This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture… He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing and invite them in. Be grateful for whatever comes. because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. - Rumi
"My lawyer gives the same speech to everyone who wants to do business with me now. ‘Nicki is not one of those artists who allow her representatives to make decisions for her.’ I’m on conference calls all day with lawyers, accountants, and executives—people of power—and they treat me with respect. Because I command respect. I’m not cocky, but I deserve to know what’s going on. It’s my brand and my life. That’s my advice to women in general: Even if you’re doing a nine-to-five job, treat yourself like a boss. Not arrogant, but be sure of what you want—and don’t allow people to run anything for you without your knowledge. You want everyone to know, Okay, I can’t play games with her. I have to do right by this woman. That’s what it’s all about."

— Nicki Minaj, Elle, April 2013 (via hrafnagaldr)

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"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."

— Carlos Castañeda  (via likeafieldmouse)

"If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack."

— Coco Chanel. Consider it done.  (via versteur)

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Wayne Lawrence

The Black Orthodox, 2012

digital photographs as published in New York Magazine

I want to continue to emphasize how important it is for the Jewish community to recognize and be inclusive of fellow Jews in all of our diversity. We are one people. Kol Yisrael Arivim Ze La Ze. 

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Astoundingly awful story of “every day” sexism and racism from @iSmashFizzle.

If you can’t read it here, see this timeline that I put together.

(Thanks to Matt for explaining how Twitter’s timeline feature wörks.)

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Heartbreaking photos show the first day back to school in Gaza. Many students did not return.

(Photo Credit: Shehab News Agency)

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Always reblog.

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Anonyme a dit: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance





you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

Linguistic body slam




Cauliflower ‘Bread’ Sticks - To-die-for mock bread-sticks made with cauliflower that are low in calories, carbs and fat….RECIPE


1 head cauliflower, large (7” - 8” wide)

1/4 cup egg whites

1/2 cup + 3/4 cup (for topping, optional) Mozzarella/Tex Mex cheese, shredded

1 tsp Italian herb seasoning or any dried herbs like rosemary, basil, parsley

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Pinch of salt

Marinara sauce for dipping

I can verify this tastes amazing

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 Don’t worry, my sweetest, you are in my poetry and in my words. You may grow old in years but you are ever young in my pages. - Nizar Qabbani


Don’t worry, my sweetest, you are in my poetry and in my words. You may grow old in years but you are ever young in my pages. - Nizar Qabbani

Anonyme a dit: The word Gypsy has double meanings. I'm sure most of people on tumblr who use it don't mean it as the slur.




Pro tip: NEVER tell a person to whom a pejorative slur is applied that it has “double meanings”.

The word Gypsy DOES NOT have “double meanings”. The word is a slur.


It started out as a slur, it was used to brand, hang, rape, murder, sterilize, and oppress millions of my people and it is STILL USED THAT WAY TODAY.

This sticky-sweet privileged white argument is so frustrating. You continually erase my people from the Holocaust and from their current suffering because it’s inconvenient to you. I don’t care if you didn’t know that the word “Gypsy” was a slur - you do now - and the correct response is NEVER to tell someone to whom a pejorative word has been applied that it’s not always meant that way.

Any supposed “second meaning” has been applied BY WHITE PEOPLE FOR THEIR OWN ENDS. They have taken the nice and pretty things from MY ethnicity and have decided they don’t WANT the rest. So, when they are a “Gypsy” it’s just living without rules, in a caravan, with nice flowy skirts and long hair, smoking weed, wearing no shoes, being half naked in a field …

and the only people who do this are white girls in America.


Because if you pretended to be a Gypsy in Europe, you’d be treated like one, and honestly you girls would run screaming at the first skinhead you saw.

Oh, but wait, when they come after you for your ethnicity you can tell them it has a double meaning, right? That you don’t really mean Gypsy, you just mean hipster boho bubblegum bullshit that has NOTHING AT ALL to do with a real ethnicity.

Do you realize how offensive your words are? Probably not, or you wouldn’t have sent them. At least I hope you wouldn’t.

Most people on Tumblr who use the word perhaps don’t realize the full extent of the word “Gypsy” - just how horrible a word it is - but when they find out? I get bullshit like this in my inbox every day.

Every day I hear: Oh but I didn’t mean it as a slur, so it isn’t one!! Intent isn’t magical. Intent doesn’t erase the decades of pain and hurt and death contained in a word. You can put a pig in a dress and call it a lady, but it’s just a fucking pig in a dress.

You can’t change the meaning of a slur JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT TO. It doesn’t work that way.

You do the same with Native communities here - you take their headdresses and their bead work and their stories and twist them into ugly caricatures and you coral them behind fences so you don’t have to deal with the reality of a word and a horror that YOU created.

In fact, mostly you’re the same people, playing dress up as “injuns” and “Gyppos” because your lives are so boring and white and bland. If you had to live even one day as a real Gypsy you wouldn’t want the epithet any longer.

Stop with your excuses and your privilege. It makes me feel sick.

Gypsy is a slur. Period. And some white girl claiming otherwise doesn’t change a damn thing.

Reblogging for all the points made.




And these are the men making decisions in women’s health. Fantastic.

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