friendly reminder: owning up to, learning from, and apologizing for your mistakes can go a long way

(via distinctmemory)


me: It seems that I am not immediately excellent at this
me: it is because I am a failure
me: everything I touch dies




Tumblr posts + classics references

I may or may not have jumped on a certain bandwagon.


References (In case the pictures weren’t clear enough):

  1. Catullus 85, “Odi et amo…”
  2. Heracles
  3. Elagabalus
  4. Lesbia’s “sparrow”
  5. Adonis
  6. Augustus
  7. Narcissus
  8. Ares
  9. Euclid
  10. L. Caecilius Iucundus (Cambridge Latin Course)

this is beautiful.

Ita vero! Sic est!

(via thefreshprinceof-denmark)

“The bottom line is that saying there are differences in male and female brains is just not true. There is pretty compelling evidence that any differences are tiny and are the result of environment not biology,” said Prof Rippon.

“You can’t pick up a brain and say ‘that’s a girls brain, or that’s a boys brain’ in the same way you can with the skeleton. They look the same.”

Prof Rippon points to earlier studies that showed the brains of London black cab drivers physically changed after they had acquired The Knowledge – an encyclopaedic recall of the capital’s streets.
She believes differences in male and female brains are due to similar cultural stimuli. A women’s brain may therefore become ‘wired’ for multi-tasking simply because society expects that of her and so she uses that part of her brain more often. The brain adapts in the same way as a muscle gets larger with extra use.

“What often isn’t picked up on is how plastic and permeable the brain is. It is changing throughout out lifetime

“The world is full of stereotypical attitudes and unconscious bias. It is full of the drip, drip, drip of the gendered environment.”

Prof Rippon believes that gender differences appear early in western societies and are based on traditional stereotypes of how boys and girls should behave and which toys they should play with.



when privileged groups want rights, safety, and respect, it’s called “basic human decency”

when oppressed groups want rights, safety, and respect, it’s called “social justice”

and mocked. it’s called “social justice” and is mocked or otherwise hated.

(via thefreshprinceof-denmark)


James Baldwin


"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."

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Studies show that women apologize more than men, often for perfectly reasonable acts like, you know, taking up space. 

So watch this Pantene commercial here to inspire you to stop saying sorry for no reason. 

i like the difference between all of these relationships.. like professional, personal, strangers..

(Source:, via distinctmemory)