My name is Jessica.
Administrator of Religious Education.
English Literature and Creative Writing.
I like nature, I like books and films.
I study. I write. I sit back and watch.
I believe in Jesus Christ and Dave Matthews.
I like my long hair and my freckles,
but the rest of me is whatever.
Boiler Up, Hammer Down.

 

cinemaspam:

"Once you realize what a joke everything is, being the Comedian is the only thing that makes sense."

Watchmen (2009, dir. Zack Snyder)


Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign

Men, I would like to give this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too. To date, I’ve seen my father’s role as a parent being valued less by society. I’ve seen young men suffering from illness, unable to ask for help for fear it will make them less of a man. I’ve seen men fragile and insecure by what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality, either. We don’t want to talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that they are. When they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive, women won’t be compelled to be submissive. If men don’t need to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are. We can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves - Emma Watson for HeForShe UN campaign

(Source: emccwatson)

Societies where women and girls are empowered are more prosperous and stable - not occasionally, but always.

Secretary Kerry at an Equal Futures Partnership event on the margins of UNGA, September 22, 2014 (via statedept)

etsyfindoftheday:

etsyfindoftheday 3 | 9.22.14
hexagonal dinner plate, made to order by convivialproduction

the unique pottery pieces at convivialproduction would make any party planner swoon. i love the styling of this table! the hexagonal place settings are to die for :)

etsyfindoftheday:

etsyfindoftheday 3 | 9.22.14

hexagonal dinner plate, made to order by convivialproduction

the unique pottery pieces at convivialproduction would make any party planner swoon. i love the styling of this table! the hexagonal place settings are to die for :)

Math skills so bad that today at work I thought “giving change back” meant I was giving my money away and not getting it back. 

misswallflower:

huffingtonpost:

This Is How Much The Female Portrait Has Evolved In The Last 500 Years

Art history books have a reputation of showcasing dead, white, European males — DWEM — and the (mostly white) women they handpicked as muses. Portrait after portrait reveals a woman’s face through a man’s gaze, casting a rather unsavory light on the tendency of artists to eroticize, objectify or idolize the female form.

See the full video for a striking look at the female portrait.

(Souce:  artFido)

fancyadance:

Doors around the World

Montmartre, Paris

Burano, Italy

Japan

Beijing, China

Rabat, Morocco

Bali, Indonesia

Sardinia, Italy

Shanghai, China

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