tiaraloveskandlupita:

Michaela DePrince 

"I think that it is a rare artistic director that is willing to hire a black ballerina and promote her through the ranks.  The problem begins with the corps de ballet.  I think that artistic directors like the corps to look homogenous.  The corps is the backdrop to the story, a forest, a snowstorm, a flock of birds or a field of flowers.  One red poppy in a field of yellow daffodils draws the audience’s eyes to the one poppy. However, I don’t think the answer is to cull the poppy.  I think it’s to scatter more poppies about the field of daffodils. With more black ballerinas in the corps, there will inevitably be more black ballerinas rising.  I think that if these artistic directors or perhaps the boards of professional ballet companies want to draw larger more heterogeneous audiences, they need to be willing to change the look of the corps de ballet.”

silversarcasm:

[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,

"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]

femmeanddangerous:

(x)

A long time ago, she remembered her father saying that when the cold wind blows the lone wolf dies but the pack survives. He had it all backwards. Arya, the lone wolf, still lived, but the wolves of the pack had been taken and slain and skinned.

thornsandwillows:

If you take a young man and woman and they both tell a stranger that they work in the same restaurant, it’s very likely that they will assume that the woman is the waitress, and the young man a cook.

But I thought a woman’s place was in the kitchen? Not when she’s being paid for it. I can’t believe it took me this long to realize the implication of this. A woman’s place is one of servitude.

claidissa:

“Him of many faces.”

“And many names,” the kindly man had said. … “All men must bow to him in the end, no matter if they worship the Seven or the Lord of Light, the Moon Mother or the Drowned God or the Great Shepherd. All mankind belongs to him…else somewhere in the world would be a folk who lived forever. Do you know of any folk who live forever?”

“No,” she would answer. “All men must die.”

montypla:

miss-jaxon-flaxon-waxon:

hillbillyinablimp:

dreamofserenity626:






DIES FROM CUTE

otp.

this is the start of a goddamn Disney movie

montypla:

miss-jaxon-flaxon-waxon:

hillbillyinablimp:

dreamofserenity626:

DIES FROM CUTE

otp.

this is the start of a goddamn Disney movie

zakeno:

Happy Norse Apocalypse everyone! Remember, if you see a giant devilish wolf roaming about, resist the urge to pet it and instead remain safely indoors.

zakeno:

Happy Norse Apocalypse everyone! Remember, if you see a giant devilish wolf roaming about, resist the urge to pet it and instead remain safely indoors.

barefootawareness:

There are so many fruits you haven’t tasted

so many beautiful songs you have not discovered

spices you’ve never heard of 

and intriguing conversations you haven’t had 

there are oceans you have not felt 

and plants you’ve never seen

books you’ve never read

and souls your heart has not touched

this Earth is incredible.

aholecustomers:

The real question is, did he tip? If not he can fuck himself tbh.

It’s a catch 22. If you’re disabled you’re not perceived as weak/helpless, but lazy. Then if you work, you’re “faking it”.
Whitney - When discussing the prevalence of disbelief disabled people are confronted with. (via everydayableism)
nbcnews:

Miracle in Kiev: Shot medic survives after tweeting ‘I am dying’
(Photo: EuroMaidan)
Olesya Zhukovska survived after her desperate tweet went viral on social media.
Continue reading

nbcnews:

Miracle in Kiev: Shot medic survives after tweeting ‘I am dying’

(Photo: EuroMaidan)

Olesya Zhukovska survived after her desperate tweet went viral on social media.

Continue reading

lordofthefelines:

ponytoes:

lordofthefelines:

the-unpopular-opinions:

I will never understand why so many people intentionally bring more children into this world instead of adopting. Ignoring the fact that there are THOUSANDS of children in need of a home just because you want a kid with your genes seems kinda selfish to me.

i mean, i get that there are kids out there that need homes, but i know that people will end up adopting them one way or another. weirdly enough, i feel as though i would fail my duty as being a (my last name) if i don’t continue my bloodline.
its rly weird.

About 11% of the children in the US adoption system are never adopted. Thats around 25,000-30,000 a year. The kids who never find permanent homes struggle with the following
12-30 percent struggled with homelessness
40-63 percent did not complete high school
25-55 percent were unemployed; those employed had average earnings below the poverty level, and only 38 percent of those employed were still working after one year
30-62 percent had trouble accessing health care due to inadequate finances or lack of insurance
32-40 percent were forced to rely on some form of public assistance and 50 percent experienced extreme financial hardship
31-42 percent had been arrested
18-26 percent were incarcerated
40-60 percent of the young women were pregnant within 12-18 months of leaving foster care
While most children in foster care live in family settings, a substantial minority — 15 percent — live in institutions and group homes. Some more statistics,
Nearly half of all children in foster care have chronic medical problems.
About half of children under five years old in foster care have developmental delays.
Up to 80 percent of all children in foster care have serious emotional problems.

i’m really, really sorry, but do you expect me to suddenly change my opinion? i know that there are kids in foster homes. i’m well aware. but just because you gave me the numbers, i don’t feel much different. i’m sorry i have a shitty opinion, but i want to carry on my gene pool. idk why, but i do. i’ve tried hard enough to change my opinion, i don’t need someone else trying and failing. thanks for trying, though.

Lol, no, I’m not trying to change your opinion. I never expected to. I wanted to educated the people who follow me. My best friend is the same way. Her family is basically PhD level intelligent and she’s just believes its her duty to carry on their family bloodline. I’ve talked to her about it, and there’s no changing her mind, so how could I change the mind of some internet stranger?I do think its funny though, at least she doesn’t feel bad about her opinion. I’m just like “think of all those poor children who will never have a family like us, that will end up on the streets with nothing more than a couple hundred dollars to their name” and she’s literally laughs at me and is like “stop trying to put on my heartstrings.” I go for the overpopulation argument and the problems with global warming and she’s like “eh not my problem, I’ll be dead, we can’t do any permanent damage to the earth”But people give the most bullshit excuses as to why they wouldn’t adopt. I’ve literally never heard a good reason as to why its a bad option. Its really pretty frustrating that all these people won’t and their reason is just “welllll idk…” And I don’t mean any one person in particular I hear it all the time.

lordofthefelines:

ponytoes:

lordofthefelines:

the-unpopular-opinions:

I will never understand why so many people intentionally bring more children into this world instead of adopting. Ignoring the fact that there are THOUSANDS of children in need of a home just because you want a kid with your genes seems kinda selfish to me.

i mean, i get that there are kids out there that need homes, but i know that people will end up adopting them one way or another. weirdly enough, i feel as though i would fail my duty as being a (my last name) if i don’t continue my bloodline.

its rly weird.

About 11% of the children in the US adoption system are never adopted. Thats around 25,000-30,000 a year. The kids who never find permanent homes struggle with the following

12-30 percent struggled with homelessness

40-63 percent did not complete high school

25-55 percent were unemployed; those employed had average earnings below the poverty level, and only 38 percent of those employed were still working after one year

30-62 percent had trouble accessing health care due to inadequate finances or lack of insurance

32-40 percent were forced to rely on some form of public assistance and 50 percent experienced extreme financial hardship

31-42 percent had been arrested

18-26 percent were incarcerated

40-60 percent of the young women were pregnant within 12-18 months of leaving foster care

While most children in foster care live in family settings, a substantial minority — 15 percent — live in institutions and group homes. Some more statistics,

Nearly half of all children in foster care have chronic medical problems.

About half of children under five years old in foster care have developmental delays.

Up to 80 percent of all children in foster care have serious emotional problems.

i’m really, really sorry, but do you expect me to suddenly change my opinion? i know that there are kids in foster homes. i’m well aware. but just because you gave me the numbers, i don’t feel much different. 
i’m sorry i have a shitty opinion, but i want to carry on my gene pool. idk why, but i do. i’ve tried hard enough to change my opinion, i don’t need someone else trying and failing. thanks for trying, though.

Lol, no, I’m not trying to change your opinion. I never expected to. I wanted to educated the people who follow me.

My best friend is the same way. Her family is basically PhD level intelligent and she’s just believes its her duty to carry on their family bloodline. I’ve talked to her about it, and there’s no changing her mind, so how could I change the mind of some internet stranger?

I do think its funny though, at least she doesn’t feel bad about her opinion. I’m just like “think of all those poor children who will never have a family like us, that will end up on the streets with nothing more than a couple hundred dollars to their name” and she’s literally laughs at me and is like “stop trying to put on my heartstrings.” I go for the overpopulation argument and the problems with global warming and she’s like “eh not my problem, I’ll be dead, we can’t do any permanent damage to the earth”

But people give the most bullshit excuses as to why they wouldn’t adopt. I’ve literally never heard a good reason as to why its a bad option. Its really pretty frustrating that all these people won’t and their reason is just “welllll idk…” And I don’t mean any one person in particular I hear it all the time.

lordofthefelines:

the-unpopular-opinions:

I will never understand why so many people intentionally bring more children into this world instead of adopting. Ignoring the fact that there are THOUSANDS of children in need of a home just because you want a kid with your genes seems kinda selfish to me.

i mean, i get that there are kids out there that need homes, but i know that people will end up adopting them one way or another. weirdly enough, i feel as though i would fail my duty as being a (my last name) if i don’t continue my bloodline.
its rly weird.

About 11% of the children in the US adoption system are never adopted. Thats around 25,000-30,000 a year. The kids who never find permanent homes struggle with the following12-30 percent struggled with homelessness40-63 percent did not complete high school25-55 percent were unemployed; those employed had average earnings below the poverty level, and only 38 percent of those employed were still working after one year30-62 percent had trouble accessing health care due to inadequate finances or lack of insurance32-40 percent were forced to rely on some form of public assistance and 50 percent experienced extreme financial hardship31-42 percent had been arrested18-26 percent were incarcerated40-60 percent of the young women were pregnant within 12-18 months of leaving foster careWhile most children in foster care live in family settings, a substantial minority — 15 percent — live in institutions and group homes. Some more statistics,Nearly half of all children in foster care have chronic medical problems.About half of children under five years old in foster care have developmental delays.Up to 80 percent of all children in foster care have serious emotional problems.

lordofthefelines:

the-unpopular-opinions:

I will never understand why so many people intentionally bring more children into this world instead of adopting. Ignoring the fact that there are THOUSANDS of children in need of a home just because you want a kid with your genes seems kinda selfish to me.

i mean, i get that there are kids out there that need homes, but i know that people will end up adopting them one way or another. weirdly enough, i feel as though i would fail my duty as being a (my last name) if i don’t continue my bloodline.

its rly weird.

About 11% of the children in the US adoption system are never adopted. Thats around 25,000-30,000 a year. The kids who never find permanent homes struggle with the following

12-30 percent struggled with homelessness

40-63 percent did not complete high school

25-55 percent were unemployed; those employed had average earnings below the poverty level, and only 38 percent of those employed were still working after one year

30-62 percent had trouble accessing health care due to inadequate finances or lack of insurance

32-40 percent were forced to rely on some form of public assistance and 50 percent experienced extreme financial hardship

31-42 percent had been arrested

18-26 percent were incarcerated

40-60 percent of the young women were pregnant within 12-18 months of leaving foster care

While most children in foster care live in family settings, a substantial minority — 15 percent — live in institutions and group homes. Some more statistics,

Nearly half of all children in foster care have chronic medical problems.

About half of children under five years old in foster care have developmental delays.

Up to 80 percent of all children in foster care have serious emotional problems.

rococo-girls-shrine:

Blood-soaked sheild with bullet holes in it.
20 Feb 2014, Kiev, Ukraine

rococo-girls-shrine:

Blood-soaked sheild with bullet holes in it.

20 Feb 2014, Kiev, Ukraine