fun fact about being gay: you do all that high school emotional shit in your twenties because you didn’t get to do it in your teens
- BenJamin Disraeli (via kushandwizdom)
Apo Whang Od, 93, is literally one of the last living connections to pre-colonial Filipino culture. She is the last mambabatok (or tribal tattoo artist) in the Philippine region.
Okay, I lied. I’m actually re-reading Bruce Coville’s Alien Ate My Homework. Mostly because I wanted to find this particular exchange between a human and an alien that in hindsight was my first exposure to preferred pronouns:
"Oh, I wasn’t an only child. I had several…
BRUCE COVILLE HOLDING. IT. DOWN.
If I could harness what I’m feeling right now, I could power a city. - Empress of the World by Sara Ryan (via thegayya)
I was driving past a business here in the Houston Heights, when I glimpsed this painted on the side of the building. I recognized that iconic WWII poster before I realized it was not just any woman, but 14 year old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was attacked for wanting an education. The words next to her are her quote, ( “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school.) All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.”
So, I’ve been waiting for someone to explain this extremely simple concept to me my entire life.
Hooooly shit I needed to read this article.
"When I interview leaders, artists, coaches, or athletes who are very successful, they never talk about perfectionism as being a vehicle for success. What they talk about is that perfectionism is a huge trigger, one they have to be aware of all the time, because it gets in the way of getting work done."