i guess i heard about original sin.
I asked my ex, now good friend, if she would ever have an open relationship and she said, “No, I don’t think I could do that” then after a pause and a smile, “but what about love affair friendships?” She went on to describe an impenetrable fortress of female friendship, her own group of best mates who’d known each other since school and had supported and loved each other through almost all of their lifetimes. They sounded far more bonded to, and in love with one another, than their respective husbands. It struck me that we don’t have the language to reflect the diversity and breadth of connections we experience. Why is sex the thing we tend to define a relationship by, when in fact it can be simple casual fun without a deep emotional transaction? Why do we say “just friends” when, for some of us, a friendship goes deeper? Can we define a new currency of commitment that celebrates and values this? Instead of having multiple confusing interpretations of the same word, could we have different words? What if we viewed our relationships as a pyramid structure with our primary partner at the top and a host of lovers, friends, spiritual soul mates, colleagues, and acquaintances beneath that?
Rosie Wilby, “You’re More Polyamorous Than You Think” (via foutue)
Halloween forever.

Halloween forever.

She removes her wig, her eyelashes, her makeup, never breaking eye contact with the reflection of her natural self. It’s an intimate, powerful moment television doesn’t often show: A black woman removing all the elements white supremacy tells her she has to wear to be beautiful, successful, powerful. And let’s not forget that that wasn’t just Annalise taking it off: It was Davis, too—Davis, who remains brave in a world where a New York Times critic can get away with calling her ‘less classically beautiful.’x

just made a billion cheddar biscuits cause I have to bring snack to class tomorrow cause grad school?

just made a billion cheddar biscuits cause I have to bring snack to class tomorrow cause grad school?

t3hsiggy:

themanicpixienightmaregirl:

If you would like to actually learn about this hate group and the awful things they do to trans people please visit TheTERFs or Name the TERFs for much more in depth info.

I love this, you really don’t mess around, hey?

t3hsiggy:

themanicpixienightmaregirl:

If you would like to actually learn about this hate group and the awful things they do to trans people please visit TheTERFs or Name the TERFs for much more in depth info.

I love this, you really don’t mess around, hey?

Dascha Polanco attends the 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on October 10, 2014 in Pasadena, California.

active-rva:

There’s no good reason to celebrate this man. 

active-rva:

There’s no good reason to celebrate this man.