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17

Apr

We’re right to push for diversity, we have to, but it is only step one of a long journey. Lack of racial diversity is a symptom. The underlying illness is institutional racism. It walks hand in hand with sexism, cissexism, homophobia, and classism. To go beyond this same conversation we keep having, again and again, beyond tokens and quick fixes, requires us to look the illness in the face and destroy it. This is work for white people and people of color to do, sometimes together, sometimes apart. It’s work for writers, agents, editors, artists, fans, executives, interns, directors, and publicists. It’s work for reviewers, educators, administrators. It means taking courageous, real-world steps, not just changing mission statements or submissions guidelines.
Daniel José Older, "Diversity Is Not Enough: Race, Power Publishing" (via annaverity)

love Older, & love this.

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Flawless Human Beings » Gina Torres » Gina Torres Alphabet

N → nice try…but no
"It’s the age of celebrity. It’s the age of social media. But for we old school girls who don’t want to show up at every single event just ‘cause… I don’t tweet–I have nothing to say. I’m not on Facebook. I mean it sounds like I have plenty to say, but that’s to people who I’m in a room with. I’m not that interesting, and the rest is none of your business." - Gina Torres

trudymonk:

why do good shows get canceled when american idol is in it’s 13th season

oldnhl:

It’s playoff time.

One of my fondest childhood memories right here

oldnhl:

It’s playoff time.

One of my fondest childhood memories right here

chescaleigh:

believeinrecovery:

A little table to how to get rid of all that negative self-talk. We have to learn look at the good in situations too, instead of dwelling on things we can’t change- because you know what? We may not be able to change what is happening but we CAN change how we view it! 

always reblog

(Source: believeinrecovery)

heyyyyyyyy

(Source: matafari)

hollabackhoe:

Me checking my final grades on the internet:

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nebulasnovasandnightsky:

look if you unironically say ‘money can’t buy happiness’ then either you’ve never faced a real financial struggle or you’ve achieved enlightenment, because goddamn does financial security feel an awful lot like happiness when it’s something you’re not used to

samanthabarxx:

"I’m a woman and I’m not offended by this, clearly it isn’t sexist!"

wow I didn’t realise you were the singular spokesperson for 3.5 billion people of different ages, races, religions, backgrounds, sexual orientations, social classes, and cultures, I’m so sorry

I think the average guy thinks they’re pro-woman, just because they think they’re a nice guy and someone has told them that they’re awesome. But the truth is far from it. Unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations.
Junot Diaz (via luciaferr)
alisonroseishere:

politicalsexkitten:

SELFIE GAME TOO STRONG

THE BEST THE BEST.

I love that we live in a world when the president and vice president can take a selfie together and I mean that sincerely

alisonroseishere:

politicalsexkitten:

SELFIE GAME TOO STRONG

THE BEST THE BEST.

I love that we live in a world when the president and vice president can take a selfie together and I mean that sincerely

16

Apr

this show I swear 

(Source: sansastarkz)

Things to Do When You’re Anxious, Scared, or Just Need a Distraction

peggys-magic-sex-feet:

one of us is gonna have to change

peggys-magic-sex-feet:

one of us is gonna have to change

(Source: bellybow)

PETITION FOR GINA TORRES TO PLAY WONDER WOMAN

amgkatt:

BECAUSE
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JUST
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LET ME JUST SAY

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IF YOU DON’T ALREADY THINK THIS WOMAN IS AN AMAZONIAN PRINCESS
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YOU ARE DOING IT TOO WRONG FOR WORDS.