Anonymous said: In your post about diversity in writing; you wrote that not including POC is bad, but there are areas without POC. I still remember the surprised feel when I saw a person that wasn't pale like milk the first time in my life. I was already close to puberty. (Family was poor, so no travels abroad.) Writing about my home, my childhood or similar things would feel unnatural for me to have POC in them. I don't know how to feel about this, since I don't want them to feel left out.

elloellenoh:

Dear Anon,

I’m actually really glad you asked this question because I wrote this post before the WNDB campaign started. I would love to redo that post to change POC to include all marginalized people because LGBTQIA and people with disabilities and all different religious backgrounds come in all colors. So when I talk about adding diversity to everyone’s writing, I truly mean ALL diversity, not just POC. And I have a feeling that while you might never have seen a POC growing up, I’m sure you have met someone in your life who is underrepresented and needs a voice in literature.  So thank you for asking this question and letting me clarify this point. It is a really important one for me.

Best,

Ellen

rethickulous:

Nas | Oochie Wally

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That not so awesome moment when you have to pay for the anesthesia for the vaginal delivery you didn’t have. 

2001

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lemonhopogatari said: It's interesting to think that even if Banksy's identity was revealed, there'd still be a high chance that it'd be a Banksy-piece. As many people have pointed already, Banksy has become his own ultimate artwork. More than an artist, he's become a concept.

banksystreetart:

Correct!

disneyvillainsforjustice:

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014). 

Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player). 

To Be Takei documentary official website. 

- Mod Dawes Sr. 

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travelthisworld:

Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton building, designed by Daniel Libeskind 
submitted by: thescepteredisle, thanks!

Denver yeah!

travelthisworld:

Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton building, designed by Daniel Libeskind 

submitted by: thescepteredisle, thanks!

Denver yeah!

Relationship goals.

Relationship goals.

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humansofnewyork:

“I moved here from Jamaica when I was six, and my accent was so bad that I had to spend two years in ESL classes before anyone could understand me. I remember feeling very frustrated. I was surrounded by people with really thick accents who were trying to tell me that I needed to get rid of my accent.”

humansofnewyork:

“I moved here from Jamaica when I was six, and my accent was so bad that I had to spend two years in ESL classes before anyone could understand me. I remember feeling very frustrated. I was surrounded by people with really thick accents who were trying to tell me that I needed to get rid of my accent.”