People who use a lack of education to justify subjecting poor people to poverty are fucking revolting. They’ve invented a system wherein poor people cannot obtain a quality education because they are poor and then they use that lack of education to justify their continued poverty. It’s self-sustaining, vile, oppressive, and a fundamental tenet of modern American conservativism.
“Once we begin to celebrate what our body does rather than obsessing on how it looks, we start to appreciate our body as an instrument rather than an ornament.”—Ashley Turner (via loveinspireuniversally)
This is the most relevant thing I’ve read in a long time. There’s no shame in wanting a personal instrument in the best condition possible but to learn to treat your body with care and recognize it is the one tool you can use to your fullest advantage.
it takes a lot of effort to keep up that wardrobe without spending the GDP of a small country or depending on her father’s guilt gifts. whenever joan has a chunk of free time, she spends it at consignment shops and sample sales, or browsing her bookmarked sites for “gently used” designer clothing. she learned how to make minor alterations herself, as well as tiny repairs. she kept a small sewing machine in her closet at the brownstone.
sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.
AU where the Potters live and James and Sirius make a fake birth certificate that says “Elvendork James Potter”, leave it casually (but strategically) lying somewhere fourteen-year-old Harry would find it, revel in the ensuing chaos as Harry tries to come to terms with the fact that ‘Harry’ might just have been a nickname all these years, and high-five at their excellent mischief over butterbeers.