Journey of Dreams & Questions

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“ Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible. ”

—    Things I’ll teach my children (via ramengirl48)

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theyouthbooth:

unamajestad:

i-write-wrongs:

realest thing I’ve seen in a while

WOAHHH

damn

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decolonizingmedia:

indigenousnationhoodmovement:

#ItEndsHere: The Full Series

Over the past two weeks, we have been running a series of posts confronting the crisis of violence against Indigenous women and girls, to declare: #ItEndsHere. We are committed to eliminating all forms of violence within Indigenous communities, including violence based on gender and sexual identity and orientation. Please read and share these powerful words.

"First, I want to cite Susan Blight: ‘It is not about you being inclusive,  [decolonization] is about you being included under our laws, relations, and ways of being’.  The killing of Indigenous women is an extension of the genocidal practices of the colonial mother country and it is intended to eliminate the decolonization of Canada as a mother country.   It is not simply about “ending violence”, the violation is the colonial order, that rests on our lands, our homes, our lives and kills either overtly [killing young women, slaughters our lineages forever] or covertly, assimilation, reconciling without restoring our nations.  The people in  this country need to own up: this is not Europe, Africa or Asia, it is Turtle Island.  Political struggle is the struggle of one set of laws versus another.  In this country that means our laws must prevail, our sensibility must prevail.  We are all about “all my relations”, this is the centre point of our legal systems, everyone in this country, in order to be a ‘decolonized’ citizen must ascribe to this and protect the mothers of our nations and the future mothers of our nations, so that we may live within and transmit to everyone our laws and our relational teachings, that we may all live in peace.  Anything else contributes to genocide." — Lee Maracle

READ THE SERIES HERE:

"Don’t Be Tricked" - Tara Willamson

"I Am Accountable to Loretta Saunders" - Sarah Hunt

"She Carries the World" - Eva Jewell

"Not Murdered and Not Missing" - Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

"A Line in the Sand" - Adam Barker

"From Outrage to Radical Love" - Siku Allooloo

"Eyes Wide Open" - Jaskiran Dhillon

"In the Spirit of Our Ancestors" - Tasha Beeds

"Refuse to Live Quietly!" - Jana-Rae Yerxa

"Against the Crisis" - Jarrett Martineau

"Carrying the Fire" - Daniel Heath Justice

"It Starts With Us" - Native Youth Sexual Health Network, Families of Sisters in Spirit, and No More Silence

More lives have been lost. The numbers keep growing. We have to stop the violence.

cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

No justice, no peace.

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My brain has so much trouble wrapping around the idea of how terrible and horrible this world and other people are to each other, and yet how beautiful and amazing it is at the same time.

pharaohpfeil:

micdotcom:

Vile photos show the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border no one is talking about

With a spate of huge stories breaking in the past few weeks, you might not have caught the massive environmental crisis in northern Mexico that began earlier in August.

According to the Associated Press, local politicians claim that Grupo Mexico, a private mining company in Sonora with a troubling track record of hazardous waste violations in Mexico and the U.S., was slow to report a disastrous fault in its leaching ponds, which hold industrial acid used in the mining process. The spill released around 10 million gallons of acid into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers.

20,000 people were without water | Follow micdotcom 

whaaat the FUUUCK

NO

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queer-terror:

sometimes it’s really hard not to hate this country.

this is extremely relevant rn

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lovebug:

kim-jong-chill:

what a difference 50 years can make

or not

So. Fucking. Important.

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10 Things Teachers Should Never Do When Teaching Native Kids.

tubooks:

Wonderful list of things to help teachers know what not to do, and resources for redirecting these ideas so many teachers come up with. Most important, in our book (they’re ALL important): NEVER tell a Native student they’ll drop out someday, don’t speak about Natives as if they’re only in the past, and contact local tribes for guest speakers so you don’t teach stereotypes. Read the whole article (5 pages)—important stuff for anyone who teaches anything about Native Americans!

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pvnk-is-dad:

I crave intimacy but I get confused and uncomfortable when I’m shown even the slightest bit of attention or affection.

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gothvenus:

Sometimes you just gotta cry until it hurts to breathe to feel better about everything in your life

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18 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be.

"When we were young life was easier, right? I know sometimes it seems that way. But the truth is life still is easy. It always will be. The only difference is we’re older, and the older we get, the harder we make things for ourselves."

“ I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I melt right into it. ”

—    Hanamoto Hagumi, Honey and Clover  (via nofatnowhip)

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