The Left Wing and The In Between.

things are moving slow, life is steady, winter is coming and i’m ready

boyhood and (maybe) taco fest saturday w/ an excess of hugs for someone

Sep 18
Sep 15

micdotcom:

7 dangerous myths about women who wear hijabs

The hijab is not the most important part of being a Muslim woman, but it is certainly the most visible. In a time when Islamophobia only seems to be on the rise in the West, a practice that is so personal and diverse has become a warped and misunderstood part of a flat and monolithic picture of Muslim women.

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my beef with white feminism is that they want to strip these women of their culture by saying the hijab is restrictive and oppressive so seeing stuff like this makes me v happy

(via achingnostalgia)

Sep 14

sarazucker:

carrie hammer is awesome. in addition to creating clothing for real women, the designer began casting real women for her runway shows; fall 2014 featured danielle sheypuk, winner of ms. wheelchair new york 2012, who became the very first wheelchair-bound model to grace the runway. to say that danielle looked absolutely stunning would be an understatement. this season, hammer did it again by inviting karen g. crespo, a nurse practitioner and bacterial meningitis survivor (she lost all four of her limbs to the disease), to do the samecrespo felt inspired to contact the designer after seeing last season’s show. then, having a delivery of $100k worth of prosthetic limbs stolen from her doorstep, she contacted the designer, who worked with a manufacturer to create a new set of prosthetics. some people suck but others are awesome and this involvement of women of all types is incredibly inspiring.

in3ffable-lib3rty:

black—lamb:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
Read more here

black privilege….

they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution it’s really scaryit’s really infuriatingit’s really exhausting

this is some HORSE SHIT
Sep 13

in3ffable-lib3rty:

black—lamb:

cute-pubes:

As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!

Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.

Read more here

black privilege….

they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution
it’s really scary
it’s really infuriating
it’s really exhausting

this is some HORSE SHIT

(via blackfashion)

Sep 13

phlynn:

Industrial goth dance groups are having a good time

(via kafkarockopera)

let’s talk about kevin really fucked me up

tilda swinton has once again proved to be my queen

Sep 13

while i do appreciate the gesture, living with my aunt and cousins is such bullshit

i really hope i get the job so i can start making my way out soon

Sep 12

i had a migraine today so he said he’d work some of his jewish magic and spin two dreidels for extra power

it worked

Sep 9

blood-in-the-moonlight:

why are people mean to Steve Buscemi?  People literally go to live events and tell him he’s ugly and freaky to his face.  Why would you ever do that? Steve Buscemi has never done anything to you.  Steve Buscemi is really nice.  He does volunteer work.  He used to be a firefighter.  He was the best man at Stanley Tucci’s wedding.  There is literally no reason to be mean to Steve Buscemi.

(via thewind-upbird)

Sep 7

Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, and Keegan Allen on the set of Palo Alto.

this movie was better than i expected 
Sep 4

Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, and Keegan Allen on the set of Palo Alto.

this movie was better than i expected 

(Source: e-mmarob, via caxcma)

i pretty much cringe everytime i think about how butthurt i was about my only serious relationship whilst in high school

just typing this right now is awful and i’m all squinty-eyed and ugh-ing, HOWEVER

i call it my phoenix relationship because from the ruins of teenage drama came about a dear, close friend that basically shares the same brain waves as me and the “fuck it” attitude that brought me to chicago

Sep 4