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November 25th, 2012

jessicasuarez: A Szechuan button stem from my drink at a…



jessicasuarez:

A Szechuan button stem from my drink at a Cosmopolitan bar, The Chandelier. You eat the flower before having your drink. They numb your mouth and change the way you taste things. Every cocktail should come with a mild analgesic! [via Instagram]

WOT I’m so doing this

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November 25th, 2012

monachopsis

dictionaryofobscuresorrows:

n. the subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place, as maladapted to your society as a seal on the beach—lumbering, clumsy, resting often, easily distracted, huddled in the presence of other misfits—unable to recognize the nearby ambient roar of your intended habitat, in which you’d be fluidly, brilliantly, effortlessly at home.

November 25th, 2012

womenwhokickass: Amaranta Gomez Regalado: Why she kicks ass She…



womenwhokickass:

Amaranta Gomez Regalado: Why she kicks ass

  • She is an HIV/AIDS activist who has won international grants to further her work with the Muxhe community and with migrant women.
  • She also is a social researcher, columnist and promotes indigenous cultural identity, and is a member of the State Committee Against Homophobia.
  • She identifies as Muxhe and Two-Spirit, and speaks Zapotec and Spanish. She has studied language and theatre at Veracruz University and toured southern Mexico as a travésti performer.
  • She is a co-founder of Mexico Possible party, and was its candidate for Federal Deputy in 2003. Because of this she was the first transgender Mexican to run for office.
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November 25th, 2012

"The planet does not need more ‘successful people.’ The planet desperately needs more peacemakers,…"

“The planet does not need more ‘successful people.’ The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. It needs people to live well in their places. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and these qualities have little to do with success as our culture is the set.”

- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama. (via rigelowl)
November 25th, 2012

whatnickiwears: Nicki Minaj “Freedom” video fashion credits…





whatnickiwears:

Nicki Minaj “Freedom” video fashion credits [Source: musicfashionland]

-Nicki wore a dress from Sorapol’s Fall 2011 collection 

[there will be more fashion credits once the video premiers] 

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November 25th, 2012

shenixrising: confusedtree: It sure was fun constantly being made fun of by white peers as a kid…

shenixrising:

confusedtree:

It sure was fun constantly being made fun of by white peers as a kid for the food I brought for lunch and then having those same people rave to me about how great the butter chicken at Earl’s is 10 years later

Also, how does it turn out that liking ”ethnic foods” (I hate ethnic being reserved for poc but thats another rant)has been turned into a cultural capital for white people? Like “oh lets totally go for Sushi I know this hip australasianfushiongastropub that serves vegan soul food too!” but when WE eat it its turned into an insult “curry eater” or “I bet youre going to have fried chicken and collard greens for dinner huh?”.

November 25th, 2012

Tumblr, let me tell you a little story about when I walked home today

hermitwithfriends:

It was late, it was dark, and I was fairly distracted by listening to 80’s music because it’s ridiculously catchy. 

Now, I rarely feel scared walking home in the dark. If that’s because I lack a self-preservation instinct or that I stubbornly chanted ‘strong independent woman’ to myself when I was 14, well, who knows?

Point is, I suddenly noticed a long shadow next to mine.

Surprised and unexpectedly terrified, I jump a little and turn around to see a buff guy walking close behind me. As my was simultaneously berating me for getting scared and planning exit routes, he simply stops, raises his hands and goes:

“I’m so sorry to scare you, I really didn’t mean to, excuse me.”

He then steps over to the other side of the road, gives me a quick smile, and keeps walking. I looked back a while later, only to see him crossing the road to step into a house on ‘my’ side.

So basically, this guy just stepped away and gave me space to make sure I felt safe, and waited long enough on the other side for me to have gotten far enough away not to be startled when he crossed again. It felt shockingly good to have a guy acknowledge that my fear response wasn’t ‘stupid’, because if he hadn’t I’d probably be bashing myself for the irrational fear that grabbed me. 

I’m not saying that all guys should do this or anything. I’m not even sure what I’m trying to say. It’s just been a while since I saw a guy outside tumblr who didn’t act like because they weren’t rapists, they had nothing to do with the issues of rape culture. Of course, I have no idea who this guy is, maybe he doesn’t know or care about these issues. But he cared enough to make an effort, and to not dismiss my response or blame me for it. To me, that’s something.

This happened to me once in LA (West Hollywood). A guy was walking behind me and I was noticing it, and while he was still far enough away to not be intimidating, he cleared his throat and said “Ma’am I would sure feel a lot better if you let me pass by you,” and it was so generous, I thought.

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November 25th, 2012

so-treu: fuckyeahhistorycrushes: Kiyoshi Kuromiya was a…



so-treu:

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Kiyoshi Kuromiya was a Japanese-American who did a lot of amazing things.

From wikipedia:

To protest of the use of napalm in Vietnam in 1968, he announced that a dog would be burned alive in front of the University of Pennsylvania’s Van Pelt Library. Thousands turned up to protest, only to find a message from Kuromiya: “Congratulations on your anti-napalm protest. You saved the life of a dog. Now, how about saving the lives of tens of thousands of people in Vietnam.”

BOOM.

November 25th, 2012

theswinginsixties: Andy Warhol showing scars from his shooting…



theswinginsixties:

Andy Warhol showing scars from his shooting in 1968. Photo by David Montgomery.

I like to think of it as her shooting.