25. elementary school prof. lets go play outside

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out
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dirt.

—The Way I chose to Love you (via keywrites)

i haven’t climbed in 3 months. fracture in my left middle joint. grouchy grouchy like you wouldn’t believe.

“Please stop calling this a nation of immigrants. We are not a nation of immigrants. We are a nation of colonizers, ex-slaves, ghosts of genocide victims, and preferred immigrants.”

—Maurice Lucas Goes IN (via sonofbaldwin)

(via newwavefeminism)

Laid up

With a finger injury. 2+ months, crossing fingers (hah!) I won’t need surgury on my knuckle.

Also, took maybe too many tries to spell knuckle.

I asked Yuri, “How do I do this? How do I live a political life with motherhood?” I was exhausted, but Yuri made it seem so easy.

“This,” she said, gesturing to my daughter in her lap, “is what you do. You just take your daughter everywhere, like I did with my kids – protests, rallies, long late-night planning meetings. We take our children with us and they grow up to be good people, people who care about the community. And she will learn what kind of woman her mother is by watching you work in the movement.”

sparkyourart:

Finally….. (at University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System)

sparkyourart:

Finally….. (at University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System)

igniteloove:

Today was so rad! Sent my second V5 within two weeks since my first. This time in 80° humid weather. Feeling strong and staying stoked! #gretna #pa #bouldering #organicclimbing #coleflesh

boy. that boulder and i have had words. hardest 5 ever until some dude was like, hey man. start like this.

igniteloove:

Today was so rad! Sent my second V5 within two weeks since my first. This time in 80° humid weather. Feeling strong and staying stoked! #gretna #pa #bouldering #organicclimbing #coleflesh

boy. that boulder and i have had words.

hardest 5 ever until some dude was like, hey man. start like this.

liquidzoot asked: I've seen similar messages/posts over the last couple days here and on facebook: men who call themselves feminists, but don't see rape culture, don't see misogyny, don't acknowledge structural inequality. I generally don't trust males who claim to be feminists (myself included) but it's not that they don't want to, or are incapable of helping, but there's something different about people raised to be men and they struggle to understand women's lived experiences under patriarchy.

newwavefeminism:

just calling yourself a feminist isn’t enough

I’d say the same for race. Just like I’ll never know what its like to live on the other side of patriarchy I’ll never know what it’s like to be a POC.

All the more reason for us white dudes to shut up and listen, help when asked, and get outta the way when told. Also push and prod and read and question and sing.

“Men’s rights activists don’t organize marches; they don’t build shelters or raise funds for abused men; they don’t organize prostate cancer-awareness events or campaign against prison rape. What they actually do, when they’re not simply carping in comments online, is target and harass women—from feminist writers and professors to activists—in an attempt to silence them.”

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