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"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life." - Mark Twain

yeahwriters:

vintageanchorbooks:

"Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity." 
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I really gotta read me some Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

What should I start with?

photojojo:

Photographer Pavel Becker and designer Nora Luther may have discovered the most aesthetically pleasing way to depict recipes.

Using high speed photography and a bit of luck, the duo captured all of the ingredients in various dishes perfectly suspended in midair.

High Speed Photos Show Recipes’ Ingredients Suspended in Midair

via Fubiz

turklet:

pyrocrastinate:

tdrloid:

Low fat yo

is no one going to talk about 1/3 fewer cries than the leg


fat free yort

I laughed more than I should have.

turklet:

pyrocrastinate:

tdrloid:

Low fat yo

is no one going to talk about 1/3 fewer cries than the leg

fat free yort

I laughed more than I should have.

(Source: passcety, via fatpeoplemakemehappy)

How To Write Dialogue That Speaks Volumes - Huffington Post/Writer's Relief's Writer Wednesday

writersrelief:

Let’s talk about writing dialogue in a memoir — a creative nonfiction gray area that may have you pondering: What were granny’s exact words as she stood by the chicken coop on that fateful day?

Unlike fiction writers, memoirists are bound by actual events and conversations. In a memoir, readers expect the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. But do you really need to recall dialogue word-for-word?

Fortunately, a memoir can be true and also have creative elements. While the right balance of “truth” to “creative” may vary from writer to writer and story to story, here are some basic strategies for writing memoir dialogue.

muchadoaboutmolly:

Hilarious and creative headings for the fiction section of Sherman’s Books and Stationery in Portland, ME.

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fuckyeahtattoos:

By Karina @ Amillion Tattoo, Austin TX
@the_gypsyheart

fuckyeahtattoos:

By Karina @ Amillion Tattoo, Austin TX

@the_gypsyheart

corporal-leviii:

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Corporal-leviii’s writing tips wooo

For the sweet anon who asked me for some tips about writing! I’ve gotten several asks like this so I’m just gonna pop in and post this before putting my nose back to the grindstone for finals. See you all later, and I hope this helps!!

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fuckyeahtattoos:

 Because every writer needs a little reminder. 
Done by Samantha Claire in Ybor City, Florida. 

fuckyeahtattoos:

 Because every writer needs a little reminder. 

Done by Samantha Claire in Ybor City, Florida. 

nprglobalhealth:

Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out
When Nimco Ali was 7, she thought her family was going on vacation. They flew from their hometown in Manchester, England, to Djibouti on the Horn of Africa.
Ali doesn’t remember the exact location. But she clearly remembers what happened there.
The young girl found herself in a dingy room, with a woman dressed in all black, standing over her. She didn’t know what was going on at the time. But she fell asleep. And when Ali woke up, she was confused.
The woman had mutilated her genitals.
Ali is British to the core: She was raised in Britain and went to British schools. But her family is from Somalia — where 98 percent of girls and women have a part of their genitals cut, mutilated or completely removed.
n some places, the practice is still thought of as a rite of passage for women. But health leaders around the world are working to end the abusive practice. Now Ali, 30, is one of several activists speaking out against the tradition. She’s also the cofounder of Daughters of Eve, a nonprofit that provides support for women living with genital mutilation and protects young girls at risk.
Even in the U.K., Ali’s experience isn’t uncommon. A study out of City University Londonestimates that from 1996 to 2010, there were about 144,000 girls in England and Wales, who were born to mothers from countries practicing genital mutilation. Many of these girls may be at risk.
That’s why the British government has launched a new health care program to help survivors. Prime Minister David Cameron has also proposed new laws that mean parents could be prosecuted if their daughters are mutilated.
Read our interview with Ali about ending female genital mutilation. 

nprglobalhealth:

Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out

When Nimco Ali was 7, she thought her family was going on vacation. They flew from their hometown in Manchester, England, to Djibouti on the Horn of Africa.

Ali doesn’t remember the exact location. But she clearly remembers what happened there.

The young girl found herself in a dingy room, with a woman dressed in all black, standing over her. She didn’t know what was going on at the time. But she fell asleep. And when Ali woke up, she was confused.

The woman had mutilated her genitals.

Ali is British to the core: She was raised in Britain and went to British schools. But her family is from Somalia — where 98 percent of girls and women have a part of their genitals cut, mutilated or completely removed.

n some places, the practice is still thought of as a rite of passage for women. But health leaders around the world are working to end the abusive practice. Now Ali, 30, is one of several activists speaking out against the tradition. She’s also the cofounder of Daughters of Eve, a nonprofit that provides support for women living with genital mutilation and protects young girls at risk.

Even in the U.K., Ali’s experience isn’t uncommon. A study out of City University Londonestimates that from 1996 to 2010, there were about 144,000 girls in England and Wales, who were born to mothers from countries practicing genital mutilation. Many of these girls may be at risk.

That’s why the British government has launched a new health care program to help survivors. Prime Minister David Cameron has also proposed new laws that mean parents could be prosecuted if their daughters are mutilated.

Read our interview with Ali about ending female genital mutilation. 

(via npr)

On Saturday mornings, when I was a kid, my cousin Butch used to coach his three kids and me in the youth bowling league. He was a member of the 300 club, which means he had bowled a perfect game on more than one occasion. He was a great role model, and an outstanding coach. On July 14, 2014 he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. #fuckcancer #tattoo #bowling