2. thefeministpress:

    Part II in our Feminism 101 Booklist series, here is a list of literature by ladies that shakes the boundaries of old-white-dude academia. All books are linked to their publisher’s purchase page, not Amazon. Most are published by independent presses.


  3. "Because this is my life. And that’s the only explanation you will ever need."
    — (via hefuckin)s3 (via quirkyvirgin)

    (Source: dayzea, via heroineheroine)

  4. humansofnewyork:

    “They are taking control of the water supply. They are breaking dams, and flooding crops, and destroying the food supply of an entire country. They are forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes. It seems that there is a hand behind all of this. They are very calculating. They are making their moves very carefully to destroy the human soul. They want to rob an entire people of food and water and homes, as if to wipe them from the pages of history. And when they take the homes from these people, the children have no place to play. The children have no place to be young. No physical space, and no emotional space. They have no place to be a child, so their only frame of reference is war and fighting. And when that’s all they know, how can they grow up to be doctors and teachers? All they can possibly know is the desire for revenge and hatred for their enemies. I wish people would understand that Iraq is filled with intelligent, civilized people. This was the cradle of civilization in the Ancient World. Even the Garden of Eden was here. These aren’t dust covered, nameless refugees being forced from their homes. The refugee camps are filled with architects, and musicians, and teachers.”


  5. Anonymous said: I'm 17 and have never been in a relationship. I've been on a date with a guy, and it fizzled out. I've chatted with guys online and in person but nothing has ever come out of it. I used to think all I wanted was a boyfriend, but when I had the opportunity to have one, I ran away (figuratively). Is there something wrong with me? Or am I just destined to be a loner forever?


    Only if you think there’s something wrong with me, too.

    I wasn’t in a relationship until I was 19.

    And come on babe, all you wanted was a boyfriend? That’s so boring. Want to learn guitar. Want to be a Photoshop expert. Want to dance the tango in Argentina. Want to write a better American history book. Want to taste every Baskin Robbins ice cream flavor. Want to be a sommelier as an excuse to eat more cheese. Want to graduate with a degree in molecular biology. Want to be fluent in Mandarin. Want to photograph the sunrise every day for a month straight. Want to write your grandmother’s life story. Want to be a volunteer firefighter. Want to join Cirque du Soleil. Want to make incredible guacamole. Want to design an app that tells you which of your friends are free to hang out. Even want to watch every action movie ever filmed. But for the love of science, want something cooler than a boyfriend. 

  6. (Source: doomii, via denofopulence)

  7. humansofnewyork:

    “There has been a lot of evil in the world. But to me, none as great as slavery. It’s the worst thing that has ever happened. They take you from your home. They take you from your family, your history. They make you work. They tell you when to mate. They chop off your foot if you try to run away. And I’m sorry to say this, but white people did that. And black people are still living with the remnants. For over 200 years, black people built this country and didn’t get a single dollar. And sure, it isn’t happening anymore, but we’re still living with the remnants. We don’t have the same connections, the same powerful friends, the same access to capital. I tell young African Americans that they’ll do just fine, but they’re going to have to work twice as hard. I tell them that they will need to go out of their way to search for their identity. They aren’t going to find much about their heritage in the history books. Even the constitution classifies black people as three-fifths of a man, and that was supposedly written by the most enlightened, glorified white people of that time. I tell young African Americans that they are going to have to dig hard to find out the giant contributions that Africa made to civilization, because they aren’t going to find it on the television. And I tell them that just because it’s a tough road does not excuse them from personal responsibility. I tell them that God put them on earth to build and not destroy. And I tell them that some opportunities cost money, but books are absolutely free.”

    (via prettytoesncurlyfros)

  8. So fresh n so clean clean <3 


  9. "We told the white missionary that we had such fables too, but kept them for the entertainment of those yet growing up — fables of gods and devils and a supreme being above everything. We told him we knew soft minds needed such illusions, but that when any mind grew among us to adulthood it grew beyond these fables and came to understand that there is indeed a great force in the world, a force spiritual and able to shape the physical universe, but that that force is not something that is cut off, not something separate from ourselves. It is an energy in us, strongest in our working, breathing, thinking together as one people; weakest when we are scattered, confused, broken into individual, unconnected fragments."
    — Ayi Kwei Armah (via fit-free-rbg)

    (via 18-15n-77-30w)

  10. designeronanisland:

    Linstead #Market, #Jamaica. - After the drought, the #rains finally fell.


  11. designmeetstyle:

    Decorative trim laid in a pattern makes a bold but stylish statement when painted the same color as the wall.

    (Source: twozeroone)

  12. misscordeliana:

    Susan Sontag’s copy of Finnegan’s Wake.

    (Source: veooz.com, via mangoestho)


  13. "

    Sontag drew criticism for writing in 1967 in the Partisan Review that,

    If America is the culmination of Western white civilization, as everyone from the Left to the Right declares, then there must be something terribly wrong with Western white civilization. This is a painful truth; few of us want to go that far. … The truth is that Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Marx, Balanchine ballets, et al., don’t redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history; it is the white race and it alone—its ideologies and inventions—which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself.[26]

    — Susan Sontag:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Sontag
  14. mangoestho:

    goals and aspirations tho.

    (Source: motiya)


  15. Self Love “5 things YOU like about YOU” tag

    I love:
    My presence
    My hair
    My empathy
    My resilience
    My sexuality

    Selfloveperks tagged me, now tag 10 other ppl if you wish 《no pr3ssure》♥