Living While Black

Caitlin. 25. Seattle.

medievalpoc:

nationalpost:

Poor father sells all his land so 13-year-old daughter can enroll in microbiology master’s program in India
In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood.
The 13-year-old girl from a poor family in north India has enrolled in a master’s degree in microbiology, after her father sold his land to pay for some of his daughter’s tuition in the hope of catapulting her into India’s growing middle class.
Verma finished high school at 7 and earned an undergraduate degree at age 13 — milestones she said were possible only with the sacrifices and encouragement of her uneducated and impoverished parents.
“They allowed me to do what I wanted to do,” Verma said in an interview, speaking her native language of Hindi. “I hope that other parents don’t impose their choices on their children.” (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

It’s my hope that in the future, women of color will be able to forge careers in STEM without the necessity of sacrifices or financial hardship. Sushma Verma’s accomplishments can hopefully light our way forward.

medievalpoc:

nationalpost:

Poor father sells all his land so 13-year-old daughter can enroll in microbiology master’s program in India

In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood.

The 13-year-old girl from a poor family in north India has enrolled in a master’s degree in microbiology, after her father sold his land to pay for some of his daughter’s tuition in the hope of catapulting her into India’s growing middle class.

Verma finished high school at 7 and earned an undergraduate degree at age 13 — milestones she said were possible only with the sacrifices and encouragement of her uneducated and impoverished parents.

“They allowed me to do what I wanted to do,” Verma said in an interview, speaking her native language of Hindi. “I hope that other parents don’t impose their choices on their children.” (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

It’s my hope that in the future, women of color will be able to forge careers in STEM without the necessity of sacrifices or financial hardship. Sushma Verma’s accomplishments can hopefully light our way forward.

(via joyofbeing)

12 hours ago

wafflesworld:

Mom is home and it’s to.e for some spoilings. First we had a nice warm bath followed by relaxation in bed. Then it was dandie time IN bed! Now we are going to the clover patch. Such a great start to the day.

(via almazingdingo)

kamari-bright:

rabbrakha:

Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]

SO IMPORTANT.

Get his life, mama!

(Source: baawri)

thoughtsareextraordinary:

southernshot:

girl-in-nike:

This commercial is amazing.

I work at an Under Armour store and we got to see this commercial way before they showed it on TV and everyone was speechless except one dude. He was all like “What the hell? Why the fuck would they make a ballet commercial? It’s not a sport.” My boss was quick to jump down his throat and said “Alright then get your ass on the floor and work on you tippy toes for the rest of your shift. If I fucking see you off them you will be the first of the temps to get cut!” He was on his tippy toes for the last hour and a half of his shift lol 

Love love love this commercial

(Source: sizvideos, via thebirdsweregone)

blackfashion:

Tianna NYC 16 Photographer: Zenobia Philippe instagram: @zen.philippe

blackfashion:

Tianna NYC 16 Photographer: Zenobia Philippe instagram: @zen.philippe

22 hours ago

In my city, I’m a Young God ❤️

In my city, I’m a Young God ❤️

1 day ago

Don’t let people’s energy change you. No exceptions ✌️#morningmantra

Don’t let people’s energy change you. No exceptions ✌️#morningmantra

Good morning to all my dreamers and doers 💜 What does success look like to you? For me, it looks like owning my own business and not having anyone but myself to answer to. Today, let’s visualize what we want and go get it! What do you have to lose? #thinkthursday #morningmemo

Good morning to all my dreamers and doers 💜 What does success look like to you? For me, it looks like owning my own business and not having anyone but myself to answer to. Today, let’s visualize what we want and go get it! What do you have to lose? #thinkthursday #morningmemo

alwaysbewoke:

jean-luc-gohard:

blacksupervillain:

yungmethuselah:

everythingrhymeswithalcohol:

Reporters confirm that police & advisors concealed the identity of Darren Wilson until he could delete all social media & move out of state.

Wow though. Darren Wilson, Ferguson’s PD and the rest of his and their supporters are an extra special breed of scumbag. What incriminating shit did he have online that needed to be swept under the rug so quickly?

I guarantee you there was some racist shit on his facebook

Oh, 100%.

for as disgusted as we often are with the knowledge that facebook, twitter and etc actually hold on to our activity logs and etc even after we’ve deleted them, THIS is when that comes in handy.prosecutors should reach out to all these social media platforms and make some inquires. as a former IT guy i can tell you that very rarely does deleting actually mean deleted.in the macro view, not only does this incriminate him, it’s pretty damn clear that this ENTIRE POLICE FORCE is dirty as fuck. in no version of this that we would label as justice can this entire department not be broken up and some serious jail time spread around.

alwaysbewoke:

jean-luc-gohard:

blacksupervillain:

yungmethuselah:

everythingrhymeswithalcohol:

Reporters confirm that police & advisors concealed the identity of Darren Wilson until he could delete all social media & move out of state.

Wow though. Darren Wilson, Ferguson’s PD and the rest of his and their supporters are an extra special breed of scumbag. What incriminating shit did he have online that needed to be swept under the rug so quickly?

I guarantee you there was some racist shit on his facebook

Oh, 100%.

for as disgusted as we often are with the knowledge that facebook, twitter and etc actually hold on to our activity logs and etc even after we’ve deleted them, THIS is when that comes in handy.

prosecutors should reach out to all these social media platforms and make some inquires. as a former IT guy i can tell you that very rarely does deleting actually mean deleted.

in the macro view, not only does this incriminate him, it’s pretty damn clear that this ENTIRE POLICE FORCE is dirty as fuck. in no version of this that we would label as justice can this entire department not be broken up and some serious jail time spread around.

(via theblacksophisticate)

3 days ago