PAKISTAN, Mithi : A Pakistani child affected by famine is treated at a government hospital in Mithi, the capital of Tharparkar district, some 300 kilometres from Karachi on March 11, 2014. At least 62 children have died in a district of southern Pakistan where thousands are suffering from malnutrition, officials said. AFP PHOTO/Rizwan TABASSUM
First Kiss (creator asked 20 strangers to kiss for the first time)
wait, i love this
“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.”
man i just wanna go on record and say that it super bothers me that people have painted friday kahlo as this sad, tragic figure who was never did shit anything but paint and cry. frida kahlo was a radical flaming communist activist who hated white people and was known for being fiercely nationalistic and full of hot joy. but instead we think of her as tiny and broken.
like, the way she dressed wasn’t typical of the time. she deliberately wore traditional mexican dress as a fuck-you to those she perceived as her political and social enemies. she had students that would come to her home to study politics and art under her. she demanded attention. we seriously do this to radicals all the time. MLK wasn’t a fucking pacifist. he didn’t get on stage and talk about love for hours on end. but for some reason, the only bit of any of his speeches that you can recall is, “i have a dream.”
it’s not a coincidence that oppressors paint history in the way they do. it benefits them for us to believe that those we admire were soft and easy with the world.
Reblogging for that commentary ^ mhm.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
— Albert Camus (via beherenowandzen)
For six years the bills were paid, the grass was cut and no one noticed the body of the dead woman sitting in the back seat of a car in a garage of a residential Pontiac, Michigan neighborhood.
Turn down the volume: Why some people don’t like music
People with ‘specific musical anhedonia’ may not derive pleasure from music but they can still identify what emotions the music is intended to represent.
still dont think adoption is a business? according to hyunsu's foster family, hyunsu's mother was a women with a disability in her early 20s that couldnt handle the hosptial bills of raising hyunsu. the foster family that raised hyunsu for 8 months expressed that they wanted to adopt him but holt rejected them saying that they didnt allow foster parents to adopt the children they fostered, and had them bring hyunsu back to them, telling them that hyunsu would be adopted abroad. the article goes on to explain that hyunsu had special needs (like their own youngest child). this is why its a problem that the adoption agencies want children with disabilities not to be included in their international adoption quota. bc it is a moneymaker, even when families in korea want to send them for adoption, they're only looking at dollar signs. with a little help, both his own mother and his foster mother could've raised him, but holt opted to send a SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD to a foreign land where he UNDERSTOOD NOTHING and COULD NOT BE UNDERSTOOD BY HIS CARETAKERS. and where he was eventually MURDERED by his adoptive father and his organs donated by his murderer. WTF!!