He stopped her. Right there in the middle of the street. She looked up at him and smiled. He leaned down and kissed her. Softly. They stood there, lips touching, moving sweetly until she couldn’t breathe and stopped for air.

She smiled at him. He smiled at her. “What did I do to deserve that?”
—you are the one that kissed me!
He gave her a sly smile, “yeah?”
—yeah
“How do you say, ‘I want to kiss you.’ In Spanish?”
—quiero besarte
“Quiero besarte.”

And then he kissed her again before taking her hand tightly in his and walking her back home.

airyairyquitecontrary:

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reservoircat:

Mutant 101 - Professor Xavier Should Put In A Call To Her Parents - 5 Year Old Mia Stares Down marvelentertainment's Cast Of Guardians Of The Galaxy As She Crushes Them In A Game Of GotG Trivia On jimmykimmellive [X

Vin Diesel in the background looking at her like “SHE’S PERFECT.  WANT ONE.”

I thought girls didn’t like Super Heroes.

You thought what? 

Also, bless five-year-old girls who can confidently pronounce the words ‘cybernetic enhancements’ because they’re so interested in superhero adventures that they saw no obstacle to learning anything at all to understand them better.

And can do it wearing a pink flower headband, if they feel like it.

GIRLS LIKE SUPERHEROES. GIRLS LIKE COMICS. GIRLS HAVE LIKED THESE THINGS FOR AS LONG AS THEY HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE TO LIKE. 

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(behold, three girls and one boy avidly reading new comic books in New York City, 1947, photographed by Ruth Orkin)

What girls don’t like is when they’re patronised, and herded towards titles designed according to what grown men think girls are supposed to like, and ignored with regard to titles that those men assume are just for boys and men. What girls don’t like is not being allowed to choose for themselves what they like. 

This is not a new concept. This is noted in Chaucer. What every woman most desires is to choose her own way.

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Right.
Phrases like ”being whipped” are damaging to women and men. It says that it is not cool to care for your partner. That as a man you are supposed to have all of the control in the relationship.
That is not how relationships or life works. Plus, women deal with a lot of crap every single day. Be kind to women because they are people but also go above and beyond for the woman you are dating because there are so many people out there who won’t even extend her kindness.

Right.

Phrases like ”being whipped” are damaging to women and men. It says that it is not cool to care for your partner. That as a man you are supposed to have all of the control in the relationship.

That is not how relationships or life works. Plus, women deal with a lot of crap every single day. Be kind to women because they are people but also go above and beyond for the woman you are dating because there are so many people out there who won’t even extend her kindness.

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"Is he mean to you?" she asks "he didn’t treat me particularly well." I take a deep breath and look past her.

-We understand each other, I say.

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He is mean. It’s how he is able to sleep with so many women. You can’t do it like that when you are too nice. When you are nice you relax, you begin to open up.

-Stop it. Don’t talk to me like that.

"I’m sorry, baby. I won’t do it again."

It’s true. He won’t say that particular line again but another always comes to the surface.

Soon I feel sapped of energy. I rarely feel pretty anymore and my characteristic swagger is only a memory. I feel ashamed at the thought of anyone from my past seeing me like this.

                                      ____________________

-You have no respect for women!

I’m raising my voice but not quite yelling.

"Then why are you here?! If I am so bad then why are you here?!"

I don’t know why. Not really. I say it is because I love him and I know he is a far better person than he lets on. It’s a defense mechanism so no one gets too close. But I want to get close. I see more.

                                      _________________

"I know it’s all my fault. I know these are my problems. You didn’t do anything."

-Ok. Then let’s work through them.

"I’m not ready and I want to do it alone."

I try to leave but he convinces me to stay. We talk for hours and he holds me until morning.

-You have to get up. I’m not walking out of here alone.

He walks me out. Hugs me and kisses me. There is so much sadness. As I drive away I try not to look back but I can’t help it. When I do he is already gone.

 

dynamicafrica:

Today, September 8th, is the 60th birthday of Ruby Nell Bridges - a woman who, being the first black child to attend an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960, underwent a traumatizing ordeal that came to signify the deeply troubled state of race relations in America.

On her first day of school at William Frantz Elementary School, during a 1997 NewsHour interview Bridges recalled that she was perplexed by the site that befell, thinking that it was some sort of Mardi Gras celebration:

"Driving up I could see the crowd, but living in New Orleans, I actually thought it was Mardi Gras. There was a large crowd of people outside of the school. They were throwing things and shouting, and that sort of goes on in New Orleans at Mardi Gras.”

Only six-years-old at the time, little Ruby had to deal with a slew of disgusting and violent harassment, beginning with threats of violence that prompted then President Eisenhower to dispatch U.S Marshals as her official escorts, to teachers refusing to teach her and a woman who put a black baby doll in a coffin and demonstrated outside the school in protest of Ruby’s presence there. This particular ordeal had a profound effect on young Ruby who said that it “scared me more than the nasty things people screamed at us.”

Only one teacher, Barbara Henry, would teach Ruby and did so for over a year with Ruby being the only pupil in her class.

The Bridges family suffered greatly for their brave decision. Her father lost his job, they were barred from shopping at their local grocery store, her grandparents, who were sharecroppers, were forcibly removed from their land, not to mention the psychological effect this entire ordeal had on her family. There were, however, members of their community - both black and white - who gathered behind the Bridges family in a show of support, including providing her father with a new job and taking turns to babysit Ruby.

Part of her experience was immortalized in a 1964 Norman Rockwell painting, pictured above, titled The Problem We All Live With. Her entire story was made into a TV movie released in 1998.

Despite the end of the segregation of schools in the United States, studies and reports show that the situation is worse now than it was in the 1960s.

Today, still living in New Orleans, Briges works as an activist, who has spoken at TEDx, and is now chair of the Ruby Bridges Foundation.

The fact that are schools are still segregated is terrible. It’s an injustice to all of us. Just because it is not legal does not mean it isn’t still happening.  

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therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Aries: It’s okay if you don’t know what you’re doing yet, this week. It’s okay if you don’t know where you’re going. It’s okay if you don’t know the shortest path to the life that you’re trying to find. Look at yourself in the mirror and think of all the different haircuts you’ve had, think of all the different faces you’ve worn. Float on your back in a lake, in a pool, in the sea, and think of all the time you have to keep learning how to live.
 Taurus: This is a week for stoking the fire inside of you. This is a week for turning up the music in your heart. This is a week for practicing and working and trying as hard as you can to live as the best version of yourself. You don’t ever have to feel like you aren’t enough, and you don’t ever have to feel like you’re too much. Just try to recognize the warmth inside of you, try to recognize the glow, try to recognize the funny bright magic that can fill your whole house.
 Gemini: This can be a week to feel like you’re floating, this can be a week to feel like you’re flying, this can be a week to have total faith in your own self. The sun can light up your kitchen just right, and the sounds floating up from the street can be gentle and sweet, and the people in your life can love you just the way you need. Good things can happen and good things can keep happening, just doing whatever you can to be kind.
 Cancer: The world is going to move fast and bright and wild around you this week; the world is going to be full of sound and motion. The world is going to throw so many questions your way this week. This can be exciting and it can fill you with life and it can keep you up at night. Try not to worry. All you have to do is keep living, all you have to do is keep breathing, all you have to do is keep trying as hard as you can.
 Leo: You might feel a little tired this week, you might feel stretched so thin, you might feel a little emptied out. Spend your time alone, if you need to. Take long baths, take long walks if you need to. If you can’t figure out what you need, try to rely on the deepest strongest kindness you can find inside you. Try to rely on generosity. Try to give everything you can of yourself and watch all your goodness come back to you, watch it carry you.
 Virgo: This week is for getting out from underneath the clouds that have been hanging over you, this week is for breaking the curses that have stuck to you, this week is for tapping into the best magic you have. Some things take energy and some things take time and some things take magic, and this week you can find whichever of these things you most need. You can practice fearlessness this week. You can practice loving yourself just so much. Listen to songs sung by witches and songs sung by ghosts. Listen to Kate Bush.
 Libra: The night sky might sing to you this week; the moon might call your name. This is a week for tapping into some deep true wildness inside yourself. This is a week for trusting your beating heart, it’s a week for trusting your pumping blood, it’s a week for letting yourself be moved by love. Try to stay open; try to wait and see where love can take you. See what it can show you. See how it can shift and bend and guide you home.
 Scorpio: This week you might find yourself just bursting with feeling, bursting with energy, bursting with more of your own essence than you even know what to do with. This is a week to let yourself be full and expansive and wild. This is a week for avoiding, as much as you can, the places and the people who make you shrink. It’s a week for climbing mountains, it’s a week for swimming in the ocean, it’s a week for walking down crowded streets, it’s a week for remembering your own true name.
 Sagittarius: You might feel tired this week and you might feel drained, you might feel like you’ve used up all your stockpiles of energy and love. You might feel like you’ve used up all the bravery in your body, but you have things inside yourself that even you don’t know about. You have hidden reserves of wildness and joy waiting to be uncovered. This is a week for resting, and this is a week for remembering your own best energy. Drink enough water. Listen to songs you’ve never heard before.
 Capricorn: Your body might react so strongly, so strangely, to the shifting seasons this week. You might feel the change in your blood, in your brain, in your bones. You might feel the change in your stomach, in the tips of your fingers, in your voice. Try to let it sink in. Try to let yourself settle. It’s okay to take everything a little slow while you readjust to your own body, while you readjust to the length of your days, while you get used to this new season’s air on your skin.
 Aquarius: This week it might feel like you’re finally waking up from long weird sleep, it might feel like you’re coming out of a deep and strange trance, it might feel like you’re just snapping out of something, like you’re breaking free, like you’re coming back to yourself. Try not to let this week go to waste. Try not to let this magic awakening slip past you unnoticed. You can celebrate your waking brain. You can celebrate the bounds of your body. You can dance, you can shout, you can do anything.
 Pisces: This is a week for asking questions; it’s a week for getting stranger answers than you expected. This is a week for fitting the pieces of your life together and finding something different than you were waiting for. It’s a week for looking at your world with clear eyes and an open heart and a weird bright curiosity. You might be surprised, this week. You might be overcome by joy. You might not yet know what to do with the answers that you find, and that’s okay.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

Capricorn: Your body might react so strongly, so strangely, to the shifting seasons this week. You might feel the change in your blood, in your brain, in your bones. You might feel the change in your stomach, in the tips of your fingers, in your voice. Try to let it sink in. Try to let yourself settle. It’s okay to take everything a little slow while you readjust to your own body, while you readjust to the length of your days, while you get used to this new season’s air on your skin.
A dear friend sends these to me often. He bolds portions that he thinks are relevant to me or to him. It’s sweet and always makes me smile. This one is particularly powerful for me.
I’m looking forward to embracing this change and letting the cool air sweep over my skin.
It’s a new day.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: It’s okay if you don’t know what you’re doing yet, this week. It’s okay if you don’t know where you’re going. It’s okay if you don’t know the shortest path to the life that you’re trying to find. Look at yourself in the mirror and think of all the different haircuts you’ve had, think of all the different faces you’ve worn. Float on your back in a lake, in a pool, in the sea, and think of all the time you have to keep learning how to live.

Taurus: This is a week for stoking the fire inside of you. This is a week for turning up the music in your heart. This is a week for practicing and working and trying as hard as you can to live as the best version of yourself. You don’t ever have to feel like you aren’t enough, and you don’t ever have to feel like you’re too much. Just try to recognize the warmth inside of you, try to recognize the glow, try to recognize the funny bright magic that can fill your whole house.

Gemini: This can be a week to feel like you’re floating, this can be a week to feel like you’re flying, this can be a week to have total faith in your own self. The sun can light up your kitchen just right, and the sounds floating up from the street can be gentle and sweet, and the people in your life can love you just the way you need. Good things can happen and good things can keep happening, just doing whatever you can to be kind.

Cancer: The world is going to move fast and bright and wild around you this week; the world is going to be full of sound and motion. The world is going to throw so many questions your way this week. This can be exciting and it can fill you with life and it can keep you up at night. Try not to worry. All you have to do is keep living, all you have to do is keep breathing, all you have to do is keep trying as hard as you can.

Leo: You might feel a little tired this week, you might feel stretched so thin, you might feel a little emptied out. Spend your time alone, if you need to. Take long baths, take long walks if you need to. If you can’t figure out what you need, try to rely on the deepest strongest kindness you can find inside you. Try to rely on generosity. Try to give everything you can of yourself and watch all your goodness come back to you, watch it carry you.

Virgo: This week is for getting out from underneath the clouds that have been hanging over you, this week is for breaking the curses that have stuck to you, this week is for tapping into the best magic you have. Some things take energy and some things take time and some things take magic, and this week you can find whichever of these things you most need. You can practice fearlessness this week. You can practice loving yourself just so much. Listen to songs sung by witches and songs sung by ghosts. Listen to Kate Bush.

Libra: The night sky might sing to you this week; the moon might call your name. This is a week for tapping into some deep true wildness inside yourself. This is a week for trusting your beating heart, it’s a week for trusting your pumping blood, it’s a week for letting yourself be moved by love. Try to stay open; try to wait and see where love can take you. See what it can show you. See how it can shift and bend and guide you home.

Scorpio: This week you might find yourself just bursting with feeling, bursting with energy, bursting with more of your own essence than you even know what to do with. This is a week to let yourself be full and expansive and wild. This is a week for avoiding, as much as you can, the places and the people who make you shrink. It’s a week for climbing mountains, it’s a week for swimming in the ocean, it’s a week for walking down crowded streets, it’s a week for remembering your own true name.

Sagittarius: You might feel tired this week and you might feel drained, you might feel like you’ve used up all your stockpiles of energy and love. You might feel like you’ve used up all the bravery in your body, but you have things inside yourself that even you don’t know about. You have hidden reserves of wildness and joy waiting to be uncovered. This is a week for resting, and this is a week for remembering your own best energy. Drink enough water. Listen to songs you’ve never heard before.

Capricorn: Your body might react so strongly, so strangely, to the shifting seasons this week. You might feel the change in your blood, in your brain, in your bones. You might feel the change in your stomach, in the tips of your fingers, in your voice. Try to let it sink in. Try to let yourself settle. It’s okay to take everything a little slow while you readjust to your own body, while you readjust to the length of your days, while you get used to this new season’s air on your skin.

Aquarius: This week it might feel like you’re finally waking up from long weird sleep, it might feel like you’re coming out of a deep and strange trance, it might feel like you’re just snapping out of something, like you’re breaking free, like you’re coming back to yourself. Try not to let this week go to waste. Try not to let this magic awakening slip past you unnoticed. You can celebrate your waking brain. You can celebrate the bounds of your body. You can dance, you can shout, you can do anything.

Pisces: This is a week for asking questions; it’s a week for getting stranger answers than you expected. This is a week for fitting the pieces of your life together and finding something different than you were waiting for. It’s a week for looking at your world with clear eyes and an open heart and a weird bright curiosity. You might be surprised, this week. You might be overcome by joy. You might not yet know what to do with the answers that you find, and that’s okay.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

Capricorn: Your body might react so strongly, so strangely, to the shifting seasons this week. You might feel the change in your blood, in your brain, in your bones. You might feel the change in your stomach, in the tips of your fingers, in your voice. Try to let it sink in. Try to let yourself settle. It’s okay to take everything a little slow while you readjust to your own body, while you readjust to the length of your days, while you get used to this new season’s air on your skin.

A dear friend sends these to me often. He bolds portions that he thinks are relevant to me or to him. It’s sweet and always makes me smile. This one is particularly powerful for me.

I’m looking forward to embracing this change and letting the cool air sweep over my skin.

It’s a new day.

Reblogged from therumpus

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ghanaian-princess:

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inga-na:

Actresses + suits

LADIES IN SUITS THOUGH

BLESS THIS POST

Let me just add some colour to this blinding parade of whiteness

Amber Riley – Plus Size Black Actress and Musician

Frieda Pinto – Indian Actress and Model

Nicole Scherzinger – Filipino and Hawaiian Musician and Actress

Camilla Belle – Brazilian Actress

Ms. Esther Taking-Lives-With-Her-Style Quek – Singaporean Fashion Director

Alicia Fucking Keys – Black Musician, Producer, Pianist, and Actress

Janelle You-Cannot-Seriously-Have-Forgotten-This-Woman-Who-Fucking-Slays-In-Suits-Every-Goddamn-Day Monáe – Black Musician and Composer

And the Badass Woman Who Probably Started It All
Bianca Jagger – Nicaraguan Social and Human Rights Activist and Former Actress

Bless this entire post.

OH BOY IT GOT SO MUCH BETTER :D

MORE COLOR!!!!!

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Because they not white.

WoC hands down did it 30 times better

I can sleep knowing this post was heavily improved for the better

i love the block of several janelle pics


LOVE that people added women of color to the list.

Reblogged from anything-for-selenas

cahfea:

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Sometimes images or quotes pop up on my feed that I have seen and liked before. Usually it was so long ago I don’t remember that I previously saw the image until I see the heart icon already filled. There have been dozens of images and each time I say, “ohh I like that” only to find that I had already done just that.

cahfea:

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Sometimes images or quotes pop up on my feed that I have seen and liked before. Usually it was so long ago I don’t remember that I previously saw the image until I see the heart icon already filled. There have been dozens of images and each time I say, “ohh I like that” only to find that I had already done just that.

Reblogged from remainsimple

Most days I wish I never met you because then I could sleep at night and I wouldn’t have to walk around with the knowledge there was someone like you out there.

Good Will Hunting (1997)

I’d like to amend this for me: Most days I am glad I met you because then I can sleep at night and walk around with the knowledge that there is someone like you out there.

Sure, I understand the quote but for me life is far sweeter because of the people that I have met. Regardless of how short lived it may have been and even if I never get a chance to see them again, those memories are still there.