20 10 / 2014

"Because I can tell you for a fact, I know many black women who are loud and ratchet and wear weaves. I know black women who are attending law school and choose to wear their hair naturally. I know black women who are single mothers, working multiple jobs in order to support their families. I know black women who are shy and introverted and listen to alternative music. I know Claire Huxtables and Olivia Popes. I know Nene Leakes and Sweet Browns. And the one thing that they all have in common is that they all deserved to be loved."

20 10 / 2014

"I know girls who spill I’m sorry’s from their mouths like they pump blood
to their veins.
Sometimes, I am one.
I know girls who apologize for asking
to go to the bathroom in class,
who apologize for everything
because they feel like they are taking
up more than their fair share of space
on this planet.
Everything starts with an I’m sorry
and ends with one too,
constant bookends that we don’t
even notice anymore.
We delete her apology the way we
delete likes and ums from speech.
I know girls with ten times more apologies
than misdemeanors
and I wonder how often they hear
It’s okay.
You’re more than okay."

"I’m Sorry" by Claire Luisa  (via tanghuijuan)

(Source: claireluisa, via juliedillon)

20 10 / 2014

tamorapierce:

totallyamelia:

imightgetcynical:

totallyamelia:

Yeaaaahhh…

Marriage equality is cool and all, but uh…

Trickle down equality, yo!

the next targets.

tamorapierce:

totallyamelia:

imightgetcynical:

totallyamelia:

Yeaaaahhh…

Marriage equality is cool and all, but uh…

Trickle down equality, yo!

the next targets.

(via tentakrule)

19 10 / 2014

19 10 / 2014

19 10 / 2014

professorsparklepants:

gethinblake:

so many of my friends are queer that i genuinely forget that the majority of the population isn’t on a regular basis

image

(via tacticalthaumaturge)

19 10 / 2014

queerspectres:

yes the US is awful as fuck but can we stop using that to pretend canada and england are like these holy grails of acceptance

(via thelittlestfitz)

19 10 / 2014

astrofemme:

lowbrasschikah:

I thought this was so nice

GIRLS BEING NICE TO OTHER GIRLS

astrofemme:

lowbrasschikah:

I thought this was so nice

GIRLS BEING NICE TO OTHER GIRLS

(via marcus-hic-bene-cacavit)

19 10 / 2014

blasianxbri:

notyourhusbando:

blacktionbronson:

i-choose-death-before-decaf:

thestasher:

itsyourdistraction:

witch-boots:

whitehouse:

"I’m always willing to work with anyone, Democrat or Republican, to get things done." —President Obama at NorthwesternU on working with Congress to expand opportunity for more middle-class families

obama just does not give a fuck anymore and it is hilarious

Obama isn’t perfect but congress is a joke.

Everybody blames him for shit when they really need to look at Congress.

I don’t care how you feel about his politics, but you have to admit he’s hilarious.

This post is in point

people enjoy bitching about him and his “lack of action” or whatever.

But when you look back on it, and people are already saying it, he’s been an average to fairly decent president.

The stuff he does get done with very little support from congress is amazing, imagine if the country’s elected leaders actually got along instead of fucking over their constituents. This place would be great and problems would get solved.

Congress basically refuses to pass anything that President Obama wants. The reason President Obama hasn’t been able to get shit done is because Congress refuses to allow him to get shit done.

Republicans in Congress are a pain in the ass & basically just want to see President Obama crash & burn, & they don’t care what doesn’t get achieved in the process.

(via marcus-hic-bene-cacavit)

19 10 / 2014

thisismyaesthetic:

micdotcom:

7 dangerous myths about women who wear hijabs

The hijab is not the most important part of being a Muslim woman, but it is certainly the most visible. In a time when Islamophobia only seems to be on the rise in the West, a practice that is so personal and diverse has become a warped and misunderstood part of a flat and monolithic picture of Muslim women.

Read more

That’s riiiight

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