1. humansofnewyork:

    "His grandmother and I are raising him. I worry about putting him into the public school system. I was a teacher for many years. I’ve seen so much confidence destroyed by the standardized system. Every human is born with natural curiosity. I’ve never seen a child who wasn’t inspired. But once you force someone to do anything, the inspired person is killed. I dropped out of school myself in 7th grade. So I know. I taught a GED course for years, so I’ve seen the end results over and over. I’ve seen so many kids who have complexes and insecurities because they were forced to do something they weren’t ready to do, and then they were blamed when they weren’t able to do it. What we call ‘education’ today is not organic. You can’t take something as complex as the human mind, compartmentalize it, and regiment its development so strictly."

     
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  3. "Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness."
    — Alejandro Jodorowsky (via xluisafer)

    (Source: psych-facts, via femmeviolet)

     
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  5. sixsteen:

    if u feel sad right now look at this bunny eating a flower

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    No more sads.

    (via femmeviolet)

     
  6. medievalpoc:

    hitoritabi:

    Korean version of Western stories — Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Swan Lake, Little Red Riding Hood.

    (Cr: Obsidian@Pixiv)

    Contemporary Art Week!

    Love this!

    (via femmeviolet)

     
  7. poisonetlavin:

    dmonikhel:

    FAT 2014 - Artifice Clothing

    Yes pls

    Gorgeous

    (via hexthepatriarchy)

     

  8. "If you blame Native American communities for their poverty, remember that the entire continent was stolen from them.

    If you blame Black American communities for their relative poverty, remember that Black Americans were stolen from a continent, trafficked, and enslaved for nearly 300 years.

    Tell me again about how your family ‘started from nothing’ when they immigrated. Didn’t they start from whiteness? Seems like a pretty good start.

    The American Dream required dual genocides, but tell me again about fairness and equal opportunity. Tell me about democracy, modeled after the Iroquois Confederacy. Tell me your proud heritage, and I will show you the violence that made it so."
    — 

    Kim Katrin Crosby (via xuron)

    Keynote Speaker for LGBTQ History Month at Dartmouth, on September 30, 2013, where quote is from.

    Important. Especially the phrase “dual genocides.” Because clearly using Black bodies as tools to rebuild stolen and settled land from Native people who are dehumanized and killed via genocide as rationalized by the State makes the relationship between dehumanized stolen bodies without structural power on stolen land a different one from White bodies with structural power occupying land that is not theirs.

    (via gradientlair)

    (Source: biggreenmicroaggressions, via femmeviolet)

     
  9. beautifulbizzzzarreart:

    Simply stunning - love this piece by Serge Marshennikov

    In Repose 2013,19x18’

    (Source: beautifulbizarremag)

     
  10. reneenault:

    This Friday’s mermaid!

    This Antler Coral Mermaid is a companion piece to the Pink and Pearls Mermaid from a couple weeks ago.

    You can get prints of all my Friday mermaids in my Etsy shop or my web shop. You can also get mermaid phone cases, tote bags, and other stuff on Society6!

    See all the weekly mermaids so far here.