Sarah Reblogs

actuallygrimes:

losing people to drugs and alcohol is the worst because they destroy any good memories you have of them before forcing you to deal with the empty space they leave behind.  also whoever keeps putting the few quotes i said early in my career about drugs back into my wikipedia page is an asshole.  I don’t want that to be part of my narrative, and if it has to be I want people to know that i hate hard drugs.  All they’ve ever done is kill my friends and cause me to be unproductive.  Editing a website that people take seriously and reference all the time so that it looks like i think amphetamines are cool is incredibly irresponsible, people might read that and think its a cool thing to emulate.  I hope you know you are doing the world a disservice.  I just watched another person I care deeply about basically turn into gollum and my heart is broken.  

lacigreen:

stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: The Ferguson Protests - #NMOS14

In light of Mike Brown’s murder, and the police occupation of Ferguson, something extraordinary is happening. With the help of #BlackTwitter, social media, the spotlight of national attention and the impassioned citizens of Ferguson, a protest movement is taking shape and it is important to bear witness.

First there was the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown thread which was reported in the NY Times & LA Times, the #DontShoot thread of photos (some above), and tomorrow a National Moment of Silence across the country for the victims of police brutality.  

Thursday, August 14th#NMOS14 - 4:00P (PT) / 6:00P (CT) / 7:00P (ET). Check cities/location here.

The issue of police brutality against communities of color is a decades-old problem. But with new technology, everyone has access to more information and these cases are getting more attention. Plus, in the last four weeks, four unarmed black men have been killed by policemen across the country. Along with Mike Brown in St. Louis, Eric Garner in New York, John Crawford in Dayton, OH and Ezell Ford in L.A. Yes, it’s time for a movement.

IMPORTANT.  ill be at the oakland gathering this afternoon.

micdotcom:

Days after Michael Brown’s death, Ferguson looks like a war zone

A vigil held for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager gunned down by Ferguson, Mo., police on Saturday in disputed circumstances, turned into what the media described as a riot on Monday evening.

But while national coverage has focused on the indisputably counterproductive violence and destruction committed by Ferguson residents during a moment of anguish, videos and photos taken from the scene show local police aggravating the situation as well.

Years of tension have reached a boiling point

(via thelesbianguide)

“And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.”
"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)

(via kaitmpayne)

asaaf00:

Hayao Miyazaki talking about his passion for animation while seeing the world through his fascinating career. From the documentary: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

(via clitorista)

brain-food:

big shout out to my teen years on the internet. 

(Source: stylinfcuk, via kaitmpayne)

plannedparenthood:

You might have heard that emergency contraception (AKA the morning-after pill) causes an abortion. But that’s just not true. Emergency contraception prevents pregnancy from happening. If you take it and you’re already pregnant, it won’t harm an existing pregnancy. Emergency Contraception = birth control.

plannedparenthood:

You might have heard that emergency contraception (AKA the morning-after pill) causes an abortion. But that’s just not true. Emergency contraception prevents pregnancy from happening. If you take it and you’re already pregnant, it won’t harm an existing pregnancy. Emergency Contraception = birth control.

(via becauseiamawoman)

Selenis Leyva on why Orange is the New Black should win an Emmy

(Source: jasonnywithnochance, via feministsuperpowers)