hear what you see: mandi

All my randomness...

abyssoffortitude:

ingeniousnonsense:

buzzfeed:

Mr. Feeny was one of the best teachers I ever had.  

I feel like Buzzfeed is one step away from being a Boy Meets World fansite.

Feeny4eva.

Fee-hee-hee-nAY!

One of the worlds greatest teachers!! :)

(Source: BuzzFeed)

Lmao, I love it
abyssoffortitude:

fenderlove:

towerofpimps:

steampoweredgraph:

beauty-in-filth:

schrodingrspussy:

beauty-in-filth:

i-am-a-teenage-anarchist:

le-mouton-rouge:

vurtkonnegut:

secret, flesh, cut

None, naked, enigma

secret, curse, dread 

Enigma, maniac, secret.

lust door suicide?

^ sounds like a band name.

Secret, past, rage.

Sin, pee, naked.

Pogo, passion, coke… Yep. Sounds about right.

i always find the same words with this thing. Which ARE my truth. 
Made. Crush, Fooly

Crush, rage, maniac…begins therapist search smh

abyssoffortitude:

fenderlove:

towerofpimps:

steampoweredgraph:

beauty-in-filth:

schrodingrspussy:

beauty-in-filth:

i-am-a-teenage-anarchist:

le-mouton-rouge:

vurtkonnegut:

secret, flesh, cut

None, naked, enigma

secret, curse, dread 

Enigma, maniac, secret.

lust door suicide?

^ sounds like a band name.

Secret, past, rage.

Sin, pee, naked.

Pogo, passion, coke… Yep. Sounds about right.

i always find the same words with this thing. Which ARE my truth.

Made. Crush, Fooly

Crush, rage, maniac…begins therapist search smh

(Source: angela-patino)

abyssoffortitude:

fuckyeahcracker:

[TW: Domestic Abuse]
Learn more about Marissa Alexander and the injustice of her sentencing and how you can help 
Tell Governor Rick Scott to Free Marissa Alexander 
Tell Governor Rick Scott to Free Marissa Alexander 
Tell Governor Rick Scott to Free Marissa Alexander 
Tell Governor Rick Scott to Free Marissa Alexander 
Tell Governor Rick Scott to Free Marissa Alexander 
Tell Governor Rick Scott to Free Marissa Alexander

her name…. i didnt even know her name… now i see it and it makes me even more sad for us all. 

I heard about this situation but I had no idea her name was Marissa…hits kinda close to home…
abyssoffortitude:

so-treu:

missymissydee:

this…is the level i’m trying to get at. 

EARTHA KITT, Y’ALL.

You could try, and commend your efforts I admire, but it is near impossible, for Eartha Kitt, WAS HER OWN DAMN LEVEL.
nuff said.
;)

I love love love Eartha Kitt

abyssoffortitude:

so-treu:

missymissydee:

this…is the level i’m trying to get at.

EARTHA KITT, Y’ALL.

You could try, and commend your efforts I admire, but it is near impossible, for Eartha Kitt, WAS HER OWN DAMN LEVEL.

nuff said.

;)

I love love love Eartha Kitt

(Source: neo-soulhomegirl)

dynamicafrica:

ICONIC WOMEN: The Mino of Dahomey or the Dahomey ‘Amazon’ Warriors/Dahomey Amazons

From the late 17th century until the end of the 19th century, the Kingdom of Dahomey in the what is today the West African nation of Benin (sandwiched between Nigeria on the east and Togo to their west) an incredible regiment made up of only women, from within the Fon community, challenged and refuted gender norms by occupying spaces usually reserved for men. 

This all-women Fon army was originally established by Dahomian king King Houegbadja, the third king of Dahomeny, who ruled from 1645 to 1685, with the intention of having these women serve as elephant hunters known as ‘gbeto’. Later, during Houegbadja’s son King Agadja reign during the early 1700s he developed the gbeto into an established bodyguard and warrior unit who became known as the Mino meaning ‘our mothers’ in Fon - a name given to them by the men’s army of Dahomey. During this time, the Mino gained one of their first major successes in being part of the Dahomey army that defeated the neighbouring kingdom of Savi in 1727. Their incorporation into the army was done to increase the size of the Dahomey military, thus appearing larger and more intimidating to their opponents.

In King Ghezo’s time, between 1818 to 1858, great emphasis was put on Dahomey’s army and military units, perhaps due to the growing threat of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the threat that neighbouring ethnic groups may have posed as a result of it. As a result, King Ghezo poured much of his resources into developing the Dahomian army, including the Mino, increasing their budget, formalizing their structure and training, and arming them with guns obtained from the Dutch through trade.

It is said that by the mid-19th century there were between 1,000-6,000 women in the Mino unit which comprised of both free Dahomian women and women who may have been taken as captives during war. Women in the Mino, sometimes referred to as ahosi (the king’s wives) were not permitted to marry or have children as the were considered wives of the king. This allowed the women to obtain positions of great power and influence as they were highly revered in Dahomian within the army - especially for their braver, and within society as well.

As European colonial forces began to move more aggressively throughout Africa in the 1800s, French forces on colonial campaigns in West Africa placed increasing pressure on the Dahomian Kingdom leading to an outbreak of war between French and Dahomian forces in 1890. The first Franco-Dahomian War broke out in that year with the Dahomey Army led by anti-colonialist King Behanzin. Part of the French forces consisted of Tirailleurs - French-trained Senegalese and Gabonese soldiers who had been recruited due to their countries being colonized by France. Despite the Dahomian army being greater in number, they were ill-equipped in comparison to the French and lost the war resulting in Dahomey being added to France’s colonial territories in West Africa.

This defeat also signified the disintegration of the Dahomian army and thus the women who the Europeans had referred to as the ‘Dahomey Amazons’. The last surviving Mino is thought to have been a woman named Nawi who died in 1979.

Someone needs to make a sci-fi animated fantasy or make a comic about or inspired by these women.

(sources 1, 2, 3)

 AUGUST: Highlighting African Women

These are what Amazon women look like, every bit as beautiful as suspected by those who have never researched them. This tickles my urge to travel.

(via collectivehistory-deactivated20)

I get so irritated when people assume that I am the type of woman who “needs” a man just because I have set goals in my life plan that include marriage before I’m 40. First of all I do not need a man for any reason really, that’s why the good lord created hustler stores. Second, I am all about my independence and refuse to have to rely on a man (or anyone else for that matter) for anything. I just want a loving, romantic relationship with someone I can grow old with and I happen to be a heterosexual. That being said, why haven’t I ever heard of a 40+ year old single lesbian being called a spinster?

I get so irritated when people assume that I am the type of woman who “needs” a man just because I have set goals in my life plan that include marriage before I’m 40. First of all I do not need a man for any reason really, that’s why the good lord created hustler stores. Second, I am all about my independence and refuse to have to rely on a man (or anyone else for that matter) for anything. I just want a loving, romantic relationship with someone I can grow old with and I happen to be a heterosexual. That being said, why haven’t I ever heard of a 40+ year old single lesbian being called a spinster?

hahamagartconnect:

JR Pays Tribute to the Civil Rights Movement

Street artist, JR - known for his trademark B&W portraits that flank inner city communities - marked the 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Activist, Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by using real archived photographs from the Civil Rights Movement to create giant murals in the Sweet Auburn district of Atlanta, Georgia where King grew up.

King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech was delivered on August 28th, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. to over 250,000 civil rights supporters. 

*Steven Blum’s photograph from the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968,courtesy Emory University’s SCLC collection, was turned into a 30-foot-by-40-foot mural at Auburn Avenue and Hilliard Street. Flip Schulke’s photograph from the 1963 March on Washington was turned into an 18-foot-by-35-foot mural at the corner of Edgewood Avenue and Hilliard Street. Elaine Tomlin’s photograph from the 1995 Million Man March, courtesy Emory University’s SCLC collection, is now a mural at Edgewood Avenue and Jessie Hill Drive.

via Creative Loafing where you can read Debbie Michaud’s Q&A with JR.

*Image credit: Dustin Chambers

 

Sometimes when I deal with ignorant things here in this little country town I get so frustrated because there are a million more productive things that I would rather be doing.

He asked me how it feels to be a woman in love…

I told him to think about the feeling he gets when he is finally about to have sex with his longest crush. She’s something he’s waited for so long and fantasizes about so frequently that when he finally gets his chance he’s so ready it hurts. I said to think about how exciting it is to be all into that moment, heart pounding, breath racing, hands all over each other. Then I told him to imagine her stoping in the middle of everything and walking away like she was done before he had even gotten started, leaving him to his own devices. That is what it feels like to be a woman in love, one sided, uncaring, left wondering wft.

Janelle monae with the windows down messed my hair all the way up but I bumped down that interstate #interstatebeats #Queen