker of feels and procurer of LOLs. Activist and intersectional feminist. Bennett on #OrangeIsTheNewBlack and Asher on #HowToGetAwayWithMurder

https://youtu.be/0I8_3RZojio

THIS is where I went. ๐Ÿ˜ @realleadelaria @emmacat #oitnb

Agreed. This is not a economic issue, it's a moral one. I would happily pay more taxes if it meant that every American got free healthcare. The fact that so many millionaires (no, I do not belong to this group) and billionaires can't get on board with this is absolutely baffling to me. You can slice it any way that you want but if you don't believe in free healthcare, you believe that people deserve to die, be untreated, and/or be destitute from paying their medical bills because they do not have the financial means. We cannot be fully in touch with our most compassionate selves and still hold those beliefs. (Photo repost from @undocumedia )

No one person can "solve" the problems of the world. And for those of us with the most privileges, we have been socialized to think of ourself as "the chosen one" who has to do it all, even in our activism. It's part of the American myths of rugged individualism/pull yourself up by your bootstraps mythology, traditional ideas of masculinity, and capitalism. By growing up in this culture, we are taught not only that we should be able to accomplish everything on our own, but that we are *better* if we do. But the great gains in social justice have been achieved precisely because of a breaking free of this mentality in many ways. Because activists have come to believe that the world that we are trying to create is only possible when we consider ourselves a part of the whole. And in fact, is *better* than the world in which we are all trying to do it mostly for ourselves, by ourselves. And for those of us that have the most privilege, there is liberation from self-obsession (which cannot lead to happiness) in being a part of something bigger than ourselves and in fact relinquishing control over the notion that "we are the one." For me, learning about the history of activism and the struggles and feelings of helplessness that people in the past (and present) have experienced is essential to the reminder that I am not alone. That despite losses and difficulties, we *must* find ways to keep moving forwards. And that even simply in the *pursuit* of justice, we are changing ourselves, and our world for the better. (Photo from @undocumedia - highly recommend following them) #AngelaDavis

Wedding Splashers. @jackfalahee #abcupfronts #htgawm

Bench guys from aclose. #austintx @daveabed @bandanatraining

Bench guys from afar. #austintx

This Tuesday, there is an election in Los Angeles. Charter Amendment C is up for vote and is being opposed by Black Lives Matter LA, the ACLU, White People 4 Black Lives and every other progressive leader and organization in the City.

This proposed amendment by the Police Protective League is trying to use the language of "community oversight" to get the community to vote against their own best interests by essentially allowing officers accused of misconduct to choose their own juries. We cannot let this happen. They've spent over a million dollars trying to get support for this, so we the people, need to show up and spread the message to our fellow Angelenos that we need MORE police accountability, not LESS.

Please tag 3-5 people that live in LA and make sure you get out THIS Tuesday to vote #NoOnC !!! For more info please google LA Times article titled "Measure C pretends to be about police reform. Instead, it's a noxious sleight of hand. Vote no." @blmlosangeles @wp4rj @aclu_socal @aclu_nationwide

(**Performance link in bio**) Holy shit, that was fun! What an amazing experience being on @spikelsb and something I've wanted to do since I first saw the show. @bellamyyoung was absolutely incredible and is the sweetest, kindest person ever. She absolutely nailed her performances. Had a great time hanging with @llcoolj , @chrissyteigen , being choreographed by @danielle.flora and the entire cast and crew and especially @caseypattersontv . Also, thanks for the music and inspiration @fifthharmony . ๐Ÿ˜Ž #lipsyncbattle
Performance link- https://youtu.be/0I8_3RZojio

Hans and Franz gettin it in between sets of margaritas and breakfast tacos in Austin @Archerhotels #Archergrams
@howelltalentrelations @bandanatraining

Y'all ready for this?? Tonight, @bellamyyoung and I battle on @spikelsb at 10/9c on @spiketv ! ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป@llcoolj

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