power to the people

My son thinks I'm a jungle gum, but I'm not.
22, a mom, pansexual, feminist and psychology major.
"Without community there is no liberation... but community must not mean a shedding of our differences, nor the pathetic pretense that these differences do not exist". -Audre Lorde

If you are a white woman and you want to call yourself a feminist, you must acknowledge that your whiteness affords you a privilege that shields you from a lot. You must also acknowledge that you are afforded privileges that some men in this country do not have. Racism and sexism are tightly intertwined. You cannot fight one while ignoring the other.

When feminism does not explicitly oppose racism, and when anti-racism does not incorporate opposition to patriarchy, race and gender politics often end up being antagonistic to each other and both interests lose.

Kimberle Crenshaw (b. 1959), African American author. Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power, ch. 14 (1992). (via grasstomyknees) Boom! In every way. (via blackfoxx)

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"As the years go on, you see changes in yourself, but you’ve got to face that - everyone goes through it… Either you have to face up to it and tell yourself you’re not going to be eighteen all your life, or be prepared for a terrible shock when you see the wrinkles and white hair. Getting older doesn’t frighten me, but I wish I didn’t have to because I like life a lot." Audrey Hepburn

"As the years go on, you see changes in yourself, but you’ve got to face that - everyone goes through it… Either you have to face up to it and tell yourself you’re not going to be eighteen all your life, or be prepared for a terrible shock when you see the wrinkles and white hair. Getting older doesn’t frighten me, but I wish I didn’t have to because I like life a lot." Audrey Hepburn

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One moment I’m perfectly fine, and the next I feel a wave of nausea, then panic. Then I can’t catch my breath and I know I’m about to lose control and all I want to do is escape. Except the one thing I can’t escape from is the very thing I want to run away from … me.

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir, Jenny Lawson

This quote describes me so well it hurts. 

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Carrie Rudzinski - “Delhi’s Belly”

“I am a woman. It does not matter the country I am in. It does not matter the clothing that I wear. The world is still a beast, and he is always hungry.”

Find out more about Carrie, and see more of her work, at her tumblr!

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