dynamicafrica:

Box Braids Hairstyles by Jessica Odoh.

Reblogged from bakethatlinguist


your love will not cure anyone’s mental illness. romance and parenthood won’t cure yours. people are not medicine, and the belief that they are does everyone a disservice.


pearlsandcurlsandgin:

natnovna:

i fucking hate that post about “preferring older men bc younger men are shitty” how the fuck is an older man who’s attracted to a teenager evidence of men being “disasters that are only salvaged by the sands of time” that makes no sense. an older man who’s attracted to a teenage person is a predator. teenagers can be attracted to older people, it’s gonna happen but it’s the adult’s RESPONSIBILITY to not entertain it because they are ADULTS 

Tacking onto this instead of putting it in the tags but when I reblogged that post I did so completely focusing on me at this current stage of my life (i.e. my twenties) and my current partner-thing which was incredibly short-sighted, and pretty irresponsible because I’ve only just realised that I didn’t actually read the post properly when I reblogged it

To my younger followers, do not adopt this mindset. I know you’ll feel like you’re so much better than boys your age - and it’s because of teenage brains developing at different rates - but pursuing/entering into relationships with adults is not okay. I know you’ll feel like you’re in control of the situation because hey, boyz r dum and you like this man, but it’s the responsibility of the adult with their more developed brain to recognise there’s a massive imbalance in the ‘relationship’ you think you have. It’s illegal for a reason and not just because grown-ups are fun-suckers

I know that you’ll look at movies for clues on how to act and it’ll seem like there isn’t much [visual] difference between ‘teenagers’ and ‘adults’ in the movies. As a young teenage girl (on the assumption this is what the post is primarily directed at) you need to recognise you don’t look like the ‘teenagers’ in the movies and you won’t for a while yet. The  ’teenagers’ are played by fully developed adults. Tbqh at 13 your body is not that far removed (visually) from a 10-year-old’s. Do you ever look at a 10-year-old and want to date them? What about an 8-year-old? I mean you could probably carry a semi-decent conversation with them, but dating??! Gross, right?!! 

But that’s pretty much the developmental difference between you and any adult trying to get into your pants.

tl;dr You are never as grown-up as you think you are, but you won’t realise that until you’re older so take it from people who have been there when they say not to do something

Reblogged from pearlsandcurlsandgin


reallyreallyreallytrying:

of course i know what the big white night sky circle is called. no way am i getting defensive. it starts with m and i know what its called.

Reblogged from unfollow-immediately


"I could never date a rape victim; I just don’t want to deal with that."

- 4th Year Biomedical Engineering Student

Reblogged from shitrichcollegekidssay


i just sneezed twelves times, and each time i did a little bunny-hop. at least aaron found it cute.


in case you don’t understand why i find obnoxious poetry girl so unbearably obnoxious, one reason is that she is a 24-year-old woman who, when she looks back on years-old poetry attempts, doesn’t think, “lol this has some problems” or “this might have potential if i revised it,” but rather, “YES. I SHOULD RE-INFLICT THIS SHIT ON MY FACEBOOK FRIENDS.”

cupcake, if you really want to write professionally, you have to learn the art of self-crit. you know why? because if you don’t you’ll be 24 years old and your writing will be just as shitty as it was when you were 21. plus you’ll never get over the pretentious italics and weird formatting, and that does everyone a disservice.


biodiverseed:

cracked:

We sat down with Norma Flores, who sweated and toiled in the fields while her peers spent their time doing homework and having childhoods. Here’s what she told us about the shockingly modern face of backbreaking child labor…
5 Awful Things I Learned as a Child Laborer (in the USA)

#5. Your Food is Harvested by Children (and It’s Perfectly Legal)
"I started working full time when I was 12, but I’d been working in fields since third grade. There’s no daycare out [there], so parents bring their kids … [The kids] start by bringing buckets, water, picking up apples that had fallen off the tree. Casual, light stuff. And they gradually do more and more. It’s not uncommon to meet kids who have been working since they were able to walk."

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#food politics

biodiverseed:

cracked:

We sat down with Norma Flores, who sweated and toiled in the fields while her peers spent their time doing homework and having childhoods. Here’s what she told us about the shockingly modern face of backbreaking child labor…

5 Awful Things I Learned as a Child Laborer (in the USA)

#5. Your Food is Harvested by Children (and It’s Perfectly Legal)

"I started working full time when I was 12, but I’d been working in fields since third grade. There’s no daycare out [there], so parents bring their kids … [The kids] start by bringing buckets, water, picking up apples that had fallen off the tree. Casual, light stuff. And they gradually do more and more. It’s not uncommon to meet kids who have been working since they were able to walk."

Read More

#food politics

Reblogged from moniquill


sean3116:

wnderlst:

The Prague astronomical clock is the oldest astronomical clock that is still working and displays information such as the relative positions of planetary objects. | Hichem Merabet

I don’t see much clock porn.

sean3116:

wnderlst:

The Prague astronomical clock is the oldest astronomical clock that is still working and displays information such as the relative positions of planetary objects. | Hichem Merabet

I don’t see much clock porn.

Reblogged from stressbubble


wehavethemunchies:

Gooey Biscoff Chocolate Chip Cake Bars

Reblogged from ilovedessert


10bullets:

Towards the Heaven by Alberto Di Donato

Reblogged from empressamy


decepticun:

Autumn Leaves | by Iain MacLean.

Reblogged from empressamy


killbenedictcumberbatch:

we should stop trying to make “strong” female characters and start striving for whole female characters because buxom chick with a gun who says “who needs men?? I don’t but the main male character is the one exception” that the male writer of a show would personally find appealing is fucking shallow and boring and its getting fucking old

Reblogged from thefourwindsbar


expressions-of-nature:

Yosemite National Park | Bulent Bildik

expressions-of-nature:

Yosemite National Park | Bulent Bildik

Reblogged from empressamy


Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn’t you like to see something strange?

(Source: llionkings)

Reblogged from moniquill


Patterns from Subtle Patterns (Subtle Patterns) / CC BY-SA 3.0