Do not tell me that
the cracks in my skin
where I let the sadness seep through
make me beautiful-
they are anything but.
They are my hate and desperation
blazed into the blanket of my body,
those moments where nothing was beautiful
and it seemed as though
nothing would ever be beautiful again.

If sadness is so lovely,
why did my worst moments happen
with oceans searing my eyes
and hurricanes raging through my chest,
splintering ribs into my lungs,
lodging bones into the crevice where
a heart should beat.

My scars are not gardens
nourished for growing love;
they are the darkest abysses
that I must keep myself
from falling into again.

Emily Palermo, If You’re Looking For Flowers, You Won’t Find Them In My Skin (via starredsoul)


"The generation who got trophies just for showing up" says the generation that got a house, a job, a car and an education just for showing up.


Reasons why I’m excited for “Dear White People:”

  • Black actors portraying 3-dimensional characters
  • Honest social commentary
  • Targeted to the college age demographic
  • Thorough exploration of the various forms of racism in America
  • Tessa Thompson’s voice and Tyler William’s afro wig

Reasons why I’m not excited for “Dear White People:”

  • White people calling it racist
  • Mainstream media agreeing with the white people calling it racist

(Source: orangeis)


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Orange Is The New Black cast attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards


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heard some non-savory comments from my family about my dear ball python so i was inspired to make some little psa’s about snakes!!! they are our scaly friends do not harm noodles
—> buy here as stickers or w/e you want!! also if you wanna use it on your blog feel free but pls credit me thank u \m/

Ball Pythons are like the chillest animal in existence I don’t even know how people can be scared or hateful towards them.

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