Embedded in vulnerability, is an honest, raw, bid for connection.

So in my view, vulnerability is about intimacy trust & connection. We share our stories with people who earn the right to hear them.


— Dr. Brene Brown

"I am very morbid about my girly-ness. I always get called cute, and I hate it. I am not five. I do not want to be cute. I want to be a weird, scary, freaky chick. I would rather look like a dominatrix librarian than anything else."

Arabelle Sicardi

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This. All the time, this.

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cogs in a machine

mold ‘em
use ‘em
break ‘em
replace ‘em

"Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy."

— Eckhart Tolle



legit tears.





The True Trayvon Martin

  • He didn’t eat pork because his father didn’t. Once his uncle fixed pork chops; they smelled so good he called them “beef chops” & ate 1.
  • He was passionate about aviation.
  • When he volunteered at a soup kitchen for the first time, he was astounded by the US hunger crisis.
  • He loved his little cousins’ birthday parties. Even as a teen, he wasn’t too cool for Chuck E. Cheese.
  • He was modest about saving his father from dying in a house fire. His father called him his best friend because of it.
  • Hoodies made *him* feel safe. Like so many teens (and adults), he wore them as a protective shell, a security garment.
  • He called his dad, “My ol’ boy.” Lord, how he loved his dad.
  • When folks wanted to tease him, they said, “Boy, you too skinny to take a breath.” And he’d just smile.
  • If he wanted to hang out with his cousins and they had chores, he helped so they could finish faster.
  • His uncle said they never had to ask him to do something twice.
  • At 17, he was still into BMX bikes. He could cat-walk wheelie.
  • The tattoo on his wrist read, “Sybrina.”
  • The tattoo on his chest read, “Cora” — his grandmother’s name.
  • I’m going to stop here. But just claim one of these memories I tweeted. Carry part of this boy with you, write him on your heart.
  • Write the beautiful details of all the black children you meet on your heart. That’s where they’ll be safest.
  • I feel like this stuff is important.

All facts about Trayvon are from this Esquire article.

Even if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t believe that Zimmerman himself was racist, I don’t see how you can deny that the media portrayal of him as a thug was racist.

You can paint anyone as a thug if that’s what you are trying to do.

real tears falling…

got me bawling at work. this boy, this boy. my God.

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Dear astrology,
You don’t know my life!

Dear astrology,

You don’t know my life!



Time Lapse Study of the Day: 69-Year-Old Pitch Drop Experiment Comes to Fruition

In October 1944, physicists at Trinity College in Dublin began an experiment to measure the flow of tar pitch, a polymeric substance that appears solid at room temperature. Fast forward 69 years to last week, the drop was finally captured on camera for the first time ever.

'Bout damn time!

Because yes, I did in fact already know that this is a thing.

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i wouldn’t want to be in anyone’s life who i didn’t positively affect. i wish some of the people who want to be in my life had this same concern. 

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How did I not know about this sooner?

Emmanuel and Phillip Hudson - Ratchet Girl Anthem (Official Video) HD (by Emmanuel N Phillip Hudson)

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If I buy this pattern, who can I pay to crochet this for my niece? For serious. I needs this.

Etsy store here

If I buy this pattern, who can I pay to crochet this for my niece? For serious. I needs this.

Etsy store here

"It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it."

— Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild