He said you do look right out of the movies
My heart shaped face
Sexy but kind
Of like a horror movie

I wish I could change

But I’m a sad and lonely guy
You’re so lovely when you cry
It’s not fair to the rest
Of us babe

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darshanapathak:

Raise your hand if you’re straddling the line between crippling anxiety and not giving any fucks about anything

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smartgirlsattheparty:

dynamicafrica:

Today, September 8th, is the 60th birthday of Ruby Nell Bridges - a woman who, being the first black child to attend an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960, underwent a traumatizing ordeal that came to signify the deeply troubled state of race relations in America.

On her first day of school at William Frantz Elementary School, during a 1997 NewsHour interview Bridges recalled that she was perplexed by the site that befell, thinking that it was some sort of Mardi Gras celebration:

"Driving up I could see the crowd, but living in New Orleans, I actually thought it was Mardi Gras. There was a large crowd of people outside of the school. They were throwing things and shouting, and that sort of goes on in New Orleans at Mardi Gras.”

Only six-years-old at the time, little Ruby had to deal with a slew of disgusting and violent harassment, beginning with threats of violence that prompted then President Eisenhower to dispatch U.S Marshals as her official escorts, to teachers refusing to teach her and a woman who put a black baby doll in a coffin and demonstrated outside the school in protest of Ruby’s presence there. This particular ordeal had a profound effect on young Ruby who said that it “scared me more than the nasty things people screamed at us.”

Only one teacher, Barbara Henry, would teach Ruby and did so for over a year with Ruby being the only pupil in her class.

The Bridges family suffered greatly for their brave decision. Her father lost his job, they were barred from shopping at their local grocery store, her grandparents, who were sharecroppers, were forcibly removed from their land, not to mention the psychological effect this entire ordeal had on her family. There were, however, members of their community - both black and white - who gathered behind the Bridges family in a show of support, including providing her father with a new job and taking turns to babysit Ruby.

Part of her experience was immortalized in a 1964 Norman Rockwell painting, pictured above, titled The Problem We All Live With. Her entire story was made into a TV movie released in 1998.

Despite the end of the segregation of schools in the United States, studies and reports show that the situation is worse now than it was in the 1960s.

Today, still living in New Orleans, Briges works as an activist, who has spoken at TEDx, and is now chair of the Ruby Bridges Foundation.

Smart Girl in History! 

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"Sleep heavily and know that I am here with you. The past is gone, and cannot harm you anymore. And while the future is fast coming for you, it always flinches first, and settles in as the gentle present. This now, this us, we can cope with that. We can do this together you and I."

Cecil Baldwin, Welcome to Night Vale. (via calvinjcandie)

my fiancee sent this to me when i was in a really rough way and just… WTNV is really important

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"He never thought of her by name. He thought of her as being somewhere very vague, in a room with curtains, never moving away from the chair. This is what happens to loved ones who go away. We make them sit in a room forever."
— Libra by Don DeLillo (via dreamslow)

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cityvillain:

Chloe Sevigny in Bill Strobeck’s “My Lovely Mess”

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virare:

The Edge of Reason
Eleonora Baumann by Brett Lloyd for TANK #61

virare:

The Edge of Reason

Eleonora Baumann by Brett Lloyd for TANK #61

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brashycouture:

September 11, 2014 at 03:20AM

brashycouture:

September 11, 2014 at 03:20AM

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