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Dear Tumblrverse,

Before the explanation part of this post, I need to say this so it will be in posts that are shortened by a reblog: More than anything I ask that you reblog this post so that kind millionaires  more people will see it and more support can be given.   All the Amazon wishlists and blogs are linked below the read more link!

As the new school year approaches, we are obviously in denial teachers are mentally figuring out what materials we need for the school year, what will be provided by the school or families, and what we will buy with our own money as we shop sales (if it is in our budget).  Several members of our #education community on tumblr dealt with unexpected family deaths, weather disasters, or more happy (but expensive) life achievements like getting married or having a baby.  Our pockets have been hit hard, and I think you’d be surprised how much of our own money we spend on classrooms each year.

Many of us teach in areas where our students’ families cannot help with school supplies.  In fact, as I began working on this project, every teacher I contacted to include that came from a more affluent community declined being included so that classrooms in greater need could be helped.  I am in awe of the teachers in this community.  After the jump is a list of teachers and their classroom wish lists for the upcoming year.  If you are able to, please consider supporting a teacher via their wishlist.  If you’d rather make a donation to their supply fund or send a gift card, I’m sure you could contact them and they wouldn’t turn you down.   

So after the jump are the blogs and corresponding wishlists from Tumblr’s teachers — most of the educators on this list I have personally interacted with and know them to be dedicated to their students.

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If you can, help a teacher with school supplies or donate to a school in your community :)

Carole Lombard and Amy Poehler: Funny, confident women

side by side image of Carole Lombard and Amy Poehler

Carole Lombard and Amy Poehler. Both women are hilarious, confident, have mouths like sailors and are equally beautiful. Amy has always reminded me of a modern day Carole, and I think this side by side image of both proves me right. 

#FanArtFriday from Singapore! Artist: Smart Girl Alicia Wong 🌻 Submit yours to

“My mom has always supported the idea of beauty coming from the inside, and that me being ‘cool with myself’ is really the only thing that people remember at the end of the day.”

Got a very sweet note and pic from 8th grade teacher Ania Bigda, who is enjoyed her well-deserved pool time reading The Impossible Knife of Memory.
Which makes this author so happy I want to carry a fancy cold drink with an umbrella in it to her house.

The Impossible Knife of Memory is a Smart Girls must-read!

"Believing that you are unworthy of love and belonging or that who you are authentically is a sin or is wrong, is deadly." - It Got Better featuring Laverne Cox (x)

(Source: stewarter, via lauriehalseanderson)


Photographer Documents the Struggle to Provide Girls with an Education in Kibera

Kibera is a division of Nairobi, Kenya, and as a rule, girls there don’t have much of a shot at an education. Kenya is still very patriarchal, and if a family has both boys and girls, it’s the boys who will be granted the opportunity to attend secondary school.
Kibera Girls Soccer Academy
(KGSA) is trying to fix that by providing girls in the area with a free secondary education…


a peacock saying something uplifting requested by sktagg23

At Rosie the Riveter Summer Camps, Girls Learn They Really Can 'Do It'



oh my god Emma

*crying massive buckets of mommy feels*

I needed this today. :)

(Source: damethompson, via iconicklaine)


finally did something with my amy swag from bookcon. #yesplease #amysaysyesplease #amypoehler #inspirations