plaid & simple

A visual & literary collection that represents everything & anything my wee little heart fancies!.

rustycaffeine:

kenfucky:

THIS IS MY FAVORITE VINE

Imagine how hilarious this would be high.

(Source: weloveshortvideos.com)

blaykesbigbite:

These girls have been in the music industry for 16 years since they first formed Sugababes in 1998. Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan have been a part of either your childhood, teenage years and/or adulthood through their music in all forms. We would like to see who is still there supporting the girls, currently known as Mutya Keisha Siobhan!REBLOG this post if you support the girls! 2014 will be THEIR year!

blaykesbigbite:

These girls have been in the music industry for 16 years since they first formed Sugababes in 1998. Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan have been a part of either your childhood, teenage years and/or adulthood through their music in all forms. We would like to see who is still there supporting the girls, currently known as Mutya Keisha Siobhan!

REBLOG this post if you support the girls! 2014 will be THEIR year!

(via mutya-keisha-siobhan)

diaryofasocialista:

On standing out in the white male-dominated comedy world.“There are little Indian girls out there who look up to me, and I never want to belittle the honor of being an inspiration to them.  But while I’m talking about why I’m so different, white male show runners get to talk about their art.”
On the attention paid to her appearance.“I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting.  Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person.  You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman.  Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?’”
– Examples of why I love Mindy Kaling, from her interview in Parade Magazine.

diaryofasocialista:

On standing out in the white male-dominated comedy world.
“There are little Indian girls out there who look up to me, and I never want to belittle the honor of being an inspiration to them.  But while I’m talking about why I’m so different, white male show runners get to talk about their art.”

On the attention paid to her appearance.
“I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting.  Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person.  You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman.  Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?’”

 Examples of why I love Mindy Kaling, from her interview in Parade Magazine.

(via blackgirltraveler)

Y’all be blessed now….
LOL
There’s the Michelle we were looking for.

(Source: eliaes, via fashionjesusss)

What does it mean to be a man? This is something that I’ve struggled with for a very long time. Growing up in the deep south, I was exposed to a hyper-masculine archetype of what it means to be a man. I tried for most of my life to conform to those things that were “manly.” All in an attempt to understand why I wasn’t like the other boys or why I had a hard time being friends with the other boys in my class. I cried… a lot. I WAS different and I knew it and I didn’t want to be because different was bad. Coming to terms with my sexuality helped, but the message of masculine = man still permeates through the gay community. I remember when I was modeling for a certain company and was told that I had to “butch up my image.” The funny thing is, people always think they’re being helpful or polite when they say it. Here’s what I’ve learned and hopefully if you have any of the same feelings this will help. What is defined as “masculine” and “feminine” are human made constructs, not universal truths. We have a desire to conform because we have a human need for inclusion and community. We as a species are codependent. My name is Colby Melvin. I do not like trucks or hunting. I am not afraid of showing my emotions or being vulnerable. I am still a man. Gender role stereotyping is all around us and causes much mental stress on both men and women. We see a lot of campaigns for young girls concerning body image issues, but not much for boys. If you want to find happiness, quit trying to make others happy. It doesn’t matter where on the masculine feminine scale you fall; you’re not any less beautiful.

worldcafe:

Ever wonder what to do with old CDs?  A town in Bulgaria made them into public art.  More pictures and the story on Slate.

(via npr)

rroserade:

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also an addendum to the hunger games slide, when they put out a casting call for the role of Katniss, they specifically asked for only caucasian actors to audition, which left out any possibility for any amazing PoC actors to have been discovered.

i hope this was informational and i didnt leave anything major out. if anything is wrong or needs to be updated, message me and i’l fix any fallacies!

(Source: lapris, via tyleroakley)

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policymic:

Portraits challenge what it means to be LGBT

These are just some of the many ways members of the LGBT community identify themselves in a beautiful photo series from San Francisco-based photographer Sarah Deragon.

Deragon’s “The Identity Project” has taken her around the country as she “seeks to explore the labels we choose to identify with when defining our gender and sexuality.” Her portraits show the amazing diversity and vibance of a queer community that for too long has been defined by outsiders.

See more and quotes from Deragon

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ben!

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FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic

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havocados:

waterbearer95:

FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic.

FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic.

FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic.

FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic.

welp

(from Huffington Post, 2011) “WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that some chicken meat may contain small amounts of arsenic, though the agency is stressing that the amount is too tiny to be dangerous to people who eat it.

The FDA said Wednesday that a new study developed by the agency shows that an ingredient in chicken feed that contains arsenic, called Roxarsone, may make its way into parts of the bird that are eaten. Previous studies have indicated that the arsenic was eliminated with chicken waste.

Pfizer Inc., which makes the feed ingredient, said Wednesday that it will pull it off the market in the United States. Had the company not stopped sales, the FDA could have eventually banned the product since it contains a known carcinogen.

Many poultry producers have already stopped feeding their birds the ingredient, which has been used since the 1940s to kill parasites and promote growth.

The FDA said that people should not stop eating chicken that may have been fed the drug. Michael Taylor, FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods, said the study raised “concerns of a very low but completely avoidable exposure to a carcinogen.’”

There is a special place in hell for people who put innocent lives at risk for monetary gain.