Kim Kelley-Wagner has two daughters who were adopted from China. In everyday life, they have been subjected to horrid statements from people - to their faces, to their mother as they stood by her, etc. In this photo collection, shared on her blog, Kim and her daughters (Lily and Meika) put these ignorant cruelties front and center. [x]
"I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely."
why do people say “don’t be a pussy” when talking about weakness more like “don’t be a man’s ego” because you know there isn’t nothing more fragile than that
because “pussy” is the shortened form of the word “pusillanimous”, which means “timid, cowardly”
and not the slang word for the female genital region?
literally no one else knows this. nobody.
why do people use that as the slang word for the female genital region
6. Graceling by Kristin Cashore: A disregard for fancy dresses
been reading Fire by kristin cashore and i love it but holy balls
there is so much unnecessary triggering material in her books
like, so many rapes and really graphic torture images and these things fucking haunt me even though i’m not especially sensitive to those triggers
i enjoy her books and want to recommend them but motherfuck i can’t in good conscience make a blanket “seven recs this” statement when i have no triggers but still find the books so disturbing, and when she definitely could have toned down the triggering images without diluting the story
like, her villains start out being sickeningly bad dudes and then like 2/3 of the way through the story she adds that they were also serial rapists and the implications make you want to stop reading, and you only keep going because you love the protagonists so much
*IS FIERCELY PROTECTIVE OF ALL THE ADOLESCENT GIRLS WHO READ THESE BOOKS* god damn blankets and herbal tea for everybody
New Maleficent poster photographed by Mert and Marcus
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