And to all a good night ❤️💛 #stillreppin #proud #USClove #almamater #trojanforlife #bleedcardinalandgold #keepcalmandfighton #nofilter
No one can measure my boundless love for you! You are and will always be my #rideordiechick. You have never judged me. With everything that I have gone though these last eight years, you have not once made me feel unimportant. Gems may be precious, but our friendship is priceless. You are the #DonDiva; your strength, ambition, confidence, optimism, and curiosity for life continues to inspire me. I love you so much and I’m truly blessed to have you in my life. May God bless you with extra surprises this year. You deserve nothing but the best! 😘❤️ Happy Birthday @wendyalcala! I can’t wait to see you tonight. Today’s your day, so get ready to work your spotlight #wendyalcala #upandcomingstar #birthday #cakecakecake #turnitup #thatshowweballout #makingmorememories
Waiting for Round #2 #thanksgiving #feast #brothersisterlove #mylittlebigbrother ❤️
I put these together because I am sick of reading girls putting themselves down on tumblr because they don’t look like any of these women. There are things called high end cosmetics and photoshop that make these women look perfect by hiding their blemishes and wrinkles. The truth is they can afford far better makeup than you. The stuff they use is almost magic. And we all know the things they can do with photographs these days. Strip all that away and they’re just like you. You also have to figure how many of these women had cosmetic surgery. There is no so such thing as a perfect and flawless looking person.
You know what’s worse about this though? We see these pictures under captions like ‘SHOCKING pictures of celebrities without makeup’, and ‘Ten HORRIFYING photos of celebs’. And you know what that teaches us? That teaches us that a woman who isn’t immaculately made up is something to be feared and reviled.
Frankly, I’m not sure which is more more worrying: the idea that we should all strive to achieve unattainable aesthetic perfection, or the idea that we are unacceptable in our natural state.
(And as an endnote, you can be sure as hell that nobody’s kicking up this kind of fuss about male celebrities looking normal)
Leslie Morgan Steiner was in an abusive relationship, though at first she didn’t realize it. In a talk at TEDxRainier, she tells the disturbing story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence.
If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence or an absuive relationship, you can find a list of resources here. The U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE), and RAINN offers a secure online hotline.
Recently I was in the shopping mall and I happened to hear a conversation between some people discussing their dislike for this black girl’s hairstyle who had just previously walked by. One of them called the girl’s hairstyle “ghetto”, then followed up by saying “I hate when black girls put all them colors in their hair”. It led me to ask this question, what is ghetto really? Because I have seen similar hairstyles with Caucasian women never labeled as ghetto. The word “ghetto” has a negative stigma attached to it and it seems like ghetto has become synonymous for “Black People”.
What determines whether something is Ghetto or not? Why do some people consider one ghetto and not the other? Is being crafty with the supplies available to me ghetto? Is being creative while black unacceptable? Does the price of something determine whether you should consider it ghetto or not? Or maybe I’m wrong…. Please do share your thoughts….
You’re exactly right. Just like when Black people improvise, it’s ghetto, but let a middle-to-upper class white person do it, it’s a lifehack, or being thrifty, or economical, or thinking out of the box, or brilliant, or whatever.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity…"
- Jeremiah 29:11-14
Lord, I need You. Please grant me the strength, serenity, and discernment to do all that You ask of me these next few weeks. Prepare me for the next chapter of my life.