- don’t ever feel bad for asking me to tag a trigger
- i do not care what the trigger is
- i will tag it for you
- you have legitimate reasons to be triggered by it
- and i am not one to question those reasons
- so just send me an ask
- anonymous if you’re scared
- and i will tag it all the time in future
- your wellbeing is worth twenty extra seconds of my time at least
Here’s my theory. The Harry Potter trio are actually representations of the other houses. Hermione is Ravenclaw. Ron is Hufflepuff. Harry is Slytheryn. They’re all in Gryffindor because they asked. In fact, everyone in that house could have been in another house if they hadn’t asked to be in Gryffindor. You have be ask to be in Gryffindor because their most defining feature is bravery and anyone can choose to be brave.
I fuck with your theory, marry me.
“Harry witnessed Professor McGonagall walking right past Peeves, who was determinedly loosening a crystal chandelier, and could have sworn he heard her tell the poltergeist out of the corner of her mouth, ‘It unscrews the other way.’”
Sleepover Friday - fun size
- send me fuck, marry, kiss’s
- ask my top 3 of anything
- send me a 6 word story that i have to finish with 6 words
- make me choose between two things
- send me celebrities for hot or not
- confess shit
- ask for my (terrible) advice
- gossip about relationships or crushes or whatever
art students before a final is due
NO FORGET ALL THAT. IT DOESN’T MATTER.
I NEED THIS NOW.
I have this. It is so awesome.
… this could be such a therapeutic thing to do. Kind of like a counselor in a deck.
Three covers I photographed for Catapult.org's International Women's Day viral campaign
I’m enormously proud of the work Catapult and I did together, and hope this campaign will help draw attention to important issues women are facing today, such as forced marriage, child slavery, and forced prostitution. The campaign has been enormously successful so far, with pieces in The Guardian, Mashable, and BuzzFeed already out there. Help Catapult get the word out there, and find a women-led project to support!
Even in 2014, the rights of women and girls are severely threatened by sex trafficking, slavery, child marriage and other violations around the world. International Women’s Day, observed annually on March 8, continues to spread awareness and garner support — and change — for women across the globe.
Catapult, a crowdfunding site dedicated specifically to the advancement of women and girls, has released a startling new visual campaign in an attempt to make this year’s IWD “more than just a cover story.” The Cover Stories campaign features three mock magazine covers that highlight terrifyingly real human rights issues to push the conversation forward.
Headlines such as "The Wedding You’ll Never Forget But Wish You Could" and "Who Needs a Childhood Anyway?" float next to the young models. The cover of Good Slavekeeping pretends to cater to the human rights violators themselves, adding another dark layer to the already serious campaign.
FUCKING THANK YOU
Well that answers a question I’ve had for a while now.
I AM HERE FOR EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS.
It is a testament to this website that I immediately thought she had shorn off his ass with a sword and not that she had stolen his treasure
"Empathy breeds proper judgement. Sympathy breeds sorrow. Contempt breeds arrogance."
Ray Jasper, who will be put to death in Texas on March 19, has penned a startlingly eloquent and thought-provoking letter to Gawker, his self-described “final statement on Earth.”
Jasper, convicted in the murder of a San Antonio studio owner in 1998, has never been on the Internet and doesn’t own a dictionary. Yet the former rapper quotes Thoreau, MLK and Aristotle throughout a seven-page letter that ruminates on empathy and the justice system, which repeatedly comes back to one important message: America is failing its African-American youth.
Jasper wrote that lyrics from the 2Pac song ”Changes" echoed in his head when he first stepped foot in prison: "The penitentiary’s packed and it’s filled with blacks." The number of black prisoners is an epidemic, he noted, but one that’s largely due to an identity crisis.
Image Credit: Prison Policy Initiative
"When you have black kids learning more about the Boston Tea Party than the Black Panther Party, I guarantee you won’t keep their attention," Jasper writes. "But it was the Black Panther Party that got them free lunch."
He said that it’s no wonder that some teens idolize gang fare and drugs when they have more access to rap music than to black history education, when they know more about Drake and Lil Wayne than Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
People point their fingers at young blacks, call them thugs and say they need to pull up their pants. That’s fine, but you’re not feeding them any knowledge. You’re not giving them a vision. All you’re saying is be a square like me… They have to be exposed to something new. Their minds have to be challenged, not dulled. They know the history of the Crips & Bloods, but they can’t tell you who Garvey or Robeson is. They can quote Drake & Lil Wayne but they can’t tell you what Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton has done.
Jasper called for proper black history education — a year-round course, not just a measly month — as well as more relevant, meaningful teaching. “I was 15 when my first love got shot nine times in Oakland,” he noted. “Do you think I’m going to care about book reports when my girlfriend was shot in the face?”
Ultimately, Jasper writes, this education problem is part of a larger identity crisis that the U.S. is not addressing, which leads to a justice system that is “broken beyond repair.” How can America’s black population begin to move past its history with slavery when under the 13th Amendment all prisoners in America — of whom so many are black — are considered slaves, he asked.
It should be noted that Gawker also published a post from Steven Alejandro, brother of David Mendoza Alejandro, the man who was killed by Jasper and two accomplices. Alejandro refuses to read Jasper’s letter because “[Jasper] has never accepted culpability or expressed remorse.” Alejandro notes that although Jasper has admitted to slicing David’s throat open, he continues to claim that he did not inflict the fatal wound.
The Texas justice system has found Jasper guilty. However, his death later this month is all but assured. It took a Texas jury a mere 15 minutes to convict the young man, and less than two hours to sentence him to death.
Ironically, Jasper’s letter may take longer to read than the jury took to deliberate. Whatever your opinion on his guilt, this doomed man’s last few words provide an interesting read for anyone looking to help prevent more young people following in Ray Jasper’s footsteps.
Source: Lauren Davidson for Policy Mic