portraits-of-america:

     “Ever since I was a kid, my best friends—all girls—have been abused: my best friends when I was little, in middle school, in college, and then in graduate school. Different phases, different places. One of them was later murdered by her boyfriend. The whole time, I felt as if I was in this glass house and I couldn’t do anything about it: I was just a powerless witness to their suffering.
     “Eventually, this all led to my current interest in linking hormones and stress with reproductive outcomes among black women who’ve experienced the same things as children. I want to understand how their experiences lead them to make certain decisions. I’m a deep believer in God, and I feel that He was showing me these things at different stages in my life so I can better understand them and be able to help young girls so they don’t get into bad relationships.”

Ann Arbor, MI

mockeryd:

floatinginthedark:

catsbeaversandducks:

Oliver the Dog and Arashi the Cat: the cutest best friends ever!

Photos by ©izumiechan - Via BuzzFeed

Happiness in photo set form. 

The happiness that oozes from this photo set is over whelming.

gawfzilla:

the one TRUE secret to a great sex life

Friendly reminder that anyone born between 1985-1998 didn’t get their hogwarts letter because Voldemort’s ministry wiped out the record of muggleborns

(Source: tracey-hummel)

#mcm goes to 2 out of the 4 hotties who hung out with me last night :) :)

He says ‘I don’t get it, why are you still a virgin at 24?’

He says ‘I don’t believe you, I’ve seen you walk, virgins don’t walk like that’

He says, ‘That ain’t natural, people are supposed to fuck.’

He asks ‘Why though? No offence though.’

I ask ‘When was your first time?’

He says ‘I was 12’

He says ‘I know what you’re thinking, that’s too young.’

I look at his knuckles, he has two good hands.

He says ‘She was older than me.’

I ask ‘How old?’

And he says ‘It’s better that the girl is older, that’s how I learnt all things I know’

He licks his lips.

I ask again ‘How old?’

He says ‘I could use one finger to make you sob’

I think of my brother in prison and I can’t remember his face.

I ask again ‘How old?’

He says ‘Boys become men in the laps of women, you know?’

I think of my mother’s face lined with her bad choices in men.

He says ‘If you were mine you wouldn’t get away with this shit, I’d eat you for hours, I’d gut you like fruit.’

I think of my cousin’s circumcision, how he feels like a mermaid, not human from the waist down.

He says ‘I’d look after you, you know?’

I laugh, I ask for the last time ‘How old?’

He says ‘34.’

He says ‘She was beautiful though and I know what you’re thinking but it’s not like that, I’m a man, I’m a man, I’m a man. No one could ever hurt me’.

Warsan Shire, Crude Conversations With Boys Who Fake Laughter Often (via stillmeaningless)

(Source: cactuslungs)

darning-socks:

"Oh my GOD Carl I am so done with you.”

ghirahim:

thestarkidshavethephonebox:

howtoskinatiger:

grazie-arigato:

ハムスター速報

This is a Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus), a small species of antelope. They primarily live in mountainous areas, and it’s hooves are designed like that to allow it to stand on even the tiniest outcrop of rock. 

its on its widdle tippy toes

the underside of their hooves is also quite rubbery and allows for better grip— it’s reported they can land safely on rock as wide as a dime.

also they mate for life and always stay by their mate. one will keep watch while another eats and are generally the cutest little things

a-hangmans-joke:

seaworld-secrets:

passion4killerwhales:

animalsnatureveganism:

TIGERS ARE ON RED ALERT

The Sumatran Tiger is said to be extinct by 2015, with fewer than 300-400 left in the wild due to large-scale habitat loss, poaching, hunting and human-tiger conflict. Other subspecies are said to follow. 

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Petitions
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Source: ttp://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/tigers/about_tigers/sumatran_tiger/  

THIS IS NOT OK. :(

IMPORTANT SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE

Ok so tigers are my favourite animal and this literally kills me.
I have 12,000+ followers
if each one of you donated like £3 it would be huge.
Please and thank you.

africandiasporaphd:

Jery Bennet Taylor sews sweetgrass baskets on the porch at Gullah Grub, a restaurant on St. Helena Island specializing in traditional Gullah food.

A Unique African-American Culture, Hundreds of Years Old, That Could Go Extinct

beben-eleben:

How to get a boyfriend

ammaasante:

Here is what is going on in Pakistan right now: