"Lifestyle feminism ushered in the notion that there could be as many versions of feminism as there were women. Suddenly the politics was being slowly removed from feminism. And the assumption prevailed that no matter what a woman’s politics, be she conservative or liberal, she too could fit feminism into her existing lifestyle. Obviously this way of thinking has made feminism more acceptable because its underlying assumption is that women can be feminists without fundamentally challenging or changing themselves or the culture."

bell hooks (Feminism is for Everybody)

I’m always here for bell hooks dropping some truth

(via thefemcritique)

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A flower for Docus by Kim Herbst
A flower for Rebecca by Sairom Moon
A flower for Jinkai by Susan Farrington
A flower for Tabitha by Lisa Perrin
A flower for Helen by Yelena Bryksenkova
A flower for Kauna by Frederica Ubaldo
A flower for Awa by Lauren Percz
A flower for Saraya by Hope Myers
A flower for Aisha by Andrea Kalfas
A flower for Gloria by Shadra Strickland


Tribute illustrations commissioned for each of the 180 kidnapped Nigerian girls whose names are currently available to the public. Nearly 300 young women are still missing. A summary of what has happened can be found here.

Blooms of Nigeria is not a charity but if you would like to help, we highly recommend donating to organizations such as Girl Rising, which provides services to help provide education to girls all over the world

Blooms of Nigeria is a collaborative art project organized and curated by illustrators Rebecca Bradley and Janna Morton. All work is copyrighted to their respective owners.


"The inescapable fact is that it takes a lot of money and time to be effortlessly chic. Paltrow and Lively are catering to a certain type of woman — usually upper-middle-class, often white, with cultural clout — who happens to be particularly susceptible to the “effortless” trap. It isn’t just about hair or clothes. The desire to come off like you aren’t trying too hard extends to most areas of life typically thought of as the domain of women. Home décor: “Those vintage end tables? Oh, I picked them up at a flea market.” (Don’t mention that it took months to find the perfect sofa, and it was so expensive it practically required a second mortgage.) Workout routines: “I just do a little yoga and try to take the stairs.” (Don’t mention the personal trainer.) Relationships: “We just click, you know?” (Don’t mention the couples’ therapist.) Outwardly, everything is easy."


"Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time"

Maya Angelou  (via thatkindofwoman)

and being willing to (re)learn what love truly is

(via rosas-sylvestres)

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Sub Plans are the Worst

I will be missing four days of summer school to attend some common core training this week. While I’m looking forward to the workshops, writing four days of sub plans is TERRIBLE. Two sections done, one more to go. Then I just have to make sure all the documents get to my classroom by tomorrow at 9. 



do you ever walk to the beat of your music in public and you think you look really cool but you probably just look like a dumbass


(via mydrunkkitchen)



sometimes i think i’m sassy and then i realize i’m just too sarcastic and borderline mean

(Source: astoundly, via sunhatedginger)



The Nation

DetroitElizabeth Warren says she is not running for president in 2016—despite the enthusiastic “Run, Liz, Run” chanting that erupted when the senator from Massachusetts took the stage at this year’s Netroots Nation conference. But Warren came…