humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been overweight all my life. But I broke up with my boyfriend last year, and things weren’t going well, so it got worse and worse. I’d try to diet, but I’d eat something that I wasn’t supposed to. I’d try to go to the gym, but I’d leave early. I was trying to lose weight because I felt like I needed to be a different person. But time has passed now, and I think I’m approaching weight loss with a much more positive attitude. I know that I can be happy without losing weight. Sure, I wish I could wear prettier clothes. I wish I could take a photograph without my face looking like a football. But I know that I’m not my weight. And it’s hard to come to that conclusion. You really have to battle to separate your self-image from your weight. Because weight is always the first thing that somebody sees. Somebody will see you after a few years, and their first comment is about the weight you’ve put on. Maybe I’ve become a better person these last few years. Maybe I’ve been a great friend to someone. Maybe I’ve read a lot of books and become smarter. Maybe the reason I’ve put on weight is that I’ve got a great job that can be stressful and doesn’t leave me time to go to the gym."
(New Delhi, India)

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been overweight all my life. But I broke up with my boyfriend last year, and things weren’t going well, so it got worse and worse. I’d try to diet, but I’d eat something that I wasn’t supposed to. I’d try to go to the gym, but I’d leave early. I was trying to lose weight because I felt like I needed to be a different person. But time has passed now, and I think I’m approaching weight loss with a much more positive attitude. I know that I can be happy without losing weight. Sure, I wish I could wear prettier clothes. I wish I could take a photograph without my face looking like a football. But I know that I’m not my weight. And it’s hard to come to that conclusion. You really have to battle to separate your self-image from your weight. Because weight is always the first thing that somebody sees. Somebody will see you after a few years, and their first comment is about the weight you’ve put on. Maybe I’ve become a better person these last few years. Maybe I’ve been a great friend to someone. Maybe I’ve read a lot of books and become smarter. Maybe the reason I’ve put on weight is that I’ve got a great job that can be stressful and doesn’t leave me time to go to the gym."

(New Delhi, India)

  • Elementary School: Here's a basic understanding of history and how the world works.
  • High School: Actually, that's not quite right. Everything is actually a whole lot more complicated than that.
  • College: EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS WRRROOONNNNGGGG
  • History Channel: Aliens.

staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

depressednmoderatelywelldressed:

coelasquid:

Whenever people point to Mary Shelley and say “a woman invented sci-fi you know” I just think “well, I mean, technically a woman invented the whole concept of authoring books as far as we can tell but hey who’s keeping track”

*cough* a black woman *cough*

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This is the sexiest thing I’ve ever read.

This is the sexiest thing I’ve ever read.

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So I’m on my third Disney movie of the night (and at least that many beers) and I admit emotions are running high but Mulan is my favorite for her response to Chang’s “you’re unsuited for the rage of war…How could I make a man out of you?” comment because she’s like “bitch you didn’t have to, watch me use my brain instead of my ego to pass your stupid discipline+strength test” and then she has this eat-it-you-stupid-dicks look on her face while she’s literally sitting atop a giant phallus and I think this movie taught me to be a feminist before I really knew what that word meant. Good feels, yo.

bluesyemre:

Literacy in the mobile era (Infographic)


This is interesting and exciting to me.

bluesyemre:

Literacy in the mobile era (Infographic)

This is interesting and exciting to me.

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"What if yesterday is secretly in love with today, but can only watch as today falls for tomorrow over and over again."

— Josh Elbaum “Things That Keep Me Up At Night” (via memorizetheirfaces)

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My god, he is me.

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kamigarcia:

"Forget all the reasons why it won’t work & believe the one reason why it will." #wordstoliveby #quotes

Good thinking.

kamigarcia:

"Forget all the reasons why it won’t work & believe the one reason why it will." #wordstoliveby #quotes

Good thinking.

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Anonymous said: Do you ever feel bad when all the actors get attention after a show for doing a good job, but no one says anything to you simply because they don't know what you did?

thankyoufive:

Not at all!

You’d be surprised at how many people actually know what you do as an SM. Yes, the vast majority of them may not have any clue — but there are a handful that do.

I recently reblogged a Parks and Rec quote that said (paraphrasing) “You chose a thankless job, you can’t be upset when no one thanks you”. That is absolutely the case with stage management. If you want to be involved in theatre for the fame, glamour, and attention, then you need to find your way onstage. I’m not trying to paint SMs out to be martyrs or saints (we all know it’s true), but you have to realize: as a stage manager you will very rarely get the recognition you feel you deserve — and (I hesitate to say “never”, but) never as much as the performers onstage.

Personally, I’m into theatre because of the fact that all it is is one big glorious group effort to put something really brilliant, special and ephemeral together; good theatre is the truest testament to teamwork there is. As a stage manager, it is an honor to be responsible for/trusted with as much as I am. That’s recognition enough for me. 

All true.

"Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something."

— Kurt Vonnegut (via tat-art)

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