Alica McKenna-Johnson

Where am i? And why am I in the hand basket?

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So I was out shopping today when I passed an Aerie store. My cousin pointed out that the butt in the huge advertisement (second photo) had stretch marks. I was confused. After second look I realized that there were stretch marks. “Wow!” I thought, “I can’t believe they didn’t airbrush that out!” I wanted to take a picture but there were people sitting on a bench in view of it, so I decided to to go in and find the picture. Much to my surprise, she was not the only one displaying imperfections! Their slogan is “The real you is sexy.” In amazement I took pictures throughout the store. I’m sure they thought I was a creep but that didn’t stop me. I had to pass this along to those who haven’t seen it. My question is, how isn’t this a bigger deal? Am I weird for thinking this is so awesome? I even made a point to say “Wow, I have to take a picture of this, that could be me!” A sales associates just chuckled. But little did she know I was so serious.

(Source: mosschronicles, via the-captains-wife)

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White couples that adopt non-white kids


If you’re getting mad at someone for adopting a parentless child and bringing that child into a loving home because their skin color doesn’t match then you need to take a good hard look at your priorities, evaluate your life, and ask yourself how you sunk this fucking low.

I worked with two black kids who didn’t want to be adopted by another black couple because the last one beat them. So should they have stayed in foster care? They were adopted by an loving white couple, with three other kids and are doing really well.

(via dazedanddreary)

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'Always' Ad Flips Our Perspective: “Like A Girl” Should Not Be An Insult


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Senior Content Editor

All right, fellow females, line up and be heard! When was the last time someone told you “You hit like a girl”? How about “You run like a girl”? Words aside, when was the last time someone tried to do something for you because you are female?

If your answer is “recently,” then you need to watch this…

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Ten to Twenty Years

Ten to Twenty Years

Alica Mckenna Johnson

Photo from Tar Sands Blockade

No I have not FINALLY been caught and sentenced to prison. Rude!

I have recently turned forty and been a bit introspective, thinking about the rest of my life.

And now I’m worried that I might only have ten to twenty years left, if I take after my parents. My mom died sixteen days before her fiftieth birthday and my dad died just before Christmas at sixty- one.


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