“Open your eyes, what do you see? More possibilities? Does your new view give you more hope? That’s the goal, although it doesn’t always work out that way. Sometimes a shift in perspective just makes you see what you’ve lost.”—Meredith Grey - 'We Are Never Getting Back Together' (via greys-anatomy-quotes)
Simpson defined food justice as everyone’s right to afford and easily access culturally appropriate and nutritious food. Although some people can choose to buy local, organic foods, not everyone has the ability to access them. Though food justice advocates frequently observe that food insecurity disproportionately affects low-income people of color, advocacy around food justice for people with disabilities is not a prevalent part of the food justice discourse. It is important to note that these communities are not separate; a disabled person may also be a person of color and/or low income. To create an inclusive society, we must ask the following question: How can the food justice movement attain justice with society’s narrow view of health and how bodies should operate?
“Disability justice is everybody’s movement, a movement meant to combat systemic oppression,” Simpson said. “This makes it a human rights movement.”
My memories are like broken pieces of glass; random, scattered, and sharp. When I was 27 I was officially diagnosed with PTSD, though I’ve had this disorder since I was about five years old. The memories reach me at completely random and often inconvenient times, like when I’m at…
FYF contributor JM Bates wrote a personal piece for IBYINYF! Check it out. (Trigger warning: rape, abuse)
“Late-night comedy will be dominated by white men for the foreseeable future – hosts come and go so rarely, and we are so far from racial and gender equity that it will take years before the host population hits parity. But achieving diversity among guests can be solved much more quickly. If we must live in a late night landscape hosted by white guys, the least we can demand of those men, especially if we’re going to hold them up as liberal icons, is that they practice what they preach. Right now, the hypocrisy is so severe that it’s not even funny.”—Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert liberal lions? The guest chair tells a different story. | The Great Debate (via becauseiamawoman)
I'm afraid that, I may fail to my expectations in college and unable to be successful in the future. What should I do?
What’s the point of being worried about something that isn’t even close to happening yet? You gotta take things one day at a time.
Worry about this week’s test. Go to class. Take notes. Study. Get an A. Repeat.
I’m not successful because I’m the best rapper or the funniest comedian. I’m successful because I WORK. I’ve uploaded an average of 2 youtube videos a week for the past 8 years. I was never worried about failure cuz I knew that if i kept working, I would keep progressing.
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right."
Lead on, lean in, lean forward, be a force of nature and nothing else, and don’t give damn what anyone else thinks - if these days have taught me anything is to keep your soul close hold and show your funny self that small potatoes aren’t worth the sweat but building on great friendships, and forging forward with fire on hand!
“Happiness wasn’t a mystical place to be reached or won—some bright terrain beyond the boundary of misery, a paradise waiting for them to find it—but something to carry doggedly with you through everything, as humble and ordinary as your gear and supplies.”—Laini Taylor (via observando)