TMBTIST

  • 13th
  • September
  • 2014

(Source: bungalowclassic)

  • 6th
  • September
  • 2014
humansofnewyork:


I found her crushing up rocks and loading them onto the back of a truck, for which she got paid just a few dollars a day. But she also told me she was enrolled in school, and had high ambitions. “Maybe I’ll be President,” she said, laughing."What would you do if you were?" I asked."I’d take all the children off the street, bring them somewhere, and teach them," she said. Afterwards, she wrote down her name and email, so I could send her the picture. Her name was ‘Innocent Gift.’(Juba, South Sudan)

humansofnewyork:

I found her crushing up rocks and loading them onto the back of a truck, for which she got paid just a few dollars a day. But she also told me she was enrolled in school, and had high ambitions. “Maybe I’ll be President,” she said, laughing.
"What would you do if you were?" I asked.
"I’d take all the children off the street, bring them somewhere, and teach them," she said. Afterwards, she wrote down her name and email, so I could send her the picture. 
Her name was ‘Innocent Gift.’

(Juba, South Sudan)
  • 5th
  • September
  • 2014
bungalowclassic:

 

bungalowclassic:

 

tuneage:

#tbt Destiny’s Child- Bootylicious

Today, on the day of her birthday, we celebrate the life and times of our one true savior, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

Over the years Beyoncé has taught the world so much: how to vogue on rotating furniture displays from Home Goods, how to star in an Austin Powers film without fading into the ether afterward, the word surfbordt, and so much more. It’s hard to pick one song that sticks out as screaming “Beyoncé” to me, but I’m giving it a shot anyway…It’s “Bootylicious”.

Before Beyoncé was very publicly declaring her status as a capital F feminist, she was telling us in no uncertain terms who she was. I can recall an interview with her explaining the etymology “Bootylicious”- after reading negative things about her weight and shape in the press, it became a term she recognized as fun, powerful and celebratory.

Not only did the song reach the top of the U.S. charts (and remains the last song by a girl group to do so), the word “bootylicious” was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2004, cementing Beyoncé’s position as both a gentlewoman AND a scholar.

And on a personal note, “Bootylicious” was my first foray into accepting my already blossoming thickness as something that was beautiful and also potentially threatening. (“I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly” became somewhat of a catch phrase, especially as a coping mechanism, but we can save that talk for another time.)

Obviously the video also scores high marks for diverse extras, Tina Knowles original costumes, Beyoncé with a gold tooth and Stevie Nicks.

So throw on a chain belt, do some vocal warm-ups to hit those Michael Jackson high note and enjoy this Bootylicious #TBT.

This post was written by Katie (you should totally follow her on twitter, btw). Thanks for representing the Beygency, girl.

(via tuneage)

  • 4th
  • September
  • 2014
thekidshouldseethis:

Skateboard tricks in slow motion.
Watch the video.

thekidshouldseethis:

Skateboard tricks in slow motion.

Watch the video.

  • 1st
  • September
  • 2014
The further away you are from living as a white, heterosexual, middle-class man, the less privacy you enjoy – the more likely your illusions of privacy will be shattered when you least expect it.
Roxane Gay
Don’t get too high and mighty, ladies. Don’t step out of line. Don’t do anything to upset or disappoint men who feel entitled to your time, bodies, affection or attention. Your bared body can always be used as a weapon against you. You bared body can always be used to shame and humiliate you. Your bared body is at once desired and loathed.
Roxane Gay: The Great Naked Celebrity Photo Leak of 2014 is just the beginning (via guardian)

(Source: theguardian.com, via guardian)

  • 30th
  • August
  • 2014

theacademy:

Alfred Hitchcock’s definition of Happiness

"A clear horizon, nothing to worry about on your plate. Only things that are creative and not destructive. That’s within yourself, within me. I can’t bear quarreling I can’t bear feelings between people. I think hatred is wasted energy. It’s all nonproductive. I’m very sensitive. A sharp word said by say a person who has a temper if they’re close to me, hurts me for days. I know we’re only human, we do go in for these various emotions, call them negative emotions, but when all these are removed and you can look forward and the road is clear ahead and now you’re going to create something. I think that’s as happy as I would ever want to be."

(via bungalowclassic)