Wolves climbed mountains looking for the sun.

nataliemeansnice:

this body is my home. it’s where i live, eat, sleep, love, cry, hug, work, and everything else. you wouldn’t allow someone to repeatedly come to YOUR home and treat you badly, would you? then try not to do it to yourself. you live here. if someone else tries to come in to your home and make a mess, tell them they aren’t invited back. ever again.

This is fucking beautiful.

(via mai-morning-after)

The window in my room of my second floor apartment faces west towards the ocean, and tonight there’s a really nice, chill breeze sweeping through. I’m so lucky to be here in LA, and it’s night like these that remind me so. Maybe I won’t be here for long, maybe I’ll be here forever. Whatever it may be, may I continue to feel this kind of content and peace with myself on many, many more nights. 

Which brings me to another thought that has been on my mind lately-

I need to forgive myself. 

msnbc:

How Oakland’s public schools are fighting to save black boys

by Trymaine Lee [Photos: Balazs Gardi for MSNBC]

 

OAKLAND, CaliforniaThe bleak statistics for black boys here are like lyrics to a sad song that everyone’s tired of hearing but no one knows how to mute.

Too many live in poverty. Almost a third will drop out or be pushed out of school. And in recent years, black boys have been about as likely to be shot to death as they are to graduate from high school college-ready.

But there’s hope for boys in this beleaguered second-city by the bay: Many are beginning to stand up and fight for their futures. And they have a whole team of black men standing up and fighting with them.

Four years ago, the Oakland Unified School District launched the office of African American Male Achievement (AAMA) – the first and only school district in the country with an office explicitly dedicated to lifting the prospects of black boys.

Continue reading.

humansofnewyork:

"Are you lonely?""It’s been a lifetime of loneliness. I decided early on that I better get used to it. I go to movies by myself. If the movie theater is completely empty, I’m even happier. I learned early on that if I wanted to go to restaurants, I better learn to go by myself. One benefit to being big is that people don’t bother you. I’m shocked that you came up to me. Nobody’s ever done that. When I started to go to therapy, it took me several sessions before I even spoke a word. I’d just sit there and cry. And honestly, you caught me on a tough day. I was sitting here feeling really bad about myself. Because I went to the doctor today, and I was sure that I’d lost weight. But I’d gained some."

humansofnewyork:

"Are you lonely?"
"It’s been a lifetime of loneliness. I decided early on that I better get used to it. I go to movies by myself. If the movie theater is completely empty, I’m even happier. I learned early on that if I wanted to go to restaurants, I better learn to go by myself. One benefit to being big is that people don’t bother you. I’m shocked that you came up to me. Nobody’s ever done that. When I started to go to therapy, it took me several sessions before I even spoke a word. I’d just sit there and cry. And honestly, you caught me on a tough day. I was sitting here feeling really bad about myself. Because I went to the doctor today, and I was sure that I’d lost weight. But I’d gained some."

THEORIES ABOUT THE UNIVERSE


I am trying to see things in perspective.
My dog wants a bite of my peanut butter
chocolate chip bagel. I know she cannot
have this, because chocolate makes dogs
very sick. My dog does not understand this.
She pouts and wraps herself around my leg
like a scarf and purrs and tries to convince me
to give her just a tiny bit. When I do not give in,
she eventually gives up and lays in the corner,
under the piano, drooping and sad. I hope the
universe has my best interest in mind like I have
my dogs. When I want something with my whole
being, and the universe withholds it from me,
I hope the universe thinks to herself: “Silly girl.
She thinks this is what she wants, but she
does not understand how it will hurt.”

—Theories About the Universe (Blythe Baird)

(Source: blythebrooklyn, via todayis-nevertoolate)

bibucks:

The Invisible War 

  • Since 2006, more than 95,000 service members have been sexually assaulted in the U.S. military
  • More than 86% of service members do not report their assault
  • Less than five percent of all sexual assaults are put forward for prosecution, and less than a third of those cases result in imprisonment

 

(via hungry-horny-feminist)