The Comfort Zone

The beginning of growth starts at the end of your comfort zone


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Ableism must be included in our analysis of oppression and in our conversations about violence, responses to violence and ending violence. Ableism cuts across all of our movements because ableism dictates how bodies should function against a mythical norm—an able-bodied standard of white supremacy, heterosexism, sexism, economic exploitation, moral/religious beliefs, age and ability. Ableism set the stage for queer and trans people to be institutionalized as mentally disabled; for communities of color to be understood as less capable, smart and intelligent, therefore “naturally” fit for slave labor; for women’s bodies to be used to produce children, when, where and how men needed them; for people with disabilities to be seen as “disposable” in a capitalist and exploitative culture because we are not seen as “productive;” for immigrants to be thought of as a “disease” that we must “cure” because it is “weakening” our country; for violence, cycles of poverty, lack of resources and war to be used as systematic tools to construct disability in communities and entire countries. Mia Mingus, “Moving Toward the Ugly: A Politic Beyond Desirability” (via wocinsolidarity)

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Seattle

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Misty Copeland - 1st African American Woman to join American Ballet Theatre

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Carefree Black Girl x 1000

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weaziller77:

I’m looking up Wooly Pockets again because I’m obsessing over the idea of getting some for my apartment. Winter always does this to me. I long for plants. I need to grow things. I need to know the cold will end and plants will reawaken.
Aaaaand now I want this specific apartment. Just add more longing to my long, long list of longings.

I want to move there! I need to get some indoor plants. Me & the kids made potted plants for my husband to take to work. I even made him a little herb garden. That just made me want to bring more plants indoors. We always had indoor plants, but at this place there doesn’t seem anywhere to put them. I just found my ceiling hooks, so hopefully, I’ll get to it.

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weaziller77:

I’m looking up Wooly Pockets again because I’m obsessing over the idea of getting some for my apartment. Winter always does this to me. I long for plants. I need to grow things. I need to know the cold will end and plants will reawaken.

Aaaaand now I want this specific apartment. Just add more longing to my long, long list of longings.

I want to move there! I need to get some indoor plants. Me & the kids made potted plants for my husband to take to work. I even made him a little herb garden. That just made me want to bring more plants indoors. We always had indoor plants, but at this place there doesn’t seem anywhere to put them. I just found my ceiling hooks, so hopefully, I’ll get to it.

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Confidence is being able to say “Fuck you, I’m the shit” without opening your mouth, say it with your walk, with your smile, say it with your entire being. Tati-Ana Mercedes   (via elleauren)

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maddishly:

mosaics are made from broken pieces but they’re still works of art and so are you

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Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka spoke to Terry Gross in 1986. He was a key black literary voice of the 1960s. He passed away Thursday at the age of 79.  In remembrance of him we revisit his interview. Here he talks about Malcolm X’s influence:

As young intellectuals, we took that very seriously. … Malcolm was not just a public figure being killed, it was somebody who we were sworn to be involved with and who had actually shaped our thinking.
I met Malcolm the month before he was killed. … He deeply changed my mind about America. [He] made me see America in a way I had never; made me see myself in a way I had never. And then for them to kill him — for a lot of us it represented a declaration of war.


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nprfreshair:

Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka spoke to Terry Gross in 1986. He was a key black literary voice of the 1960s. He passed away Thursday at the age of 79.  In remembrance of him we revisit his interview. Here he talks about Malcolm X’s influence:

As young intellectuals, we took that very seriously. … Malcolm was not just a public figure being killed, it was somebody who we were sworn to be involved with and who had actually shaped our thinking.

I met Malcolm the month before he was killed. … He deeply changed my mind about America. [He] made me see America in a way I had never; made me see myself in a way I had never. And then for them to kill him — for a lot of us it represented a declaration of war.

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when the boys pull your hair and push you to the ground
during recess
I promise not to tell you that it’s because they like you.
when the teachers call home to tell me that
you pushed them to the ground in return
I’ll take you out of school early and buy
you your favorite ice cream.
when you get older and the boys
try to touch you when you don’t want to be touched
I’ll look at you like the sun when you come home
with anger in your fists.
they all tell you not to fight fire with fire
but that is only because they are afraid of your flames.
when the boys yell after you like hyenas
you yell back, baby.
I will not teach you to be afraid of your anger
so that you look for it in others.
I will not make you be the better person
because you already are.
you wanna fight ‘em? fight ‘em.
don’t you dare apologize for the fierce love
you have for yourself
and the lengths you go to preserve it.
when the boys try to tell you to soften up
I hope you make them bleed with your edges.
I hope you remember that you are not theirs
that their disappointment in you is not yours.
when the boys come to your door with pretty words and
angry eyes
I hope you show them the anger in yours.
I hope you show them just how strong your mommy
thinks you are.
I hope you show them the animal they can’t always
see in their own reflection.
when the boys come with the intention of hurting you
my advice will always stay the same, my darling:
give ‘em hell.

when the boys come | Caitlyn S. (via zombiebondage)

I will tell this to my daughter.

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I hope you remember that you are not theirs
that their disappointment in you is not yours.

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lifemadesimple:

A collection of Ways to Tie a Necktie

Our other collections:

How to fold a shirt

Choosing a suit that fits

6 ways to tie a Scarf

spine cosplayers take note 

i know like six of these by memory so i don’t want anyone ever to tell me”that’s not how you tie a tie” ever again just don’t do it i know what im doing when it comes to ties so shut the fuck up why do you always assume that i don’t know what im doing I KNOW WHAT IM DOING SHUT THE FUCK UP

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Hijab Hills | Rotterdam, Netherlands #ModestStreetFashion
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Hijab Hills | Rotterdam, Netherlands #ModestStreetFashion

By: Langston Hues

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