“We’re often wrong at predicting what will transform us. Encountering certain people, books, music, places or ideas at the right time can immediately make our lives happier, richer, more beautiful, resonant or meaningful. When it happens, we feel a kind of instant love for them both deep and abiding. It can be something as trifling as a children’s book, a returned telephone call, or a night at a seaside bar in Greece.”
— Jonathan Carroll (via browndresswithwhitedots)
• 28 August 2014 • 351 notes
“You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you — it’s something inherent.
You exist, and therefore, you matter. You’re allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings. You’re allowed to assert your needs and take up space. You’re allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough. And you’re allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise”
— (via divine-consciousness)
• 28 August 2014 • 200 notes
“In the United States, access to tampons and pads for low-income women is a real problem, too: food stamps don’t cover feminine hygiene products, so some women resort to selling their food stamps in order to pay for “luxuries” like tampons. Women in prison often don’t have access to sanitary products at all, and the high cost of a product that half the population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply, well, bullshit.”
- The case for free tampons (via stuffmomnevertoldyou)
You know, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody suggest that toilet paper or paper towels in public bathrooms shouldn’t be free. We’d consider it outrageous if that very basic necessity were to be missing, or provided only for purchase.
• 28 August 2014 • 18,472 notes
“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 • 68,430 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 • 54,962 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 • 100,528 notes