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shoelust:

Fratelli Rossetti Knit Tapestry Loafer
Sep 2, 2014 / 121 notes
aigeoldsoul:

The “Queen of the Cakewalk”, Aida Overton Walker addressed Black writers/critics’ disregard for and criticism of the acting profession in a December issue of The Freeman. After first addressing the main topic at hand, she proceeded to suggest proactive steps that could prepare up-and-coming black performers for the stage. Below is an excerpt from her article:

"I have stated that we ought to strive to produce great actors and actresses; by this I do not mean that all our men and women who possess talent for the stage should commence the study of Shakespeare’s works. Already, too many of our people wish to master Shakespeare, which is really a ridiculous notion. There are characteristics and natural tendencies in our own people which make as beautiful studies for the stage as any to be found in the make-up of any other race, and perhaps far more. By carefully studying our own graces, we learn to appreciate the noble and the beautiful in ourselves, just as other people have discovered the graces and beauty in themselves from studying and acting that which is noble in them. Unless we learn the lesson of self-appreciating and practice it, we shall spend our lives imitating other people and depreciating ourselves. There is nothing equal to originality, and I think much time is lost in trying to do something that has been done and "overdone," much better than you will be able to do it."

The Freeman (Dec. 28, 1912) - Link
Sep 1, 2014 / 1,522 notes

aigeoldsoul:

The “Queen of the Cakewalk”, Aida Overton Walker addressed Black writers/critics’ disregard for and criticism of the acting profession in a December issue of The Freeman. After first addressing the main topic at hand, she proceeded to suggest proactive steps that could prepare up-and-coming black performers for the stage. Below is an excerpt from her article:

"I have stated that we ought to strive to produce great actors and actresses; by this I do not mean that all our men and women who possess talent for the stage should commence the study of Shakespeare’s works. Already, too many of our people wish to master Shakespeare, which is really a ridiculous notion. There are characteristics and natural tendencies in our own people which make as beautiful studies for the stage as any to be found in the make-up of any other race, and perhaps far more. By carefully studying our own graces, we learn to appreciate the noble and the beautiful in ourselves, just as other people have discovered the graces and beauty in themselves from studying and acting that which is noble in them. Unless we learn the lesson of self-appreciating and practice it, we shall spend our lives imitating other people and depreciating ourselves. There is nothing equal to originality, and I think much time is lost in trying to do something that has been done and "overdone," much better than you will be able to do it."

The Freeman (Dec. 28, 1912) - Link

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green-tea-rex:

It’s 1am so I’m sorry for the people who won’t see this. But if you want confidence and don’t know how to get it, a really good way is to be confident in other people. When you walk into Starbucks, think, “damn, that barista’s hair is da bomb!” Or when you go to school, think, “my teacher is rocking that skirt!” When you start seeing everyone as being beautiful, at some point you realize that you’re everyone too.

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humansofnewyork:

"My father left for war in 1992, and never came home. Our mother didn’t tell us he was dead for a long time. We just thought he was still fighting. But one day we were being extremely difficult, and she started crying, and said: "Please behave. I’m a single mother now. So I’m going to need you’re help."(Juba, South Sudan)
Sep 1, 2014 / 3,828 notes

humansofnewyork:

"My father left for war in 1992, and never came home. Our mother didn’t tell us he was dead for a long time. We just thought he was still fighting. But one day we were being extremely difficult, and she started crying, and said: "Please behave. I’m a single mother now. So I’m going to need you’re help."

(Juba, South Sudan)

If I had not created my whole world, I would certainly have died in other people’s.
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nanner:

Kristin Stewart is having none of your gendered bull shit

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bagmilk:

fetuzeater:

my dash just

what iPhone do you have?????
Sep 1, 2014 / 181,036 notes

bagmilk:

fetuzeater:

my dash just

what iPhone do you have?????

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getoffmybloghoe:

when you lose your phone in the blanket and you just image

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Sep 1, 2014 / 120,803 notes

you’re about as irrelevant as Mean Girls 2

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Sep 1, 2014 / 4,689 notes

heartrate:

can’t wait to own pets with somebody

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refrgerator:

later is the best time to do anything

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not-my-j0y-division:

tastefullyoffensive:

"Selfie with my new human." #nofilter #nomakeup #puglife [via]

This is the greatest photograph and tags combination I have ever seen, the joys of life.
Sep 1, 2014 / 116,112 notes

not-my-j0y-division:

tastefullyoffensive:

"Selfie with my new human." #nofilter #nomakeup #puglife [via]

This is the greatest photograph and tags combination I have ever seen, the joys of life.

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aryeastark:

Emma Watson’s tweet about leaked pictures x
Sep 1, 2014 / 21,285 notes

aryeastark:

Emma Watson’s tweet about leaked pictures x

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