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ask   sixty-two inches.

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1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.

2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.

3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.

4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.

5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.

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Five things I am trying very hard to accept. (via leunq)

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devoutfashion:

Photographer: Joshua Pestka

Model: Akuol de Mabior

Stylist: Aubrey Closson

Mua: Romero Jennings

Hair : Joseph DiMaggio 

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cursethecosmos:

nicklugo:

Spanish is a beautiful language. You don’t say “I love you” in Spanish, you say “yo quiero comer culo” which translates to “you are the light of my life” which I think is one of the most beautiful things to say to someone

If you’re ever going to meet someone in a formal setting, the best greeting to go with is:  sentarse en mi cara

It’s gracious and respectful. 

(via cryptic-tiger)

— 21 hours ago with 80064 notes

esslaurent:

love—is-my-weapon:

poopflow:

it should be a high school requirement to work in food and retail for at least 6 months a piece so everyone can understand not to be assholes to employees who are just doing their jobs 

and so we actually have some work experience to put on resumes

that’s actually a really good idea

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— 21 hours ago with 104566 notes

justbeingfabulous:

you know those people that can literally carry on a conversation with anyone are amazing like wow how do you do that

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— 21 hours ago with 559577 notes

CR Fashion Book Issue #5

CR Fashion Book Issue #5

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avantblargh:

fashionsambapita:

Read each story here:http://vogue.cm/XSNWEq

i dont think you guys realize the importance of black hair being celebrated ON VOGUE..

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metalite:

Iris Van Herpen’s Skeleton dress plays on vanitas in another way. Vanitas merges with vanity. The dress flaunts mortality with striking immodesty. Showing off the inevitability of death, the woman in the skeleton dress lives more fully.

metalite:

Iris Van Herpen’s Skeleton dress plays on vanitas in another way. Vanitas merges with vanity. The dress flaunts mortality with striking immodesty. Showing off the inevitability of death, the woman in the skeleton dress lives more fully.

(via crocsaresexy)

— 2 days ago with 4237 notes
invisiblelad:

the-goddamazon:

theoriginalimpossiblesoufflegirl:

irishfino:

yungmethuselah:

blacksupervillain:

yungmethuselah:

everythingrhymeswithalcohol:

Reporters confirm that police & advisors concealed the identity of Darren Wilson until he could delete all social media & move out of state.

Wow though. Darren Wilson, Ferguson’s PD and the rest of his and their supporters are an extra special breed of scumbag. What incriminating shit did he have online that needed to be swept under the rug so quickly?

I guarantee you there was some racist shit on his facebook

And it’s sitting around somewhere, still, just waiting for a subpoena. It’ll come out, it’d better come out. I’m just livid that murderer is being shielded from public scrutiny while the innocent child whose life he ended for walking outside in broad daylight while Black is being defamed.

i can’t wait until that stuff he tried to delete resurfaces because nothing is ever deleted on the internet. in fact, plenty of ToS for social sites tell you they’re gonna keep your data, not to mention the cached copies the savvy could dig up on their own, i’m sure
[popcorn]

especially on facebook. and even if it’s not subpoenaed, you can bet your bottom dollar that anonymous will be on that shit forthwith

In fact, somebody better tip Anonymous off to dig ALL THAT SHIT UP.

Over the past few days I’ve been thinking about how vile and disturbing the social media of the few cops that have made the news in Ferguson and how their twitter feeds and facebook posts going viral were more damning than their behavior broadcast across the airwaves over the past few weeks. Nobody that noxious can keep it hidden for long…the problem being the social consequences of giving them badges and guns. 

invisiblelad:

the-goddamazon:

theoriginalimpossiblesoufflegirl:

irishfino:

yungmethuselah:

blacksupervillain:

yungmethuselah:

everythingrhymeswithalcohol:

Reporters confirm that police & advisors concealed the identity of Darren Wilson until he could delete all social media & move out of state.

Wow though. Darren Wilson, Ferguson’s PD and the rest of his and their supporters are an extra special breed of scumbag. What incriminating shit did he have online that needed to be swept under the rug so quickly?

I guarantee you there was some racist shit on his facebook

And it’s sitting around somewhere, still, just waiting for a subpoena. It’ll come out, it’d better come out. I’m just livid that murderer is being shielded from public scrutiny while the innocent child whose life he ended for walking outside in broad daylight while Black is being defamed.

i can’t wait until that stuff he tried to delete resurfaces because nothing is ever deleted on the internet. in fact, plenty of ToS for social sites tell you they’re gonna keep your data, not to mention the cached copies the savvy could dig up on their own, i’m sure

[popcorn]

especially on facebook. and even if it’s not subpoenaed, you can bet your bottom dollar that anonymous will be on that shit forthwith

In fact, somebody better tip Anonymous off to dig ALL THAT SHIT UP.

Over the past few days I’ve been thinking about how vile and disturbing the social media of the few cops that have made the news in Ferguson and how their twitter feeds and facebook posts going viral were more damning than their behavior broadcast across the airwaves over the past few weeks. Nobody that noxious can keep it hidden for long…the problem being the social consequences of giving them badges and guns. 

(via reverseracism)

— 2 days ago with 24119 notes
moth-suicides:

Ferguson, MO.


"All my friends have been killed, I’m sick of it."
- Protestor Jamell Spann yells at Ferguson police officers.

moth-suicides:

Ferguson, MO.

"All my friends have been killed, I’m sick of it."

- Protestor Jamell Spann yells at Ferguson police officers.

(Source: whitecolonialism, via queerpixiepuppy)

— 2 days ago with 12368 notes

iluvsouthernafrica:

Namibia:

So many tourists do this with little to no interaction with the people they’re posing with.  To them, these Himba women are so odd and strange (I’ve read a substantial number of travel posts/personal blogs that attest to this) that their humanity is not apparent.  Sadly, it is not just White people, but anyone and everyone so Westernized that to them, the Himba are simple artifacts of Namibia not unlike the wild safari. 

There are of course photos that exhibit some interaction (read: the Himba/s in the shot are smiling at least), and I know the Himba are open to meeting other people and interacting with tourists.  But they are not always treated like human beings with expectations of privacy and dignity.

Their rejection of western culture is not why the Himba people receive this treatment.  Let’s be clear about that.  It is because of their lack of proximity to white supremacy.  Being non-European is an oddity that must either be ogled or exterminated, whether you’re in Namibia or the US, whether you’re bare-chested in Windhoek or walking down the street in Ferguson, Missouri.  Not even money and fame can protect you from the standard shame of being Black.

Being Black is treated as a situation one only employs away from “civilization”, even in Africa.  Our existence is not accepted in the current world as is as this video shows.  A Himba man must fold and stash his culture (read: soul) away in order to shine outside and he is lauded as “exceptional”. 

(via queerpixiepuppy)

— 2 days ago with 806 notes
fishingboatproceeds:

Mario Balotelli is an Italian footballer who may soon become a Liverpool player. He has long been one of my favorite players, and I can’t help but think that the way his reputation in Europe is shaped by race. (Balotelli has been the victim of horrific racist chants throughout his career, but I also think institutional racism shapes media coverage and popular opinion, as pointed out here and elsewhere.)
Balotelli is certainly an unusual footballer: Once, while signing an autograph for a child, Balotelli learned the kid was being bullied, and then drove across town to confront the bully and discuss the matter with the school principal. And he is famed for his generosity, although this is often portrayed popularly as an inability to handle his money well.
He also has a reputation for volatility and immaturity, and is often criticized for getting in fights with teammates. He once threw a dart at a younger player. You hear a lot that Balotelli is crazy and/or lazy. You hear that he stays out late.
Now, I think some of Balotelli’s professional behavior has been poor, and I’m not here to defend it. But look at the way we treat white players:
Liverpool’s Robbie Fowler once PRETENDED TO SNORT THE WHITE POWDER OF THE TOUCH LINE after scoring a goal, in reference to his cocaine use.
Craig Bellamy drunkenly beat a teammate with a golf club. 
Peter Beagrie once drunkenly stole someone’s motorbike and drove it through a hotel’s plate glass window. 
Point being, in all the cases above (and many, many, many more) the offenses were seen as youthful indiscretions, or as hilarious examples of Boys being Boys.
Fowler is now a coach; Beagrie is now a well-respected commentator; and Bellamy is still playing. You rarely hear about his on- and off-field indiscretions, even though they’re probably more numerous than Balotelli’s. Meanwhile, Balotelli makes the news (and gets fined $200,000) for eating curry.
Those of you who follow football will begin to hear a lot about Balotelli if he returns to play in England. You will hear about how he cried after being substituted (although you might not hear that he cried because he had to sit on the bench while racist chants rang through the stadium). You will hear about how he is “wild” and “unpredictable” and “lazy.” 
But watch him play. Watch how good and smart and creative he can be, how he can find paths to goal that make people call him lazy (they called Messi lazy, too, remember) when really he is just waiting, like the chess master who sees four moves ahead. Watch him off the ball, moving to reshape the opposition’s defense.
And then watch him score, turn around unsmiling, and lift his shirt to ask the immense and complicated question.

fishingboatproceeds:

Mario Balotelli is an Italian footballer who may soon become a Liverpool player. He has long been one of my favorite players, and I can’t help but think that the way his reputation in Europe is shaped by race. (Balotelli has been the victim of horrific racist chants throughout his career, but I also think institutional racism shapes media coverage and popular opinion, as pointed out here and elsewhere.)

Balotelli is certainly an unusual footballer: Once, while signing an autograph for a child, Balotelli learned the kid was being bullied, and then drove across town to confront the bully and discuss the matter with the school principal. And he is famed for his generosity, although this is often portrayed popularly as an inability to handle his money well.

He also has a reputation for volatility and immaturity, and is often criticized for getting in fights with teammates. He once threw a dart at a younger player. You hear a lot that Balotelli is crazy and/or lazy. You hear that he stays out late.

Now, I think some of Balotelli’s professional behavior has been poor, and I’m not here to defend it. But look at the way we treat white players:

Liverpool’s Robbie Fowler once PRETENDED TO SNORT THE WHITE POWDER OF THE TOUCH LINE after scoring a goal, in reference to his cocaine use.

Craig Bellamy drunkenly beat a teammate with a golf club

Peter Beagrie once drunkenly stole someone’s motorbike and drove it through a hotel’s plate glass window

Point being, in all the cases above (and many, many, many more) the offenses were seen as youthful indiscretions, or as hilarious examples of Boys being Boys.

Fowler is now a coach; Beagrie is now a well-respected commentator; and Bellamy is still playing. You rarely hear about his on- and off-field indiscretions, even though they’re probably more numerous than Balotelli’s. Meanwhile, Balotelli makes the news (and gets fined $200,000) for eating curry.

Those of you who follow football will begin to hear a lot about Balotelli if he returns to play in England. You will hear about how he cried after being substituted (although you might not hear that he cried because he had to sit on the bench while racist chants rang through the stadium). You will hear about how he is “wild” and “unpredictable” and “lazy.” 

But watch him play. Watch how good and smart and creative he can be, how he can find paths to goal that make people call him lazy (they called Messi lazy, too, remember) when really he is just waiting, like the chess master who sees four moves ahead. Watch him off the ball, moving to reshape the opposition’s defense.

And then watch him score, turn around unsmiling, and lift his shirt to ask the immense and complicated question.

(via dffkm)

— 2 days ago with 25677 notes