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random ramblings of a 25 year grad school graduate . who loves to read, aspires to write, and dreams of showing everyone else that she made it in spite of life's circumstances.

Here you'll find postings of the things I like, love, and find interesting.

<3 Hayley Williams, Chris Brown, Ashley Greene, Justin Nozuka, Taylor Lautner, Naya Rivera, Alexander Skarsgard, and Jackson Rathbone.

Also, I am a lover of all things food, curly hair, and Jesus. =)

dhardimanjd:

black—lamb:

now white girls have completely taken over it.

95% of them don’t even know what ‘natural hair journey’ means or it’s importance… They just see the hair and find it ‘cool’ They are the same white girls who still think black girls “never wash their hair” or say shit like “I wish my hair would do that” or “I LOVE Afros!”

I love Bernice. Lol

(clutches pearls)

(clutches pearls)

bilt2tumble:

chellzisyeezus:

abby-mcnasty:

entelijan:

regalasfuck:

vanillacts:

Jamaal Charles catching his own pass

WHATTTTT

Shiiiit

The fuckkkkkk

And if you dont think this is the tightest shit then get the fuck out of my face

Wait… F’ Realz?!

But why? ROTFL

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thoughtsofablackgirl:

Quvenzhane Wallis Named Face Of Armani Junior

Making her the “first major child celebrity to be the face of a luxury brand.” 

“Quvenzhane is so talented, despite her young age. Her kindness, curiosity and openness towards others really struck me, as they are all traits I admire. It is for this very reason that I wanted her to be the face of Armani Junior. With her insatiable energy, Quvenzhane made the clothing come alive, interpreting it in her own singular way,” says Giorgio Armani.

michonnes:

femininitythefword:

Actor and feminist, Terry Crews, sheds light on the whole “man up” ideology that young boys are taught in early stages of life. Boys should not play with certain toys that aren’t Tonka Trucks or G.I. Joe’s. Boys should never cry because that is what girls do. Boys should not… blah, blah, blah. 

When boys are taught to “man up,” society compares weakness with femininity, and sometimes just being a female is considered weakness, How many times have you heard “Don’t be a pussy” come out the mouths of teenage boys and grown men? Society associates having a “pussy” with weakness. Women are emotional and fragile creatures in a male dominant society and in order for this dominance to remain, men must act like a “man.” A “man” within societal standards is strong, emotionless, intelligent, and aggressive (not necessarily violent, but aggressive in terms of determination and work ethic). To be a “man” society forces men and young boys to suppress what makes them human: emotions, feelings, compassion.

As Terry Crews points out in this interview with Larry King, within the African American community, men are pressured to act a certain way by society. There is a stigma that surrounds African American men, the media portrays them as aggressive, violent, and generally what society expects from a “man.” Men are told to “not be so sensitive” and “don’t be such a girl” when it comes to issues that involve their emotions and feelings. If someone is offended they have every damn right to be upset, sensitivity is not solely for women, sensitivity and feeling are what make you human. Being “feminine,” “sensitive,” or a “girl” does not make you weak. It makes you human.