She who cannot be without cats.

April 12, 2014 at 6:05pm
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littlelostflower:

bambinion:

[q] hold ur head up high, cutie! c: 

>Addict With A Pen>

littlelostflower:

bambinion:

[q] hold ur head up high, cutie! c: 

>Addict With A Pen>

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6:04pm
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knowhomo:

LGBTQ* History You May Have Missed:

How California Got Its Name

"The Spaniards had observed primarily male behavior. Typical of European men of the era, female same-sex relations, and even gender inversion, was the stuff of fantasy for them. They were enamored of Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo’s protolesbian-tale about a mythical island called ‘California’ where Queen Califia lived with her beloved subjects, all of whom were masculine women. ‘And there were no males among them at all,’ Montalvo wrote. He described the women as having “energetic bodies and courageous ardent hearts.’ Like the Amazons of Greek myth, they waged bloody war on other lands, killing most of the males but carrying away a few so that they might copulate with them for the sake of procreation. Female babies were kept among them; male babies were slaughtered. In 1535, Hernan Cortes, sharing his era’s enchantment with the story of these fierce, manless women, wrote the name ‘California’ on a map of a strip of land on the west coast of North America. It has remained the name ever since—though the protolesbian source is long forgotten.”

From Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbiansedited by Lillian Faderman and Stuart Timmons.

(The first photo is the first map to print the toponym [place name] “California.” 1562, Diego Gutierrez.)

(The second photo is of Las Sergas de Esplandian [The Adventures of Esplandian], the romance novel by Garci Rodrigues de Montalvo that mentions the legend of California. 1510.)

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5:55pm
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losed:

Hi Brian Vu

losed:

Hi Brian Vu

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5:51pm
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endofdayz:

Karyn Washington, founder of the For Brown Girls blog, has died of an apparent suicide, reports MadameNoire.com. The influential blogger was only 22 years old.
Washington’s blog celebrated self-love, particularly among dark-skinned women. She also launched the #DarkSkinRedLip project after rapper A$AP Rocky suggested that darker-skinned women should avoid crimson lips. Following her lead, thousands of women of color posted photos of themselves proudly rocking red lips using the hashtag.
While working earnestly to empower women of all races and colors, Washington was also dealing with personal struggles. According to a friend, she had been battling depression and was also finding it hard to deal with the loss of her mother.
http://www.bet.com/news/fashion-and-beauty/2014/04/11/for-brown-girls-blog-creator-dies-of-apparent-suicide.html
Black women, who often shoulder so much burden and to admit any weakness of the mind and body is to be considered defective. Vulnerability is not allowed. Tears are discouraged. Victims are incessantly blamed. We are hard on our women, and suffer as a result.
When your community tells you that you’re better off praying than seeking the advice of medical professionals and medication, you feel shame when you feel your mind is breaking. There is no safe place. To admit to any mental frailty is to invite scorn and mockery.
Mental Illness is Real
R.I.P.

endofdayz:

Karyn Washington, founder of the For Brown Girls blog, has died of an apparent suicide, reports MadameNoire.com. The influential blogger was only 22 years old.

Washington’s blog celebrated self-love, particularly among dark-skinned women. She also launched the #DarkSkinRedLip project after rapper A$AP Rocky suggested that darker-skinned women should avoid crimson lips. Following her lead, thousands of women of color posted photos of themselves proudly rocking red lips using the hashtag.

While working earnestly to empower women of all races and colors, Washington was also dealing with personal struggles. According to a friend, she had been battling depression and was also finding it hard to deal with the loss of her mother.

http://www.bet.com/news/fashion-and-beauty/2014/04/11/for-brown-girls-blog-creator-dies-of-apparent-suicide.html

Black women, who often shoulder so much burden and to admit any weakness of the mind and body is to be considered defective. Vulnerability is not allowed. Tears are discouraged. Victims are incessantly blamed. We are hard on our women, and suffer as a result.

When your community tells you that you’re better off praying than seeking the advice of medical professionals and medication, you feel shame when you feel your mind is breaking. There is no safe place. To admit to any mental frailty is to invite scorn and mockery.

Mental Illness is Real

R.I.P.

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April 11, 2014 at 11:29pm
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11:21pm
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11:21pm
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vshleymve:

boys with top buns and defined jaw lines will literally be the death of me.

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11:20pm
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datzhott:

Plus-Sized Woman Rocks Bikini on Hollywood Boulevard to Promote Body Acceptance
Los Angeles is known for many things: great weather, a laidback lifestyle, and Hollywood’s biggest stars. But for many who live in La La Land, the pressure to conform to a certain beauty standard can leave them feeling downright depressed.

Why didn’t this have any notes?

It doesnt have any notes because its a black woman doing it. Had it been a white woman this wouldve been national news.

X____X

escapedgoat:

thelandbeyondthewall:

l20music:

fatshitcray:

datzhott:

Plus-Sized Woman Rocks Bikini on Hollywood Boulevard to Promote Body Acceptance

Los Angeles is known for many things: great weather, a laidback lifestyle, and Hollywood’s biggest stars. But for many who live in La La Land, the pressure to conform to a certain beauty standard can leave them feeling downright depressed.

Why didn’t this have any notes?

It doesnt have any notes because its a black woman doing it. Had it been a white woman this wouldve been national news.

X____X

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11:16pm
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k1mkardashian:

my favorite kim k moment is when she was concerned her taste buds were changing because she ate an olive and liked it but didn’t want to 

image

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11:15pm
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oh-flern:

Jean Ralphio Singing At People

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11:14pm
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Reblogged from blastortoise

blastortoise:

dont talk shit about my shitty country only people who live here can do that

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11:13pm
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Reblogged from officialrichardnixon

officialrichardnixon:

facts that cannot be disputed

  • ur cute as heck
  • ur very important
  • ur laugh is really cute oh my god
  • ur a perfect version of yourself

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11:13pm
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Reblogged from artiquno

If tomorrow, women woke up and decided they really liked their bodies, just think how many industries would go out of business.

— Dr. Gail Dines (via volatilebodies)

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11:11pm
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Reblogged from onlinecounsellingcollege

I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.

— Roald Dahl  (via fawun)

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9:34pm
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