don’t let tumblr make you believe that
-smoking is cool
-being a narcissistic bitch is acceptable
-trusting nobody is healthy
-starving yourself will make you beautiful
-hating everybody is okay
BLACK BRITAN | BEST OF 2013
Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745 – 1797) also known as Gustavus Vassa, was a prominent African involved in the British movement for the abolition of the slave trade. He was enslaved as a child, purchased his freedom, and worked as an author, merchant, and explorer in South America, the Caribbean, the Arctic, the American colonies, and the United Kingdom, where he settled by 1792. His autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, depicts the horrors of slavery and influenced the enactment of the Slave Trade Act of 1807. Follow us on Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr | Pinterest
Medical students at Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan in 1950s.
Sexual orientation is not solid, it is a fluid state. While sexual orientation cannot be forced to change, it can change organically over a period of time. You might be heterosexual in your teens, and in your late 30s be pansexual. You might be born homosexual but become more asexual when you’re an adult. Sexual orientation is a changing spectrum, and that’s okay. It’s okay for your orientation to change. It’s okay for life experience shape who you are. It’s okay to fall in love with someone who doesn’t necessarily match up with your orientation. It’s okay not to fit into any sexual orientation “box”. Everything you feel in regards to your sexual or romantic orientation is valid. There is no “wrong” way to be or to describe yourself.
Love’s Shadow (detail) vs Proud Maisie (detail) by Frederick Sandys (1829-1904)
oil on panel, 1867 and pencil and crayon on paper, 1868