A 20- something femme studying at a liberal arts college and navigating friendships, relationships, allyship, feminism, queerness, anxiety and survival. I like flowers and cute animals, especially pigs. White/ cis/ able-bodied. She, her.

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blackfashion:

Unicorn shirt: forever 21, sheer collar shirt: thrifted, jeans: q fashion, socks: local beauty supply store, jellys: ebay, glasses: ebay
Diamond, 21, Raleigh, NC
http://vintagbeaut.tumblr.com/
IG | vintagbeaut

blackfashion:

Unicorn shirt: forever 21, sheer collar shirt: thrifted, jeans: q fashion, socks: local beauty supply store, jellys: ebay, glasses: ebay

Diamond, 21, Raleigh, NC

http://vintagbeaut.tumblr.com/

IG | vintagbeaut

soulslookingforhome:

thinksquad:

As anger erupted again on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a human rights team from Amnesty International worked on the ground in the US for the first time ever.

Confrontation flared up after an autopsy found that Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was fatally shot by an officer on 9 August, had suffered at six bullet wounds including one in the top of his head.

Eye-witnesses report seeing police, with no visible ID badges, hurling tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters and threatening members of the press in another night of demonstrations.

Amnesty International, said it would be observing police and protester activity and gathering testimonies as well as training local activists “on methods of non-violent protest” in an “unprecedented” move by the campaigners.

Amnesty International USA’s Executive Director, Steven W Hawkins said that the “people of Ferguson have the right to protest peacefully the lack of accountability for Michael Brown’s shooting”.

Jasmine Heiss, one of the 13-strong team sent by Amnesty, told Buzzfeed that the limits placed on the organisation’s access to post-curfew areas was indicative of “the overall lack of transparency in this investigation”.

Complex Magazine said that police had opened fire into the crowds without warning three hours before the midnight curfew began, causing some children and members of the media to be hit with tear gas and rubber bullets.

Two black journalists from Complex also said that they had been racially profiled, being refused re-entry into the press area whereas white members of the press had been.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/michael-brown-shooting-amnesty-international-sends-team-within-us-for-first-time-as-national-guard-deployed-9675149.html

it begins

ipayrenttothedunya:

COMING SOON: Announcing the Amala Hopeline, a help hotline dedicated to offering by-phone or online counseling services to Muslim youth.
Check out their website: http://www.amalahopeline.com/And their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/amalahopeline
Signal boost and spread the word. Amala Hopeline: because no one should have to feel like they’re alone, or have to choose between stigma and struggle.

ipayrenttothedunya:

COMING SOON: Announcing the Amala Hopeline, a help hotline dedicated to offering by-phone or online counseling services to Muslim youth.

Check out their website: http://www.amalahopeline.com/
And their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/amalahopeline

Signal boost and spread the word. Amala Hopeline: because no one should have to feel like they’re alone, or have to choose between stigma and struggle.

I will be in love with myself. I am amazing.

my 18yo diary, shortly after I started learning about feminism at Scripps and decided to start loving myself

Ugh this :/ [tw for description of rape, rapist saying awful things, incest]

It’s weird reading your own diary description of rape… How many times I said no and he just kept on pushing (through words & once by literally pushing my head down). Weirder still because I didn’t recognize it as rape at the time and I catalogued all my sexual responses to it along with my feelings of guilt/ shame/ not wanting it.

I had forgotten what he said afterword. :/

Cousin: “I shouldn’t have let you go that far. I’m sorry if you regret it in the morning.”

:/

[content warning for sexual assault, incest]

I’ve been thinking more about my cousin lately. I haven’t really ever written this in a public place or shared it with anyone, because I always thought people might blame me for what happened, but I contacted my cousin after The Assault (aka the only one that adults found out about) to see why he did it. After I initiated contact with him, we somehow got to the point where we were talking regularly again- he was one of the few people I was out to, one of the few people I could express my doubts about my faith to coming from a fairly strictly religious home- I texted him more than any of my friends at the time. [He took advantage of this closeness to continue manipulating and assaulting me.]

I never share how close he and I became. I can’t believe how long I’ve felt too ashamed to share or felt it was my fault because I contacted him.

It’s weird reading my old diary’s accounts of my relationship with my abusive cousin. I just read the one from the day after I was raped.

"My mind is on [yesterday’s date]. I had a good cry & I’ll add more here later. For now, I have [school]work to do."

Everytime I see a movie or a tv show, all I notice are hetero couples- I don’t understand why I am so bothered by my sexuality, but it has been coming up constantly.

my 16yo diary (this is why representation matters)