delladilly:

i don’t want to be a boy or a girl i want to be a small cluster of stars

(via revsean)

gorlt:

bye

gorlt:

bye

(Source: jayydodd, via sexartandpolitics)

"I will believe the truth about myself
no matter how beautiful it is:
I believe in my power to
transform indifference into love.
I believe I have an amazing gift
to keep hope alive in the face of despair…
I believe I have the strength of will
to be peace in a world of violence.
I believe in my miraculous capacity
for unconditional love.
I will believe the truth about myself
no matter how beautiful it is."

Compline Prayer for the Noon Hour by Macrine Wiederkehr (via a-vicar-of-minneapolis)

This has been in my drafts folder for months. It’s one of the most difficult prayers I’ve ever read, and It’s been coming to mind a lot lately.

(via isopod)

(via isopod)

"To force ourselves into any kind of identity that is different from what God created us to be – whether by denying our innate sexuality, by trying to change our sexual attractions to something else, by repressing any and all sexual thoughts and feelings – is to deny that we are created as beings in God’s image.
This is the first step toward developing a healthy sexual ethic – the recognition that you are okay. God created you, God made you, and God loves you. Get comfortable with who you are as a creature of God. You are okay."

Dianna E. Anderson, "Leaving Purity Culture: Now What?" 

I’ve been really enjoying Dianna’s series on leaving/unlearning purity culture.There are 9 parts so far, including consent, intentionality, can abstinence be right? (her answer: choose what’s right for you), fluid sexualities, and a two parter called “Beyond Vanilla” on BDSM.

This—from one of the first posts—very nearly made me cry. Purity culture is so toxic, and it’s hard to know how to replace it when you’ve left.

I’m really looking forward to reading her book, which comes out next February.

(via isopod)

rainbowclusterfuck:

gasshofriend:

Nasir al-Mulk mosque in Shiraz, Iran, known for its intricate detail and beautiful stained glass.

Wow💕

(via curiousgeorgiana)

factsinallcaps:

HARRIET TUBMAN ESCAPED FROM SLAVERY AND THEN WENT BACK TO GET OTHERS. LIKE, I KNOW YOU KNOW WHO HARRIET TUBMAN IS AND THAT SHE DID THAT, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO TAKE THAT IN FOR A SECOND.

HARRIET TUBMAN WAS HELD CAPTIVE AND BOUND TO UNPAID, BACK-BREAKING LABOR SINCE BIRTH…

Copied full text because this will infuriatingly reblog as a link:

HARRIET TUBMAN ESCAPED FROM SLAVERY AND THEN WENT BACK TO GET OTHERS. LIKE, I KNOW YOU KNOW WHO HARRIET TUBMAN IS AND THAT SHE DID THAT, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO TAKE THAT IN FOR A SECOND.
HARRIET TUBMAN WAS HELD CAPTIVE AND BOUND TO UNPAID, BACK-BREAKING LABOR SINCE BIRTH UNDER PENALTY OF TORTURE OR DEATH. SHE MANAGED TO ESCAPE THAT LIFE, AND SHE TURNED THE FUCK AROUND AND WENT THE FUCK BACK TO GET EVERYONE ELSE WHO WAS STILL TRAPPED IN IT. AND THEN SHE DID IT AGAIN EIGHTEEN MORE TIMES.
WHEN ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS UNSURE WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS PREPARED TO MAKE A STAND AGAINST SLAVERY, HARRIET TUBMAN BASICALLY SAID HE SHOULD STOP BEING SUCH A DIAPER BABY AND THAT GUYS WHO ARE TOO SCARED TO END SLAVERY DON’T DESERVE TO WIN WARS.
NOT ONLY DID SHE SECRET OVER 300 SLAVES TO FREEDOM ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, BUT SHE ACTED AS A SPY FOR THE UNION ARMY DURING THE CIVIL WAR, AND BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD AN ARMED ASSAULT IN THE CIVIL WAR. THAT RAID BROUGHT FREEDOM TO OVER 700 SLAVES IN ONE GO.
SO I JUST WANT YOU TO STEW ON THAT FOR LIKE A MINUTE. ACTING IN THE SHADOWS, SHE WALKED INTO HELL ON EARTH 19 TIMES TO SAVE HER FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS FROM THE TORMENT SHE ENDURED, AND THE SECOND SHE WAS GIVEN EVEN A MODICUM OF POWER, SHE MANAGED TO FREE SEVEN HUNDRED SLAVES IN ONE DAY.
I GUARANTEE, HOWEVER IMPRESSED YOU ALREADY ARE WITH HARRIET TUBMAN, YOU ARE FALLING LIKE AT LEAST 40% SHORT OF HOW IMPRESSED YOU SHOULD BE WITH HARRIET TUBMAN. SHE IS ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF BADASSERY IN THE ENTIRETY OF AMERICAN HISTORY.

"I cannot discover God in myself and myself in others unless I have the courage to face myself exactly as I am, with all my limitations, and to accept others as they are, with all their limitations. The religious answer is not religion if it is not fully real."

— Thomas Merton, quoted in this a radio pilgrimage to L’Arche. (via beingblog)

sixpenceee:

Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.

After the war, his efforts remained unknown. But in 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found the scrapbook from 1939 with the complete list of children’s names and photos. Sir Nicholas Winton is sitting in an audience of Jewish Czechoslovakian people who he saved 50 years before.

WATCH FULL VIDEO HERE

(via msenjoli)

giraffepoliceforce:

"You can’t just change the race of cultural icons like Captain America! It’s an important part of their identity and message!"

Jesus: Ah yes.

Jesus: Can’t imagine who would do that.

Jesus: What a shame.

(via ttfkagb)

"There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."

— Nelson Mandela (via ttfkagb)

(Source: katiecouric, via ttfkagb)