Why We Vote: Resources for a Better Future

As part of our ongoing commitment towards conscientious activism and anti-racism, TMoms will be using this space, as well as our social media pages, to aggregate resources & information regarding:

No radical movement begins or ends with voting, but voting is a necessary & individual choice with a complicated historical significance. Voting is a privilege, and we must use that privilege along with activism & community care to help the most vulnerable among us.

 

This space is a work in progress. If you’d like to bring additional resources to our attention, feel free to email us.

 

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TMOMs Staff Picks Interviews: Sarah

We’re back with another TMOMs Staff Picks Interview! Get to know the TMOMs crew with weird & wacky, rapid & random questions—featuring a new staff member every month!

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Name: Sarah
TMOMs Title: Purple Email Demon
Pronouns: She/her or They/them

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Q: If you could only use one condiment for the rest of your life, what would you pick?
A: HOT SAUCE. Specifically El Yucateco’s Chile Habanero or Frank’s.

Q: Favorite childhood TV show?
A: Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Q: Big dogs or small dogs?
A: All dogs are good & perfect.

Q: What’s the last book you read?
A: I’m currently reading Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis, and I just re-read The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood.

Q: What is your least favorite beverage?
A: Uh, the worst thing I can think of is a ranch margarita.

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Portrait by Elijah Snyder-Vidmar. Keep up with this new series on the Tattooed Mom blog.

Secret Menu Item: Mom’s Pizza Burger

What is Tattooed Mom’s new secret menu item?
A.                      A Pizza
B.                   A Burger
C.                   Delicious
D.        All of the above

………………….THE ANSWER IS D!

Mom’s Pizza Burger

▸ Your choice of Mom’s classic or vegan beyond burger ◂
▸ Piled high with house made spicy pomodoro sauce ◂
▸  Melty provolone cheese ◂
▸ & Sauteed peppers & onions ◂
▸ PLUS: Your choice of any of Mom’s fries or tots! ◂

 

Call for curbside pick-up! Local delivery available via Caviar and DoorDash!

Black Lives Matter: Resources for Anti-Racism

Amidst the protests & continuing pandemic, we’ve taken the past few days to step back, listen, learn, share, & give space to the Black community.

 

But it is not enough to oppose racism silently & from afar. We must be actively anti-racist, & we must educate ourselves on the tools of systemic oppression and the intersections of our own privileges.

 

The following post contains various resources for those looking to donate, support, educate, and participate in active anti-racism. Additionally, we are continuing to aggregate and update activist resources over on our Why We Vote: Resources for a Better Future blog post.

DONATE:

 

Black Owned Businesses

For a more comprehensive directory of Black-owned businesses in Philly, check out AfroPhilly.

 

A LIST OF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:

BOOKS

  • Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
  • James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
  • Angela Davis, Freedom Is A Constant Struggle
  • Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
  • Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped
  • Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be Antiracist
  • Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race
  • Audre Lorde, Your Silence Will Not Protect You
  • Wesley Lowery, They Can’t Kill Us All
  • Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
  • Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want To Talk About Race
  • Layla F. Saad, Me and White Supremacy
  • Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States
  • & MORE: (1) (2) (3)

ARTICLES & STORIES

VIDEOS

DOCUMENTARIES, MOVIES, TV

  • 12 Years A Slave  (2013)
  • 13th (Netflix)
  • American Son (Netflix)
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (PBS)
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix)
  • Dope (Netflix)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • Horror Noire (Shutter)
  • King In The Wilderness (HBO)
  • Sorry To Bother You (Hulu)
  • See You Yesterday (Netflix)
  • Selma (2014)
  • The Hate U Give (Hulu)
  • What Happened Miss Simone? (Netflix)
  • When They See Us (Netflix)

Artwork by Marisa.VR.

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TMOMs Staff Picks Interviews: Serena

The third installation of our TMOMs Staff Picks Interview Series is finally here! Get to know the TMOMs crew with weird & wacky, rapid & random questions—featuring a new staff member every month!

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Name: Serena
TMOMs Title: T0ilet Queen
Pronouns: She/her

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Q: Favorite movie of all time?
A: The old cartoon version of Alice in Wonderland. 

 

Q: You win the lottery and decide to give half your winnings to charity. What organization or cause are you donating towards?
A: I would probably donate to PAWS

 

Q: Is a taco a sandwich?
A: Nah, man, just let a taco be a taco. 

 

Q: Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
A: Probably bees ‘cause I’d survive, but actually I’d choose the bear, #savethebees

 

Q: What’s in your pocket right now?
A: Phone, wallet, lighter, keys to Tattooed Mom.

 

 

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Portrait by Elijah Snyder-Vidmar. Keep up with this new series on the Tattooed Mom blog.

TMOMs Staff Picks Interviews: Kayla

Welcome to the second installation of our TMOMs Staff Picks Interview Series! Get to know the TMOMs crew with weird & wacky, rapid & random questions—featuring a new staff member every month!

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Name: Kayla / “Lola”
TMOMs Title: “The Finder”
Pronouns: She/her

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Q: Favorite boy band?
A: Black Sabbath, and shit that sounds like Sabbath.

 

Q: Would you rather be able to speak every language in the world or be able to talk to animals?
A: That’s a loaded question!

 

Q: How do you take your coffee?
A: Just a little bit of cream/milk, or whatever is around. I’m not picky!

 

Q: What’s the last song that was stuck in your head?
A: Haha, whatever song Serena had playing in the kitchen before I left Tattooed Mom!

 

Q: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what food would you pick?
A: Enchiladas!!! But it has to be a full platter with rice and beans.

 

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Portrait by Elijah Snyder-Vidmar. Keep up with this new series on the Tattooed Mom blog.

E-Gift Cards from Tattooed Mom!

Want to support TMOMs during the on-going crisis? Give your future self the gift of future snacks with an E-Gift Card from Tattooed Mom! Perfect for virtual gifting, supporting your community, & TREATING YOURSELF!

 

Until we are able to fully re-open, 100% of sales will be donated to the Tattooed Mom staff. 💕

 

[Author’s Note: I mean, seriously, look how cute we are]

Love & Good Times Always
(especially now, more than ever)

 

 

Gift card artwork by Gloss Black.

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Curbside Take Out & Delivery from TMoms To Go

While we’re all staying close to home & practicing safe social distancing, you can still get your fill of TMom’s delicious food and drink with TMOMs To-Go!

 

Want to support Tattooed Mom in other ways? Buy an e-gift card or donate to our staff GoFundMe! Can’t donate? Please share the links!
Have questions? Feel free to DM us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! 💕

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TMOMs Staff Picks Interviews: Ryan Chubbrock

We’re stoked to introduce our new TMOMs Staff Picks Interview Series! Get to know the TMOMs crew with weird & wacky, rapid & random questions—featuring a new staff member every month!

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Name: Ryan Chubbrock
TMOMs Title: Village Idiot (Self-appointed)
Pronouns: He/him

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Q: What shirt are you wearing?
A: Black velour track suit top. Embroidered of course. I’m fancy. 

 

Q: What’s your favorite conspiracy theory?
A: The moon is hollow and filled with aliens. 

 

Q: Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
A: Tie between horse and deep fried pig intestines.

 

Q: Would you rather learn to cook with your feet or learn how to juggle knives?
A: I can already cook with my feet soooooo, knife juggling it is. 

 

Q: Toilet paper: Over or under?
A: There is only one answer. Over.

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Portrait by Elijah Snyder-Vidmar. Keep up with this new series on the Tattooed Mom blog!

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