outforhealth:

silversarcasm:

[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,

"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]

femmeanddangerous:

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Why yes, I do intend to reblog every awesome Laverne Cox gif set that comes across my dash. Because she is perfect. *swoon*

(Source: fuckyeahlavernecox)

badbilliejean:

blackourstory:

Happy Black History YEAR!

Greatness.

gustyflawless:

saraneththebinder:

wonkytitters:

I really wish we would stop saying things like, “____was invented by an African American. ” Or, “____was invented by a Chinese man/woman” Or, “____was accomplished by an Indian. ” Why can’t we just be excited by the fact that a HUMAN BEING made or did something wonderful and not worry about their skin color, gender, beliefs, backgrounds or anything else. We are human beings. We are amazing. Why do we categorize ourselves?

  • because its erasure of already marginalized people
  • because if their race isn’t specified the public would automatically assume they were a white person
  • because non-white people historically are barely ever recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the advancement of society
  • by subtracting their culture we’re basically taking away their humanity
  • If including their race in their accomplishments is somehow offensive to you, perhaps you should consider that you may be part of the problem
  • because prominent feminists say things like “women haven’t done much yet!” 
  • because there is a narrative about ‘undeveloped’ nations, as if they’ve just been sitting there doing nothing rather than being forcibly and violently robbed of their wealth and accomplishments for thousands of years
  • and that narrative applies to nations and cultures that have been vastly in advance of The (contemporary) West for pretty much all of human history until we colonized them, committed genocide or starved them.
  • and those narratives affect who gets jobs, who gets into university and how we treat people, so we should challenge them at every opportunity.
impressioniste:

To: Everyone on tumblr.
Love, Everyone else on tumblr Me.

impressioniste:

To: Everyone on tumblr.

Love, Everyone else on tumblr Me.

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That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald (via likearegularbookworm)

vvhatmighthavebeenlost:

I don’t know if Emma Watson realized that this would kill lesbians all around the world

vvhatmighthavebeenlost:

I don’t know if Emma Watson realized that this would kill lesbians all around the world

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elloellenoh:

awesome-everyday:

KERRY I <3 YOU GIRL

"If I succeed I create the opportunity for more people to succeed…" — This

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mrdarrencriss:


 “He is a voice for change”  ~ Uniqlo. “He said possibly the nicest things anyone has ever said to me”  ~ Tyler Oakley. “He’s the sweetest guy”  ~ Ian Axel. “I melted like chocolate when I looked in his eyes”  ~Patty Duke.  “One of my favourite voices”  ~ Mary Lambert. “If I get to choose who I wanna be when I come back in my next life, I wanna be Darren Criss”  ~ Jane Lynch. “One of the most down to earth, understated celebs I’ve ever met”  ~ Ralphie Aversa. “I think it’s such a beautiful gift that he has”  ~ Charlene Kaye. “Amazing, I love him so much”  ~ Katy Perry. ” A Real sweetheart.”  ~ Hayley Williams.  ” Darren is just so passionate about everything he does”  ~ Chris Colfer.  “Gleeful”  ~ Stan Lee.  ” I l always knew he would be a great entertainer. He was born to do it”  ~ Chuck Criss. “I’ve heard his falsetto cures diabetes”  ~ Gregory Brothers. ” A generous actor.”  ~ Mike O’ Malley. “Once you’re friends with him he would basically do anything for you”  ~ Joaquin Sedillo. ” An outstanding talent. A gentleman” ~ Barack Obama. “He literally makes me feel like a 12 year old girl”  ~ Jesse Tyler Ferguson. “Nobody deserves this more than him.”  ~ Jenna Ushkowitz. "If people still don’t get the hype around Darren Criss? This is the deal. He’s still us"  ~ Hypable on Darren’s Letter to his Fans. “I really think of him as my little brother”  ~ Matt Bomer. “Incredible musician, it’s intimidating frankly”  ~ Nicholas Petricca. “So grateful for the opportunities that come his way”  ~ Lea Salonga. “Darren said it best, things change but the fans remain the same”  ~Naya Rivera.



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mrdarrencriss:

 “He is a voice for change” ~ Uniqlo. “He said possibly the nicest things anyone has ever said to me” ~ Tyler Oakley. “He’s the sweetest guy” ~ Ian Axel. “I melted like chocolate when I looked in his eyes” ~Patty Duke.  “One of my favourite voices” ~ Mary Lambert. “If I get to choose who I wanna be when I come back in my next life, I wanna be Darren Criss” ~ Jane Lynch. “One of the most down to earth, understated celebs I’ve ever met” ~ Ralphie Aversa. “I think it’s such a beautiful gift that he has” ~ Charlene Kaye. “Amazing, I love him so much” ~ Katy Perry. ” A Real sweetheart.” ~ Hayley Williams.  ” Darren is just so passionate about everything he does” ~ Chris Colfer.  “Gleeful” ~ Stan Lee.  ” I l always knew he would be a great entertainer. He was born to do it” ~ Chuck Criss. “I’ve heard his falsetto cures diabetes” ~ Gregory Brothers. ” A generous actor.” ~ Mike O’ Malley. “Once you’re friends with him he would basically do anything for you” ~ Joaquin Sedillo. ” An outstanding talent. A gentleman” ~ Barack Obama. “He literally makes me feel like a 12 year old girl” ~ Jesse Tyler Ferguson. “Nobody deserves this more than him.” ~ Jenna Ushkowitz. "If people still don’t get the hype around Darren Criss? This is the deal. He’s still us" ~ Hypable on Darren’s Letter to his Fans. “I really think of him as my little brother” ~ Matt Bomer. “Incredible musician, it’s intimidating frankly” ~ Nicholas Petricca. “So grateful for the opportunities that come his way” ~ Lea Salonga. “Darren said it best, things change but the fans remain the same” ~Naya Rivera.
Inspired by this post x
"Simply because she would never arm wrestle me, I’m going to say Lea … not because she wouldn’t win, because there’s actually a strong chance she would, but more because she would just laugh at the very idea and boldly say, ‘Darren, I’m not going to arm wrestle you,’ and that would be the end of that. So actually, in a sense, she’d beat me anyway."

(Source: dailylmsarfati)

Now I feel a little bit more back together and I have this blank canvas in front of me, which is what my life can be. There’s something sad about that but also something good, because I will take that blank canvas and make something beautiful out of it.

(Source: fuckyeahlea)

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womenandcats:

By Julian Landini

womenandcats:

By Julian Landini

Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process.

Hillary Clinton on how to handle criticism & other advice for young women, The Cut (via thatkindofwoman)