Learning to Breathe

John, 22. Paradox-in-Being.

dilfgod:

straight friend: aw I don’t understand why you’re still single

me: because approximately 8% of the us population identifies under the lgbtq community where 1.1% identifies as lesbian female, 3.5% as bisexual female, 1.7% as gay male, 1.1% as bisexual male, .3% as trans, and .3% as something else, then there’s finding someone who I’m compatible with emotionally, physically, and romantically from less than 8% of the population, and may or may not live near me

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iheartbeingacatholic:

southern-conservatism:

bdnocampo:

lovewithallyouvegot:

defensoresdaigrejade2000anos:

Volta logo Senhor………..

And they say Christians don’t face oppression.

Lord, have mercy on us all.

I pray to God Christians in America never have to face this. 

I pray to God that Christians all over the world never have to face this

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thebabcocks:

Glacier National Park

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Well I originally wasn’t going to do this, but I’m gonna go ahead and use this excuse to remind myself that’s a lot of me worth liking. 

1) My eyes are pretty.
         Very pretty.
2) I don’t do a lot of things well, but I am legitimately the best academic writer I know. I know how to craft an argument and make you believe it.
3) I can separate my emotions from my arguments and have intellectual conversations about ideas without getting heated. I know how to entertain an idea without accepting it. It’s a skill I’m convinced I developed out of necessity growing up with a conservative Republican Protestant soldier father and a liberal Democrat Catholic nurse mother.
4) I’m incredibly diplomatic. I have a natural aptitude for getting people to think I agree with them even when I don’t and can get two people who are having a conflict to see the position of the other in a new light.
5) I don’t have a lot of friends and I’m not very good at showing affection to the few I have, but I’m loyal as hell, and there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for the people close to me.

So there.

orlandobloomers:

me: stop being racist please

family:  listen… liberal hippie trash ….u dont know anything abotu the world….

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takemetomountains:

B R O W N I N G  |    M.T.

takemetomountains:

B R O W N I N G  |    M.T.

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See ya later, summer. Thanks for a great couple months. 
hermionestolemyshit:

ithotyouknew:

producedbyj6:

athickgirlscloset:

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.
One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.
However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.
All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:







Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:


I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

^^^^^ i have to agree!

Bruh, thank you

WHAT I BEEN SAYING! WHAT DID I TELL Y’ALL???

YUP THANK YOU

hermionestolemyshit:

ithotyouknew:

producedbyj6:

athickgirlscloset:

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.

One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.

However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.

All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:

Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:

I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

^^^^^ i have to agree!

Bruh, thank you

WHAT I BEEN SAYING! WHAT DID I TELL Y’ALL???

YUP THANK YOU

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bookshelfbelle:

"Control yourself," whispers the conscience.

"Stop," whispers the wallet.

"Shut up, we’re in a bookstore," whispers the heart.

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Sam Smith is the Eighth Sacrament

This straight girl I met last night: “Oh, you’re gay? So do you have a Grindr?”

Me: “…no.”

smh

Saying the Hail Mary

paulstead:

Anglicans:

Hail Mary. Full of grace. the Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou among women. And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

[pause]

Holy Mary, Mother of God. Pray for us sinner. Now, and at the hour of our death.

[pause]

Amen.

Every Roman Catholic I’ve ever…

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