“As a child I never heard one woman say to me, “I love my body.” Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. No one woman has ever said, “I am so proud of my body.” So I make sure to say it to Mia, because a positive physical outlook has to start at an early age.”
— Kate Winslet, speaking about her daughter. (via soaphie)
(Source: wrists, via soaphie)
• 21 August 2014 • 51,704 notes
The community in Ferguson is struggling to come up with the money to keep their kids fed, since school has been cancelled all this time, yet people have donated over $12,000 to the murderer who started all of this in the last 24 hours alone. Think about that. And then donate to the right cause.
• 19 August 2014 • 39,795 notes
CALLING ALL JOURNALISTS/WRITERS
I have an UNPAID opportunity for some writing to get published, on a New York based website
This is for journalistic pieces, thought pieces, essays, etc regarding issues of politics, media, social justice, race, gender, religion, economics, etc
I am PARTICULARLY interested if someone has the capability of putting together a thorough piece on Ferguson/police brutality/criminalization of blackness.
PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS POST OR MESSAGE ME IF THIS SOUNDS INTERESTING TO YOU
I’ll be able to put out more details in a little bit but right now I just want to see how many people (if anyone) is interested.
Guys!! Please message me if you are interested! Reblog to get the word out!
• 16 August 2014 • 18 notes
wasn’t this the episode where he dressed up as a woman on a bet because he thought women were overreacting?
This show was progressive beyond it’s years
yaaaaas to this, but let’s also remember how brilliant Cory’s waitress character was
(Source: youbigstupid, via symbiosis)
• 15 August 2014 • 99,850 notes
“What a sad era when it is easier to smash an atom than a prejudice.”
— Albert Einstein (via purplebuddhaproject)
• 15 August 2014 • 4,754 notes
Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.
When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.
The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…
But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.
— Tom Clempsom (via mollyfamous)
• 15 August 2014 • 157,333 notes