You don’t think of water as privilege until you don’t have it anymore.

Yolanda Serrato, a mother of three in East Porterville, California, tells The New York Times.

As California’s historic drought persists, Serrato lives in one of hundreds of households in the Central Valley that no longer have access to running water. Get the full story from NYT

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Nobody can teach me who I am. You can describe parts of me, but who I am - and what I need - is something I have to find out myself.

Chinua Achebe (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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Ignorance of consequence because of lack of thought absolves no one. Thinking that your actions were only a prank did not make them only a prank.

anonymous

When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness.

Malcolm X (via amorestavivo)

This changed me.

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Do not find peace. Find passion.

Michelle Hodkin, The Retribution of Mara Dyer (via booksquoteslove)

Things You Didn’t Do - Poem

Remember the day I borrowed your brand new car and I dented it? I thought you’d kill me.

But you didn’t.

And remember the time I dragged you to the beach, and you said it would rain, and it did? I thought you’d say, “I told you so.”

But you didn’t.

Do you remember the time I flirted with all the guys to make you jealous, and you were? I thought you’d leave me.

But you didn’t.

Do you remember the time I spilled strawberry pie all over your car rug? I thought you’d hit me.

But you didn’t.

And remember the time I forgot to tell you the dance was formal and you showed up in jeans? I thought you’d drop me.

But you didn’t.

Yes, there were lots of things you didn’t do, but you put up with me, and you loved me, and you protected me. There were lots of things I wanted to make up to you when you returned from Viet Nam.

But you didn’t.

If [the state] forbids its citizens to form associations, it contradicts the very principle of its own existence; for both they and it exist in virtue of the same principle, namely, the natural propensity of man to live in society.

Pope Leo XIII (via thevoluntaryistpunk)

Telling [people of color] they’re obsessed with racism is like telling a drowning person they’re obsessed with swimming.

Hari Kondabolu (via misandry-mermaid)

This is CRITICAL. Remember, the oppressors do NOT want to stop oppressing; they simply want you to endure it but be quiet about it AND not acknowledge how it impacts almost every choice you can make in life and how you navigate life itself. This is the core of bootstrap theory, a facet of the lie of meritocracy, as to why it is a disgusting and flawed concept.

This quote is EVERYTHING.

"They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for." - Tom Bodett

 - Tom Bodett

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