Words Are My Sanctuary
Poetry. Thoughts. Humor. Feminism. Nature. Life.
Words Are My Sanctuary
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"If you’re gonna bail, bail early. This applies to relationships, college classes, and sledding."
Advice from my high school science teacher, Mr. Miller (via fullbodiedlovin)
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mightymikemcgee:

WhenWeSayYES We Can Build the World’s Most Powerful Radical Self-Love Website!

I have grown up with body image issues all my life. #WhenWeSayYES is a beautiful campaign and fundraiser developed by my friend Sonya Renee Taylor and the folks at The Body Is Not An Apology. It’s helping me and thousands of people to see our own beauty and to be unafraid to show it and much, much more. They’re fighting to bring voices and ears to the things we just don’t talk about and especially the topics we surpress. TBINAA is constantly under fire from trolls and nasty folks who just don’t want to see them succeed and to be accepted. Check it out! Support it however you can and spread the word.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND TO SUPPORT THIS CAUSE

The Body Is Not An Apology on Tumblr
And on Facebook
Get to know Sonya Renee TaylorAnd spread this tag: #WhenWeSayYES
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sweatandhappiness:

I actually really needed to read this right now.
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darshanapathak:

darshanapathak:

Where do I begin.
So I had the misfortune of finding out that a photo taken of me on vacation by my boyfriend, was stolen and used without my permission here on the lovely r/fatpeoplehate on reddit. It not only disappoints me that people think that this behavior is okay, but that this subreddit even exists and hasn’t been removed at this point. There are TONS of photos of (mostly) women posted there; selfies stolen their personal blogs/facebooks/instagrams what have you (WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION), and posted on this horrible subreddit for people to harass them and leave hundreds of negative comments bravely behind their computer screens where no one can see them. I have always struggled with my weight and found it hard to get dressed and leave my bed some days, and have only recently started to accept the person I am after years of depression and health issues. I feel extremely violated and hurt that someone thought it was okay to take something that isn’t theirs, and use it for their own amusement and kicks.
We have since contacted reddit requesting them to remove this subreddit, but I find that doubtful considering how many removal requests they have probably received in the past for this forum, and it still remains active.
All I ask from you guys, is that you can please signal boost this post and hopefully get this horrible subreddit taken down for good for the sake of the poor unsuspecting people whose privacy has been violated and self worth diminished by these garbage people who have nothing better to do.
xoxo
 Darshana

thanks for all of your support so far! keep spreading the word
if you can, please message ‘caught-u-mirin’ on reddit (the person who stole my photo and made the post above) and kindly (or not) request him/her to remove that post!
darshanapathak:

darshanapathak:

Where do I begin.
So I had the misfortune of finding out that a photo taken of me on vacation by my boyfriend, was stolen and used without my permission here on the lovely r/fatpeoplehate on reddit. It not only disappoints me that people think that this behavior is okay, but that this subreddit even exists and hasn’t been removed at this point. There are TONS of photos of (mostly) women posted there; selfies stolen their personal blogs/facebooks/instagrams what have you (WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION), and posted on this horrible subreddit for people to harass them and leave hundreds of negative comments bravely behind their computer screens where no one can see them. I have always struggled with my weight and found it hard to get dressed and leave my bed some days, and have only recently started to accept the person I am after years of depression and health issues. I feel extremely violated and hurt that someone thought it was okay to take something that isn’t theirs, and use it for their own amusement and kicks.
We have since contacted reddit requesting them to remove this subreddit, but I find that doubtful considering how many removal requests they have probably received in the past for this forum, and it still remains active.
All I ask from you guys, is that you can please signal boost this post and hopefully get this horrible subreddit taken down for good for the sake of the poor unsuspecting people whose privacy has been violated and self worth diminished by these garbage people who have nothing better to do.
xoxo
 Darshana

thanks for all of your support so far! keep spreading the word
if you can, please message ‘caught-u-mirin’ on reddit (the person who stole my photo and made the post above) and kindly (or not) request him/her to remove that post!
darshanapathak:

darshanapathak:

Where do I begin.
So I had the misfortune of finding out that a photo taken of me on vacation by my boyfriend, was stolen and used without my permission here on the lovely r/fatpeoplehate on reddit. It not only disappoints me that people think that this behavior is okay, but that this subreddit even exists and hasn’t been removed at this point. There are TONS of photos of (mostly) women posted there; selfies stolen their personal blogs/facebooks/instagrams what have you (WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION), and posted on this horrible subreddit for people to harass them and leave hundreds of negative comments bravely behind their computer screens where no one can see them. I have always struggled with my weight and found it hard to get dressed and leave my bed some days, and have only recently started to accept the person I am after years of depression and health issues. I feel extremely violated and hurt that someone thought it was okay to take something that isn’t theirs, and use it for their own amusement and kicks.
We have since contacted reddit requesting them to remove this subreddit, but I find that doubtful considering how many removal requests they have probably received in the past for this forum, and it still remains active.
All I ask from you guys, is that you can please signal boost this post and hopefully get this horrible subreddit taken down for good for the sake of the poor unsuspecting people whose privacy has been violated and self worth diminished by these garbage people who have nothing better to do.
xoxo
 Darshana

thanks for all of your support so far! keep spreading the word
if you can, please message ‘caught-u-mirin’ on reddit (the person who stole my photo and made the post above) and kindly (or not) request him/her to remove that post!
Win One of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books Ever Written
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tumblropenarts:

Artist Name: Nikki Espartinez
Tumblr: www.kikiesque.tumblr.com


Fiona Apple’s song Sullen Girl meant a lot to me back when I was still working as a student-writer for my school’s publication. I used to quote her as part of my bio, under the pseudo-name, Anonymuse. I’d like to think I’m way past that stage already, however and I cannot even remember why I was like that back then. Simply put, my issues then were definitely pettier than the things I am facing now but I won’t let them defeat me and kick my spirits under the curb. This is my attempt at life and growing up and surviving the perks and perils of adulthood. I’ll always have the sullen girl persona no matter what I do. I’m learning to embrace everything, everything I am capable of, even with false enthusiasm. I’m training myself to be prepared for what’s ahead of me and to get past what I left (and leaving) behind.To my most confusing state yet.pen, acrylic and ink on watercolor paper.


 
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"It is immoral to terrorize tens of thousands of people and kill many hundreds of them. I was in Northern Israel in 2006 when Hezbollah rained rockets from Lebanon. It was terrifying. There were entire towns evacuated. But in Gaza there is nowhere to go. It’s only 30 miles long, surrounded by water and an electric fence, and one of the most densely populated places on earth. What Israel is doing right now is wrong. Gaza is a place populated with human beings. Fifty percent of them are children."
Stephen Elliott response to the backlash against a recent Daily Rumpus email in Bombing The Bookclub. (via therumpus)
Sometimes, It Is Something Else
Wild With Want
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sancophaleague:

In 1923, Rosewood was a primarily Black town in Florida. One day a White woman living in a nearby town had been beaten and robbed. Afraid they would find the real attacker who was her husband, she told police and her town residents that it was a Black man. Immediately a mob of White men and women took to the streets to find the so called attacker. The first Black Man they ran into was Sam Carter. He was tortured relentlessly until he admitted to participating in the White woman’s attack. After being forced to admit something he did not do, they shot him in the head in front of his wife. This was not enough and they continued their reign of terror. The mob traveled across town killing and burning down any and everything they saw in their sight. They burned houses, stores, and almost all the BLACK CHURCHES. Eventually the Black town residents had enough and they began to fight back but this did not amount to much because the Mob had grown too big. The most disturbing event of the entire standoff was the murder of a 4 year old Black girl. As the little girl lay over her mother’s dead body crying, two members of the white mob grabbed her by her ankles and threw her into a nearby burning building. Days later after the town was deserted and things calmed down, the mob returned to check for survivors and burn anything else they had missed.  The Rosewood Massacre is something that is rarely spoken of these days. Over 150 Black Residents were killed; many of their bodies found hanging from trees. Very few of the Black Residents managed to escape and others would never return to the land they had spent their whole lives developing. White people have committed the most atrocious acts the world could ever imagine against Black people. Don’t ever let them convince you to forget. 
Written by @KingKwajo 
 

This story is incredibly important. There are so many stories like this one that not many people know about. For example, the second picture from the top, of two black men hanging in front of a lynching mob is not from the same event as the Rosewood Massacre. It happened in Marion, Indiana in 1930. 
sancophaleague:

In 1923, Rosewood was a primarily Black town in Florida. One day a White woman living in a nearby town had been beaten and robbed. Afraid they would find the real attacker who was her husband, she told police and her town residents that it was a Black man. Immediately a mob of White men and women took to the streets to find the so called attacker. The first Black Man they ran into was Sam Carter. He was tortured relentlessly until he admitted to participating in the White woman’s attack. After being forced to admit something he did not do, they shot him in the head in front of his wife. This was not enough and they continued their reign of terror. The mob traveled across town killing and burning down any and everything they saw in their sight. They burned houses, stores, and almost all the BLACK CHURCHES. Eventually the Black town residents had enough and they began to fight back but this did not amount to much because the Mob had grown too big. The most disturbing event of the entire standoff was the murder of a 4 year old Black girl. As the little girl lay over her mother’s dead body crying, two members of the white mob grabbed her by her ankles and threw her into a nearby burning building. Days later after the town was deserted and things calmed down, the mob returned to check for survivors and burn anything else they had missed.  The Rosewood Massacre is something that is rarely spoken of these days. Over 150 Black Residents were killed; many of their bodies found hanging from trees. Very few of the Black Residents managed to escape and others would never return to the land they had spent their whole lives developing. White people have committed the most atrocious acts the world could ever imagine against Black people. Don’t ever let them convince you to forget. 
Written by @KingKwajo 
 

This story is incredibly important. There are so many stories like this one that not many people know about. For example, the second picture from the top, of two black men hanging in front of a lynching mob is not from the same event as the Rosewood Massacre. It happened in Marion, Indiana in 1930. 
sancophaleague:

In 1923, Rosewood was a primarily Black town in Florida. One day a White woman living in a nearby town had been beaten and robbed. Afraid they would find the real attacker who was her husband, she told police and her town residents that it was a Black man. Immediately a mob of White men and women took to the streets to find the so called attacker. The first Black Man they ran into was Sam Carter. He was tortured relentlessly until he admitted to participating in the White woman’s attack. After being forced to admit something he did not do, they shot him in the head in front of his wife. This was not enough and they continued their reign of terror. The mob traveled across town killing and burning down any and everything they saw in their sight. They burned houses, stores, and almost all the BLACK CHURCHES. Eventually the Black town residents had enough and they began to fight back but this did not amount to much because the Mob had grown too big. The most disturbing event of the entire standoff was the murder of a 4 year old Black girl. As the little girl lay over her mother’s dead body crying, two members of the white mob grabbed her by her ankles and threw her into a nearby burning building. Days later after the town was deserted and things calmed down, the mob returned to check for survivors and burn anything else they had missed.  The Rosewood Massacre is something that is rarely spoken of these days. Over 150 Black Residents were killed; many of their bodies found hanging from trees. Very few of the Black Residents managed to escape and others would never return to the land they had spent their whole lives developing. White people have committed the most atrocious acts the world could ever imagine against Black people. Don’t ever let them convince you to forget. 
Written by @KingKwajo 
 

This story is incredibly important. There are so many stories like this one that not many people know about. For example, the second picture from the top, of two black men hanging in front of a lynching mob is not from the same event as the Rosewood Massacre. It happened in Marion, Indiana in 1930. 
sancophaleague:

In 1923, Rosewood was a primarily Black town in Florida. One day a White woman living in a nearby town had been beaten and robbed. Afraid they would find the real attacker who was her husband, she told police and her town residents that it was a Black man. Immediately a mob of White men and women took to the streets to find the so called attacker. The first Black Man they ran into was Sam Carter. He was tortured relentlessly until he admitted to participating in the White woman’s attack. After being forced to admit something he did not do, they shot him in the head in front of his wife. This was not enough and they continued their reign of terror. The mob traveled across town killing and burning down any and everything they saw in their sight. They burned houses, stores, and almost all the BLACK CHURCHES. Eventually the Black town residents had enough and they began to fight back but this did not amount to much because the Mob had grown too big. The most disturbing event of the entire standoff was the murder of a 4 year old Black girl. As the little girl lay over her mother’s dead body crying, two members of the white mob grabbed her by her ankles and threw her into a nearby burning building. Days later after the town was deserted and things calmed down, the mob returned to check for survivors and burn anything else they had missed.  The Rosewood Massacre is something that is rarely spoken of these days. Over 150 Black Residents were killed; many of their bodies found hanging from trees. Very few of the Black Residents managed to escape and others would never return to the land they had spent their whole lives developing. White people have committed the most atrocious acts the world could ever imagine against Black people. Don’t ever let them convince you to forget. 
Written by @KingKwajo 
 

This story is incredibly important. There are so many stories like this one that not many people know about. For example, the second picture from the top, of two black men hanging in front of a lynching mob is not from the same event as the Rosewood Massacre. It happened in Marion, Indiana in 1930. 
sancophaleague:

In 1923, Rosewood was a primarily Black town in Florida. One day a White woman living in a nearby town had been beaten and robbed. Afraid they would find the real attacker who was her husband, she told police and her town residents that it was a Black man. Immediately a mob of White men and women took to the streets to find the so called attacker. The first Black Man they ran into was Sam Carter. He was tortured relentlessly until he admitted to participating in the White woman’s attack. After being forced to admit something he did not do, they shot him in the head in front of his wife. This was not enough and they continued their reign of terror. The mob traveled across town killing and burning down any and everything they saw in their sight. They burned houses, stores, and almost all the BLACK CHURCHES. Eventually the Black town residents had enough and they began to fight back but this did not amount to much because the Mob had grown too big. The most disturbing event of the entire standoff was the murder of a 4 year old Black girl. As the little girl lay over her mother’s dead body crying, two members of the white mob grabbed her by her ankles and threw her into a nearby burning building. Days later after the town was deserted and things calmed down, the mob returned to check for survivors and burn anything else they had missed.  The Rosewood Massacre is something that is rarely spoken of these days. Over 150 Black Residents were killed; many of their bodies found hanging from trees. Very few of the Black Residents managed to escape and others would never return to the land they had spent their whole lives developing. White people have committed the most atrocious acts the world could ever imagine against Black people. Don’t ever let them convince you to forget. 
Written by @KingKwajo 
 

This story is incredibly important. There are so many stories like this one that not many people know about. For example, the second picture from the top, of two black men hanging in front of a lynching mob is not from the same event as the Rosewood Massacre. It happened in Marion, Indiana in 1930. 
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batheinap:

chinup-chestout:


It’s like in the second to last gif the owl is saying “I got kissed by a really cute boy”
"…oh my" 

This owl is so beautiful??????!!

This bird has the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen
batheinap:

chinup-chestout:


It’s like in the second to last gif the owl is saying “I got kissed by a really cute boy”
"…oh my" 

This owl is so beautiful??????!!

This bird has the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen
batheinap:

chinup-chestout:


It’s like in the second to last gif the owl is saying “I got kissed by a really cute boy”
"…oh my" 

This owl is so beautiful??????!!

This bird has the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen
batheinap:

chinup-chestout:


It’s like in the second to last gif the owl is saying “I got kissed by a really cute boy”
"…oh my" 

This owl is so beautiful??????!!

This bird has the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen
batheinap:

chinup-chestout:


It’s like in the second to last gif the owl is saying “I got kissed by a really cute boy”
"…oh my" 

This owl is so beautiful??????!!

This bird has the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen
batheinap:

chinup-chestout:


It’s like in the second to last gif the owl is saying “I got kissed by a really cute boy”
"…oh my" 

This owl is so beautiful??????!!

This bird has the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen
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