life-moves-on-asdoesthesadness:

mattharv666:

skankmcmeow:

I see your shifting gaze, that disgusted glance. I know you’re questioning my parenting from across the elementary school assembly.

Let me tell you a little story about the kindergarten student with bright purple hair, my little Raven Marie…

A month before school started she decided to play hair stylist with the craft scissors, and to save what was left I had to opt for a pixie cut. She was absolutely devastated. It was about three hours before she stopped her harsh sobbing and hiccups.

Why?

She has thought that the length of a girls hair was what made her “girly”. I know I’ve personally had many hairstyles around her before, including a purple mohawk, which many people criticized as not being “girly” enough. Media, other children, other parents, and society made it worse. She would randomly burst in tears while out in public for the first week of her new style, screaming that she looked like a boy. That everyone would think she’s a boy.

At one point she took off her bow in her hair, threw it at a cashier and screamed, “I DON’T NEED THIS BOW TO TELL YOU THAT I’M NOT A BOY, BECAUSE I’M NOT”

Proudly stomping away in her blue jean overalls, head held high.

Once we edged closer to the first day of school she kept asking questions like, “Do you think the other kids will like me? Do you think they’ll be my friend? Will they think I’m a boy? Will they pick on me because I have boy hair?”

So I went to the grocery store, bought some dye, and spent the whole night transforming my bright blonde little girl into a plum punk rock fairy. I then assured her that if any of the kids didn’t like her, they were just jealous.

As for you, mothers and teachers with the wandering eyes filled with disgust and judgement, I’m in the business of raising a free spirit.

Here’s to you, Raven Marie. I love you.

Look at how fucking adorable that kid is holy fucking shit

If I was a parent and I saw my kid talking to yours.
I would walk up to you and say that you have a cool kid and that you’re an awesome parent and that our kids should chill out together one day at the kiddie pool with some caprisun packs and talk about which kids they should include in. Their little club of awesomeness



lamb1995:

Nice!!!


parteira:

excuse me i need your leg

parteira:

excuse me i need your leg


Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.

And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.


mostlycatsmostly:

Romeo’s Silly Face (by Marissa-Mara)

mostlycatsmostly:

Romeo’s Silly Face (by Marissa-Mara)


21slugs:

sad with a hint of horny



asylum-art:

New Backlit Paper Sculptures by Hari & Deepti

“Where I Belong” is a paper cut light box installation work of hand cut watercolor on paper assembled in a shadow box that is backlit with LED lights. The work is a collaboration by Deepti Nair & Harikrishnan Panicker.


thetrickstergoddess:

nikkilipstick:

thissss


what

thetrickstergoddess:

nikkilipstick:

thissss

what


socialworkgradstudents:

korythedirtyracetraitor:

longlivexxxx:

[x]

she was dressed modestly to begin with though wtf

But obviously girl knees are so much more psychologically problematic to a developing adolescent than watching adults wield and flex the ability to humiliate powerless children with the excuse that the knees of children are inherently sexually stimulating



sarcarstic:

antoinettemalificus:

mew2:

why this cat so big

I want it. It’s a giant snuggley dumb cat

MLEM MLEM MLEM MLEM MLEM MLEM MLEM…..BOOP…..MLEM

sarcarstic:

antoinettemalificus:

mew2:

why this cat so big

I want it. It’s a giant snuggley dumb cat

MLEM MLEM MLEM MLEM MLEM MLEM MLEM…..BOOP…..MLEM


smitethepatriarchy:

misterandry:

blows my mind that women are considered shrill and whiny when all i have to do is insinuate that male feelings are not my #1 priority at all times and every indignant male in a 500 mile radius comes out of the woodwork to let me know how they feel

This describes my entire day.