spanielradcliffe:

I would watch the SHIT out of this.

If I wanted to watch grown women act like teenage brats I could just go to work. 

spanielradcliffe:

I would watch the SHIT out of this.

If I wanted to watch grown women act like teenage brats I could just go to work. 

(Source: dadded, via seemutelanne)

10.21.14.

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aurellharmonics:

lamisdelabc:

RED, THE BLOOD OF ANGRY MENimage

TEA, A DRINK WITH JAM AND BREAD

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heLP I DON’T KNOW WHICH TUNE TO SING IT IN

SO LONG, FAREWELL, AUF WEIDERSENG GOOD BYE.

LOOK DOWN, LOOK DOWN, YOU’RE HERE UNTIL YOU DIE.

(Source: unknownbearing, via thelostatheneum)

10.20.14.

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10.20.14.

2789

bohemianrandomnity:

gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

These are so cute!

As an Appalachian baby myself (central PA woot woot) and from a mining family, I’m tempted to get Dell for myself. Because sometimes I’m not 24 I’m actually 8. 

OH AND

Not only is the little Dell doll from my region with my hair color and a camo hat similar to one I owned as a kid

and that she has coal miner family

BUT she also knits (as I do)

AND she’s a musician! 

I seriously want this doll.  Omg I’m an eight year old but whatever.

Where was she when I was a little girl?  I could barely find a brunette Barbie then.

Plus they are only $25 which is like the price of an American Girl’s left arm.

10.20.14.

53106
Best. Candle.  Ever. 

Best. Candle.  Ever. 

(Source: thisjourneysend, via its-a-lush-life)

10.20.14.

4

jetpack-johnny:

mr-cappadocia:

fuckyeavanity:

ok, this is what I mean when I say it was hella white/non-black people at Afro punk fest. like seriously, we can’t have shit.

Segregation: She a fan.

i actually see more non whites than whites, she’s just in a group of like 6 white people
god forbid they enjoy anything that black people have claimed for retarded reasons

So wait, now white people aren’t allowed to listen to music predominantly created by black people?

Whoa shit, this girl would hate me and all the music from all over the world that I teach every year.  We do hispanic, native american, hip hop, country, classical, jazz, bluegrass, and celtic music just to name a few.  

Pfft piss off. 

(via sjwhypocrisy)

10.20.14.

6996

gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

These are so cute!

As an Appalachian baby myself (central PA woot woot) and from a mining family, I’m tempted to get Dell for myself. Because sometimes I’m not 24 I’m actually 8. 

(via disneyprincess-kaitlin)

10.20.14.

53106
Orchestras and symphonies are still incredibly male-dominated although the ratio is totally different at music schools and conservatories.
All auditions should be blind. 

Orchestras and symphonies are still incredibly male-dominated although the ratio is totally different at music schools and conservatories.

All auditions should be blind. 

(Source: x70s-headx, via fuckyeahband)

10.19.14.

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10.19.14.

2786

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10.19.14.

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