notherebyaccident:

Photos of kids going to school in various parts of the world.


"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."

  • (I work the floor at an independently-owned menswear store. The owner, my boss, spends a lot of time at the shop, and tries to keep prices as low as possible to help our city’s large homeless population get good job interview clothes. A clearly homeless man is wandering around the store. The other patrons are giving him looks.)
  • Customer: “Excuse me, sir?”
  • Me: “Yes, ma’am?”
  • Customer: “I think you may want to call security. That… bum over there, he keeps feeling the suits and muttering to himself. I’m just sure he’s planning to steal one.”
  • Me: “Well, ma’am, I think that’s quite unlikely.”
  • Customer: “Oh, come on, you know how they are! I mean, I’d keep an eye on him even if he wasn’t homeless!”
  • (The homeless man in question happens to be Hispanic.)
  • Me: “We don’t discriminate here, ma’am.”
  • Customer: “Well, I’m sure the owner would want to hear about this!”
  • (I give in and call him over. The customer explains her concerns. As a black man, my boss isn’t happy with her racism, but agrees to talk to the homeless man.)
  • Owner: “Excuse me, sir, are you finding what you need?”
  • Homeless Man: “Well, not really. I’m hoping for something versatile in a dark or navy wool, but most of the options in my size are cut American style instead of European, which fits me a little better. Not to mention they’re all pinstriped, which I really don’t have the build for, you know?”
  • Owner: “I… yes, I understand. I think we may have some options over here, if you’ll follow me. How did you know all that?”
  • Homeless Man: “Back before I lost my job, I used to be really into this stuff. I’m not looking for anything fancy, just something I can use to look good for a job interview later today.”
  • (My boss helps him find something he likes, and comes to the counter with him. The suit is priced at $87.)
  • Homeless Man: *digging in his pockets* “Hang on, I think I’ve got enough.”
  • Owner: *to me* “Take my card. I’m buying it for him.” *to the homeless man* “Here. The suit’s yours, on one condition. After your interview today, you come back and apply for a job here too. Got it?”
  • Homeless Man: “I… oh my God, thank you. Thank you so much.”
  • (Two years later, that formerly-homeless man is my manager, and has a little girl with his new wife—the owner’s sister.)

"Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear."

"Cross-racial struggle made clear the work that white women needed to do in order for cross-racial sisterhood to really be powerful. Among the directives were the following: Don’t expect women of color to be your educators, to do all the bridge work. White women need to be the bridge - a lot of the time. Do not lump African American, Latina, Asian American, and Native American women into one category. History, culture, imperialism, language, class, region, and sexuality make the concept of a monolithic “women of color” indefensible. Listen to women of color’s anger. It is informed by centuries of struggle, erasure, and experience. White women, look to your own history for signs of heresy and rebellion. Do not take the histories of Black, Latina, or Native American women as your own. They are not and never were yours."
— Becky Thompson, “Multiracial Feminism: Recasting the Chronology of Second Wave Feminism,” in Nancy Hewitt, ed., No Permanent Waves: Recasting Histories of U.S. Feminisms (via ohgeeznora)

torisoulphoenix:

babycakesbriauna:

cassiamovingforward:

People are messaging me about the ignorance of our “meme”. We arent butthurt. We replied. Please share :)

Best come back to the ignorance

Kudos to them for their response and eff the hypocrisy of the people who came for them.   How are they supposed to just keep quiet with their picture used in such a way???

torisoulphoenix:

babycakesbriauna:

cassiamovingforward:

People are messaging me about the ignorance of our “meme”. We arent butthurt. We replied. Please share :)

Best come back to the ignorance

Kudos to them for their response and eff the hypocrisy of the people who came for them.   How are they supposed to just keep quiet with their picture used in such a way???



"…they’re fighters, even though they wear scars… deep scars. but that just means they’re dangerous… because they know they can survive."
Tablo (Epik High) cr: YG Mix & Match press conference backstage KHH insider e-mag/circa 082014 (via them-asianboys)

xombiedirge:

The Hug Machine by Scott C. / Tumblr

Celebrate “Hug a Book" week with Scott Campbell’s new book launch at Gallery Nucleus on September 6th, 2014. More info HERE.

Along with the book signing and art exhibition, there are giveaways and a vigorous hug-ercise lesson planned. Check it out HERE.


Let’s raise children who wont have to recover from their childhoods