I want to take you far frm the cynics in this town

I'm Julia. This is my life. My life is characterized by some mix of snark & optimism;my likes range from the delicate to the ironic. I want to be near the ocean. I believe the world is a beautiful place.

This blog is a celebration of nature, of change, of courage, of kindness, of bliss, of life, of the universe.

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Oct 21
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red-lipstick:

Kim Dorland (b. 1974, Wain­wright, Alberta, Canada) - After The Party, 2014 Paintings: Oil, Acrylic and Spray Paint on Linen over Wood Panel

red-lipstick:

Kim Dorland (b. 1974, Wain­wright, Alberta, Canada) - After The Party, 2014 Paintings: Oil, Acrylic and Spray Paint on Linen over Wood Panel

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Oct 19
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Oct 16
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You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.
— Angela Davis - from a lecture delivered at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. February 13th, 2014. (via shutl0w)

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Oct 15
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dynastylnoire:

starbombpotter:

GUYS COLORADO NEEDS SOME HELP
There is a bill about to be passed called Amendment 67 that is the ban on ALL abortions. THIS INCLUDES IF THE MOTHER WOULD DIE OR IF SHE WAS RAPED. THIS BILL ALSO CAN MAKE POLICE INSTIGATE ALL NON-LIVE BIRTHS (MISCARRIAGE/STILLBORN).
If you want more information, the article is [here] and they have an indigogo page [here] to help fund the stop of Amendment 67.
TUMBLR PLEASE BLOW THIS UP. PLEASE IM BEGGING YOU

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

This is terrifying. It would also restrict the pill & IUDs. PLEASE, any Colordans out there, PLEASE vote & vote NO on Amendment 67. And SPREAD THE WORD.

dynastylnoire:

starbombpotter:

GUYS COLORADO NEEDS SOME HELP

There is a bill about to be passed called Amendment 67 that is the ban on ALL abortions. THIS INCLUDES IF THE MOTHER WOULD DIE OR IF SHE WAS RAPED. THIS BILL ALSO CAN MAKE POLICE INSTIGATE ALL NON-LIVE BIRTHS (MISCARRIAGE/STILLBORN).

If you want more information, the article is [here] and they have an indigogo page [here] to help fund the stop of Amendment 67.

TUMBLR PLEASE BLOW THIS UP. PLEASE IM BEGGING YOU

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

This is terrifying. It would also restrict the pill & IUDs. PLEASE, any Colordans out there, PLEASE vote & vote NO on Amendment 67. And SPREAD THE WORD.

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“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.

If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.

Do what you love, love what you do: An omnipresent mantra that’s bad for work and workers. 

other quotes from the article i really like:

"According to this way of thinking, labor is not something one does for compensation but is an act of love. If profit doesn’t happen to follow, presumably it is because the worker’s passion and determination were insufficient. Its real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace."

"Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life! Before succumbing to the intoxicating warmth of that promise, it’s critical to ask, “Who, exactly, benefits from making work feel like nonwork?” “Why should workers feel as if they aren’t working when they are?” In masking the very exploitative mechanisms of labor that it fuels, DWYL is, in fact, the most perfect ideological tool of capitalism. If we acknowledged all of our work as work, we could set appropriate limits for it, demanding fair compensation and humane schedules that allow for family and leisure time."

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Oct 14
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Oct 13
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whine-time:

tenderfragrantgrass:

very important announcement 

today is official Treat Yourself Day

October 13th, the original air date of that Parks & Rec episode

please remember to treat yourself today it is very important 

!!

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But, even if you’re not fat, if you’re a woman, you’re probably still so caught up with your toxic weight shit that you can’t even see straight. During my working life I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been part of these ridiculous workplace group diets. Almost all of the participants have been women. Sometimes they even try to bribe one another with money. They all put in ten dollars on the first week and whoever loses the most wins the pool at the end of 4 months, or whatever it is. Look, I’m like you. I’ve done it too. And at a perfectly normal, healthy weight I’ve done it. All because of a sick, shitful, ugly little voice in the back of my head that tells me I ought to be smaller.

And that’s the rub, right there. Exactly why do we want to be smaller? What exactly is the appeal of being smaller? How does it benefit us? Does it make us better mothers? Better students? Better lovers? Better artists? Scientists? Friends? Does it make us more badass badasses?

No, no, no, no, no. You must see that it doesn’t. It doesn’t do anything but make us smaller.

Babies and puppies are small. So are dimes and Skittles. You’re a fucking woman. A woman! You are entitled to occupy as much fucking space as you like with your awesomeness, and you better be suspicious as fuck of anybody who tells you differently.
Why, ladies? Why must we continue to whittle ourselves down? Who is it for? What is it for? You can walk through a certain aisle at the pharmacy or at the grocery store and see the language of diminishment all over the packaging for weight loss aids of all kinds. “Shrink your waist.” “Lose inches off your thighs.” “Slim down.” “Get skinny.”

How about “Grow your mind.” “Increase your confidence and productivity.” “Beef up your knowledge.” “Enlarge your scope of asskicking.”

That’s a valid message for women and girls: grow, expand, branch out, open up, get bigger, wider, faster, stronger, better, smarter. Go up not down. Get strong, not skinny.

You are not here to get smaller. You are not here to have a thin waist and thighs. You are not here to disappear. You’re here to change the world! Change the fucking world, then! Forget about “losing a few pounds.” Think about what you could be gaining instead.

Not a food post. But absolutely wonderful.

Ladybud.com 

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This is absolutely wonderful. 

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Love thisss!

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