I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’
Toni Morrison (via ethiopienne)

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Orphan Black » Effects of External Conditions (1x04)
There’s a light in all of us.


A brilliant metaphor



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gay freedom day parade, san francisco 1978

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Brave New Voices 2014 FINAL SLAM!

Congrats to the team from Washington DC!!

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I am not a poet.
I am a scientist,
and there is nothing a scientist loves more 
than the the pursuit

love letter from a scientist’ by mccoyquialisms

inspired by x

To penetrate into the heart of the thing—even a little thing, a blade of grass, as Walt Whitman said—is to experience a kind of exhilaration that, it may be, only human beings of all the beings on this planet can feel. We are an intelligent species and the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.