There are glances in Zurich, where I am spending the summer, and there are glances in New York City, which has been my home for fourteen years. There are glances all over Europe and in India, and anywhere I go outside Africa. The test is how long the glances last, whether they become stares, with what intent they occur, whether they contain any degree of hostility or mockery, and to what extent connections, money, or mode of dress shield me in these situations. To be a stranger is to be looked at, but to be black is to be looked at especially.

Teju Cole on re-reading James Baldwin. (via newyorker)

I swear, this is part of the reason I’ve always thought I was being watched and I hate being stared at. And it’s a contributing factor in why I sometimes feel super self conscious bc it feels like their are always eyes on me. I’m so glad to read this bc it’s made me feel crazy more than once but this is something that happens

(via strugglingtobeheard)

(via bitethepatriarchy)

deadlydinos:

Once I was walking home with some law school friends and they were like ”Why are you walking up that street your street is like three more streets up”

"Yeah but there’s a house on this street and sometimes their golden retriever naps in the sun on the sidewalk and I like to give him belly rubs"

Now all the law students walk up belly rub lane because law school is stressful and dogs rock

(via crryinglightning)

5 Yrs Old: "Mommy, I Love You".
10 Yrs Old: "Mom Whatever".
16 Yrs Old: "OMG My Mom Is So Annoying".
18 Yrs Old: "I Wanna Leave This House".
25 Yrs Old: "Mom You Were Right".
30 Yrs Old: "I Wanna Go Back To My Mom's House."
50 Yrs Old: "I Dont Wanna Lose My Mom"
70 Yrs Old: "I Would Give Up EVERYTHN For My Mom To Be Here With Me".

why do girls go to the bathroom together

tyleroakleyismyqueen:

  • to keep out the creepers trying to sneak a peak into the girl bathroom while your peeing
  • to have a feeling of security
  • to have a place to talk where the boys can’t hear
  • to have someone to help with either your hair, outfit or makeup
  • to gossip in safety
  • to cry in safety
  • to talk about the hottie in your algebra class
  • to get away from the forever judging society filled with antifeminists for a few moments
  • to tell each other you look like sluts and need to tone down the cat eye and pull up your shirt without the chance of other people hearing
  • to tell a secret
  • possibly because you both have to go to the bathroom