We are the girls with anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five-year plans. We take ourselves very, very seriously. We are the peacemakers, the do-gooders, the givers, the savers. We are on time, overly prepared, well read, and witty, intellectually curious, always moving… We pride ourselves on getting as little sleep as possible and thrive on self-deprivation. We drink coffee, a lot of it. We are on birth control, Prozac, and multivitamins… We are relentless, judgmental with ourselves, and forgiving to others. We never want to be as passive-aggressive as our mothers, never want to marry men as uninspired as our fathers… We are the daughters of the feminists who said, “You can be anything,” and we heard, “You have to be everything.” Courtney Martin


The heart of the city, Saint Petersburg | Russia (by Tamerlana)


Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school in the American South, escorted by U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower for her safety, 14 November, 1960

Little (black) children like her received death threats and faced harassment from (white) people. Think about that for a minute and look at this photo. A little CHILD, who happened to be black, had to be escorted by three bodyguards, for her own safety. Disgusting.

Behind Bars by * Daniel *
Kolmanskop, Luderitz - Namibia. You can save a building only if the roof stays on, in this case I was glad nature had done its thing

By Sir Chambaron.