areyoutheregoditsmejessica
humansofnewyork:

"I had a child when I was sixteen. I got kicked out of high school because of all the absences. My family and community pretty much wrote me off. But right away I got a job at a sporting goods store. Soon I was able to get a job as a receptionist at a tax company, and they gave me enough responsibilities that I learned how to do taxes. Eventually I learned enough to become an associate. Then I got offered a job at a smaller company, and even though it was a pay cut, they offered me responsibility over all the books— accounts payable, accounts receivable, everything. It was less money but I wanted that experience so I took the risk. And I’m so glad I did, because six months later, the controller of that company left and I was given that position. They told me they couldn’t officially call me the controller because I didn’t have a college degree. So I finished my degree 5 months ago— just to make it official! So after having a child at sixteen, I made it all the way to controller of a company, without even having a college degree. Can you believe that? Honestly, I’ve been waiting to tell that story so long that I told it to a customer service representative on the phone last week. She was nice about it and pretended to care."

humansofnewyork:

"I had a child when I was sixteen. I got kicked out of high school because of all the absences. My family and community pretty much wrote me off. But right away I got a job at a sporting goods store. Soon I was able to get a job as a receptionist at a tax company, and they gave me enough responsibilities that I learned how to do taxes. Eventually I learned enough to become an associate. Then I got offered a job at a smaller company, and even though it was a pay cut, they offered me responsibility over all the books— accounts payable, accounts receivable, everything. It was less money but I wanted that experience so I took the risk. And I’m so glad I did, because six months later, the controller of that company left and I was given that position. They told me they couldn’t officially call me the controller because I didn’t have a college degree. So I finished my degree 5 months ago— just to make it official! So after having a child at sixteen, I made it all the way to controller of a company, without even having a college degree. Can you believe that? Honestly, I’ve been waiting to tell that story so long that I told it to a customer service representative on the phone last week. She was nice about it and pretended to care."

ohheyxandrea
trebled-negrita-princess:

stfusexists:

feminismandpugsarelife:

heremotionsickness:

Reblogging because I want all of my followers to be aware of just how much you can do in Photoshop, and how little of what you see on posters, in magazines and of pictures on the internet etc. are necessarily real. 

Imagine how the model feels, too. She was hired to be the most beautiful, but they still had to change her because her beauty wasn’t enough.

Not only is the general body distortion completely gross, but notice that they lighten her skin color. This is a white, blonde model, and they make her whiter. Actual white people aren’t even the ideal whiteness, so can you even imagine what models with dark skin have to endure in this industry?

so for all you girls that ask “Why can’t I look like the girls in magazines” it’s because the girls in magazines don’t even look like the girls in magazines.

trebled-negrita-princess:

stfusexists:

feminismandpugsarelife:

heremotionsickness:

Reblogging because I want all of my followers to be aware of just how much you can do in Photoshop, and how little of what you see on posters, in magazines and of pictures on the internet etc. are necessarily real. 

Imagine how the model feels, too. She was hired to be the most beautiful, but they still had to change her because her beauty wasn’t enough.

Not only is the general body distortion completely gross, but notice that they lighten her skin color. This is a white, blonde model, and they make her whiter. Actual white people aren’t even the ideal whiteness, so can you even imagine what models with dark skin have to endure in this industry?

so for all you girls that ask “Why can’t I look like the girls in magazines” it’s because the girls in magazines don’t even look like the girls in magazines.

vikingsgif
vikingsgif:

vikingsgif:
While the season 3 doesn’t start, we’ll update this post with news about the series and new cast members. Stay tuned :)

Ben Robson (Dracula: The Dark Prince) will play Kalf, the trusted second-in-command to Lagertha.
Season 3 begins production this summer for a 2015 premiere.

UPDATE 18/06: New additions for season three.

Lothaire Bluteau (The Tudors) is set to play Emperor Charles of France.
Kevin Durand (The Strain) as The Wanderer, a mysterious man who is not what he seems.
Morgane Polanski (The Ghost) will play Princess Gisla, the elegant, self-possessed daughter of Emperor Charles and his most trusted advisor.

vikingsgif:

vikingsgif:

While the season 3 doesn’t start, we’ll update this post with news about the series and new cast members. Stay tuned :)

  • Ben Robson (Dracula: The Dark Prince) will play Kalf, the trusted second-in-command to Lagertha.
  • Season 3 begins production this summer for a 2015 premiere.

UPDATE 18/06: New additions for season three.

  • Lothaire Bluteau (The Tudors) is set to play Emperor Charles of France.
  • Kevin Durand (The Strain) as The Wanderer, a mysterious man who is not what he seems.
  • Morgane Polanski (The Ghost) will play Princess Gisla, the elegant, self-possessed daughter of Emperor Charles and his most trusted advisor.
blackamanian

olitzme-or-nah:

corinnestark:

jellyroll22:

beharie-nyongo:

drunkinlike:

slytherenne:

woyski:

hotsuburbandad:

thinksquad:

http://elitedaily.com/news/world/controversial-anti-homeless-spikes-prevent-homeless-sleeping-doorways/624292/

http://www.travelandpositiveliving.com/2014/04/whats-purpose-of-concrete-spikes-under.html

http://www.ministryoftofu.com/2012/07/photos-guangzhou-sets-concrete-spikes-under-bridges-to-drive-away-homeless-people/

http://stsnext20.org/vignettes/2014/03/26/when-parisian-benches-have-politics-street-furniture-and-the-strategies-of-spatial-exclusion/

http://rue89.nouvelobs.com/photo-rue/2009/11/26/empecher-les-sdf-de-sasseoir-la-ville-ne-manque-pas-didees

http://www.morbleu.com/le-tiers-exclu-iv-des-dispositifs-architecturaux-anti-sdf/1547124430_1854ccee23_o/

http://fictioninternational.sdsu.edu/wordpress/catalog/issue-43-walls/do-not-remain/

http://www.bogoboo.com/bizarre-park-bench-spikes/

That bench jfc

this is horrific.

Fuck this!

think of the money they put into this shit.
think of all the ways they couldve helped the very people they are trying to keep away.

This

That’s disgusting

Targetting the homeless without tackling the root issues is one of the cruelest things we humans can do. And anyone who gave thought to this, who mapped it out and got approval for it, those that approved of this action through local government and private business, who designed the layout and purchased the materials, who did the work on the project are shitty human beings. And if they dare to go to church every Sunday, they are the worst kind of hypocrites.

This is so disgusting!