The Lies She Told

Hello, I'm Bri. This is a b&w mixed media blog for everything I find beautiful or relevant.

reginamas:

i just told my mom i died at birth and i’ve been a ghost this entire time just growing and manifesting into the daughter she’d lost

and she’s just like

well please go to the light because i am tired of your shit

(Source: adorablebadass, via relahvant)

unjolras:

my body isnt a temple my body is a castle with a moat and crocodiles and a dragon who will set you on fire if you touch me

(Source: churchrat, via metalhearted)

me: do ur homework
me: no

yoimura said: Why don't you like when white people say their names are in korean or japanese? if they like other cultures and the only way to feel it is in your life in the internet. And if they don't like their name or they prefer an asiatic one what's wrong with that. We can't decide how we born, we can't decide our names but during our lives we can change what we don't like. Some Asians has occidental names why we can't do the same? I'm a centre american-Spanish girl and my nickname is Yoimura or Yoi.

gayperson:

can i just ask how you write “yoimura”? よい村? 酔村?? or does it only exist in the form of roman letters? is it a surname? a given name?

anyhow, to answer your question, generally it’s because of a thing that starts with “c” and ends with “ultural fetishism”

asian people take on “western names” as a form of assimilation (it’s that or get labelled as an “outsider” while having your birth name mocked), but when white people give themselves an “asian name” it’s generally for fun, and because they’re into some form of asian pop culture, or think it’s so “exotic”. 

you can’t equate the two because the playing field was never even to begin with.

we asian kids go through life getting called shit like “ching chong” regardless of our ethnicities, get our names butchered and made fun of, and suddenly these non-asian folks wanna swoop in and just take our names because they like kpop or anime and “wish they were asian” or just happen to “prefer asiatic” names? like, get real, you disrespecting your mama and you disrespecting the cultures you claim to admire.

looks like my big mouth and boredom have gotten me into trouble

amaeza:

untruc:

amaeza:

you know, i’m a raging lesbian and i was never distracted by what other girls in my classes were wearing in high school. this is a male problem, not an “attracted to women” problem.

This is an “inability to respect women” problem.

Which is a male problem.

(Source: deteitte, via choosechoice)

musaafer:

Stupidest thing ever is this infantilization of patriarchy like, “it’s boys who do those things; a ~~real man~~~ would never be that way” no listen to me, it is not little boys who crack jokes that make up patriarchy but actual grown-ass men engaging in actual physical, systematic, structural, emotional, verbal violence against women. Patriarchy is not puberty you grow out of but a backdrop wired into the fabric of our society. 

(via nortonism)

felice-mi-fa:

moonykins:

Things nobody ever tells you about female bodily functions, so you have to google it to find out it’s perfectly normal:

Vaginal chemistry being acidic enough to bleach your black underwear.

Yeeeeeep

(via nortonism)

Gay people need to be kissing more in public. There simply needs to be more queer smooching to desensitize the world. So with that, I hereby launch the Great Facebook Kiss-In, urging everyone — whether gay, straight or bi —to change their profile pics to two women kissing or two men kissing. Maybe it’s you and your husband or wife, or your partner or sweetheart, or you and a friend. Maybe it’s your dad and your dad, or your mom and your mom. Maybe it’s two other people you just like a lot or you think are hot. Just change your profile pic to a kissing same-sex couple, and urge others to do the same. And for that matter let’s do it on Twitter, too. One day in the future we will look back on all this ridiculousness and laugh. But that’s only going to happen if we do exactly this kind of thing a lot. So change those profile photos now.

Michelangelo Signorile, writing for the Huffington Post.  Here’s the Twitter hashtag link.
(via thepoliticalfreakshow)

(via choosechoice)

A man came to our class once,
he claimed to be a fair judge
with daughters he loved.

He asked a question to the class:
“When should a minor be tried
as an adult?”
and students began raising their hand

“murder”
he wrote it up on the board.

“robbery”
he wrote it up on the board.

I said, “Rape”
and he paused, he asked
for clarification

“You mean violent rape?”

“no I mean rape.
It is all the same.”

he looked to a boy
who said “rape only if
he used a weapon and
hurt her.”

and I said, “rape is rape,
whether his weapon is a knife,
drugs, or guilt. She said no.”

he shook his head,
and wrote
“Violent rape” on the board
anyways.

I never understood,
because you can kill somebody
quietly and peacefully with drugs,
or with guns and knives or cars;
but nobody cares if the murder was “violent”

it was still murder.

#yesallwomen by Amanda Katherine Ricketson (via nonc0nformity)

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I realize now that dying is easy. Living is hard.

Gayle Forman, If I Stay (via suspend)

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