upworthy
people want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. oh, women do that and oh, men do that and the reality is that all women don’t anything. we as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. and i think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are.
laverne cox (via lucrezialoveshercesare)
neohippie-

peppermint-mermaids:

magicbuffet:

There will always be moments in your life when you feel vulnerable, awkward, and insecure.  You will find yourself questioning even the littlest things you do.  Just remember that your feelings are valid, and you deserve wonderful people and experiences in your life.  You deserve to be happy.  But try to feed that happiness to others, as well.  Try to be kind to others.Kindness resonates beyond its receiver.  The ripple effect of love is a beautiful thing.  I want to inspire others and bring love and acceptance to the world through body positivity.  I hope people can grow past the sexualized state of bodies that society has implemented, because I choose when I am being sexual, and now is not the time.  So try to get comfy in your weird, fleshy blanket, and let yourself be warmed by your own body.  You are capable of such incredible self love.

(ps: if you reblog this on porn blogs, I’m going to have to summon the goddesses Hera and Athena to come down and break all of your internet devices)

You are beautiful !

elledark
elledark:

Stardust .. “The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically connected to all atoms in the universe. We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.” ~ (Neil deGrasse Tyson)

elledark:

Stardust .. “The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically connected to all atoms in the universe. We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.” ~ (Neil deGrasse Tyson)

patternsofbehavior
A revolution on a world scale will take a very long time. But it is also possible to recognize that it is already starting to happen. The easiest way to get our minds around it is to stop thinking about revolution as a thing — “the” revolution, the great cataclysmic break—and instead ask “what is revolutionary action?” We could then
suggest: revolutionary action is any collective action which rejects, and therefore confronts, some form of power or domination and in doing so, reconstitutes social relations—even within the collectivity—in that light. Revolutionary action does not necessarily have to aim to topple governments. Attempts to create autonomous communities in the face of power (using Castoriadis’ definition
here: ones that constitute themselves, collectively make their own rules or principles of operation, and continually reexamine them), would, for
instance, be almost by definition revolutionary acts. And history shows us that the continual accumulation
of such acts can change (almost) everything.
David Graeber, Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology (via patternsofbehavior)
proletarianinstinct
thiscuntsays:

bitch-imamotherfuckingprincess:

I went to the bathroom in a building on my campus and saw this on the back of the stall door. While I’m deeply upset that a young woman went through such a horrible ordeal, I’m also very touched that so many other girls wanted to help her and offered advice as well as ways to seek help. We are women hear us roar.

WOMEN HELPING OTHER WOMEN
WOMEN BEING GOOD TO OTHER WOMEN
THIS SHIT IS REVOLUTIONARY.

thiscuntsays:

bitch-imamotherfuckingprincess:

I went to the bathroom in a building on my campus and saw this on the back of the stall door. While I’m deeply upset that a young woman went through such a horrible ordeal, I’m also very touched that so many other girls wanted to help her and offered advice as well as ways to seek help. We are women hear us roar.

WOMEN HELPING OTHER WOMEN

WOMEN BEING GOOD TO OTHER WOMEN

THIS SHIT IS REVOLUTIONARY.

Opening to my loss,
Willing to experience aloneness,
I discover connection everywhere;
Turning to face my fear,
I meet the warrior who lives within;
I gain the embrace of the universe;
Surrendering into emptiness,
I find fullness without end.
Each condition I flee from pursues me,
Each condition I welcome transforms me
And becomes itself transformed
Into its radiant jewel-like essence.
I bow to the one who has made it so,
Who has crafted this Master Game;
To play it is purest delight;
To honor it’s form – true devotion.
Unconditional by Jennifer Wellwood 
cultureofresistance
The reality is a continuum which connects Indian flesh sizzling over Puritan fires and Vietnamese flesh roasting under American napalm. The reality is the compulsion of a sick society to rid itself of men like Nat Turner and Crazy Horse, George Jackson, and Richard Oakes, whose defiance uncovers the hypocrisy of a declaration affirming everyone’s right to liberty and life. The reality is an overwhelming greed which began with the theft of a continent and continues with the merciless looting of every country on the face of the earth which lacks the strength to defend itself.