“I am a woman with a body. For that I offer no explanation, shame, excuse or apology. In a culture obsessed with women shrinking, confidence is controversial. It is courage. I’m taking my peace back.”
— Erin Brown (via liquid-diamonds-flowing)
2:21 am • 16 August 2014 • 6,080 notes
Palestinian lady collects gas bombs fired by Israeli army. She grows flowers in these bombs.
5:38 pm • 15 August 2014 • 234,509 notes
in one of The Giver trailers, the narrator literally says “In a world where love is forbidden, they will fight to bring it back.” like okay that’s not what the book is about at all
2:23 pm • 15 August 2014 • 29,945 notes
i’ve seen a lot of people reblogging news from ferguson, wondering if the situation has changed at all. the answer is YES—massively! so i thought i would compile some updates, courtesy of alderman antonio french (who, less than 24 hours ago, was being [wrongfully] held in jail for alleged unlawful assembly). the time right now is 4:20AM CST, august 15th.
yesterday afternoon—thursday, august 14th—ferguson & stl police were taken out of control of ferguson and replaced with MO highway patrol, led by captain ron johnson, who grew up in the area. his first order of business was to order police to remove their masks and cease violent tactics.
orange cones replaced tanks, the police line vanished, not a drop of tear gas was in sight and families felt safe enough to have their young people out protesting with them. without the fear tactics and police intimidation, people came out in droves to support ferguson.
the discussion of mike brown cannot end here. the relief is palpable and the decrease of tension under johnson’s excellent leadership is a huge mercy, but justice has not been served yet. now, hopefully, citizens will get to work together with the legal system for swift and transparent justice for mike brown & the countless other black men & women across the nation who have been unlawfully treated, and in many cases died, at the hands of police. let all of us use the alleviated atmosphere to focus the conversation, focus the nation. #mikebrown
1:29 pm • 15 August 2014 • 81,646 notes
There is so much going on in the world right now. It completely breaks my heart. I am asking for you to please take a moment to pray for this world. No matter how far we are apart, our prayers can do miracles when we pray as one.
(Source: godstr0ng, via califhernia)
1:27 pm • 15 August 2014 • 1,088 notes
|Today, I was wearing a floor length skirt. There's this fantastic girl in my 3rd grade class who is Egyptian, and wears a hijab and a long skirt everyday. There are a few other Muslim kids, but most of the girls don't dress like that. She is the only one in her class who wears it every day.
||I like your skirt!
||I'm surprised that you are wearing a long skirt.
||Because you are cool. And long skirts are weird. The other kids call me weird for wearing a long skirt every day.
||I don't think long skirts are weird. I think they are cool. And pretty. And fancy.
||(turns to the class and yells) EVERYBODY! I'M NOT WEIRD, I'M FANCY!
1:23 pm • 15 August 2014 • 12,557 notes
Haitian woman defending her son in the Dominican Republic.
4:00 am • 15 August 2014 • 86,260 notes
“There is not one person in this world that is not cripplingly sad about something. You remember that before you open your mouth.”
— Unknown (via perfect)
(Source: e-cstasiy, via feel-youu-in-my-boness)
3:56 am • 15 August 2014 • 208,967 notes
The girl who makes me laugh on an everyday basis, I’m a huge fan yayasmeen ❤️
3:43 am • 15 August 2014 • 84 notes