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#OH MY GOD EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS TUMBLR  #BROAD CITY  #GAME OF THRONES  #TEENAGE-WERECAT  

guy:

i’m actually pretty cool just give me like 5 tries to get it right

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swamped:

Steve Back - Pink Lakes
Abstract aerial image of the lakeshore of Hutt Lagoon in Western Australia. The surreal colours are naturally occurring due to the strong concentrations of certain algae

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Marija Majerle

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owning-my-truth:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

sayofthelivinganything:

blackhiiipstress:

muzungus:

thugger-thugger:

theacebooncoon:

niafarai:

thetrillestqueen:

obesityrehab:

why touch her hair though? Dammit…

Reason number 45-60754280865’11B I won’t go on a mission trip.

I am soooo done

Mission trips make me sick

ugh

This baby girl is being treated like a tourist attraction or a wild animal and I am not here for this. This picture says so much about the owner of that white hand.

This photo makes me feel so uncomfortable

this photo makes me fucking angry.

and a mission trip? .. yeah, aka colonialism.

Get OUT of our countries with this fucking bullshit, honestly. Missionaries are already fucking so much up in African countries. As a gay Nigerian I LIVE the repercussions of this daily. I’ve been exorcised, had bibles thrown at me, been sent to priests for a “cure”, been given spiritual baths which burn my skin to “wash the devil out of me” you name it. Done by my own family and people at the behest of “our Lord and Savior”. It’s traumatic, and especially hurtful when we understand that general acceptance of same sex love and eroticism and more nuanced, varied understandings of gender were the norm PRIOR to colonization and missionary activity.

And then we have pictures like this to remind us of the OTHER bullshit these missionary fuckers do. They roll up in our countries as “white saviors” and are constantly doing racist bullshit like this. Objectifying us, casting us as “primitive” and in need of being saved from ourselves and our “heathen” ways. Let’s not even start on the rampant sexual abuses priests committed against Africans across the continent. The ways in which they destroyed and suppressed our cultures. Made us hate ourselves to the point that today we call our own grandfathers and grandmothers with traditional beliefs “despicable heathens” and Satanists. Where they have so warped our cultures, identities and understanding of self, to fit THEIR white colonial mold.

We forget that missionaries came as colonizers first and foremost, and in many cases caused far more egregious and long lasting damage than the colonial administrators themselves. And they are still doing it today. Look at the rise of Christian fundamentalism in Africa in the last 30 years and you will see a direct correlation with a rise in hate and animus against same sex loving and trans people in many African countries. Watch the movie “God Loves Uganda” if you don’t believe me: the legacy and impact of missionaries on Africa is DAMNING and is getting WORSE, especially for those of us who identify as LGBTQ.

It makes me sick. This picture makes me sick. Missionaries make me sick. What they have done to our cultures and communities and traditions makes me sick. Their racism cloaked with a smile and their “good Book” makes me sick. The fact that they think that they’re “doing good” while they’re just reproducing white supremacist patriarchal colonial structures of control, domination and subjugation makes me sick. They don’t see us as full people, but as spectacles for their white gaze, as this picture makes so bitingly clear, and they don’t give a damn as long as they make their God “happy”

You have caused so much pain in my life and that of many of my friends. It hurts.

GET THE FUCK OUT OF AFRICA (or wherever this pic was taken) AND LEAVE OUR CHILDREN ALONE!!!!

And a big fuck you to all of the people doing mission “service trips” to ~*aFRicA*~ too. 

 

I’m utterly and completely done.

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#the fuck is wrong with y'all  #get out of my continent  

commiekinkshamer:

i would pay a lot of money for a complete list of everyone who’s ever had a crush on me

Posted 6 days ago with 238,016 notes

going to buy a dvd drive tomorrow

Posted 6 days ago
#and also maybe ruby woo because damn  #that is a pretty colour  #words  

princex-misdreavus:

For Every Flower Forced To Bloom, 2013 

digital film stills

i have never felt something as much as i am feeling this

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softoogami:

i cant believe you thought my racist joke was racist .. and then told me it was racist?? i cant believe it. this is just as bad as racism and this hurt maybe 2 of my feelings

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gabifresh:

this is literally me in the blogging community tbh

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#love u boo  #nicki minaj  

gotta bleach your roots at some point, nadia

Posted 1 week ago
#u cant procrastinate over something this important  #its ur hAIR for god's sake  #words  

teenage-werecat:

beautiful tropical fish

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#ME IN THE WATER LOOK MOM LOOK  #IM SNORKELING WITH THE SEAWEED AND THE SEA LIONS  #IN THE GALAPAGOS  #WEEEEEEE  #(do u see the sunburn on my back)  #i lost my sunburn virginity  #self  

teenage-werecat:

miscellaneous sea stuff 

yay serena

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#yaaaay  #i was there!!!!  #i held that bit of seaweed for her to take a photo of me with it  #but she just wanted a photo of the seaweed  #galapagos  
We praise people for being “naturally” smart, too, “naturally” athletic, and etc. But studies continue to show, as they have for some time now, that it is generally healthier to praise schoolchildren for being hardworking, than for being naturally gifted. We know now that to emphasize a child’s inherent ability places pressure on that child to continue to be accidentally talented, which is something that is hard for anyone to control. When the children who are applauded for their natural skills fail, they are shown to take the failure very personally. After all, the process of their success has always seemed mysterious and basic and inseparable from the rest of their identity, so it must be they who are failing as whole people. When students are instead complimented and rewarded for their effort and improvement, they tend to not be so hard on themselves. When they fail, they reason, “Well, I’ll work harder next time.” They learn that they are capable of success, rather than constantly automatically deserving of it, and they learn simultaneously that they are bigger and more complex than their individual successes or failures.
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Kate of Eat the Damn Cake, The Stupidity of “Natural” Beauty (via theimperfectascent)

I lost whole years of my life to self-loathing and self-sabotaging because I couldn’t sustain being ‘gifted’.  Don’t make the same mistake.

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This is so, so important for teachers to understand. I try, in every report card, to focus on effort, not natural ability. And you know what? It makes a big difference in my classroom.

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#this movie was wonderful and i adored it  #the grand budapest hotel