• superwhohannilockpotter:

    I will never not reblog this gif set whenever it comes across my dash.

    (Source: seawolph, via fabulous--fox)

  • Junot Diaz, This is How You Lose Her (via forever-and-alwayss)

    (Source: golden-notes, via unforgivenminute)

  • "

    This is how you lose her.

    You lose her when you forget to remember the little things that mean the world to her: the sincerity in a stranger’s voice during a trip to the grocery, the delight of finding something lost or forgotten like a sticker from when she was five, the selflessness of a child giving a part of his meal to another, the scent of new books in the store, the surprise short but honest notes she tucks in her journal and others you could only see if you look closely.

    You must remember when she forgets.

    You lose her when you don’t notice that she notices everything about you: your use of the proper punctuation that tells her continuation rather than finality, your silence when you’re about to ask a question but you think anything you’re about to say to her would be silly, your mindless humming when it is too quiet, your handwriting when you sign your name in blank sheets of paper, your muted laughter when you are trying to be polite, and more and more of what you are, which you don’t even know about yourself, because she pays attention.

    She remembers when you forget.

    You lose her for every second you make her feel less and less of the beauty that she is. When you make her feel that she is replaceable. She wants to feel cherished. When you make her feel that you are fleeting. She wants you to stay. When you make her feel inadequate. She wants to know that she is enough and she does not need to change for you, nor for anyone else because she is she and she is beautiful, kind and good.

    You must learn her.

    You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.

    You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.

    And, this is how you keep her.

    "
  • wocinsolidarity:

    iuyftfitifi:

    Cinco Dominicanas en la serie del momento: Orange Is the New Black

    "Cinco talentosas Dominicanas que actualmente se encuentran rodando la segunda temporada de "Orange Is The New Black" y que, por cómo terminó la primera, es posible que sus personajes latinos tengan mayor relevancia y profundidad." [x]

    YES

  • lachowskii:

    Sigur Rós ↳ Fjögur píanó
    " A couple trapped in a perpetual cycle of addiction and abuse, set to a somber piano melody that at times hints at some light at the end of the tunnel.

    (via iamatinyowl)

  • iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Ferguson residents return for another day of protesting to find that overnight the police had ripped up their signs and threw them in the dumpster. 

    September 27th

    (via jordiechocolateeyes)

  • lamardeuse:

    sunflowyr:

    errolwiththepost:

    congenitaldisease:

    Daniele Watts, an African-American actress who has starred in Hollywood films such as Django Unchained, was “handcuffed and detained” by Los Angeles police officers after being mistaken for a prostitute for kissing her white husband in public.

    More on this story can be found here

    "She said when she reminded the officer of his oath to "protect and serve," he replied, 'My job's not to serve people like you.' ”

    'My job's not to serve people like you.'

    'My job's not to serve people like you.'

    'My job's not to serve people like you.'

    Has everybody got that? Does anyone still think any of this bullshit ‘has nothing to do with race’? 

    (via emerald-city7)

  • uppityfatty:

    This is a life-size pre-cast clay sculpture of a naked fat woman. The model is Julie Srika. The sculptor is Ramon Sierra. I think it’s beautiful and important. Breathtaking, even. Two days ago I shared it on Facebook, with the permission of both the model and the artist. Many people responded to it as I did. Facebook then deleted the thread and removed the photo from the model’s account, citing it as being in violation of their “community standards.” Appeals to Facebook have yet to be answered.

    I think this is a disturbing anti-art stance, particularly vexing, considering Facebook allows far more sexually suggestive photos and sanctions pages designed to promote bigotry and bullying. Yet an amazing piece of art depicting a fat woman in proud non-sexual repose must go.

    So while this is not the traditional fare for Uppity Fatty, I’m posting it here so more people can see it without the small-minded interference of Facebook’s double-standards.

    ~ Substantia Jones

    UPDATE ON CLAYGATE: I don’t know if this represents a caving on the part of Facebook, or merely an oversight, and I certainly don’t know if it’s an “our voices were heard, hizzah!” thing, but the model depicted in the sculpture has just tried reposting the image to her account for a third time, and this time it wasn’t taken down. So for now… a provisional hizzah! And thanks for getting cheesed off with me!

    (via poignantperfume)

  • fuckyourracism:

    thepoliticalfreakshow:

    Remembering Injured/Killed African-American Victims of Police Brutality

    Dymond Milburn, 20-Year-Old African-American Teenager Assaulted By Police Officers When She Was 12, Then Charged With Assault By The Cops That Assaulted Her, & Police Alleged She Was A Prostitute

    Three police officers in Texas accused a 12-year-old black girl of being a prostitute, beat and kidnapped her, and none of them ever faced any consequences for their actions.

    On August 22, 2006, 12-year-old Dymond Milburn was outside her home flipping a breaker switch to help her family after the electricity went out, when a blue van pulled up and three men exited the vehicle without identifying themselves. The men were cops in plain clothes with the Galveston police and they accused Dymond, who is black, of being a prostitute.

    “You’re a prostitute,” an officer declared. “You’re coming with me.”

    They then tried to drag Milburn into their van while she scratched and clawed in her struggle to stop them from taking her. She screamed for her father to come to her rescue while the angry officers began beating her in an effort to force her into the van. One of the officers, David Roark, muzzled the girl’s mouth with his hand to silence her.

    Hearing her screams, Dymond’s parents arrived on the scene and told officers, “That’s our daughter. She’s twelve.” But Roark didn’t give a damn. “I don’t care if she’s twenty-two, thirty-two, or forty-six,” Roark responded.

    Along with Roark, the other officers included Sean Stewart and their Sergeant, Gilbert Gomez. They believed they had the right to take Dymond Milburn away without consulting her parents. Horrified, Dymond’s parents were devastated and powerless as the officers literally kidnapped their daughter before their eyes.

    The officers decided to bring Dymond to the hospital for medical attention, and the level of her injuries was devastating. As a result of the brutal beating by police, the little girl suffered a head injury, a throat injury, abrasions on her arms, a sprained wrist, two black eyes, and lacerations as well as spinal injuries. On top of all these physical wounds, Dymond also suffered nightmares and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In all, her injuries resulted in a hospital bill totaling $8,000.

    But police still weren’t done putting Dymond through hell. When she finally returned to school following her release from the hospital, police embarrassed her further by showing up at her school. They arrested her in front of her classmates at Austin Middle School in revenge for putting up a fight. The charges? Assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

    You read that right. Cops beat the hell out of this girl and they charge HER with assault. Plus she resisted the officers because that’s what we tell our children to do when strangers try to force them into a vehicle against their will.

    Milburn and her family had to deal with two mistrials over a period of three years before the District Attorney agreed to stop pursuing the charges. By then, Dymond was 15-years-old and a huge chunk of her childhood was stolen from her. In retaliation, the Milburns filed a civil lawsuit against the officers who changed her life three year earlier. But none of them have been punished and a settlement hasn’t occurred. Basically, all three officers complicit in the kidnapping and beating of the then-12-year-old girl got away with it. Sean Stewart was actually named “Officer of the Year” sometime later and Gomez went on to be promoted prior to becoming a private detective.

    Dymond Milburn is 20-years-old now and still hasn’t received justice for what these police officers did to her. She was just a black 12-year-old girl in front of her own home at night, and yet, police accused her of being a prostitute even though she didn’t do anything wrong and officers had no cause to accuse her of anything. In fact, the only reason the officers were around is because they were responding to a call about three white prostitutes allegedly soliciting in the area. However, they attacked a black child who obviously didn’t fit the description instead and accused her of being the prostitute. Remember, we’re talking about a 12-year-old girl who was at her house with her parents. She was an honors student helping around the house. She wasn’t out on the street hooking.

    Police brutality against people of color is not just an epidemic today. It’s been around for a long time. And even children aren’t immune from illegal police behavior. If this can happen to one child, it can happen to any child in America. For too long, police have been able to do what they want to the citizens they are supposed to serve and protect with little or no consequences. That needs to change or police behavior never will. [PoliticusUSA]

    K: I don’t usually like to make comments on reblogs, but this INFURIATING. FUCK. COPS.

  • cutiecowbabe:

    splashmama:

    catbountry:

    racebentdisney:

    coelasquid:

    snoozlebee:

    leidis:

    penciltests:

    “Lilo and Stitch” 2002

    Deleted Scene

    Lilo plays a trick on the tourists.

    IF YOU LIVED HERE YOU’D UNDERSTAND

    I desperately need to understand

    WHY

    WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY

    Was this scene cut from the movie??!!

    Fucking christ, do you know what this would have done? What this would have meant to SO MANY people??  The truth of this is devastating. And to think it almost found it’s way into a DISNEY film??

    The inclusion of this scene alone would have made it the greatest animated feature the company ever produced. Easily. And if you think that’s hyperbolic clearly you don’t understand.

    No, really, if anyone knows why this was cut PLEASE let me know. 

    oh man WHY WOULD they cut this, this is so great, holy MOLY

    It was clearly something the crew was very reluctant to get rid of if it made it all the way to rough-clean (and in a few scenes clean!), fully inbetweened animation. That is like, thousands and thousands of dollars and weeks (months?!) of labour. Maybe a reluctant producer decided they would alienate their white middle-class American audiences by making them feel “too guilty” and pressed them to drop it? It’s unfortunate, it’s one of the most honest accounts of racism in a Disney movie (which is why it’s believable that someone got uncomfortable and made a case to get it chopped)

    Designing entertainment by committee for maximum marketability is probably the most heartbreaking process in Hollywood.

    I’ve been seeing this around my dash and think it deserves some more recognition!

    This shit is hilarious, too.

    NO WAIT SHIT

    I GET IT NOW

    I GET WHY SHE WAS PHOTOGRAPHING TOURISTS AS A HOBBY

    SHE WAS BEING FUCKING SATIRICAL AND OBJECTIFYING

    IT’S NOT BECAUSE SHE’S A DUMB KID WITH A WEIRD HOBBY IT’S BECAUSE THEY DO THAT TO HER AND HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY LIKE SHE’S SOME KIND OF FUCKING THEME PARK CHARACTER AND SHE WANTS THEM TO KNOW HOW IT FEELS

    HOLY FUCKING DICKS DISNEY WHY WOULD YOU CUT THIS

    aaaa it makes me sooo angry that they cut this scene ; _ ; 

    (via fabulous--fox)

  • evil-nirvana:

    sixpenceee:

    Burned Out by Urs Fischer (Website)

    This is incredibly dope

    (via starinagalaxy)

  • theawkwardpincushion:

    Pageant queens don’t fuck around.

    (Source: sandandglass, via sannleikur)

  • summerlacedwithacid:

    bl-ossomed:

    Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

    i’ve never reblogged anything so fast

    Fav

    ALWAYS

    (Source: arpleiadian, via poignantperfume)