I’m about to cry. My 60 year old mother watched a netflix documentary and only just now found out she’s asexual. I’ve been trying to figure out how to bring up this idea to her for years. I am so glad to hear her, she’s so happy and saying “there really is nothing wrong with me!” I didn’t realize it wore on her like that. God bless the internet.

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my feminist goal is not to convince men that girls are of value, my feminist goal is to achieve a future where the judgement of our value isn’t in the hands of men. 

and this goes for, especially goes for, trans girls, girls of colour, disabled girls and LGBTQA+ girls. 

girls, all girls, and if you believe otherwise don’t reblog this.

(Source: floozys, via afrique-ah)



Nine-year-old Antonio Smith stormed out of his family’s apartment on Chicago’s South Side in a fit of anger when his mother refused to get him a cupcake on a warm summer day in August

That’s  when he encountered a group of men driving around in two vehicles in search of rival gang members, the paper says.

When they reached the back yard of a home, one of the men saw Antonio and believed he was warning the rivals. And he began firing, hitting the boy several times in the back and side, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy told reporters Friday.

The alleged shooter, Derrick Allmon, 19, was about 10 feet away from Antonio when the fatal shots were fired, the report says. The teen reportedly tossed the gun into a nearby sewer and ran away.

 “This didn’t have to happen,” McCarthy said as he announced charges in Antonio’s death, the Sun-Times says.

Besides Allmon, three others were charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 20 shooting: Jabari Williams, 22; Michael Baker, 19; and Paris Denard, 19.McCarthy  told reporters that Allmon had been released from prison in early August after serving 18 months for possession of a loaded weapon. Corrections officials said Allmon served 21 months, the paper says

weird how gang members can do time for killing children but when cops murder kids it’s justified 

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Javiero Abana, a young man whose known very little outside of running and street-smarts, wonders of life outside of it. He and his mother, Valentina, both illegal immigrants in the United States, had to run from their native home in Mexico in hopes of finding a better life in America after Javiero’s father left one night and never came back. Javiero, still secretly on the hunt to find his father, trails alongside his mother as they race through the states in faith of attaining a stable home. But Javiero is becoming weary of all the running, the hiding, the fear. Alas, he thinks the terror of being an illegal immigrant will never end  … until he meets Alena.

Alena Morgan, daughter of the well-known New York millionaire, Joseph Morgan, is a smart girl and tough in her nature. Alena, a motherless child, always tried to channel what her mother could have given her by caring for others. She is well aware that the business her father runs is illegal and dangerous. He harbors illegal immigrants, giving them a home in exchange for easy labor. They’d never meant much to Alena, even as she helped care for them all and keep them hidden with her father, but a certain pair of golden brown eyes that catch her whenever she catches them, refuse to leave her mind.

Book-smarts meet street-smarts in this race against time. Is it possible to be with someone you’re never supposed to have fallen in love with?

Find out in The Story of Them, coming soon. 

Last chapter to Army Strong here 

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White feminists:




When you discuss the wage gap, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Only white women make $0.77 to a man’s dollar.
  • Black women make about $0.68 to a man’s dollar.
  • Latina women make about $0.58 to a man’s dollar.

Intersectionality matters.

"to a man’s dollar"

You mean to a white man’s dollar.


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