bootsnblossoms:

femininefreak:

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014

Both by Dan Bagan

Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.

Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”

Then she teamed up with Steinem to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.

These are women are who I always wanted to be.

(via a-blackqueen)

I'm angry I almost scrolled past this black women history solidarity

brokeandthesuburbs:

vinebox:

When you trying to recrank the lawn mower

olamariel *screams*

I want to laugh but I feel like this is what I look like when I’m home alone dancing and getting crunk

vine

royalblackpirate:

I just switched the condoms in my bedside drawer from Trojans to Magnums in honor of my new boy toy.

It felt so symbolic, a changing of the guards like event if you will.

The funniest part about this is that I get handfuls and bagfuls of free condoms from the LGBT office where I once frequented as an L. Bless my lifestyle, my existence, and my ingenuity.

diary devil pirate

I just switched the condoms in my bedside drawer from Trojans to Magnums in honor of my new boy toy.

It felt so symbolic, a changing of the guards like event if you will.

diary