This was such an important scene.
New cover for Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. “The spine is screen-printed with a matchbook striking paper surface, so the book itself can be burned.”
WHO THE FUCK WOULD BURN A BOOK
have u read fahrenheit 451
hahahaha too funny
"We love the things we love for what they are."-Robert Frost (via 36974)
One of the BEST ad campaigns about representation I have seen.
Everyone has a backbone. Use yours.
I can’t possibly love this enough
"Don’t worry about what people say behind your back. They’re the ones who find faults in your life instead of fixing their own 👍"-Carli Bybel (via phoebrinibeauty)
Ancient Khoisan (San) Tribe (by InternalizedConflict)
Independent Documentary “Bushman’s Secret” By Rehad Desai.
Rehad Desai travels to the Kalahari to investigate global interest in ancient Bushmen knowledge, he meets Jan van der Westhuizen, a fascinating Khomani San traditional healer. Jan’s struggle to live close to nature is hampered by centuries of colonial exploitation of the San Bushmen and of their land. Unable to survive as they once did hunting and gathering, the Khomani now live in a state of poverty that threatens to see the last of this community forever.
One plant could make all the difference. Hoodia, a cactus used by Bushmen for centuries, has caught the attention of a giant pharmaceutical company. It now stands to decide the fate of the Khomani San.
Bushman’s Secret features breathtaking footage of the Kalahari landscape, and exposes us to a world where modernity collides with ancient ways, at a time when each has, strangely, come to rely on the other.
Evicted from their ancestral lands, forced to abandon their native languages, and left to fend for themselves in a state of brutal poverty on the fringes of South African society, the Bushmen now face further exploitation, since the hoodia cactus (a source of food and medicinal healing) is being taken from their remaining lands by the conglomerate Unilever for use as a dubious weight loss product (ironically, Unilever also claims to be the “world’s largest ice cream manufacturer,” surely a contributing factor to obesity). Despite an agreement signed with the South African government for profits from the harvesting of hoodia, the Bushmen have yet to enjoy any financial returns. Bushman’s Secret serves up a shameful indictment of contemporary South African government, which would sooner kowtow to multinational corporate demands than provide basic services for its own people. Highly recommended.
Thank god Justin Bieber was just driving drunk and high and not walking home with a bag of Skittles like some thug.
Go on and tell it.
Saw this Ad in target and it truly made my day! You really don’t see too many ads that shed light on black women and their children together! (Taken with Instagram)
"You can’t get much done in life if you only work on days when you feel good."-
Jerry West (via forever-and-alwayss)
THIS IS SO RELEVANT TO MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS ON SELF CARE
Some days you gotta suck it up and show up and it sucks and is hard and is some days just impossible, but most days aren’t impossible, just hard. And getting through those hard days and knowing you did it can be more beneficial than not leaving your bed for a day because when those impossible days come you know you’re made of tougher stuff than you thought you were and you won’t have to drown because it’s not your only option anymore.
"Do not fall in love with people like me.
I will take you to
museums, and parks, and monuments,
and kiss you in every beautiful
place, so that you can
never go back to them
without tasting me
like blood in your mouth.
I will destroy you in the most
beautiful way possible.
And when I leave
you will finally understand,
why storms are named after people."
Paraphrased and mixed from Katrina, M.K., and Unknown (via abimopector)
devastating, as only a woman can be
"What would your 7 year old self say if she saw you politely refusing your favorite flavor of ice cream.
(Mint chocolate chip goes best with warm summer nights)
What would she think if she knew you drank coffee black.
(You use to tell your mom it tasted like gasoline)
(Your dad made pancakes every Sunday morning)
Ran until your lungs couldn’t take in oxygen fast enough.
(No one is chasing you anymore)
Counting every calorie.
(You never liked math)
What would she say if she saw you hating yourself ."
"When reading the script, I felt sympathy for her. I wanted to hold her, I wanted to make it all right. But that’s no way to play her. I had to let go of that and recognize that Patsey abused was the norm. She didn’t get time to sentimentalize her abuse. She didn’t get time to wallow in it. She needed to live through it. And it was coming from all directions. It was physical, it was emotional, it was psychological. And she was always trying to get through it. Those were the things that guided me and prepared me to do this role. And recognizing that this was a true story. And I had the privilege of doing this for fake." - Lupita Nyong’o on preparing to play Patsey in 12 Years a Slave