I love this woman.
And this is why I have the up-most respect for her.
she’s like a really sweet supportive mom
Actually, people don’t give her enough credit. Instead, they assume she’s “stupid” because her costumes and makeup used to be pretty out there. She is so obsessed with education that her fans will show up to meet her just so they can impress her by showing their grades on their report cards or their diplomas or degrees. She makes a really big deal out of it too, especially when they understand how and why education is important for them personally and isn’t just a means to an end.
It’s kind of amazing that for some people, they managed to find enough resources such that their love of a celebrity inspired them to find alternate paths for themselves where our education system failed them. And yeah, that celebrity also performed “Stupid Hoe.”
I’d always liked Nicki’s music and badassery but the moment that made me really like her was after seeing the Ellen episode where she meets the British girls, Rosie and Sophia Grace, and she was so amazing. She offered to take them shopping for school supplies and told them to follow their musical dreams but to also stick with school. When she sang with them, she cleaned up the language of the song (they were 8 and 6, I think). I was blown away. She is so kind and gentle and graceful. I will always appreciate Nicki Minaj.
I love her so much. She’s beautiful. She’s smart. She’s kind. She’s talented. She’s bad ass. She’s perfect!
everyone who hates on Nicki Minaj can go straight to hell because she’s way more there for other women than almost any other female musician except for Beyonce.
I have so much love for her
Never ashamed to say how much I love her. :)
Meet Jeff Wright, a gifted balloon artist and (clearly) a huge fan of the Toy Story series. Jeff created this awesome Buzz Lightyear costume using nothing but an untold number of carefully interwoven balloons.
Jeff and his wife Rachel are moving to Bolivia to serve as volunteers at the Life Center Orphanage in the city of Cochabamba, where they’ll no doubt be entertain the children with awesome balloon creations like this. Visit their website to learn more about their charitable efforts.
[via Oddity Central]
Education seems to be playing heavily in my life right now so I thought I would offer up a piece called The Student.
This poem came as the result of a broken relationship. I often try to find value in the aspects of my life that don’t work out that way I want them to. Sometimes the value I find is in the search for the value itself.
Cover photo credit: Eflon on twitter http://www.flickr.com/photos/eflon/
So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. I couldn’t put my finger on why that was, exactly, but it continued throughout the whole thing. After watching the video several more times, I have some thoughts…
Collage made from confessions of anonymous rape/abuse survivors, submitted to a tumblr blog, painted over with acrylics. This college was meant to show how often things like this happen- overall the confessions received totalled to around 30 messages within half an hour. Just from one girl making one post on to a personal blog asking if anyone had experienced rape and abuse. A lot more than even I expected and utterly disgusting and terrifying. This is our culture.
This made me sad but it’s done anyway
it makes me want to cry that you did this because it’s so wonderful that you took pain and suffering and made it into something that will MOVE people, it’s shocking and bold and honest and I adore you so much.