Stop Censorship Now

Quote 15 Sep 287 notes
Everyone assumes that we will know how to love instinctively. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, we still accept that the family is the primary school for love. Those of us who do not learn how to love among family are expected to experience love in romantic relationships. However, this love often eludes us. And we spend a lifetime undoing the damage caused by cruelty, neglect, and all manner of lovelessness experienced in our families of origin and in relationships where we simply did not know what to do.
— bell hooks, All About Love (via sugaryumyum)
Quote 15 Sep 8,998 notes
My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.
— 

Maya Angelou

I needed this. Thank you.

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Quote 15 Sep 391,927 notes

Depression does not always mean
Beautiful girls shattering at the wrists
A glorified, heroic battle for your sanity
Or mothers that never got the chance to say good-bye

Sometimes depression means
Not getting out of bed for three days
Because your feet refuse to believe
That they will not shatter upon impact with the floor

Sometimes depression means
That summoning the willpower
To go downstairs and do the laundry
Is the most impressive thing you accomplish that week

Sometimes depression means
Lying on the floor staring at the ceiling for hours
Because you cannot convince your body
That it is capable of movement

Sometimes depression means
Not being able to write for weeks
Because the only words you have to offer the world
Are trapped and drowning and I swear to God I’m trying

Sometimes depression means
That every single bone in your body aches
But you have to keep going through the motions
Because you are not allowed to call in to work depressed

Sometimes depression means
Ignoring every phone call for an entire month
Because yes, they have the right number
But you’re not the person they’re looking for, not anymore

— 

by “Alexandra” Tilton, NH (Teen Ink: November 2013 Issue)

the more frequently i read gut-punchingly accurate portraits of the deepest depths of depression, the more i oscillate back and forth between being glad to identify / feel understood / look at this post and see that 400,000 people also identify with this and being so goddamn heartbroken that so goddamn many of us know, intimately, THIS degree of depression because it should not be this way. no one deserves the obliteration depression brings but, as we all learn again and again every day forever, people so rarely get what they deserve.

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Photo 9 Sep 3,663 notes a-myriad-of-marvels:

yep
Photo 9 Sep 6,135 notes inkskinned:

i hope every single one of you who reblogged this does not feel like this please be okay i want you to be okay you are doing so good just by being alive and you deserve to exist okay

inkskinned:

i hope every single one of you who reblogged this does not feel like this please be okay i want you to be okay you are doing so good just by being alive and you deserve to exist okay

Photo 8 Sep 298 notes eternallybeautifullyblack:

Are you ready for Nubian Skin?
Women of color have long known that in the fashion industry, the various shades of the color “nude” are based primarily on Caucasian skin tones.  Finding “nude” lingerie and hosiery that compliment darker skin tones is often a hit or miss endeavor.
However, help is on the way.  The lingerie brand Nubian Skin has created a line of “nude” lingerie and hosiery designed specifically for women of color.  
The complete line will be available for purchase in October via the Nubian Skin site.

eternallybeautifullyblack:

Are you ready for Nubian Skin?

Women of color have long known that in the fashion industry, the various shades of the color “nude” are based primarily on Caucasian skin tones.  Finding “nude” lingerie and hosiery that compliment darker skin tones is often a hit or miss endeavor.

However, help is on the way.  The lingerie brand Nubian Skin has created a line of “nude” lingerie and hosiery designed specifically for women of color.  

The complete line will be available for purchase in October via the Nubian Skin site.

Video 5 Sep 39,920 notes

kiarasnaps:

Laverne: Nicole, does your belief system now change, in which you now know you don’t need him to be there? 
Nicole: No. I think what happens is it turns into less a conversation about my blackness and more about relating to humanity, because that’s really what we’re trying to do. We’re just realizing that people are capable of doing it. We’re underestimating people because people said we weren’t viable. 
[x]

Video 5 Sep 80,163 notes

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Quote 5 Sep 180,378 notes
If you can see a future without me and that doesn’t break your heart then we’re not doing what I thought we were doing here.
— That 70’s Show (via temperare-te)
Video 5 Sep 9,197 notes

chrissyplaysdressup:

Got some good shots of my casual BMO!!! I prefer doing much more involved cosplays but gosh it was such a last minute idea! Well, I did at least have bubble with me ;u;  and I’m glad it came together in the end!!! Oh man, my wristbands lit up and junk but it was a little too bright outside to see x0

P.S. I’m trying to throw some BMO shade in that last pic…

I’m not very good at it haha


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