(Source: xoxstarlight)

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
— Unknown (via ladooface)

(Source: perfectionisagony)

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'Our lifestyle is a result of constantly trying to break this internalized programming of being working class. If there is such a thing as an artist class—those who make a living out of inconsistent paid work, those who barter or buy second-hand everything, those who enrich their lives with meaningful moments –that would be us.

It’s a conscious decision not to struggle financially. If I let capitalism destroy my spirit and limit my freedom, I’ve let someone else win me over—I’ve sold myself. It all boils down to the energy behind exchange and reciprocity. I determine the value of everything for myself and how it serves my body and my soul. This is a political act. It is a feminist and womanist act.’ —Ibi Zoboid

'Sharing power and privilege is key to understanding intersectionality. The idea that none of us is free until ALL of us are free is a radical concept to truly infuse into our understanding of oppression. But without this core understanding, we’re not going to get very far at all.' —Neesha Meminger

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From July, 2012 Tiger Beatdown: On the Intersection of Race & Feminism: A Conversation With Neesha Meminger and Ibi Zoboi (via kristinhalbrook)

flyestfemales:

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(Source: heavybucks)

  • 1. Put away your phone in their presence
  • 2. Pay attention to what they are saying
  • 3. Accept their opinions
  • 4. Engage in their conversations
  • 5. Look at them with respect
  • 6. Always praise them
  • 7. Share good new with them
  • 8. Avoid sharing bad news with them
  • 9. Speak well of their friends and loved ones to them.
  • 10. Keep in remembrance the good things they did.
  • 11. If they repeat a story, listen like it's the first time they tell it.
  • 12. Don't bring up painful memories from the past
  • 13. Avoid side conversations in their presence.
  • 14. Sit respectfully around them
  • 15. Don't belittle/criticize their opinions and thoughts
  • 16. Avoid cutting them off when they speak
  • 17. Respect their age
  • 18. Avoid hitting/disciplining their grandchildren around them
  • 19. Accept their advice and direction
  • 20. Give them the power of leadership when they are present
  • 21. Avoid raising your voice at them
  • 22. Avoid walking in front or ahead of them
  • 23. Avoid eating before them
  • 24. Avoid glaring at them
  • 25. Fill them with pride even when they don't think they deserve it.
  • 26. Avoid putting your feet up in front of them or sitting with your back to them
  • 27. Don't speak ill of them to the point where others speak ill of them too
  • 28. Keep them in your prayers whenever possible
  • 29. Avoid seeming bored or tired of them in their presence
  • 30. Avoid laughing at their faults/mistake
  • 31. Do a task before they ask you to
  • 32. Continuously visit them
  • 33. Choose your words carefully when speaking with them
  • 34. Call them by names they like
  • 35. Make them your priority above anything
  • Parents are treasure on this land and sooner than you think, that treasure will be buried. Appreciate your parents while you still can.
  • "Rabbir Hamhuma Kama Rabbayanee Sagheera". "My Lord! Bestow on them YOUR Mercy as they did bring me up when I was young."
  • [Al-Qur'an, Surah: </b> Al-Isra; Ayat: 24]
"When you are your own best friend, you don’t endlessly seek out relationships, friendships, and validation from the wrong sources because you realize that the only approval and validation you need is your own."
— Mandy Hale, The Single Woman (via sublimesea)

(Source: larmoyante)

"“…feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.”
― Pema Chödrön"

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  1. Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
  2. Aperture: f/2
  3. Exposure: 1/2000th
  4. Focal Length: 50mm
"If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate."
C. JoyBell C. (via feellng)

irrreversibility:

boys cry
girls masturbate
boys can like pink and not be gay
girls can have short hair and not be a lesbian
boys can like ballet
girls can like video games
boys can be hot without a six pack
girls can be hot without a hairless body
boys can have hair down to their waists
girls can have stretch marks, curves and back fat

gender doesn’t determine what you can and cannot enjoy, what you can and cannot look like or what you can and cannot do

punjabipowerhouse:

shadicasper:

#BreakingStereotypes

A girl taught me how to parallel park
punjabipowerhouse:

shadicasper:

#BreakingStereotypes

A girl taught me how to parallel park
punjabipowerhouse:

shadicasper:

#BreakingStereotypes

A girl taught me how to parallel park
punjabipowerhouse:

shadicasper:

#BreakingStereotypes

A girl taught me how to parallel park
punjabipowerhouse:

shadicasper:

#BreakingStereotypes

A girl taught me how to parallel park
punjabipowerhouse:

shadicasper:

#BreakingStereotypes

A girl taught me how to parallel park
punjabipowerhouse:

shadicasper:

#BreakingStereotypes

A girl taught me how to parallel park
punjabipowerhouse:

shadicasper:

#BreakingStereotypes

A girl taught me how to parallel park
punjabipowerhouse:

shadicasper:

#BreakingStereotypes

A girl taught me how to parallel park
punjabipowerhouse:

shadicasper:

#BreakingStereotypes

A girl taught me how to parallel park

punjabipowerhouse:

shadicasper:

#BreakingStereotypes

A girl taught me how to parallel park

"It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on."
Nicholas Sparks (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?"
— Rumi (via thecalminside)
"In modern society most of us don’t want to be in touch with ourselves; we want to be in touch with other things like religion, sports, politics, a book - we want to forget ourselves. Anytime we have leisure, we want to invite something else to enter us, opening ourselves to the television and telling the television to come and colonize us."
— Thich Nhat Hanh (via thecalminside)