"Someone calling a white person ‘wonder bread’ isn’t racist. It’s rude, but it’s not racist. Wonder bread as an offensive term has no weight, no meaning. It’s just something to push your buttons. Using the N-word is racist - it has meaning and weight and brings up a past that should’ve never happened. The comparison between rude and racist is like squares and rectangles - every square is a rectangle, but not every rectangle is a square. Every racist comment you hear is rude, but not every rude comment you hear is racist."
— from an in-class debate about white supremacy (via seehowtame)

karenhurley:

This campaign is great, really makes you look closer instead of just and quick stereotypical glance 

GSR Entrance Hall System

Advertising Agency: SPR Agency, Novo Hamburgo, Brazil Via


randomslasher:

zenpencils:

SIR KEN ROBINSON: Full body education

I’m fairly certain I’ve never seen one of these comics that didn’t make me cry. 


To anyone struggling with their mental health:

lifeaccordingtohan:

-You do not need to be sicker to get help.
- You do not need to self harm or starve yourself to ‘prove’ that you’re struggling.
- You deserve help, you are worth it.

If you’re struggling, you deserve to get help. No ifs. No buts!



"

Did you know that a caterpillar has 228 separate and distinct muscles in its head? That’s quite a few, for a bug.

The average elm tree has 6 million leaves on it.

And your own heart generates enough pressure as it pumps blood throughout your body that it could squirt blood up to thirty feet. (I’ve never tried this and I don’t recommend it).

Have you ever thought about how diverse and creative God is? He didn’t have to make hundreds of different kinds of bananas, but He did. He didn’t have to put 3000 different species of trees within one square mile in the Amazon jungle, but He did. God didn’t have to create so many kinds of laughter. Think about the different sounds of your friends’ laughs—wheezes, snorts, silent, loud, obnoxious.

How about the way plants defy gravity by drawing water upward from the ground into their stems and veins? Or did you know that spiders produce three kinds of silk – when they build their webs, they create sixty feet of silk in one hour, simultaneously producing special oil on their feet that prevents them from sticking to their own web. (Most of us hate spiders, but sixty feet an hour deserves some respect!) Coral plants are so sensitive that they can die if the water temperature varies by even one or two degrees.

Did you know that when you get goose bumps, the hair in your follicles is actually helping you stay warmer by trapping body heat? Or what about the simple fact that plants take carbon dioxide (which is harmful to us) and produce oxygen (which we need to survive)? I’m sure you knew that, but have you ever marveled at it? And these same poison-swallowing, life-giving plants came from tiny seeds that were placed in the dirt. Some were watered, some weren’t; but after a few days they poked through the soil and out into the warm sunlight.

Whatever God’s reason for such diversity, creativity, and sophistication in the universe, on earth, and in our own bodies, the point of it all is His glory. God’s art speaks of Himself, reflecting who He is and what he is like.

"
Francis Chan in his book, Crazy Love
(via hecallsmelovely)

the-girl-without-ed:

chibird:

Fat has such a negative connotation that people are judging their own bodies too harshly. Your body is not your enemy!


YOU NEED FAT TO LIVE! YOU HAVE FAT EVERYWHERE - IN YOUR CHEEKS AROUND YOUR ORGANS IN YOUR TOES. FAT IS VITAL TO YOUR HEALTH AND IS! NOT! A! BAD! THING!

the-girl-without-ed:

chibird:

Fat has such a negative connotation that people are judging their own bodies too harshly. Your body is not your enemy!

YOU NEED FAT TO LIVE! YOU HAVE FAT EVERYWHERE - IN YOUR CHEEKS AROUND YOUR ORGANS IN YOUR TOES. FAT IS VITAL TO YOUR HEALTH AND IS! NOT! A! BAD! THING!


"When you meet someone who tries their hardest to stick by you regardless of how difficult you are, keep them. Keep them at all costs because finding someone who cares enough to look past your flaws isn’t something that happens every day."
— Midnight Thoughts (I got lucky with you)

"Take my bitterness just as you have taken my debt, take my pride and plant in me a heart that loves. Because I’m dying, and I want to choose life so badly, so I will choose You, Lord. I will choose You until I have nothing left, and I am brought back to dust and reunited with You forever more; take this heart, and make it Yours."
— T.B. LaBerge // Thy Will Be Done (via godmoves)

samdesantis:

a friendly reminder:
don’t hang out with people that make you feel bad about yourself