We are not born women of color. We become women of color. In order to become women of color, we would need to become fluent in each others’ histories, to resist and unlearn an impulse to claim first oppression, most-devastating oppression, one-of-a-kind oppression, defying comparison oppression. We would have to unlearn an impulse that allows mythologies about each other to replace knowing about one another. We would need to cultivate a way of knowing in which we direct our social, cultural, psychic, and spiritually marked attention on each other. We cannot afford to cease yearning for each others’ company.
— M. Jacqui Alexander, “Remembering ‘This Bridge Called My Back’, Remembering Ourselves,” Pedagogies of Crossing (via lamaracuya)
i get really uncomfortable when i still see Joseph Kony jokes honestly i get that a lot of them were about the #StopKony2012 campaign which turned out to be a huge scam and it was ridiculous but some people are going too far with it like…i don’t think a lot of people realise that the genocide was real and it was a huge tragedy and lots of lives were ruined and now it’s just been trivialised and turned into some internet meme and it makes me really sad idk
making HONEST ANTAGONISTS who believe they’re in the right and firmly believe in what they’re doing is SO MUCH MORE INTERESTING than making them “crazy” because of some outside influence. make villains who believe they are the protagonists
And the winner of most cultural appropriative at Coachella goes to… Vanessa Hudgens
Second Place: Kylie & Kendall Jenner
Honorable Mention: Selena Gomez
the glorification of kurt cobain and demonization of courtney love is so discouraging but a reminder that if you’re a man and you’re an abrasive, provocative, drug-addled musician then you’re the voice of a generation but if you’re all of those things and a woman, you’re a junkie succubus
Photos by:Bikramjit Bose
"A Bride’s Tale ;Editorial from Harper’s Bazaar Bride India"
jesus christ, talk about stunning
Neo-Nazis aren’t actually antisemitic, they’re just history geeks.
— Freshman History Major (via shitrichcollegekidssay)
step on a crack, break your mother’s back, Lil’ Jon got the beat that make your booty go clap