pluckyyoungdonna:

wolvensnothere:

gradientlair:

#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.

Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous. 

I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. 

That last woman looks like Antonia Thomas.

These women are goddesses.

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explore-blog:

If you read one thing today, make it Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on how a human smile saved his life during the war

explore-blog:

If you read one thing today, make it Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on how a human smile saved his life during the war

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houseofalexzander:

Lustrous.

A man in the grocery store line today approached me and said, “Sir, when I first saw you I was extremely attracted to you, but then I noticed that you are a boy. How… I mean, why do you dress so provocatively?”

I responded, “Well, in today’s world the majority of the straight male race view women as objects, or something that belongs to them. I dress provocatively because it attracts the attention of men in a sexual and OBJECTIVE way. However, when realized that I am actually male, they often become confused, disgusted, upset or all of the above. By inflicting this minor emotional damaged upon the ego of a man raised by twisted societal gender norms, maybe, just maybe the individual will think twice before viewing another woman with an objective attitude and sense of belonging. No woman, belongs to ANYONE. Male or female, the equality of human beings needs to be a priority. It is something worth dressing up for.”

I AM NOT KIDDING. The woman behind me, the female cashier, the old lady bagging groceries and the woman in front of me who was talking on the phone STOPPED, …. and proceeded to gasp and clap. The man shook my hand, told me to have a blessed day and then said, “excuse me ladies, I need to visit my daughter.”

…. I was shaking by the time I walked out of the store.

- Elliott Alexzander

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nationalgeographicmagazine:

Children’s smile Photo and caption by Aleksandr Romanov Life behind polar circle Location: Tazovsky peninsula, Jamalonenetsky district, Russia

nationalgeographicmagazine:

Children’s smile
Photo and caption by Aleksandr Romanov
Life behind polar circle
Location: Tazovsky peninsula, Jamalonenetsky district, Russia

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daitacavang:

Nakamura Asumiko’s illustration of Sherlock Holmes.

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neutralmilkandhoney:

mymodernmet:

Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi, offers a glimpse of an entirely different side to Iran than the image usually broadcasted by domestic and foreign media. In his photo series An Iranian Journey, many of the photographs reveal an Iran that most people never see, presenting an eye-opening look at the amazing diversity and contrasts that exist in the country.

Very happy about this

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hideback:

August Malmström  (Swedish, 1829-1901)

Dancing Fairies, (Älvalek), 1866

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fetusinfetu:

Biloela — Wild Cockatoos, Leila Jeffreys

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The Castel dell’Ovo, Naples, with Capri in the Distance, 1819 (detail), J. M. W. Turner.

The Castel dell’Ovo, Naples, with Capri in the Distance, 1819 (detail), J. M. W. Turner.

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