"I am telling you now because I want you to stop telling girls and women with disabilities that we’re broken, that we need prayers, that we’re burdens, that it’s okay if someone hurts us because “they’re probably just stressed” from having to “deal” with us, or that we’re pretty “for a girl in a wheelchair.”"

Stop Telling Me That I’m Pretty for a Girl in a Wheelchair: How Your Words Contribute to Violence Against Women with Disabilities

very powerful. please read the entire essay. tw for abuse and assault against women with disabilities. 

(via disabilityhistory)

(via mental-wellness)

pyksii:

saddeer:

I have this weird theory that some people are drawn to each other because their atoms were near each other when the universe was created and over time the same atoms keep coming back together

DID YOU JUST SCIENTIFICALLY EXPLAIN SOUL MATES?!

(via leviohhsarr)

candiedmoon:

everything about this is pure gold.

candiedmoon:

everything about this is pure gold.

(Source: iheartladygaga, via magicandvoidstuff)

blackfashion:

Richard, 21, Philadelphia

blackfashion:

Richard, 21, Philadelphia

clientsfromhell:

I have been working with a client on a logo for her firm. She seemed directionless, but after meeting for a few hours, we developed a design brief. After I’d presented sketches – using the brief she’d signed off on – she “played around with it a little bit” and sent me back a sketch that had nothing to do with the brief.

After another face to face meeting, I agreed to work with the new concept. Really, the only thing that stayed the same was a request for hand-lettered typography, which I felt I already had in the bag. I drafted a proposal and presented a final sketch. She “played around with it a little bit” and sent me a PDF with the main design element of the logo removed and a delicate type solution that was not only unreadable, but would not work as hand-lettering - the look she originally was after.

I told her that she’d come up with something really interesting and felt she could finish it herself since she had such a clear vision and was now so close.

She requested that I "play around with it a little bit and see what you come up with.”

I fired myself.

Dear Dark skinned girls,

thatnaturalflowtho:

You are beautiful. You are glorious. You are majestic. You are fabulous. You are awe-inspiring. You are magnificent . You are spectacular. You are breathtaking. You are divine. You are Queens.

And don’t let anyone tell you different .

(via fullten)

"God is like Robert Pattinson: It’s not the person you have a problem with; it’s the fan club that freaks you out."

Anurag Sahay (via really-shit)

this is the best analogy I’ve ever heard

(via wickedwitchelphaba)

(via theirtexting-and-murder)

blackfashion:

Crossover
22
Ghana
Twitter - @the_krossover IG- krossova

blackfashion:

Crossover

22

Ghana

Twitter - @the_krossover IG- krossova

"

10 BETTER BODY AFFIRMATIONS


1. Your body is in flux for the rest of your life. Think of your body as fluid instead of static — it’s always going to change. So get comfortable with those changes.

2. No one will love you or not love you because of your body. You are lovable because you’re you, not because your body looks a certain way.

3. The most intensely personal relationship you’ll ever have is with your body. It’s a lifelong relationship that’s well worth investing in and nurturing the same way you would with loved ones.

4. You don’t owe your body to anyone. Not sexually, not aesthetically. Your body is yours. Period.

5. What someone else says about your body says more about them than it does about you. Look past the actual snark to the person who’s saying it, because it’s only a reflection of what they think of themselves. That’s when you’ll see how little power their words have.

6. Your body is not a reflection of your character. It’s a physical home for the complex and wondrous and unique being that is you.

7. Take up as much space as you want. You don’t have to be small, or quiet, or docile, regardless of your physical size.

8. Everything you need to accept your body is already inside you. There’s no book, or diet, or workout routine or external affirmation that you need to feel good about your body right now.

9. Your body is a priority. It’s always trying to tell you things. Taking the time to listen to is of the utmost importance.

10. Wear whatever you want. Your body shape does not dictate your personal style, and fashion rules that say otherwise are wrong. Dress yourself in a way that makes you feel happy and confident and beautiful, because guess what? You are.

"

Ami Angelowicz and Winona Dimeo-Ediger (via randomsciencemusings)

(Source: blackfemalescientist, via lifesgoingoutofstyle)

mosskitten:

I don’t want happy weddings I don’t want companies sticking little rainbows on stuff I don’t want allies flooding the streets at Pride for ‘support’

I want homes and clothes and hormones and medical care and education and legal protection and access to shared history and community and safety and respect for ALL my LGBT+ siblings. 

(via lifesgoingoutofstyle)

consultingmoosecaptain:

dalekitsune:

the phrase “curiosity killed the cat” is actually not the full phrase it actually is “curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back” so don’t let anyone tell you not to be a curious little baby okay go and be interested in the world uwu

See also:

Blood is thicker than water The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.

Meaning that relationships formed by choice are stronger than those formed by birth.

(via lifesgoingoutofstyle)

blackfashion:

Roger Henrique, 21, Brazil
wwww.tanakuka.com
Instagram: @rogerhenrique

blackfashion:

Roger Henrique, 21, Brazil

wwww.tanakuka.com

Instagram: @rogerhenrique

bogleech:

HE NEEDS TO STAND ON CHURCH GROUNDS SOMEWHERE IN HEAVY RAIN AND JUST SCREAM AND SCREAM AS IT ALL MELTS OFF

(Source: rickkgenest, via arixsafari)

plaidandredlipstick:

the reason male comic book fans work themselves into a frenzied rage over “fake geek girls" is because they think they can’t get a girlfriend because of their love for comic books (a.k.a nerdiness). if they accept that geek girls genuinely love comic books, then they’re left with the cold harsh reality that it’s not their nerdiness that makes them unattractive to women, but the fact that they are misogynistic condescending dickbags who need to be avoided AT ALL COSTS

(via genderbusters)