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Queer Chicana feminist writer Gloria Anzaldúa was born 71 years ago today. As an activist and theorist, she pioneered ideas of intersectionality, feminism, queer theory, cultural theory, language, and more.
Happy birthday, Gloria!
via Latinos for Planned Parenthood

My favorite poet, and my favorite feminist - though it’s weird to realize I have a “favorite feminist.” Go read her stuff. 
I remember when she died I was ridiculously sad that I’d never met her, that she’d never read anything I wrote and know how much she inspired me to think about language and queer feminism and poetry and racism. 
I quote her more than I quote Shakespeare. 


These things actually permeate your brain and plant little seeds that people then carry around with them and influence how they behave. And it’s so important to analyze this, especially when you have an audience of MILLIONS.

Here’s Why Racism’s Not “Just Comedy” - Chescaleigh

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Earlier this month I wrote in asking about PSA’s, and here is the final product!

Hope you smart girls love them!

We have a new article about Smart Girl @carrie_rachel on our website!! Art by the talented ambaradriana


these puppies believe in you, and you should too

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Guys seriously would you LOOK at mini Adam Scott from Boy Meets World circa 1994

was this when he was mayor

reblogging for the comment :)


You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment.  People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously.  Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life.  Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day!  So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust - never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!!  Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions.  Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it.  With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!

We are right here!!

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A homeless dog living in a trash pile gets rescued, and then does something amazing! - Video

Smart Girls Adopt!

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Here’s Aretha Franklin’s stunning cover of ‘Rolling in the Deep’

Aretha Franklin has a new album of covers out on Oct. 21, and last night she debuted one of them on the Late Show with David Letterman: “Rolling in the Deep.”

Franklin starts the performance with the Adele song, then segues perfectly into Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” backed by a full band. Adele’s version already shakes the walls, but Franklin packed her own soulful punch.

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When I was a student, all that was told to me was how much my cultura didn’t matter. How important European art and standards are, and how totally dominant their aesthetic should be. All I wanted to do was tell my story. And I looked nothing like what is considered relevant or beautiful or important by society’s ideals. But I JUST.KEPT.GOING. Here are some of my pieces. I’m here to uplift and change who is in the spotlight. Powerful womyn of color. My indigenous sisters.

These are so great!! 

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Mindy Kaling and Elmo are Very Enthusiastic

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“Always exploring new things, from ping pong tournaments, to slam poetry, to studying sociolinguistics and politics, Carrie Brownstein describes herself as a ‘serial tasker.’ She is continually committing herself to exciting and compelling projects.”
Read more about this Smart Girl on our website!
Art by Ambar Del Moral (ambaradriana)

“don’t be afraid”