My bro , my Mama, Lil me. 1985. West Oakland. People get so offended by Gertrude Steins "there is no there, there" quote. But she's was right.... And that's why so many moved to Oakland. You didn't have to pay for the "there". It was up to you to make your own -there-.... Now everyone's moving here, and there is a there...but we're losing what it was. A kind of homogenized Oakland is happening. I was not born here, but was chosen and am proud of that. So much respect for my Mom for the trailblazer she is. A true pioneer and weirdo. Gwar played in our house when I was 13, mom dropped in on a vert ramp, guns were pointed at my head, our black neighbors welcomed us... And we respected it. Those days and that life taught me so much. #trailblazing #greencollar #family #lowerbottoms #nowyoucancashin #nationalsiblingsday
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I hear ya man. That shits happening everywhere. Just hold onto your piece.
@4q69 hey max, are you coming to Australia ?.... Did I hear right?...
@mattmachineshed yea man. I'll email you :)
@4q69 nice timeless photo in B&W, those are always the best, your Mom sounds like a tough and smart one! hardest job nobody ever applies for: raising up of humans in a constantly changing society 💡💪#brainsandbraun