Day 106

February 14th, 2019: Privacy Under Fire Cambridge Analytica

Cool villain name, right? Understand this: if you think you have privacy, think again. Do you have a phone? Do you use Instagram? Of course you are reading this on Instagram or on the website. If you have any online footprint, privacy is gone out of the window. What can we do about that? I don’t know. I just know that if someone wants to find out something, they will. #MyBlackOutPoems @centreforarttapes

Day 105

February 13th, 2019: Illegal Legalization

Are there things you find annoying, sure but you don’t have to shut it down if it is legal. Trying to do something illegal to shutdown something legal is wrong. We can all agree on that, right?  Hopefully. With that said, the law is always right, is it?Wrong #MyBlackOutPoems @centreforarttapes

Day 104

February 12th, 2019: The Ink Is Finally Dry

Just because things are happening the way you want them to doesn’t mean that they will always happen that way. While things are going your way, though, make sure you make every drop count. Squeeze it for what it’s worth and learn as much as you can from it. When the ink dries, it isn’t the end, actually, no it is. But. It is also an opportunity to begin. #MyBlackOutPoems @centreforarttapes

Day 103

February 11th, 2019: The Misgendering Was Careless

I’ve been guilty of this and I will do better. It’s simple, listen to the pronouns people around you use when referring to the person or just ask them what pronouns they prefer. Yes, you might make a mistake but correct yourself right away. No you don’t have to understand it. No, it doesn’t have to make sense to you. No, you don’t need them to explain why they want to use that pronoun. Once they say they want to be referred to in a certain way, use it. Simple. #MyBlackOutPoems @centreforarttapes

Day 102

February 10th, 2019: Freedom Of Expression To Silence People

We all should be allowed to air our minds and express ourselves in any way we want… but of course, reason has to come into play. If what you feel like expressing is negative, hurtful, spiteful, illegal, a call to violence then you shouldn’t express that. There’s no reason to start something that doesn’t need starting. #MyBlackOutPoems @centreforarttapes

Day 101

February 9th, 2019: The Agreement And Support Of Domestic Violence

It is simple… walk away. No matter how much you feel you are being “pushed to violence”, walk away. If you don’t and give into those primal urges, you are sowing a seed of discord. Just walk away #MyBlackOutPoems @centreforarttapes

Day 100

February 8th, 2019: As Quickly As Possible

There are times you need to take things slow but there will be times you will need to pick up speed and do things as quickly as possible. It is important to know when you need to speed up and when to slow down. #MyBlackOutPoems @centreforarttapes

Day 99

February 7th, 2019: Unload A Human Heart

When you ask someone to count on you or that they can bring things to you, it is important that you are not just willing but able to handle it. If you can’t, then don’t say you will. When someone unloads, it takes a lot out of them and if you are not ready for that then there’s no need to say you will; it’s ok to just stay at a distance and let the person be. #MyBlackOutPoems @centreforarttapes

Day 98

February 6th, 2019: There Is Nothing With Not Caring About Dogs

If you care about something you can take care of it but just because you care for something, no matter how strongly you do, doesn’t mean that everyone will care for that thing too. Enjoy the things you enjoy but always understand just because others don’t enjoy it doesn’t mean that they are wrong. #MyBlackOutPoems @centreforarttapes