TREAT YO SELF 
So, I had a moment of retail weakness this weekend.  It was pretty momentous because, as my grandfather said, this is the first check of your career.  I am finally employed FT with full benefits - and the relief I feel is incredible. 
My purchases:
Nikon D3200 (with 2 lenses, wireless adapter, SD card, carrying case, and photoshop suite)
New matte lip color & primer
Dress for work
Gorgeous maroon heels
Chasers of the Light
The Flawed
Makeup for my youngest sister
Movies & popcorn (let’s be cops)
Additionally, I have paid all of my bills for the month.  I still have money for gas and if I need to buy anything I haven’t already.  Being an adult is fun sometimes. 
This photo was taken with my old camera that has been broken for almost a year now.  I contemplated getting the upgraded version of it (a nice point and shoot) or getting a nicer one.  I am really excited to get my DSLR and start taking more pictures on my adventures with friends!

TREAT YO SELF 

So, I had a moment of retail weakness this weekend.  It was pretty momentous because, as my grandfather said, this is the first check of your career.  I am finally employed FT with full benefits - and the relief I feel is incredible. 

My purchases:

  • Nikon D3200 (with 2 lenses, wireless adapter, SD card, carrying case, and photoshop suite)
  • New matte lip color & primer
  • Dress for work
  • Gorgeous maroon heels
  • Chasers of the Light
  • The Flawed
  • Makeup for my youngest sister
  • Movies & popcorn (let’s be cops)

Additionally, I have paid all of my bills for the month.  I still have money for gas and if I need to buy anything I haven’t already.  Being an adult is fun sometimes. 

This photo was taken with my old camera that has been broken for almost a year now.  I contemplated getting the upgraded version of it (a nice point and shoot) or getting a nicer one.  I am really excited to get my DSLR and start taking more pictures on my adventures with friends!

pizzamusicandlaughter
It is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a magazine of a woman without her top on at any 7-11 store. So, you can sell breasts, but you cannot wear breasts, in America.

Violet Rose (via c-icatrix)

This is one of my favorite quotes about sexualization/objectification vs autonomy of female bodies bc it’s so succinct

(via platonicsbeforeerotics)

leanmeansadbean

bornabitch-allthedaysandnights:

trungles:

theblacksophisticate:

feminism5ever:

When people say “culture is meant to be shared” I’m literally like ???? Because that has literally never been the purpose of any culture. Culture is about identity, community and family. It’s about tradition. It is not and has never been about “sharing”.

Say it!

They keep saying “shared” when they mean “made available for my consumption.”

and boom goes the dynamite

the-taintedtruth

1. If he doesn’t answer, don’t keep sending texts. If he wanted to talk to you, he would’ve responded.

2. People will make time for you when they care about you. If he says he’s too busy or constantly cancels his plans, he doesn’t care. People fight for you when they care.

3. Don’t let him touch you on the first date. If he tries, he’s not there for the same reasons you are.

4. You can tell a lot about a person by their favorite book.

5. If he can stomach more than ten straight shots without feeling a thing, he drinks too much.

6. Ask the uncomfortable things. When was the last time he was so high he couldn’t speak? What does he regret the most? Does he drink to remember or to forget?

7. Don’t send pictures unless you want to. If he has to talk you into it, don’t do it. If you hesitate, don’t do it. If you do take a picture, don’t include your face. Keep yourself safe.

8. If you can’t laugh when you’re having sex with him, maybe you aren’t sleeping with the right person. Sex isn’t about tricks and tips and routines.

9. If he hurts you, cut him out. He’s gone, he isn’t coming back, and you don’t need to prolong the pain.

10. Don’t be afraid to open up again. I promise not everyone will love you with a knife behind their back.

Boy advice from someone who made the same mistakes too often (via guiseofgentlewords)
h-o-r-n-g-r-y
Lately I’ve been thinking about who I want to love, and how I want to love, and why I want to love the way I want to love, and what I need to learn to love that way, and how I need to become to become the kind of love I want to be. And when I break it all down, when I whittle it into a single breath, it essentially comes out like this: before I die, I want to be somebody’s favorite hiding place, the place they can put everything they need to survive, every secret, every solitude, every nervous prayer, and be absolutely certain I will keep it safe. I will keep it safe.
Andrea Gibson (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)