Fed up with struggling to find legal pee grounds at Mardi Gras celebrations every year, New Orleanians Max Gaudin and Travis Laurendine decided to take things into their own hands during Mardi Gras 2014 to set up Airpnp. Airpnp purports to be the Airbnb of pee spots by allowing residences and businesses to rent them out. Through a mobile web app, anyone needing to relieve themselves of their golden showers can find a loo in the vicinity, and, just like on Airbnb, can review their experience afterwards. It’s incredible.
What a way to begin an acceptance speech. Lupita has made sure that we never forget the sufferings of Patsey and Solomon, and thus the millions of enslaved Africans who were dehumanized in one of the greatest crimes against humanity in the history of the world.
Unspeakable crimes that have gone largely unpunished. How can people scream ‘post-racialism’, ‘non-racialism’ and other ignorant statements when justice, if true justice can ever be attained for such acts, is yet to be achieved?
Didn’t mean to derail from Lupita’s acceptance speech but as important as her win is, so to is the vessel that brought her there - the story of Solomon Northup.