Exactly one year ago, this was the view outside my window.  #nofilter  #paris #anamericangirlinparis #france #vacay #europe

Exactly one year ago, this was the view outside my window. #nofilter #paris #anamericangirlinparis #france #vacay #europe

Washington Post OpEd from Alyssa Mastromonaco, former White House Chief of Staff for Operations, current contributing editor at Marie Claire.

(Source: Washington Post)

theeconomist:

Revenge porn: “He said he would destroy me,” says Annmarie Chiarini, a lecturer from Maryland. In 2011, after a bitter break-up, her ex-boyfriend uploaded dozens of photos of her naked to a porn website, along with her contact details and the name of the school where she works.But how should the online publication of explicit images without their subjects’ consent be punished?

theeconomist:

Revenge porn: “He said he would destroy me,” says Annmarie Chiarini, a lecturer from Maryland. In 2011, after a bitter break-up, her ex-boyfriend uploaded dozens of photos of her naked to a porn website, along with her contact details and the name of the school where she works.But how should the online publication of explicit images without their subjects’ consent be punished?

(Source: lyceck, via powells)

feminist-phone-intervention:

next time someone demands your digits and you want to get out of the situation, you can give them this number: (669) 221-6251.

when the person calls or texts, an automatically-generated quotation from feminist writer bell hooks will respond for you.

protect your privacy while dropping some…

THIS IS SO RAD!! 

Legit advice from @pretentiouspdx! #nosleepforthewicked #yousnoozeyoulose #riseandgrind #iwillsleepwhenimdead

Legit advice from @pretentiouspdx! #nosleepforthewicked #yousnoozeyoulose #riseandgrind #iwillsleepwhenimdead

rubynrags:

Do you know what I want to see?

I wanna see a really cool Disney princess who can’t sing. I wanna see this pretty young girl who sounds like a beached whale when she tries to sing “Happy Birthday.” And none of the musical numbers feature her because she doesn’t sing.

But halfway through the movie, she figures out

She can rap like hell

OMG yessssssssss

(via likesochanel)

smartgirlsattheparty:

breakingnews:

Maya Angelou honored by Michelle Obama, family at memorial
First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Former President Bill Clinton and other family and friends honored Maya Angelou at her memorial service on Saturday.
Obama, speaking at Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University, said Angelou’s words and poems were so powerful, they “carried a little black girl from the south side of Chicago all the way to the White House.”
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Photo via NBC News

Maya Angelou, forever in our hearts ♥

smartgirlsattheparty:

breakingnews:

Maya Angelou honored by Michelle Obama, family at memorial

First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Former President Bill Clinton and other family and friends honored Maya Angelou at her memorial service on Saturday.

Obama, speaking at Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University, said Angelou’s words and poems were so powerful, they “carried a little black girl from the south side of Chicago all the way to the White House.”

Follow more on Breaking News

Photo via NBC News

Maya Angelou, forever in our hearts ♥

"

Modesty culture is a ruse. More specifically, it’s a ruse that a man has the right to sexually violate a woman if she is not modestly dressed. It’s a ruse because women are not assaulted based on how they are dressed. We are assaulted because we are women living under patriarchy. It does not matter whether a woman wears a long potato sack or if she is nude. She is not safe from victimization so long as there are patriarchal men.

So then what is the purpose of modesty culture if it does not indeed protect women from sexual violence?

Modesty culture is a distraction. It allows women with internalized misogyny to trick themselves into feeling safer than they actually are. It allows folks to put down women and girls. And it allows male violence to be excused as it argues that it’s inevitable and out of their control.

Modesty culture does a lot. But it doesn’t protect or uplift women.

However, modesty culture has other implications. It promotes the idea that women do not own their own bodies. Our bodies are instead held captive by misogynist notions and by every individual man who has eyes to view us.

"

short excerpt from “On Rihanna Teaching Me to Say No to Modesty Culture" @ One Black Girl. Many Words.  (via daniellemertina)

(via karenfelloutofbedagain)

so-treu:

dats-how-dany-does-it:

lawdgevus:

Against all odds, and she made it.  Great job!!

#BlackExcellence

love her locs

amazing

so-treu:

dats-how-dany-does-it:

lawdgevus:

Against all odds, and she made it.  Great job!!

#BlackExcellence

love her locs

amazing

(via loveyourchaos)

batlock:

So.

Cards Against Humanity.

I’m a big fan. Well, I bought this.

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It’s great. It hold all of my shit. But it holds something else too.

If you have it, open your box.

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You see how I started to tear away at the top of the box there?

Do that.

Do it carefully.

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Holy shit.

There’s something in there. What could that be?

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There’s a card.

There is a card literally hidden in the top of the box.

But what card?

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I fucking love these people.

OMG.
Amazing.

(via shesgoingplaces)

Still I Rise

My favorite poem by the legendary
Dr Maya Angelou.


Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

backtothewalll:

Thank you.