April222014
March202014

smartgirlsattheparty:

Dancing + fierceness = Beyonce. Words + fierceness = Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 

(Source: yeah-yougotme)

March182014

ifonlywewereamoungstfriends:

deathcabforkehan:

shipwreckedatseaa:

jakehellrose:

gnarville:

Proof that Bill Murray really is the most interesting man in the world.

That’s why I love this guy.

bill fuckin murray

my hero

(via bit-of-a-caffeine-addiction)

12AM
montyfromage:

femslash-smash-stash:

choconourry:

ramenchick10:

vaginapowersactivate:



Reblogging for that absolutely true commentary

if you dont reblog this every time its on your dash unfollow me

Reblog going for the second one

Being a homosexual person, I can attest, I for the most part DO NOT like the gay community. XD They’re not all bad. Just most are… Yeah.

montyfromage:

femslash-smash-stash:

choconourry:

ramenchick10:

vaginapowersactivate:

image

Reblogging for that absolutely true commentary

if you dont reblog this every time its on your dash unfollow me

Reblog going for the second one

Being a homosexual person, I can attest, I for the most part DO NOT like the gay community. XD They’re not all bad. Just most are… Yeah.

(Source: countrygirlsandbarnthings, via bit-of-a-caffeine-addiction)

March82014
“I always marvel at the humans’ ability to keep going. They always manage to stagger on even with tears streaming down their faces.” The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)

(Source: wordsthat-speak, via theglasschild)

March52014
March32014

tardis-blue-boxes:

larry-in-the-tardis:

abhortion:

I think I missed out on the “neat and cute handwriting” gene that every girl seems to have and this is unfair

Intelligent people have messier handwriting because they think fast. When you think and process things faster, you can also write quicker, but it’s going to be sloppy. People with neat writing are usually (no offense) not as smart. I embrace my shit writing.

^Bless this

(via lovemaaaary)

1AM

miss-a-t-o-m-i-c-bomb:

I don’t know whether you’ve heard the news or even care about them, but Russia about an hour ago declared war against Ukraine, as if the death of 86 people in the past weeks wasn’t enough . I live in Ukraine and all the recent events have been pretty shocking and sad. I usually don’t ask for things, but please if you’re religious pray for peace in Ukraine, if not, then please wish for it. Thank you

(via lovemaaaary)

March22014

chakrabot:

justcallmesushi:

"We’re learning a lot about this thing called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This war time disease. This combat fatigue diagnosis. And we read something worth sharing. Fact, urban youth are twice as likely to get Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than soldiers who are coming home from war. So tell me, what’s the difference between homicide in the streets and bloodshed on the battlefields of Iraq. […] The only difference there is between a soldier with PTSD and one of my students with it is that a soldier gets to leave the battlefield, while my kids go home to it."

Javon Johnson & Terisa Siagatonu- “PTSD”

That last gif. It took me years to stop responding to my triggers, but the emotional flatlining persists. Pretty sure that’s here to stay.

(via bit-of-a-caffeine-addiction)

6PM
smartgirlsattheparty:

psl:

cali-cocaine:

I wonder…

pretty tired of people equating a lot of the names Black Americans give their kids, with being ghetto or ratchet. And really, it all seems to be targeted at Black girls and women. All of those names have roots spanning across various parts of Africa, Asia, and the Arab nations.
Since I obviously have to school the Original Poster, and the 90+ people who liked and reblogged this before me (including the person I’m reblogging this from); get out ya pens n notepads, kids..class is in session:
Laquisha is merely one of a handful of derivatives of the name LAKEISHA.
La - being just a prefix
Keisha - being the root name (and spelling) of Queisha. Ergo the name La-Queisha/Quisha
It’s a peculiar name overall, in that it bears multiple origins; African (Bangi/Bobangi and Swahili), Arabic, and Hebrew.
• In Bangi, Queisha means - ‘favourite’
• In Swahili, Lakeisha means - ‘favourite one’
• In Hebrew, Queisha is most likely the variant of KEZIA, meaning - ‘cassia tree’ CASSIA is the generic name for a variety of trees and shrubs, one of which produces cinnamon. So Queisha is often interpreted as meaning ‘cinnamon’, too.
Further still, it being Hebrew, affords it some Biblical roots. Kezia/Keziah was the name given to Job’s second daughter, who was born after his sufferings (Job 42:14). Interestingly, her name has been seen to symbolise female equality; since Job’s three daughters shared equally with their brothers, in their father’s inheritance (Job 42:15). This was against the custom of things back then. Women did not receive an inheritance, nor could widows claim their deceased husband’s assets. In short, Keziah and her two sisters represented freedom and equality for women, in a time when such a thing was unheard of.
• And in Arabic, Lakeisha means - ‘alive’ or ‘she who lives’
so before you dummies look down on us for our names, keep in mind that their roots date back further than where majority of your great-great-great grandparents can trace their lineage.
We are not jokes. We are not cognitively deficient. And we are certainly not here to appease your ridiculous standards and expectations for what a child’s name ‘should’ be. We are not ghetto, and our names are not rachet. Our names have meaning, and they have soul.
Perhaps next time you feel to make a joke at the expense of our culture, just keep in mind that you’re a lowkey racist for playing on racial stereotypes..and we ain’t really smiling bout’ that.
*bell rings*

A great reminder to not judge other human beings by cultural standards and expectations. #StaySmart

smartgirlsattheparty:

psl:

cali-cocaine:

I wonder…

pretty tired of people equating a lot of the names Black Americans give their kids, with being ghetto or ratchet. And really, it all seems to be targeted at Black girls and women. All of those names have roots spanning across various parts of Africa, Asia, and the Arab nations.

Since I obviously have to school the Original Poster, and the 90+ people who liked and reblogged this before me (including the person I’m reblogging this from); get out ya pens n notepads, kids..class is in session:

Laquisha is merely one of a handful of derivatives of the name LAKEISHA.

La - being just a prefix

Keisha - being the root name (and spelling) of Queisha. Ergo the name La-Queisha/Quisha

It’s a peculiar name overall, in that it bears multiple origins; African (Bangi/Bobangi and Swahili), Arabic, and Hebrew.

• In Bangi, Queisha means - ‘favourite’

• In Swahili, Lakeisha means - ‘favourite one’

• In Hebrew, Queisha is most likely the variant of KEZIA, meaning - ‘cassia tree’ CASSIA is the generic name for a variety of trees and shrubs, one of which produces cinnamon. So Queisha is often interpreted as meaning ‘cinnamon’, too.

Further still, it being Hebrew, affords it some Biblical roots. Kezia/Keziah was the name given to Job’s second daughter, who was born after his sufferings (Job 42:14). Interestingly, her name has been seen to symbolise female equality; since Job’s three daughters shared equally with their brothers, in their father’s inheritance (Job 42:15). This was against the custom of things back then. Women did not receive an inheritance, nor could widows claim their deceased husband’s assets. In short, Keziah and her two sisters represented freedom and equality for women, in a time when such a thing was unheard of.

• And in Arabic, Lakeisha means - ‘alive’ or ‘she who lives’

so before you dummies look down on us for our names, keep in mind that their roots date back further than where majority of your great-great-great grandparents can trace their lineage.

We are not jokes. We are not cognitively deficient. And we are certainly not here to appease your ridiculous standards and expectations for what a child’s name ‘should’ be. We are not ghetto, and our names are not rachet. Our names have meaning, and they have soul.

Perhaps next time you feel to make a joke at the expense of our culture, just keep in mind that you’re a lowkey racist for playing on racial stereotypes..and we ain’t really smiling bout’ that.

*bell rings*

A great reminder to not judge other human beings by cultural standards and expectations. #StaySmart

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