"as we grow up. we are growing through ourselves. into ourselves. the heartbreak we experience when those we’ve grown up/grown through with can not/will not travel with us, is organic. there is organic heartbreak. there is natural pain. this is a natural pain. having to say goodbye. or leave. because you are a different person to someone who has known you through all of your growing. is a tremendous altering. let it be so. you must be who you are. having someone say goodbye. or leave. because they are a different person than the one you’ve known through all their growing. is a tremendous altering. let it be so. they must be who they are. this is the wise and wide heartbreak of growth."

— nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

(via nayyirahwaheed)

forestkingdoms:

"These advertisements address different types of issues, but they’re all about giving a voice to the voiceless. Most of us love animals, and yet we remain ignorant of or apathetic towards the abuse of domestic or circus animals or the extinction, poaching and over-harvesting of wild populations."

Powerful Animal Ads

(via secretglances)

Exactly what I needed right now :)

(Source: unamusedsloth, via potashium)

thekingofwinter:

takohai:

glitteringknight:

"Your highness" is gender neutral.

So you know, if you’re ever confused about my pronouns.

That’ll work.

alternatively, “your majesty,” “my liege,” and “supreme overlord”

please note that “your grace” is also acceptable

(Source: knightlyapparition, via moniquill)

"Young women on the reservation live their lives in anticipation of being raped. They talk about, ‘How will I survive my rape?’ as opposed to not even thinking about it. We shouldn’t have to live our lives that way."

— Juana Majel Dixon, 1st vice president of the National Congress of American Indians and co-chair of the NCAI Task Force on Violence Against Women (via nitanahkohe)

(via moniquill)

redtemplo:

micdotcom:

India replaces the Ice Bucket Challenge with the much more sustainable Rice Bucket Challenge 

After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”

It’s fairly simpleFollow micdotcom

Go off x1000000

(via potashium)

nitanahkohe:

Hunger among Inuit families is so prevalent in the Arctic that it could be why almost half their children are shorter than average, new research suggests. A paper published in the Journal of the Canadian Public Health Association says the height discrepancy implies that food insecurity is a long-running problem — not just something that happens occasionally. ”The observed association between food insecurity and linear growth suggests that the diet quality and quantity of children from food-insecure households had been compromised for a long time,” the paper says.

…A McGill University study found in 2010 that 41 per cent of Nunavut children between three and five lived in homes where they either had no food for an entire day or where their parents couldn’t afford to feed them at least part of the time. Two-thirds of the parents said there were times when they ran out of food and couldn’t afford to buy more. In a 2012 study, Statistics Canada found that 22 per cent of Inuit reported going hungry during the previous year because they couldn’t afford food. Nunavut’s territorial nutritionist has found nearly three-quarters of Inuit preschoolers live in food-insecure homes. Half of youths 11 to 15 years old sometimes go to bed hungry.

"Food-insecure children were significantly shorter in stature, by an average of two centimetres, than their food-secure counterparts," the report says. "For children of this age group, this is close to half a year’s growth." They also found children from hungry families tended to be more anemic. ”The results of this study raise concerns about the long-term implications of food insecurity for Nunavik,” the report concludes.

(via moniquill)

ashleighthelion:

my-gaudium:

crenshaws-soulpower:

micdotcom:

"[The] women that I portray in my art are all around, but society sees them as almost invisible.”

This is how David James, the Trinidadian mind behind BBW Art, explains his work. The portfolio is a stunning showcase of the beauty and versatility of curvy women.

this is amazing

yeses, I love!

Omg, I love this so much.

(via screaminfuschia)

Day #11

In today’s short update on life as a beginner, wannabe vegetarian;

My meat loving family made BBQ today, I almost didnt make it through lunch because it smelt good. But I did.

The surprising thing is that my chickpeas and rice with coleslaw salad tasted pretty good. I dont know why but I am beginning to think that meat messed with my sense of taste. Now that I am not eating meat, I have a better sense of taste.
I am originally a really picky eater but I have been getting better. Everything is beginning to taste a bit stronger and better. Not saying that everything I eat suddenly taste like 5 Star, gourmet meals, just that my sense of taste has improved by a slight bit.

Tags: vegetarian

"When men say that they “love to see the woman underneath the makeup,” they’re not saying they want to see your leg stubble and greasy bangs—they’re saying they want you to be better at hiding your maintenance routine. Because the maintenance spoils the fantasy."

— Lindy West  (via bluegirls)

(Source: harlotbeauty, via wonderwomanblogs)

anti-propaganda:

"Details leaking out suggest that ISIS and the major military ‘surge’ in Iraq - and less so in neighboring Syria - is being shaped and controlled out of Langley, Virginia, and other CIA and Pentagon outposts as the next stage in spreading chaos in the world’s second-largest oil state, Iraq, as well as weakening the recent Syrian stabilization efforts."

(via cultureofresistance)

paigeabendroth:

Let’s talk about men who send woman unsolicited pictures of their penis.  I don’t believe that any man does this and thinks to themselves, “wow, she’s going to see this picture of my amazing dick and totally want to have sex with me.”  

Men send woman unsolicited pictures of their penis because they get a wicked little thrill out of violating women.  It’s a form of non-consensual sexual aggression, and it’s fucked up.  

(Source: bloodcountessabendroth, via pineappleshaker)

so-nerdy-it-hurts:

There are over 526 million black women in the world, all with different appearances, and your racist ass is going to say not liking black women is a ‘preference’, when the only damn thing they all got in common physically is their blackness? Sure, honey. 

(Source: cardozzza, via wonderwomanblogs)

qasaweh:



Little do you know…you opened a new window for the wind, the sun, hope, and freedom

Revolutionary walls of Dara’a, Syria.

qasaweh:

Little do you know…you opened a new window for the wind, the sun, hope, and freedom

Revolutionary walls of Dara’a, Syria.

(via maxineanwaar)