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dont worry kiddo, when tumblr is telling you youre a piece of shit for existing as who you are, you can just log off and go back to your life of luxury 

okay kid

come here, i need to talk to you for a second

being white, cisgendered, and heterosexual does not mean you have never struggled or suffered or known hardship. obviously that’s not true, and obviously you can have a pretty shitty life and still be white, cisgendered, and heterosexual.

but here’s the thing: even if you have struggled or suffered or known hardship, you have never struggled or suffered or known hardship on the basis of your race, gender identity or sexual orientation. that doesn’t mean you’ve had it better or worse (though i would hazard you have had it better, since there are very few people who will outright murder you for being a fiscally challenged white kid). the word “privileged” doesn’t mean “materially wealthy” and it doesn’t apply universally. example: i’m white, and i’m cis, but im also queer and a woman and not that materially wealthy. this doesn’t mean i’m not privileged by my cis-ness and my whiteness. it also doesn’t mean that i don’t know the hardships that come along with being a queer woman without a lot of money. what it means is that i know certain hardships but i don’t know others — some of who i am entitles me to things that others do not or can not have, based on institutionalized systems of oppression of which i am inevitably a part. 

i understand that the word “privileged” carries certain connotations with it — material wealth, a carefree, happy-go-lucky lifestyle filled with candy and unicorns. but that’s not what privilege looks like. privilege is being able to go through life with the assumption that you will not be discriminated against for your race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. it’s being able to call the police or approach an authority figure without fear for your own safety. it’s being able to expect representation in all forms of media, and respect and understanding from your peers. “privilege” manifests in many, many ways, just as hardship does.

privilege doesn’t mean you have an easy life. it means you have certain attributes that give you an advantage over people who don’t. that isn’t your fault, and it isn’t something you need to feel guilty about having, but you need to be aware of it so that you aren’t ignorant to its affect on other people, and so that you’re aware of the fact that it is something special that you got and other people didn’t. your privilege comes at the cost of someone else. you didn’t ask for it, but that’s how it goes. you didn’t ask to be poor either, but that’s where you’re at — and do you think that someone with more money than you doesn’t have more power? more representation? more privilege?

being poor and living in an abusive household and being white, cis, and hetero are not things that are mutually exclusive. you can be all of those things. very few people are purely privileged. but thinking that you can’t be poor and possibly have advantages over someone who is a person of color, or trans, or queer is a mistake. that doesn’t mean you don’t have hard times. it doesn’t mean your struggles aren’t valid. but it does mean that they are not the struggles that other people have.

and that? is a privilege.

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Sums up my blog

Sums up my blog

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mophomcfly:


LA Riots, 1992. - Kirk McCoy.

One of the dopest pics ever

Diapers on deck

Diapers need changing

kool-aid-jammers:

mophomcfly:

LA Riots, 1992. - Kirk McCoy.

One of the dopest pics ever

Diapers on deck

Diapers need changing

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global citizen

When

champagnescience:

global citizen

When

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Sea Urchins


Watched my grandfather pick the spines from these out of his foot once. It never crossed my mind that these looked tasty; never thought I would ever eat one too.

pearl-nautilus:

Sea Urchins

Watched my grandfather pick the spines from these out of his foot once. It never crossed my mind that these looked tasty; never thought I would ever eat one too.

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Hathor Holding Nefertari’s Hand. Symbolizes the union of the upper Egypt and Lower Egypt

pearl-nautilus:

Hathor Holding Nefertari’s Hand. Symbolizes the union of the upper Egypt and Lower Egypt

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So romantic

So romantic

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  1. 1.Do you want a boyfriend or girlfriend?
  2. 2.When did your last hug take place?
  3. 3.Are you a jealous person?
  4. 4.Are you tired right now?
  5. 5.Do you chew on your straws?
  6. 6.Have you ever been called a tease?
  7. 7.Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?
  8. 8.Do you cry easily?
  9. 9.What should you be doing right now?
  10. 10.Are you a heavy sleeper?
  11. 11.Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months?
  12. 12.Are you mad at someone right now?
  13. 13.Do you believe in love?
  14. 14.What makes you laugh no matter what?
  15. 15.Who was the last person you talked to?
  16. 16.Do you get butterflies around the person you like?
  17. 17.Will you get married?
  18. 18.When was the last time you smiled?
  19. 19.Does anyone like you?
  20. 20.Do you secretly like someone?
  21. 21.Who was the first person you talked to today?
  22. 22.Who do you feel most comfortable talking to about anything?
  23. 23.What are you NOT looking forward to?
  24. 24.What ARE you looking forward to?
  25. 25.Has someone of the opposite sex ever told you they loved you, and meant it?
  26. 26.Suppose you see your ex kissing another person what would you do?
  27. 27.Do you plan on moving out within the next year?
  28. 28.Are you a forgiving person?
  29. 29.How many TRUE friends do you have?
  30. 30.Do you fall for people easily?
  31. 31.Have you ever fallen for your ex’s best friend?
  32. 32.What’s the last thing you put in your mouth?
  33. 33.Who was the last person you drove with?
  34. 34.How late did you stay up last night and why?
  35. 35.If you could move somewhere else, would you?
  36. 36.Who was the last person you took a picture of?
  37. 37.Can you live a day without TV?
  38. 38.When was the last time you were extremely disappointed?
  39. 39.Three names you go by...
  40. 40.Are you currently in a relationship?
  41. 41.What is your all-time favorite romance movie?
  42. 42.Do you believe that everyone has a soul-mate?
  43. 43.What’s your current problem?
  44. 44.Have you ever had your heart broken?
  45. 45.Your thoughts of long distance relationships?
  46. 46.How many kids do you want to have?
  47. 47.Have you ever found it hard to tell someone you like them?
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#fyahtipz #lolz #djayfrosty#

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Saving this for Mother’s Day

Saving this for Mother’s Day

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