1. youcoalition:


    Big movements start with individuals. When many people make small changes in their personal lives, we create a place that’s safer and better for everyone. The Safer Community Pledge is a simple step people can take to stand up against sexual violence and harassment. We hope that this pledge encourages us to make small changes in our personal lives, and that it encourages us to continue discussing this critical issue.

    You can take the pledge by sharing this post on your favorite social media site. By sharing, you’re committing to the following:

    • I pledge that I will always prioritize consent. I understand that consent is the presence of an enthusiastic yes rather than the absence of a no; and that consent cannot be given when someone is asleep or physically or mentally incapacitated.

    • I pledge that I will respect my partner’s wishes, and that I will not pressure or coerce them into doing anything that makes them uncomfortable.

    • I pledge to stand with survivors of sexual abuse or harassment by showing them compassion and respect.

    • I pledge to never blame the victim for any abuse they’ve experienced. Sexual violence is never the victim’s fault.

    • I pledge to admit when I make mistakes, and to apologize for my actions. When someone tells me that I’ve said something sexist, victim-blaming, or otherwise offensive, I pledge to be open to their words.

    • I pledge to support conversations surrounding sexual abuse and harassment in a way that is respectful of my needs and the needs of those I am speaking with.

    • I pledge to create safer communities, both online and off.

    After taking the pledge, we encourage all of you to let us know why you did so! We’ll be sharing responses publicly throughout the campaign. We hope this sparks discussion and shows how much support there is for positive change.

    Join the discussion and join the movement! Pledge to make a safer community. #SaferCommunityPledge for a #HealthyYoutube

    (via jtotheizzoe)

     

  2. "That’s what being shy feels like. Like my skin is too thin, the light too bright. Like the best place I could possibly be is in a tunnel far under the cool, dark earth. Someone asks me a question and I stare at them, empty-faced, my brain jammed up with how hard I’m trying to find something interesting to say. And in the end, all I can do is nod or shrug, because the light of their eyes looking at me, waiting for me, is just too much to take. And then it’s over and there’s one more person in the world who thinks I’m a complete and total waste of space.
    The worst thing is the stupid hopefulness. Every new party, every new bunch of people, and I start thinking that maybe this is my chance. That I’m going to be normal this time. A new leaf. A fresh start. But then I find myself at the party, thinking, Oh, yeah. This again.
    So I stand on the edge of things, crossing my fingers, praying nobody will try to look me in the eye. And the good thing is, they usually don’t."
    — Carol Rifka BruntTell the Wolves I’m Home (via creatingaquietmind)
     

  3. "He glanced back at the wall. How like a mirror, too, her face. Impossible; for how many people did you know who reflected your own light to you? People were more often—he searched for a simile, found one in his work—torches, blazing away until they whiffed out. How rarely did other people’s faces take of you and throw back to you your own expression, your own innermost trembling thought?"
    — Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (via thatkindofwoman)

    (Source: whyallcaps.us, via thatkindofwoman)

     
  4. avantblargh:

    I got tired of clothes not being made for me. Clothes that excluded women with big hips & thighs that sashay as they walk. I feel in love with coordinates this summer, so I tried to find some online all declaring “one size fits most.” Well if your hips measure around 40 inches that XXS “free size” isn’t going to fit my arm. So I made my own, and I made them for you. Lets all be cute this summer, get these cute coords here (plus take 15% off with the code AB15OFF) 

    (via aspiringdoctors)

     
  5. devoutfashion:

    Yaya Deng For Yen Magazine by Renee Carey

    (via contramonte)

     
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  7. the-art-of-fangirling:

    what a girl wants…according to tumblr

    (via readlikebreathing)

     
  8. I’m yours, and I’m not yours.

    (Source: allfonsocuaron, via contramonte)

     
  9. the-robot-condese:

    tiny-little-nebula:

    taloa-nashoba:

    thatthirstyniggafromclass:

    misconceptions about strippers. 

    pussy preach more sense than the fuckin government.

    I want to break necks when people shade strippers. Let’s see your janky ass get out there and look that cute in 6 inch heels for 8 hours, smiling the entire time, stroking egos, pretending a dude’s breath doesn’t smell like a rotten animal.

    Truth.

    My sister has a Masters in Education. She got a job at one of the poorest schools in the city, but didn’t make enough money to pay to keep her tiny house heated through the Oregon winter or buy enough food or take her dog to the vet (first person who drops the word rehome gets a kick in the face.) so she quit and the only job she could get because she’s “overqualified” to work at Fred Meyers was at a strip club because she minored in ballet. I think people forget that stripping is like any other job: you have to have some experience.

    And all those crumpled one dollar bills? 20% of that goes back into the club because strippers are renting the stages they dance on. Sometimes it’s more.

    Despite all of that, my sister makes more money than she ever did because she works 80 hour weeks and literally never takes a day off. She teaches classes to drunk white girls, she does private parties, she does entertainment for conferences and shows. 

    When I had to go to the ER last February and got a bill for $800 that I couldn’t pay, my sister sent me money so I wouldn’t be sent to collections. 

    My sister is the classiest motherfucker in a pair of six inch heels. Anyone who calls her a dumb slut or a hoe gets their shit wrecked.

    that’s the best thing i ever just heard get said

    (Source: pinkvelourtracksuit, via perks-of-being-chinese)

     
  10. Caitlin Stasey being the hero we all deserve.

    (Source: bellamyblakes, via perks-of-being-chinese)