Loss and Life

My in-laws just left after a 10-day stay with us this month, and while they were here, I felt overwhelmed with memories of my dad.

Partly because of the changing season turning into the season he first came to see me in China, partly because my dad-in-law sometimes reminds me of my own, partly because my dad’s death anniversary is upcoming.

There are times when I think about all the things I had dreams and imagined my dad to experience in my life that set me into a tumultuous and draining cathartic cry. 

There are other days, when I can calmly talk about him.

But more often than not, when I have the chance to think about him, I can’t help but cry, the tears inconsolably thick and salty.

God, sometimes I miss him so incredibly much.

And sending emails to his blackhole email can’t heal all of the words I want to tell him.

Looking through all the loving words he’s ever written to me, makes me upset that I didn’t spend more time with him.

And while I know that death is simply a part of life, and can accept and embrace it. The reality of him no longer being on this Earth is still hard.

I miss him so freaking much.

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socialjusticekoolaid:

The Ferguson City Council convened for the first time since Mike Brown’s death, and proved that they literally give no fucks about what the community has to say. Added to their vague, paltry proposed reforms, seems real change will have to come in Ferguson via the ballot box. I don’t care where you live folks— let this be a lesson in voting/participating in your local elections and government! #staywoke #farfromover 

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Noor Inayat Khan: the Spy Princess (1914-1944)

rejectedprincesses:

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This week, we meet Noor Inayat Khan, one of the bravest women to ever live. She was a British secret agent during World War 2, working as a radio operator in occupied Paris. In fact, working as the ONLY radio operator in occupied Paris. The average lifespan for that job was 6 weeks, and she lasted almost 5 months. She escaped the Gestapo numerous times, and went out fighting. All this, even though everything about her work went against her basic pacifist nature. Read on for more about this phenomenal human being.

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elkaydee:

thepluralisphoenixii:

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sansaspark:

During the scene when Mulan decides to go to war instead of her father, she decides to do it while sitting on the foot of the Great Stone Dragon. The image of the dragon looking over Mulan is repeatpred several times throughout the sequence, and the bolts of lightning strike at significant times whenever the dragon is in sight. When Mulan takes her father’s scroll and when she is praying to her ancestors, the Great Stone Dragon can be seen. It is also engraved on the sword Mulan uses to cut her hair and the handles of the wardrobe containing the armor are in the shape of the dragon’s head. The dragon’s eyes glowing in the temple symbolizes Mulan’s role as protector of her family awakening, instead of the actual dragon.

The reason Mushu couldn’t wake the dragon is because the dragon was no longer there. Mulan is implied to be the Great Dragon that protects her family.

CHRIST HOW DID I MISS THAT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

WHAT

HOOO SHITZ

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Sex-Positivity, Compulsory Sexuality and Intersecting Identities 

great post with critical thoughts on the sex positivity movement

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cesaret:

“May I ask why you felt little Tiffany deserved to die?”

I’m pretty sure this is why Tumblr gave us photosets.

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kenyatta:

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9.2.14

dear comedycentral: pls give this woman her own show, thx.

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Anonymous said: these anons are like, "can i be racist in the rain? can i be racist on a train? can i be racist in a box? can i be racist with a fox?"

whiteoppression:

famphic:

anthotny:

postracialcomments:

lmfaoooooooooooooo Yes!

Lmao!
How can I be racist if I work with blacks
How can I be racist if one sold me slacks
I’m not racist I’m just like you. I’m best friends with a black or two.

i’m not racist, you see, it’s just a preference
i love eastern culture and its women’s deference
the west lost its way with no room for clemency
If I love Asian women, how’s that white supremacy?

i’m not a racist, i can’t be, you see
my great grandma’s grandma was part cherokee
plus one time i got called “cracker” to my face
don’t we all bleed red? i don’t even see race…

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