avatarparallels:

Cutting off hair in ancient Asia (Japan, china, Korea & possibly some other Asian cultures) symbolizes being banished or rejected from their home. In the more modern age that is now, cutting long hair into a short cut means to forget the past, leaving the old and starting anew.

seraph5:

huffingtonpost:

This Man With Severe Cerebral Palsy Created Mind-Blowing Art Using Just A Typewriter

Last year, 22-time Emmy award-winning reporter John Stofflet posted this news video he created for KING-TV in 2004, featuring Paul Smith and his artistic talents.

See the full video to see more of Smith’s artworks and to learn more about his inspiring story go here. 

My god

lolo9000:

artbymoga:

Most importantly: you’re stronger than you think.

Still one of my favorite comics
lolo9000:

artbymoga:

Most importantly: you’re stronger than you think.

Still one of my favorite comics
lolo9000:

artbymoga:

Most importantly: you’re stronger than you think.

Still one of my favorite comics
lolo9000:

artbymoga:

Most importantly: you’re stronger than you think.

Still one of my favorite comics
lolo9000:

artbymoga:

Most importantly: you’re stronger than you think.

Still one of my favorite comics
lolo9000:

artbymoga:

Most importantly: you’re stronger than you think.

Still one of my favorite comics
lolo9000:

artbymoga:

Most importantly: you’re stronger than you think.

Still one of my favorite comics
lolo9000:

artbymoga:

Most importantly: you’re stronger than you think.

Still one of my favorite comics
lolo9000:

artbymoga:

Most importantly: you’re stronger than you think.

Still one of my favorite comics

lolo9000:

artbymoga:

Most importantly: you’re stronger than you think.

Still one of my favorite comics

triwizardry:

Ron and Harry’s imaginary predictions for their Star charts in Divination which actually happen during their fourth year. - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Page 196)

want to start circling this around again, because I am still amazed by the fact that I managed to see this

marilynhanson:

this means so much to me. so much

(Source: chepibola)

strangecousinsusanx:

pale-fire:

Feminist Graffiti from the 1970s [x]

I haven’t seen this in a while. It never gets old.

strangecousinsusanx:

pale-fire:

Feminist Graffiti from the 1970s [x]

I haven’t seen this in a while. It never gets old.

manasaysay:

rabbrakha:

Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]

SO IMPORTANT.

I started my period when I was 10 years old. But we didn’t tell my grandma for three years because she subscribed to the “old traditions”, where a woman on her period could not enter the house, not even to bathe. Where she had to sit outside in front of the house (where the whole village could be witness to her shame and isolation) for the entire duration.

My friend started her period unexpectedly while we were at our local temple (in America) for dance class. Asking around if any of the parents had pads (all of them apologized and acted like adults about it), I thought surely the front office has a first aid kit. Don’t they have pads? When we asked, not only did they not have any, when one of the women gave one from her purse, the head secretary told us “There are men who need to use the first-aid kit, ya? So we don’t keep period things there.” Not even ibuprofen (which has so many more uses than period pain).

There are girls in India and Nepal (and other places, but I just read an in-depth piece about the situations in Nepal) who have to go to the “period hut” when their period comes and not leave until its over. They can’t wash and dry their cloth pads in the daylight, so they do it at night when the pads won’t dry properly before their next use, making them vulnerable to infection.

It is incredibly important, especially in India, to break the taboo surrounding periods. Break the secrecy around an event that happens to almost every woman, every month for literally half of her lifetime. Break the hiding, break the cover-up, break the SHAME.

Just break EVERYTHING. So little girls can go to school every day of every month without feeling ashamed. So women can work every day of every month to provide for their families without being glared at. So single fathers can confidently take care of their daughters’ health. So that women can talk about how terrible their period is or isn’t and give each other advice on how to deal with it without looking around to make sure men aren’t listening.
So that Whisper doesn’t have to be called Whisper, it can be called SHOUT. It can be called PROUD. So that we don’t NEED to fucking WHISPER about our bodies and our health.

(Source: baawri)

airbenderedacted:

arantula:

senorpacman:

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so fucking done

GADFHADJGADVG IM GONAN DIE I CAN’T BREATHE

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