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When someone approaches you from behind and says “long time no see” and sits down to have lunch with you it’s been a good day. When that person happens to be your crush it’s an even better day.

archatlas:

Cartoonbombing Troqman

The L Word on Campus

Went to the LGBT cultural house on campus after signing up for a student organization that focuses on being inclusive of all genders.  I saw a framed poster of the cast from the first season of The L Word and felt at home.

White feminists:

split-the-coast:

When you discuss the wage gap, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Only white women make $0.77 to a man’s dollar.
  • Black women make about $0.68 to a man’s dollar.
  • Latina women make about $0.58 to a man’s dollar.

Intersectionality matters.

I love my skin!

my-smile-hides-dirty-secrets:

When you go to an all women’s college and your english professor says “sexuality is fluid” and you can’t stop thinking about this quote from The L Word for the entire class.

my-smile-hides-dirty-secrets:

When you go to an all women’s college and your english professor says “sexuality is fluid” and you can’t stop thinking about this quote from The L Word for the entire class.

Coming out to people in College

Last night I went to a school orchestrated dance/party and told yet another student that I am attracted to women. I have no intention of coming out to people-it just comes up when people ask if I find anyone attractive. Anyway, the young woman I asked if my sexuality played any part in my decision to attend an all women’s college. And once again someone asked if I think anyone in school is cute. I always answer the first question with no- I mean I love the sisterhood here and the education. The answer to the second question is a simple-yes there are beautiful women here (and one in particular that I’d love to know more about) but that’s as far as that goes. Why do people act as if it’s a novelty that a gay college student cares more about her/his education and plutonic friendships than sex?

rafi-dangelo:

19-year-old Sarah Culhane was apprehended without violence after a hit and run, a chase, two more hit and runs, fleeing on foot, and kicking a police officer in the head because she looks like this:

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Someone please ask Darren Wilson’s supporters how this is any different…

asylum-art:

Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked

Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.

Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!

I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.

  1. Autumn In The White Carpathians
  2. Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
  3. Spring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
  4. Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
  5. Autumn Path
  6. Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
  7. Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
  8. Dark Hedges In Ireland
  9. Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
  10. Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring

“When a queer writer of color, who knows what it is to live in a racialized body, writes a fantasy about a non-racial, non-homophobic world, that writer is providing escape from the harsh realities of experiencing intersectional racism and homophobia. When a white writer writes a fantasy about a non-racial, non-homophobic world, that writer is providing escape for white readers from white guilt.”

"You Can Keep Your Bold Riley: Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation" by SJ Sindu (via navigatethestream)

sonofbaldwin:

Happy Labor Day.