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I invited lady crush to my family’s easter party tomorrow and there might actually be a slight, slight chance that she’ll come. this is a very big deal and I think it’s safe to say we are both equally terrified, but it could be such a rewarding experience—and such a huge step for our relationship! I mean, even simply her being interested in meeting my family and knowing their meeting is inevitable shows that she takes this seriously?? (which is still so unbelievably surreal!!)

it’s already been four months, and unexpectedly we have moved through the stages of tacit office crush, to carefree mutual interest, to exclusivity. if she does end up coming tomorrow, the dynamic between us is going to change completely, again, and we both know it. even if she doesn’t, eventually they will meet and the thought is both entirely terrifying, and wildly exciting, and I say bring on the awkward introductions and confounded looks, because I couldn’t be prouder to introduce such an incredible woman to my family.

❝ Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith. ❞
—   Lauren Kate, Torment  (via thatkindofwoman)   —

I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

"Are there genetic differences between men and women? Explain why more men are in science."

(via we-are-star-stuff)   —

I think Alison (…) fucked up big time. My favorite thing for Alison is the denial that she lives in consistently. It’s her favorite place to live. She’d rather pretend everything is perfect, and nothing can be less perfect than her life is right now.[x]

There’s something really wonderful about playing somebody who wants you to think they have everything together and is melting down inside. So her physicality, to me, was like a demonstration of her togetherness. If she can make you think that she’s got it together, then it’s okay. As long as everybody thinks that she’s perfect, then it’s all good. As soon as people start to see the cracks, she starts to get really terrified. I just loved that idea of the external being completely different from the internal. I think the repressive idea, a lot of repression in her life and a lot of quelling of emotions or quelling of opinions [that] kind of burst out of her every now and then, this rigidity that it busts through. And also I thought that Alison would have done ballet as a kid or as a teen—I know because I did ballet when I was younger, and I still have trouble letting go of my stomach muscles or my bum muscles, because you’re taught to hold everything very tightly. So I thought she’s got these residual tendencies or habits that she’s learned from dance or ballet that was part of my exploration of her.Tatiana Maslany [x]

inspired by (x)

isobelstevenz:

get to know me meme: (3/5) television shows - lost

you were all flawed. i chose you because you were all like me. you were all alone. you were all looking for something you couldn’t find out there. i chose you because you needed this place as much as it needed you.

whiskey-wolf:

$2,500.00 Titanium and Gold Lip Pearl Linerlock

This knife is from Suchat’s New Diamond Edition. This liner locking folder features a carved Robert Calcinore Mosaic Damascus blade. The handle has carved titanium bolsters, carved gold lip pearl scales with pink/green/yellow stone inserts, carved matching Damascus rear bolsters, and carved and anodized titanium liners and back-spacer.

almost a year later, I have finally finished lost. and holy fucking shit if that wasn’t the greatest television series I have ever seen in my entire life.