THEME BY BAUDELAIRED
The world will never take my heart.

tryingtomakesenseofpeople:

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pitchblackglow:

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funkycops:

imperfectwriting:

I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist. 

My name is Ela.  I am seventeen years old.  I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab.  So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through. 

My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall.  Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack.  Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us.  Not today.  People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us.  They didn’t talk to us.  They acted like we didn’t exist.  They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all. 

And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists.  She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything.  I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice.  However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget.  The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store. 

All that because I put a scarf on my head.  Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil.  It didn’t matter that I was a nice person.  All that mattered was that I looked different.  That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing. 

This experiment gave me a huge wakeup call.  It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.  It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim. 

People of Tumblr, please help me spread this message.  Treat Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Taoists, etc., exactly the way you want to be treated, regardless of what they’re wearing or not wearing, no exceptions.  Reblog this.  Tell your friends.  I don’t know that the world will ever totally wipe out prejudice, but we can try, one blog at a time.  

coming up next on white people solve racism

muslim women dont need your white saviour attitude, you might now finally realise what it’s like to be excluded from society because of a piece of garment but you’re never going to experience it in the way we do.

she literally worded this so well and so honestly and tried so hard not to be rude, she just tried to understand what you go through. she’s not trying to be a saviour, she’s trying to raise awareness. she never said she’d solve anything or experience it like you do. stop doing exactly what other people do to you and shut down someones ideas just because of their color or religion or anything. this is a valid and completely pure hearted thing. 

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It’s funny how people act like white people are the biggest douchebags, and then act like total asshats themselves, huh?

She did this to get a GLIMPSE into the shit Muslim women are put through. She never claimed total understanding; in fact she said that she “can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.” She ADMITTED that she doesn’t know everything these women go through, and yet she’s STILL attacked? I cannot fathom why it’s deemed “okay” to be prejudiced against white people, even when we try to understand what it is people of other ethnicities/skin tones/nationalities/religions/etc go through. If you want, we can stop trying to understand and let everyone wallow in their self-pity.

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netflixgurl:

That face you make when you find weird shit at stores, and then offer it to your friend.

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majortwink:

in 4th grade we were making clay pots in art and our teacher kept saying “make them thinner! those are too thick they won’t work” so we made them thinner and when she put then in the kiln they all exploded and she told us it was our fault because we made them too thin and if that doesn’t describe the school system i don’t know what does


"Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy - but mysterious. But above all black says this: ‘I don’t bother you - don’t bother me"
Yohji Yamamoto (via never2lat3)


izzydoodledump:

"WE ARE RIDERS…ON A MISSION!!!"

Close ups from my All Grown Up: Rocket Power drawing.


emillu:

As some of you know, I have not been doing very well the last couple months. Because of that, my number of actual art posts have dwindled and my personal posts have skyrocketed, and at times I haven’t posted anything at all. And yet, except for a few exceptions, you guys have stayed with me on this blog and have sent tons and tons of support and love my way and I just can not thank you all enough! I wish I could send something to every single one of you but this is the best I can do!

This for all my followers, as well as future followers, who have and hopefully will continue to bare with me and all my malfunctions and annoyances!

Rules

  • You must be following me because this is a thank you to my followers and future followers!!!
  • Both likes and reblogs count!
  • Please reblog only once as not to annoy your followers.
  • You must have your ask box open so that I will be able to contact you if you win and you must be comfortable giving me your address so I can send you your stuff!

Grand prize winner will receive:

  • An 8 ft. long 4th doctor scarf
  • A John Watson styled sweater (It has been loved by me for a couple years so it is a little worn. Don’t be alarmed.)
  • A deerstalker hat
  • A 11th Doctor fez
  • A pair of Bee socks from my store
  • Sherlock Season 1 on DVD
  • Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hounds of the Baskervilles book
  • 8 Sherlock fanartist stickers (with a couple Sock Drawer stickers thrown in there.)
  • A poster of a map of Middle Earth with Gandalf on the reverse side
  • A Doctor Who poster
  • A Portrait of Ben C drawn by me!
  • A copy of ENtertainment weekly with an Article on Doctor Who in it
  • + a little note and doodle from me

5 runner up winners will receive:

  • 2 pairs of socks picked out by me from my store
  • A bunch of Sock Drawer stickers from my store
  • + a little note and doodle from me
  • (also if I see you are following my stores tumblr, the-sockdrawer, you will get an extra little something!)

The give away ends in exactly 3 weeks, on Friday September 19th.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR BEING AS SWEET AS YOU ARE AND GOODLUCK TO YOU ALL!

Also a thank you to ma bb krfr (ohg-d) for helping me model some of the stuff.


So fake your death, or it’s your blame
And leave the lights on when you stay


laurosnes:

more celebrities should donate blood like could you imagine having the blood of meryl streep running through your veins



oarv:

Unexplained photographs

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Unexplained photographs


tsartorial:

first things first i’m image


sexy-fruit:

THIS

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THIS


stumphyllus:

IF YOU ONLY STARTED FUCKING LIKING FALL OUT BOY AFTER SAVE ROCK AND ROLL CAME OUT THEN thats really cool dude I’m really glad you love this band I love, you wanna borrow any of my albums or anything let me know.


2.01 In My Time Of Dying.


gilliansanderson:

when you do all of the work for a “group” project

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