scandamonium:

Olitz: Devastating, Life Changing, Extraordinary Love.

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"I kind of follow this Shakespeare quote: ‘to thine own self be true.’ At different stages that has been echoed through my life from mentors, therapists, and friends—they’ve all said the same thing: to thine own self be true. Chekov also has this great quote ‘if you want to work on your art, work on your life.’ I would say that’s an important idea as an artist, to make sure you follow that. For me it’s important to make sure that my life is rich, that my life is meaningful and that always makes my work more rich and meaningful. That is something that has taken me a long time to learn personally.”

"I kind of follow this Shakespeare quote: ‘to thine own self be true.’ At different stages that has been echoed through my life from mentors, therapists, and friends—they’ve all said the same thing: to thine own self be true. Chekov also has this great quote ‘if you want to work on your art, work on your life.’ I would say that’s an important idea as an artist, to make sure you follow that. For me it’s important to make sure that my life is rich, that my life is meaningful and that always makes my work more rich and meaningful. That is something that has taken me a long time to learn personally.”

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You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try accepting yourself and see what happens.

Louise Hay (via rainysundaysandcoffee)

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when she was 7, a boy pushed her on the playground
she fell headfirst into the dirt and came up with a mouthful of gravel and lines of blood chasing each other down her legs
when she told her teacher what happened, she laughed and said ‘boys will be boys honey don’t let it bother you
he probably just thinks you’re cute’
but the thing is,
when you tell a little girl who has rocks in her teeth and scabs on her knees that hurt and attention are the same
you teach her that boys show their affection through aggression
and she grows into a young woman who constantly mistakes the two
because no one ever taught her the difference
‘boys will be boys’
turns into
‘that’s how he shows his love’
and bruises start to feel like the imprint of lips
she goes to school with a busted mouth in high school and says she was hit with a basketball instead of his fist
the one adult she tells scolds her
‘you know he loses his temper easily
why the hell did you have to provoke him?’
so she shrinks
folds into herself, flinches every time a man raises his voice
by the time she’s 16 she’s learned her job well
be quiet, be soft, be easy
don’t give him a reason
but for all her efforts, he still finds one
‘boys will be boys’ rings in her head
‘boys will be boys
he doesn’t mean it
he can’t help it’
she’s 7 years old on the playground again
with a mouth full of rocks and blood that tastes like copper love
because boys will be boys baby don’t you know
that’s just how he shows he cares
she’s 18 now and they’re drunk
in the split second it takes for her words to enter his ears they’re ruined
like a glass heirloom being dropped between the hands of generations
she meant them to open his arms but they curl his fists and suddenly his hands are on her and her head hits the wall and all of the goddamn words in the world couldn’t save them in this moment
she touches the bruise the next day
boys will be boys
aggression, affection, violence, love
how does she separate them when she learned so early that they’re inextricably bound, tangled in a constant tug-of-war
she draws tally marks on her walls ratios of kisses to bruises
one entire side of her bedroom turns purple, one entire side of her body
boys will be boys will be boys will be boys
when she’s 20, a boy touches her hips and she jumps
he asks her who the hell taught her to be scared like that and she wants to laugh
doesn’t he know that boys will be boys?
it took her 13 years to unlearn that lesson from the playground
so I guess what I’m trying to say is
i will talk until my voice is hoarse so that my little sister understands that aggression and affection are two entirely separate things
baby they exist in difference universes
my niece can’t even speak yet but I think I’ll start with her now
don’t ever accept the excuse that boys will be boys
don’t ever let him put his hands on you like that
if you see hate blazing in his eyes don’t you ever confuse it with love
baby love won’t hurt when it comes
you won’t have to hide it under long sleeves during the summer
and
the only reason he should ever reach out his hand
is to hold yours

Fortesa Latifi - Boys Will Be Boys 

(And Why That Is The Stupidest Thing You Could Ever Say To A Little Girl)

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blackgirlsparadise:


Black tumblr when someone from white tumblr posts a bullshit comment on a post about white privilege/racism.

blackgirlsparadise:

Black tumblr when someone from white tumblr posts a bullshit comment on a post about white privilege/racism.

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paulamaf2013:

lettersfromtitan:

Should you remember Kathryn Joosten?
What’s important isn’t The West Wing or Desperate Housewives.
Joosten didn’t start acting until she was 42.
Didn’t go to Hollywood until she was in her 50s.
Took the first role you remember her for at 59.
By the time she passed away at 72, she had two Emmys and was loved by millions.
So the next time you think you’re too old to do something big, that’s when you should remember Kathryn Joosten.

Life is never over until you take your last breath…Keep on, keeping on….Age is nothing but a number and should not be the excuse to not try to reach your dreams…..Just keep at it and never give up hope….Don’t let anybody tell you that you cannot do something…Work at it, make efforts, and you will reap the rewards even if the reward time is later than you expect….DREAM BIG!!!!!

paulamaf2013:

lettersfromtitan:

Should you remember Kathryn Joosten?

What’s important isn’t The West Wing or Desperate Housewives.

Joosten didn’t start acting until she was 42.

Didn’t go to Hollywood until she was in her 50s.

Took the first role you remember her for at 59.

By the time she passed away at 72, she had two Emmys and was loved by millions.

So the next time you think you’re too old to do something big, that’s when you should remember Kathryn Joosten.

Life is never over until you take your last breath…Keep on, keeping on….Age is nothing but a number and should not be the excuse to not try to reach your dreams…..Just keep at it and never give up hope….Don’t let anybody tell you that you cannot do something…Work at it, make efforts, and you will reap the rewards even if the reward time is later than you expect….DREAM BIG!!!!!

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uniqueshomedesign:

Love the lanterns charisma design

uniqueshomedesign:

Love the lanterns charisma design

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that-fucking-lame-dude:

Game of Thrones cast photos out of character.

I love these photos so much

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thefourladiesandme:

Happy Earth Day!

thefourladiesandme:

Happy Earth Day!

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If you love Disney you must follow this blog!