No, we weren’t lovers, but in a way we had opened ourselves to each other even...– Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (via cityyandcolour)
i feel very sad. will someone cheer me up by buying me food and letting me cry on their shoulder?
Depression is not selfish. Anxiety is not rude. Schizophrenia is not wrong....– (via goldenphoenixgirl)
Republicans to teachers:
No, you can't have money for your schools.
No, you can't have scholarships to train new teachers.
No, you can't have pay raises to attract talented people to the profession.
No, you can't teach cutting edge science and history because its got a "liberal bias."
No, you can't have decent retirement or health benefits.
No, you can't have unions that fight for your rights.
No, you can't open a new school to lower class sizes.
No, you can't have busing to allow for diverse school populations and increased opportunity for everyone.
What? What do you mean your kids aren't passing? You must be a shit teacher.
Starry-Eyed Abortions: house-of-blue: If you have... →
house-of-blue: If you have a mental illness, you deserve accommodations for this. You are not being rude by asking. You are not behind demanding by asking. You are not “hard to live with” for asking. You are not “whiny” for being upset when these accommodations are not met. You are not…
Is it difficult to attend a predominantly white college? Compared with what?...– Nicki Giovanni, Campus Racism 101 Reading this piece in light of one of my close friends having water balloons full of bleach thrown at him and being called racial slurs by fratties. The Univ of Texas has a longstanding climate of racism, whether its the severe under-representation of black...
I write because I would like to be used for years after my death. Not only...– Eileen Myles, from “Peanut Butter” (via awritersruminations)
straight men on tumblr kill me
ethiopienne: y’all think the whole world revolves around you y’all think all women wake up every morning just DYING to find new ways to better please you “how can i fix my hair how can i dress how can i walk how can i talk how can i write how can i cover up every blemish on my body TO BEST PLEASE STRAIGHT MEN?! I NEED TO PLEASE ALL STRAIGHT MEN! I OWE THEM BEAUTY! THAT IS ALL I AM HERE TO...
popular-slut-club: “That joke is offensive to white people—” “Generalizations hurt white people too—” “I’m white and my feelings were hurt—” “Don’t you think you’re being just as harmful to white people—” “You’re promoting racism against white—”
I really want some meaning. It used to be easy to toss it off. Now it’s harder...– Toni Morrison on pop culture, in a fantastic interview on love, loss and modernity. (via explore-blog)
Historically in America, the white liberal has been the one always supposedly...– Malcolm X: The Last Speeches (via disciplesofmalcolm)
i think i’m going to braid my hair tonight!
Life has destroyed me. No echo comes when I speak, no varied words. This is more...– Virginia Woolf, The Waves. (via fuckyeahvirginiawoolf)
It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the...– Ram Dass (via zross)
[W]omen of all ages are swooning over this guy and misreading his obsessive,...– Why are Women Devouring Fifty Shades of Grey? - Gail Dines, professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock College in Boston. (via mehreenkasana)
‘I am free,’ he said suddenly. And his joy changed, on the spot, to a crushing...– Jean-Paul Sartre - The Reprieve (via alecshao)
Embrace the Martian: everythingendsnothing: Love... →
everythingendsnothing: Love is religion. I found it on my knees at the meeting of your thighs, coursing through my body till it kissed the tips of my toes. You were god, your body, I crowned my temple. I worshipped as the sun climaxed, in parting your lips I whispered a prayer…
mycrowpluto: “I believe in skin I believe in its span & its shrill sanctuary—” From Kevin Young’s “Credo,” in Ardency
The white fathers told us, I think therefore I am, and the black mother within...– Audre Lorde (via sister-bell)
Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you...– Doris Mortman (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
glitterpen1s: you know that feeling when you’re on your period and you take a shower and you feel so clean and relieved and nice but then as soon as you turn the water off it’s a race against you, gravity and time
can we just talk about the fact that my landlord came into my apartment without me knowing to paint and stayed until 3AM, because he “thought i wouldn’t be home”. except i live here bitch. i am seriously about to kill this man.
goesgreatwithmilk replied to your post: first act out e-board meeting. gfyegyhgfe guys… YELL AT EVERYONE IF YOU GET NERVOUS! No jk please don’t take my advice lol haha i didn’t have to yell! it went great actually :)
first act out e-board meeting. gfyegyhgfe guys what am i doing i don’t know how to lead people. all i know how to do is argue and call people out on their bullshit.
Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful...– Frank O’Hara (via loveyourchaos)
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Maybe I haven’t really forgotten you, maybe you’re the last person I think of...– Pietra Maisha (via 99lions)
It says a lot that the country has been at war...
generalbriefing: Sure does.
Paul Ryan is about to take the stage. →
stfusexists: Regardless of whether of not you’re watching the convention, I highly recommend taking a minute to catch up on Paul Ryan’s positions: Paul Ryan’s Path to Disparity Paul Ryan Co-Sponsored Forcible Rape Bill With Todd Akin Paul Ryan: Rape Is Just Another Method of Conception Paul Ryan Gets Smacked Down By Rage Against The Machine