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ransomriggs:

Goinnnn to the bookstore 

and we’re

gonnnnna get maa-aa-aarired 

*whistles*

taherehmafi:

ransom and i got married several months ago in an intimate ceremony, but recently had a larger reception for more family and friends, and it was a blast! as we’re both writers, it seemed fitting to have the event at one of our favorite bookstores: the last bookstore in downtown LA. we’ve had a lot of requests for photos, so i thought i’d drop a few here. hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 

:::for the especially curious:::

my bouquet: was made from the pages of ransom’s novel (miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children).

our photographers: brandon + katrina of brandon wong photography.

venue: the last bookstore in downtown los angeles.

catering: the extremely fabulous heirloomla.

flowers: from floral art!

rentals: furniture from found rentals, dishes from dishwish!

the band: one of our favorite local indie bands, the gallery.

hugs and books!

xx

tahereh

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You either like me or you don’t. It took me twenty-something years to learn how to love myself, I don’t have that kinda time to convince somebody else.

— Daniel Franzese (via hardcore)

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Public humiliation done right.

squishyeeyore:

Took my little sister toy shopping today. After much browsing, she chose a pack of Hot Wheels cars. She wanted to pay so I gave her the money. As we were waiting in line, some dude waiting behind us asks:

“Buying those for your brother?”

My sister gives him a weird look, “No. They’re mine.”

“You sure you want those, sweetheart? Those are for boys.” He says.

Before I can say anything, my sister yells, like truly yells at the top of her lungs, “MY MOMMY IS A GIRL AND DRIVES A CAR EVERY DAY! GIRLS CAN HAVE CARS TOO!”

The people in front of us in line turn around. The cashier actually stops what she’s doing. Everyone stares at this guy and he just sort of turns red, grabs his kid, and disappears into the Lego aisle.

Ha.

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notimefordirtytalk:

You know, if you watch the lion king closely, you can find a lot of simbalism.

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Zoom ethiopienne:

consent is…

ethiopienne:

consent is…

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teag0:

howtobeterrell:

sapphrikah:

fuckyeavanity:

liberalisnotadirtyword:

Melissa Harris-Perry: Nothing is riskier than being poor in America [full video]

Have I put this up on my blog before?

Fuck it, here it is again.

I love her.

Let me tell you, this woman is PERFECT. She speaks THE WHOLE ENTIRE TRUTH at all times. Every moment. Of every day.

i’ll reblog this forever

she is so perf

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The saddest fact I’ve learned is nobody matters less to our society than young black women. Nobody. They have any complaint about the way they are treated: they are “bitches, hos and gold diggers,” plain and simple. Kelly never misbehaved with a single white girl who sued him or that we know of. Mark Anthony Neal, the African American scholar, makes this point : one white girl in Winnetka and the story would have been different. No, it was young black girls and all of them settled. They settled because they felt they could get no justice whatsoever. They didn’t have a chance.
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My brain has no heart, and my heart has no brain. That’s why when I speak my mind, I appear heartless and when I do what’s in my heart I seem thoughtless.

— Unknown (via wanduring)

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ethiopienne:

  • to the black kids who are nerdy
  • to the black kids who are sensitive
  • to the black kids who are queer
  • to the black kids who are immigrants
  • to the black kids who are femmes
  • to the black kids who are closeted
  • to the black kids who are shy
  • to the black kids who are awkward
  • to the black kids who are non-binary
  • to the black kids who are poor
  • to the black kids who are in foster care
  • to the black kids who are undocumented
  • to the black kids who are raising families
  • to the black kids who are fat
  • to the black kids who are addicts
  • to the black kids who are struggling with disordered eating
  • to the black kids who are mentally ill
  • to the black kids who are mixed race
  • to the black kids who are survivors
  • to the black kids who are in any way unsure of themselves

you are transcendent

you are worthy of love and recognition

you are appreciated

you are whole

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Zoom artonkels:

I present you with my Facebook cover photo. Gotta love Morgan. 

artonkels:

I present you with my Facebook cover photo. Gotta love Morgan. 

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dynamicafrica:

#EarthDay DOCUMENTARY: “Taking Root - The Vision of Wangari Maathai” (film clip).

Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy—a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.

Born in Nyeri, Kenya, in 1940, Maathai went on to study at Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kansas where she obtained a degree in Biological Sciences in 1964. Maathai furthered her studies at the University of Pittsburgh where she graduated with a Master of Science degree in 1966,  obtained a Ph.D. in 1971 from the University of Nairobi, where she also taught veterinary anatomy. This qualification saw Maathai make her history as she became the first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree. At the University of Nairobi, Maathai became chair of the Department of Veterinary Anatomy and an associate professor in 1976 and 1977 respectively, once again becoming the first woman to occupy those positions in the region.

Wangari Maathai is best known as the founder of the Green Belt Movement, which she founded in 1977, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and the author of the book ‘Unbowed’.

The Green Belt Movement is an environmental organization that empowers communities, particularly women, to conserve the environment and improve livelihoods.

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