Love.Peace.Happiness.

"I’ll never punish my daughter for saying no. The first time it comes out of her mouth, I’ll smile gleefully. As she repeats “No! No! No!” I’ll laugh, overjoyed. At a young age, she’ll have mastered a wonderful skill. A skill I’m still trying to learn. I know I’ll have to teach her that she has to eat her vegetables, and she has to take a nap. But “No” is not wrong. It is not disobedience. 1. She will know her feelings are valid. 2. She will know that when I no longer guide her, she still has a right to refuse. The first time a boy pulls her hair after she says no, and the teacher tells her “boys will be boys,” we will go to her together, and explain that my daughter’s body is not a public amenity. That boy isn’t teasing her because he likes her, he is harassing her because it is allowed. I will not reinforce that opinion. If my son can understand that “no means no” so can everyone else’s. 3. She owes no one her silence, her time, or her cooperation. The first time she tells a teacher, “No, that is wrong,” and proceeds to correct his public school, biased rhetoric, I’ll revel in the fact that she knows her history; that she knows our history. The first time she tells me “No” with the purpose and authority that each adult is entitled, I will stop. I will apologize. I will listen. 4. She is entitled to her feelings and her space. I, even a a parent, have no right to violate them. 5. No one has a right to violate them. The first time my mother questions why I won’t make her kiss my great aunt at Christmas, I’ll explain that her space isn’t mine to control. That she gains nothing but self doubt when she is forced into unwanted affection. I’ll explain that “no” is a complete sentence. When the rest of my family questions why she is not made to wear a dress to our reunion dinner. I will explain that her expression is her own. It provides no growth to force her into unnecessary and unwanted situation. 6. She is entitled to her expression. When my daughter leaves my home, and learns that the world is not as open, caring, and supportive as her mother, she will be prepared. She will know that she can return if she wishes, that the real world can wait. She will not want to. She will not need to. I will have prepared her, as much as I can, for a world that will try to push her down at every turn. 7. She is her own person. She is complete as she is. I will never punish my daughter for saying no. I want “No” to be a familiar friend. I never want her to feel that she cannot say it. She will know how to call on “No” whenever it is needed, or wanted."

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Lessons I Will Teach, Because the World Will Not — Y.S. (via poetryinspiredbyyou)

Dudeee this needs so many notes read this

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Jul 26
Jul 26

Ghetto Rendezvous- Dj Quik

Jul 26

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Jul 21

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thisiselliz:

R&B sucks nowadays that probably explains why so many of y’all don’t know what love is or can’t handle a break up too well.

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Jul 21

"God is preparing you for greater things."

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Jul 21
Jul 21

marsneedswomen:

My favourite moment from an animated show

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dannerzz:

my mom has been a cop for over 20 years and she is the one who constantly warns me about police aggression and young male cops and told me that if you’re ever alone on a rural road and a cop throws their lights on to put on your four ways and drive to the next gas station before stopping because so many cops are scum and it’s not worth the chance of getting hurt. the fact that SHE feels the need to tell me this shit scares me to death

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Jul 21

"I was smiling yesterday, I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow. Simply because life is too short to cry for anything."

- Santosh Kalwar (via psych-facts)

Jul 21

"One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life."

- Khalil Gibran (via psych-facts)

Jul 21
hondaloves:

Kicking off Honda Stage with a concert at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. Subscribe to YouTube.com/HondaStage to be the first to see exclusive footage & more!

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Jul 21

hondaloves:

Kicking off Honda Stage with a concert at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. Subscribe to YouTube.com/HondaStage to be the first to see exclusive footage & more!

Artwork by Eric Nyquist

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kushandwizdom:

Good Vibes HERE
Jul 21

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Good Vibes HERE

Jul 15

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cardiocutie:

cardiocutie:

Geometric space art.

Guys you don’t understand how awesome this is. This pattern happens everywhere. It happens on flowers and pinecones absolutely vegetables, it happens all around you. If you don’t think that’s like the realist shit ever i don’t understand you.


Representation of the apparent motion of the Sun and planets as seen from Earth. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1777) 
Jul 15

eridantherudefish:

urdchama:

cardiocutie:

cardiocutie:

Geometric space art.

Guys you don’t understand how awesome this is. This pattern happens everywhere. It happens on flowers and pinecones absolutely vegetables, it happens all around you. If you don’t think that’s like the realist shit ever i don’t understand you.

Representation of the apparent motion of the Sun and planets as seen from Earth. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1777) 

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