Last night was a blur of happy amazing positive feelings for me.
When I was in New York, and got the chance to meet Carmen Carrara, I remember saying out loud to friends, “If I somehow find a way to meet Laverne Cox as well this year, my life will be made.”
Not even a week later, Danielle had tickets for us to see Laverne on her campus tour, performing “My Journey to Womanhood”. And not only that, but Melissa was a darling angel and got us VIP passes to meet her after the show.
I feel very grateful to have been given the opportunity to meet Laverne and listen to her speak, and to have been able to give her something I made, something from the heart. She’s a very important person, not only to me, but to countless others and she’s someone who I see as an agent of change. Her ability to speak with clarity, positivity, and humour on difficult subjects inspires me hugely. We aren’t alone in this world. One human act can one day affect all. ♡
who the heck is running Denny’s tumblr
Kids in the Hall - Simon & Hecubus
Basically whenever my WorkHusband and I hang out.
I’m choosing to picture Hecubus with a southern accent as Atticus’ voice from here on out.
"I am a man filled with demons… who sometimes hold doors for people."
(goth problems: your inner demons are too polite)
Now see here! There are advantages in significant proportion to opening doors for folk who are willing to expose their backs to you!
Holding open doors for people means you’re in position to close the door and nail it shut.
Have you heard of Ban Bossy? It’s the new initiative from Lean In and the Girl Scouts that’s trying to ban “bossy” and similar words that are used to bring down girls that are ambitious, take risks, and speak up. By changing the way we treat girls who lead, hopefully our generation will someday see more women in leadership roles.
I had a lot of issues with the Lean In campaign at the beginning. It seemed like there was a lot of talk about how women should “lean in” without addressing the social pushes that made that so difficult. And while I still have those concerns, Lean In seems to be doing some good things lately, what with the new database of more equal stock photos and this new ban bossy campaign.
"Not a single word."
This little kid fell and the seal seemed to be very worried about her
“Look at me I’m beautiful and graceful and oh shit kid you ok”
Well, either that or it’s the seal equivalent of rubbernecking.
Kelly and I were both on the free and reduced lunch program growing up. I knew when I heard him tell that story that it had been twisted. Not one time did I ever think that my parents lack of money to fix me lunch everyday meant they didn’t love me. Your parents can’t give you a brown bag lunch if they can’t even afford the bag.