the point of pouring a shit ton of ice water over yourself is because when one suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) one of the effects the disease has is a numbness throughout the body, as well as struggling to breathe, and both these are meant to temporarily happen when doused in freezing water. It’s to raise awareness of what ALS feels like and encourage donations towards research and cures.
Do you ever have that one line in a song that just means the world to you and has this deeper meaning that you feel just explains everything and then your friends listen to it and are just like that’s cool but you’re like NO THAT LINE IS JUST EVERYTHING HOW DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND and you realize just how much music means to you
I think one of the first moments I really began to think of myself as a woman of color who has a duty to protect other women of color was this one time when I went to the supermarket with my hair looking like trash. I mean, it was truly terrible. I hadn’t washed it in a few days, I hadn’t combed it (I never brush my hair lol whoops), there was a wave in it from a ponytail I kept in for 60 consecutive hours — the bottom line here is that my hair was very Dumpster Diva. But even so, this girl came up to me and said, “I love your hair! It looks so beachy. Do you use a spray, or is that natural?” And of course that was a perfectly benign compliment, but in that moment I realized that I could literally neglect my hair beyond even the limits of basic hygiene and, because it’s long and straight, people would still find it attractive, while black women often have to spend hours of their time and hundreds of dollars to get their hair to look “professional.”And so basically what I’m trying to say is that women of color face all different sorts of hurdles, and it’s important to educate yourself and stand up for your fellow woman whenever you can.
with a hard R? Like, not saying that the “a” ending makes it okay, but the ER ending is like SO OBVIOUSLY RACIST that I can’t believe white people are still trying to pull this shit in 2014.
Who is tumblr user pizza and can someone give me the cliff’s notes on why she’s terrible???
I’m consolidating my friends I waste too much of my energy on people I don’t really care about and who really don’t care about me. 5 friend-7 acquaintance maximum I’m making a list right now.