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fromthecornersofthecurve:

That time I was in The Times.

I love how they chose to use this quote - When I first met Dan I truly thought that he couldn’t fancy me because I was fat. I didn’t believe that he could have simply just found me attractive. Now I know better. To other fat babes - You are not a fetish you are deserving of love, you can be attractive and sexy and beautiful and handsome, intelligent men can love you not because of your size but because of you.

things i needed to hear

micdotcom:

15 questions white people will never have to ask themselves

Many white people may never truly understand why incidents like the Michael Brown shooting infuriate blacks and other people of color — even when it’s clear that race plays a large, looming role in how the situation snowballed to the 18-year-old’s death.

This is in part because white people can move through daily life without constantly thinking about how their race will be perceived. Part of having white privilege is the freedom from worrying about racism, a freedom their black counterparts have never known. But it gives black people a unique yet challenging perspective by which they navigate the world. 

African-American scholar W.E.B. DuBois called this “double consciousness,” Follow micdotcom

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