"Rape jokes are not jokes. Woman-hating jokes are not jokes. These guys are telling you what they think. When you laugh along to get their approval, you give them yours."
"Someday I’ll be writing about someone who loves me back."
a guy walked into the board room and said
"hi sweetheart if you could fix me up a coffee real quick im meeting with the regional reports manager in like five minutes, thanks darling"
and i just stared at him and coldly said
"i am the regional reports manager"
we are now twenty minutes into this board meeting and i dont think i’ve ever seen a man look so embarrassed and afraid in my whole life
(Source: sofiajonze, via politicalmachine)
"Be the kind of person you want to be attracted to. You will find that you are less and less drawn to people with difficult character issues and more desirous to find people who are full of grace, safety, acceptance, and a hunger to grow."
"My mother instilled in me that you don’t apologise for being a woman. There’s no apology in my femininity."
-Academy Award winner, Lupita Nyong’o
La Casa Azul, an all-Latino bookstore, opens in East Harlem
Aurora Anaya-Cerda has achieved her dream of opening her own independent book store dedicated exclusively to selling works by Latino authors.
Originally from East Los Angeles, Anaya-Cerda has had a love for reading and learning more about her culture from a young age. As a teacher she realized the need for her Latino students to read works by authors who communicated like them and told familiar stories. After moving to New York City, she began a campaign on IndieGogo from September – November 2011 and raised $36,000 to open her store! This was the realization of 6 year long dream and a lifetime of passion for Latino literature.
Casa Azul will feature approximately 3,000 English and Spanish-language Latino books and art by local artists, jewelry, clothing and accessories from Guatemala and Mexico. Anaya-Cerda describes the great void that her bookstore is trying to fill: “In my store, every single bookshelf will be books by Latinos - giving us the recognition that we have not gotten. So many of us are great writers and have great stories to share.”
Emma Watson attends the 86th Annual Academy Awards
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