My poem, ‘Hashtag Selfie’. (via dingdongyouarewrong)
These are the victims of the May 23, 2014 Isla Vista, CA killings. They’ll receive too little face time for their loss.
I didn’t even wait for all the gifs to load before I reblogged this…
#Excuse me as I reiterate again: OUR ANATOMY IS BEAUTIFUL #Our bodies mechanize under the specific balance of acidity and basicity #When it’s dark an entirely different set of cells activate itself to allow you to see as opposed to if it’s bright #Your brain is an organ that DOES NOT AT ALL COME IN CONTACT WITH ANY DROP OF BLOOD #Our heart beats in a way that coincides with the ventilation of our lungs which coincides with the movement of our blood through our arteries and veins which coincides with the exchange of compounds from our blood to the cells of our organs which coincides with the microscopic activities of the little organelles in those cells #And EVERYTHING IN OUR ENTIRE BEING HAS TO COINCIDE #HAS TO FUNCTION IN A PERFECT ROUTINE MADE UP OF BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF LITTLE TICKING PARTS #FROM THE SURFACE OF OUR SKIN DOWN TO THE LITTLE PROTEIN STRUCTURES IN OUR LITTLE LITTLE CELLS #And it ALL HAPPENS UNDER YOUR SKIN without your conscious knowledge you are performing billions of minuscule motions #Your very anatomy tells you to remember how fucking amazing you are #You who is living without even knowing #You who is the formation of a billion things #You are so fucking amazing (via cocoabarnes)
In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them.
For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done.
The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness.
But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes.
The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help.
They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.”
NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”
This is so beautiful.
“My mom always told me to do what makes me happy and dress for me. I was lucky, when I was young, to have a female role model in my life that was very much about me being myself. And with beauty and fashion, it’s supposed to be fun and experimental. I like the individuality of it all.”