sirdexrjones:

    "As someone who identifies himself as an African man, I try to show that pride in my work.  I also try to show the importance of freedom.  That another person’s perception or fear of your Blackness should in no way be limiting you from being who you feel in your heart you are.  

    You can dress how you’d like, or undress how you’d like.  Your good times should be celebrated and your down times should be embraced.  I want my work to be an example for the developing youth.  So that they too can see representation of themselves that isn’t one-dimensional.

    I feel blessed to have the mentality that I am an African artist.  I see the world differently.  And this mentality is rooted in having the desire to know where I come from.  Let’s give Black kids that same desire.”

    - Dexter R. Jones for Afrobougee.com
    IG: sirdexrjones

    (via queerfucker)

    ”It took me 10 years to be ready for this. I’ve got a pretty good foundation of friends and family that will always keep me grounded no matter what. But I don’t think I would have been ready for it 10 years ago. So I’m really happy with the way it worked out. You need to learn how to do this. You need to learn how to keep your cool, learn how to be a leader on set, learn how to act. F—-, I still know I’ve got a ton to learn. It’s all a learning experience. I’m going to school every day.” [x]

    (Source : starlorrd, via thesmokingspear)

    Happy 28th Birthday, Lindsay Lohan! (July 2, 1986)

    "Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, 'It's going to be a good day!'

    (Source : lohandaily, via zackisontumblr)

  1. sohappytobesad:

Pepe Julian Onziema is one of the leading LGBT rights activists in Kampala, Uganda, working to fight the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Act. He is the programs director at the gay rights organization Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and was the 2012 recipient of a Clinton Global Citizen Award for his advocacy work.
For an interview and more information see
http://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/africa-uganda-kampala-kuchu-lgbt-freedom-anti-gay-legislation
This man is a hero

    sohappytobesad:

    Pepe Julian Onziema is one of the leading LGBT rights activists in Kampala, Uganda, working to fight the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Act. He is the programs director at the gay rights organization Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and was the 2012 recipient of a Clinton Global Citizen Award for his advocacy work.

    For an interview and more information see

    http://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/africa-uganda-kampala-kuchu-lgbt-freedom-anti-gay-legislation

    This man is a hero

  2. asaaf00:

    Hayao Miyazaki talking about his passion for animation while seeing the world through his fascinating career. From the documentary: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

    (via vanillish)

    Happy Birthday, Mary Louise Streep (June 22, 1949)

    (Source : fionagoddess, via georgeslays)

    layalnoureddine:

    awaitingmyescapee:

    The guinness world records: Youngest doctor in the world 

    Eqbal Asa’d is a Palestinian Muslim refugee in Lebanon that started Med school when she was 14 years old. She got her Bachelor degree in Medicine with Honors and and was set by the Guinness World Records as the youngest doctor in the World. She is now signed to continue her studies in Ohio to become a pediatrician. 

    Fucking badass

    (via joshpeck)

    twinkvogue:

    "I am the daughter of two parents that were deported from this country, I’m not ashamed of it. It’s a problem here in America and it happened to me." Guerrero’s family, including her older brother, was deported when she was 14. “I was the only one left because I was born in Jersey,” she says. “My entire family was just ripped apart.” Guerrero was taken in by two Colombian families that she was close with, but her circumstances left the aspiring actress growing up with feelings of insecurity and hopelessness. "I didn’t think anything was going to happen for me," she says. "I had dreams, but always told myself, ‘Nah, that would never happen.’ For a poor Latina, acting wasn’t a reality."

    OMG :(

    (Source : crazybitcharoundhere, via stopheterophobia)

    (Source : watergender, via clitzkreig)

    “Natalie and Sophie have clearly bonded, either through filming or through this madcap press junket. And in many respects they play off one another excellently.” [x]

    (Source : quinn-fabray, via justtouchedawkwardly)

    johnandpaul1:

    "Tim keeps having me kill his wife in his movies… I don’t know what that means," -Johnny Depp

    (Source : loopholes)

  3. oh-totoro:

"I can only create animation in 2D. There is no other choice for me. I don’t even know how to use a Smartphone." - Hayao Miyazaki

    oh-totoro:

    "I can only create animation in 2D. There is no other choice for me. I don’t even know how to use a Smartphone." - Hayao Miyazaki

    (Source : oh-totoro, via thegrandhighb100d)

  4. vicuz:

makemedrowsy:

“The concept of portraying evil and then destroying it - I know this is considered mainstream, but I think it is rotten. This idea that whenever something evil happens someone particular can be blamed and punished for it, in life and in politics, is hopeless.”
- Hayao Miyazaki

"El concepto de representar el mal y destruirlo - sé que es lo corriente, pero pienso que es malísimo… La idea de que cuando sucede algo malo alguien en particular puede ser culpado y castigado, en la vida, en la política, es imposible"
- Hayao Miyazaki

    vicuz:

    makemedrowsy:

    “The concept of portraying evil and then destroying it - I know this is considered mainstream, but I think it is rotten. This idea that whenever something evil happens someone particular can be blamed and punished for it, in life and in politics, is hopeless.”

    - Hayao Miyazaki

    "El concepto de representar el mal y destruirlo - sé que es lo corriente, pero pienso que es malísimo… La idea de que cuando sucede algo malo alguien en particular puede ser culpado y castigado, en la vida, en la política, es imposible"

    - Hayao Miyazaki

  5. 
Laverne Cox on the cover of Time magazine"During puberty, the attraction for other boys got really strong. And I learned in church that was a sin. I imagined that my grandmother was looking down on me and that she knew what I was thinking, because she’s in heaven. I just imagined that I was disappointing her and it just was devastating for me. So I went to the medicine cabinet and got a bottle of pills. And took them. And swallowed them. And went to sleep, hoping not to wake up. And I did wake up, with a really bad stomachache. I don’t remember what the pills were. Whatever it was, I thought that they would kill me but they didn’t."

    Laverne Cox on the cover of Time magazine
    "During puberty, the attraction for other boys got really strong. And I learned in church that was a sin. I imagined that my grandmother was looking down on me and that she knew what I was thinking, because she’s in heaven. I just imagined that I was disappointing her and it just was devastating for me. So I went to the medicine cabinet and got a bottle of pills. And took them. And swallowed them. And went to sleep, hoping not to wake up. And I did wake up, with a really bad stomachache. I don’t remember what the pills were. Whatever it was, I thought that they would kill me but they didn’t."

    (Source : missdontcare-x, via hesterandlee)

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