girlgriot Oh, the times, they really are a changin'! #spring #magnoliatree #lovely 7h

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girlgriot Free-flowing brew! Private party at @BigAliceBrewery #goodthings 5d

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  •   love_cullors Thank you for the epic journey you took us on! Big hugs. 4w
  •   girlgriot Instead of an invented story for this final post, there is this. The man on the left was on this train when I boarded. The women were standing ny a door at tge right end of the car. When the seats beside the man opened up, they sat down. The woman on the left dropped her bag onto the seat beside her, on the bench space between her and the man. Then she turned to her companion and had not a care in the world.
    Until the man turned his head in her direction two stops later. And then she suddenly became very concerned about her bag, pulling it closer, checking the closure, giving hime some very angry, disapproving looks.

    I can't adequately express how much this pisses me off. The man had done not.one.thing. she, on the other hand had chosen to toss her bag into the space beside him, had chosen to turn her bavk on it ... and then chosen to see him as someone interested in her bag when he had done nothing.
    So many things wrong with this story.

    11:18pm #NewYorkCity “What I Saw” by @girlgriot as part of the #BLM247 #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_NewYorkCity 4w
  •   girlgriot @love_cullors Thank *you* for staying with me through the day! 4w
  •   girlgriot And thank you to @shelserkin for intriducing me to this excellent challenge, to @blklivesmatter, to @aliveinnyc, to everyone who met up with me on the street and inline to support my day! 4w
  •   theraivenne The only thing better than the pictures themselves are the stories you created behind them. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, all vey human. Especially this one as it is a true story. Well done! 4w
  •   girlgriot @theraivenne I had ski much more i wanted to say here. Decided to leave it for readers to fill in those blanks. 4w

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girlgriot Each sister has a different story about how their parents met. Each knows that her story is true, is the right story. Each listens patiently when the others tell their wrong details, their wrong timeline. In the end, one sister -- usually it is Miao -- will laugh and say. We'll never get this right, but don't you love all three? I think maybe they are all true." And the others will laugh and the moment will pass.

10:00pm #NewYorkCity “Collective Memory” by @girlgriot as part of the #BLM247 #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_NewYorkCity
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  •   gina_boyer Thank you for staying up all night (and day) to share these pics and stories. I have so many follow-up questions (Did you get to nap? Where did you go between photos to stay warm?) that don't really need to be answered - your photos definitely speak for themselves! Sweet dreams! 4w
  •   girlgriot @gina_boyer Thank *you* for staying up with me! No naps -- that would have been too dangerous, I'd have wound up sleeping for hours! I didn't go inside as much as I should have. In the middle of the night, 24-hour drugstores were so helpful! 4w
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girlgriot Claudia used to shy away from karaoke ... until Beyonce have her the perfect gift in a song. Now, she's released her inner Bey, and there is no turning down.

9:31pm #NewYorkCity “Crazy in Love” by @girlgriot as part of the #BLM247 #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_NewYorkCity
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girlgriot Alvaro doesn't believe in luck other than the kind you sweat out for yourself. When his sister says he's lucky to have found a night job that dovetails with his day job, school schedule, and caretaking time with their father, he just nods, wondering how she can't see how long he looked, how well he negotiated, how willing he had to be to work a job that leaves him depleted. Does she really not see, our is it just easier for her not to credit him?

8:46pm #NewYorkCity “” by @girlgriot as part of the #BLM247 #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_NewYorkCity
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girlgriot Twenty hours after leaving my house, I'm decidedly faded and one eye is drooping, but I think I'm going to make it to midnight!

7:06pm #NewYorkCity “The Woman Behind the Curtain” by @girlgriot as part of the #BLM247 #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_NewYorkCity
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girlgriot Whenever Thomasina is able to bring herself into the office, she spends a lot of time watching out the window, watching how easily people flow up and down the street, how casually they pass, bump into, stop and talk to others. She envies them, of course, but is more angry with them than anything else. She is angry with the fact that they take their ease for granted.

6:17pm #NewYorkCity “Voyeur” by @girlgriot as part of the #BLM247 #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_NewYorkCity
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girlgriot Richard hoped everyone remembered to wear the chosen colors. He didn't want a repeat of last year when he was the only one dressed as a character from Grease. Even a year later, the idea that some kind of collective amnesia had managed to affect every executive committee member but him rang of a hastily-constructed lie.
5:00pm #NewYorkCity “Richard” by @girlgriot as part of the #BLM247 #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_NewYorkCity
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girlgriot Pamela has always sought out ways to support those most in need, and the work has always sustained her. And it was her work that brought her back to her Uncle Lamar. After ten years of the family believing he was dead, he walked yp to Pamela's food giveaway table and smiled. "I knew," he said. "All the work you do, I knew I had to find you one of these days. You make my heart young, girl." 4:08pm #NewYorkCity “Each one reach one.” by @girlgriot as part of the #BLM247 #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_NewYorkCity 4w

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girlgriot Paul keeps his head down whenever he passes the mural. He doesn't know who painted it, but sees it as a crazy, cosmic slap in the face. The resemblance to Karen is so strong. It's the world reminding him daily just how careless he was to lose her. #loveandothercomplications

3:25pm #NewYorkCity “Regret” by @girlgriot as part of the #BLM247 #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_NewYorkCity
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girlgriot Jaime loves doing "my first cuts" best. He still remembers his own, the ritual, the respect for process and artistry. He likes passing that on to the young ones in the community.
2:05pm #NewYorkCity “Tradition” by @girlgriot as part of the #BLM247 #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_NewYorkCity
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girlgriot Muriel likes the new munimeters fine. They're easy to use and rarely break down. But she misses the meters, misses the lotto game of finding a space in front of a broken one, misses the meter readers amd the conversations she used to have with them. She's all for modernization, but she likes human contact.

1:43pm #NewYorkCity “Progress” by @girlgriot as part of the #BLM247 #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_NewYorkCity
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girlgriot Sammy likes to say that he and Abel have always been cousins. It sounds silly and makes everyone laugh, but they don't understand him. He means in every life, he and Abel have been cousins. He knows it, can feel those centuries of closeness. He doesn't mind that people don't understand, but he wonders why always cousins, wonders when they will be brothers.

12:39pm #NewYorkCity “Cousins” by @girlgriot as part of the #BLM247 #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_NewYorkCity
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  •   aliveinnyc Hi, we are going to try do a group shot in St Marks today between 10:30pm - 11pm. Hope you can make it 4w
  •   girlgriot @aliveinnyc I'm going to try to be there. Thanks! 4w
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girlgriot Loving her was the line of demarcation. Everything else was just "before." 11:15am #NewYorkCity “Before” by @girlgriot as part of the #BLM247 #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_NewYorkCity 4w

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girlgriot Eddie was 10 the first time he'd walked past 1186 and seen Marta leaning out of her window like Rapunzel, her thick, dark gold hair hanging down, an invitation. Later, she had told him her hair was a test. If he had yanked it roughly the way every other boy had done, she never would have spoken to him.

Now, 20 years later, Eddie can't help but stop in front of 1186 and look up at the window. He knows Marta will tease him when he gets home, but she'll also smile the quiet way she does only for him, and he'll remember that first day, when he'd seen her hair, tiptoed up and kissed the heavy strands.

10:38am #NewYorkCity “On the Strert Where You Live” by @girlgriot as part of the #BLM247 #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_NewYorkCity
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girlgriot Sometimes, it was too much even to leave the house. Thomasina would stand in her doorway and watch the street, ducking back indoors if anyone passed. It shamed her, the fear, but she couldn't push past it, couldn't best it.

9:43am #NewYorkCity “Agoraphobe” by @girlgriot as part of the #BLM247 #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_NewYorkCity
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