professorfangirl:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Monday night. Part 8.
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5] [part 6] [part 7] 

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professorfangirl:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Monday night. Part 8.
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5] [part 6] [part 7] 

This Tumblr journalist compiles tweets into reports that have been like rough drafts of the mainstream news—only twelve hours ahead of time. Thanks, Samantha!
professorfangirl:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Monday night. Part 8.
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5] [part 6] [part 7] 

This Tumblr journalist compiles tweets into reports that have been like rough drafts of the mainstream news—only twelve hours ahead of time. Thanks, Samantha!
professorfangirl:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Monday night. Part 8.
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5] [part 6] [part 7] 

This Tumblr journalist compiles tweets into reports that have been like rough drafts of the mainstream news—only twelve hours ahead of time. Thanks, Samantha!
professorfangirl:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Monday night. Part 8.
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5] [part 6] [part 7] 

This Tumblr journalist compiles tweets into reports that have been like rough drafts of the mainstream news—only twelve hours ahead of time. Thanks, Samantha!
professorfangirl:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Monday night. Part 8.
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5] [part 6] [part 7] 

This Tumblr journalist compiles tweets into reports that have been like rough drafts of the mainstream news—only twelve hours ahead of time. Thanks, Samantha!
professorfangirl:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Monday night. Part 8.
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5] [part 6] [part 7] 

This Tumblr journalist compiles tweets into reports that have been like rough drafts of the mainstream news—only twelve hours ahead of time. Thanks, Samantha!
professorfangirl:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Monday night. Part 8.
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5] [part 6] [part 7] 

This Tumblr journalist compiles tweets into reports that have been like rough drafts of the mainstream news—only twelve hours ahead of time. Thanks, Samantha!
professorfangirl:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Monday night. Part 8.
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5] [part 6] [part 7] 

This Tumblr journalist compiles tweets into reports that have been like rough drafts of the mainstream news—only twelve hours ahead of time. Thanks, Samantha!
professorfangirl:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Monday night. Part 8.
[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5] [part 6] [part 7] 

This Tumblr journalist compiles tweets into reports that have been like rough drafts of the mainstream news—only twelve hours ahead of time. Thanks, Samantha!

professorfangirl:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Monday night. Part 8.

[part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5] [part 6] [part 7

This Tumblr journalist compiles tweets into reports that have been like rough drafts of the mainstream news—only twelve hours ahead of time. Thanks, Samantha!

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humansofnewyork:

"I want to discover the cure for Ebola."

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

It has never been easy. When I was sixteen, I knew every potentially fatal thing in my house: Nail polish remover under the sink. Bottle of rubbing alcohol beside it. Hammer in the tool box. Forty foot bridge across the highway. Traffic outside my window.

I thought about slamming my own head against a counter until I lost feeling. I thought about punching myself in the face until I stopped breathing. I thought about running out into the street at two a.m. and waiting until a car came.

I never thought I’d make it to twenty-five. But I told myself to stay. Just for a little longer. Just to see.

So I did. I sat silent amongst my friends, searching for a way to speak. I stopped leaving my house. I swapped sleeping for staying up all night, staring at my bedroom walls. When someone came into my room to talk to me, I started crying. But I stayed. Because I thought, if I plan on dying in a few years anyway, what do I have to lose? And some days I didn’t feel like I was being swallowed whole. Some days I sat by my pool and sang until the sun set. Some days I kissed somebody on their parent’s couch and didn’t feel lonely when I got to my own bed. Some days I listened to a really great song and felt understood, if only for a second.

I stayed. And still I thought about bridges. And hammers to the head. And swallowing acetone to cleanse my insides. But slowly slowly slowly I began to understand that it was okay to cry, and shake, and feel anything but okay. I realized that there would still be days that my fist would rise to my cheek. And still, my face would sometimes resemble a bruised peach.

But now I tear up my lists of potentially ways to die before I complete them. I replace prescription: pills, rubbing alcohol, and razors with memories of the good days. Of holding your hand through the entire state of Oregon. Of running half-naked down a snowy street three New Year’s ago. Of riding go-carts in the Canadian wilderness. Of smoking cigarettes on the beach in San Francisco with someone I met six months ago. If I had left, we would not know each other.

If you feel the same way, stay. For the good days. And the sunsets. And the people out there who understand. Stay because being submerged in black water does not mean you have to drown. Stay. Just for a little longer. Just to see.

Stay | Lora Mathis 

(via lora-mathis)

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cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.
cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.
cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.
cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.
cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.
cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.
cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.
cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.
cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.
cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.

cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

No justice, no peace.

(via slothqueenthings)

I see people saying “How can this happen? Isn’t this America?”

celluloidsheep:

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Well, yes. This IS America.

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(US Army attacks homeless veterans protesting in Washington, DC in 1932)

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1960s Birmingham, Alabama

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1970 attack on unarmed student protesters at Kent State University

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Police action at peaceful UC Davis Occupy protest 

Let’s not pretend like the police actions taken this week are anything new. It’s just the most recent manifestation of a problem America has had for a very long time.

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jevoussaluespinelli:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.

Surprise! Bring in the ‘friendly police’ so all the outraged white people can cool down, and then turn around and do it all over again.
jevoussaluespinelli:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.

Surprise! Bring in the ‘friendly police’ so all the outraged white people can cool down, and then turn around and do it all over again.
jevoussaluespinelli:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.

Surprise! Bring in the ‘friendly police’ so all the outraged white people can cool down, and then turn around and do it all over again.
jevoussaluespinelli:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.

Surprise! Bring in the ‘friendly police’ so all the outraged white people can cool down, and then turn around and do it all over again.
jevoussaluespinelli:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.

Surprise! Bring in the ‘friendly police’ so all the outraged white people can cool down, and then turn around and do it all over again.
jevoussaluespinelli:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.

Surprise! Bring in the ‘friendly police’ so all the outraged white people can cool down, and then turn around and do it all over again.
jevoussaluespinelli:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.

Surprise! Bring in the ‘friendly police’ so all the outraged white people can cool down, and then turn around and do it all over again.
jevoussaluespinelli:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.

Surprise! Bring in the ‘friendly police’ so all the outraged white people can cool down, and then turn around and do it all over again.
jevoussaluespinelli:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.

Surprise! Bring in the ‘friendly police’ so all the outraged white people can cool down, and then turn around and do it all over again.
jevoussaluespinelli:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.

Surprise! Bring in the ‘friendly police’ so all the outraged white people can cool down, and then turn around and do it all over again.

jevoussaluespinelli:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.

Surprise! Bring in the ‘friendly police’ so all the outraged white people can cool down, and then turn around and do it all over again.

(via maedaeparade)

actuallygrimes:

losing people to drugs and alcohol is the worst because they destroy any good memories you have of them before forcing you to deal with the empty space they leave behind. also whoever keeps putting the few quotes i said early in my career about drugs back into my wikipedia page is an asshole. I…