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by pairing skate lessons and boards with education initiatives, skateistan — a non profit organization that works with the support of local afghan communities — is using skateboarding as a tool of empowerment for more than four hundred afghan kids, many of whom live on the streets.  

more than 40 percent of skateistan’s students are female. though girls are banned from riding bikes in afghanistan, skateboarding is novel and remains permissible, and has now become the most popular sport for females in the country. 

photos from skateistan’s facebook and instagram (see also: skating in uganda)

#wcw

#wcw

drenched☀️

drenched☀️

slice of paradise with a side of bun & cheese. happy easter! 🐣

slice of paradise with a side of bun & cheese. happy easter! 🐣

just fell in love with my new roshes all over again.

just fell in love with my new roshes all over again.

been trill. #tbt

been trill. #tbt

boyz club.
#aboutlastnight #yourfavoritedeejaysfavoritedeejays

boyz club.
#aboutlastnight #yourfavoritedeejaysfavoritedeejays

carnivale

carnivale

🌻🎶🍒✌️™ #coachella

🌻🎶🍒✌️™ #coachella

rock star lifestyle, might don’t make it

rock star lifestyle, might don’t make it

matter energy motion force

matter energy motion force

found my spirit animal at #cirquedunoir. spectacular night @mrsadriennebosh & @chrisbosh! #cb30

found my spirit animal at #cirquedunoir. spectacular night @mrsadriennebosh & @chrisbosh! #cb30

She often could not articulate her thoughts; they seemed like objects glimpsed peripherally, skittish and ungraspable, splinters and fragments that would not add up to much if bundled together; they refused to stand still for examination. For this reason, she was largely silent.
Katherine Min, After The Falls  (via creatingaquietmind)
I’m not worried about little girls wanting to pretend they’re princesses—after all, they’re just in it for the dress-up aspect. The princesses I’m worried about are twenty-two, thirty-two, and forty-two—women who act fragile in order to be rescued at any age. I’m not anti feminine… I don’t feel belittled pouring your drink, ironing the clothes, or walking through the door that’s held for me. But I was taught to take charge when appropriate, and to speak passionately and intelligently. I was taught to expect men to respect me for my mind and my convictions—not for my ability to stroke their fragile ego by playing helpless. I was not raised to play cute, to play dumb, or to play the part of a damsel in distress. I learned to work hard, to develop my skills, to contribute in society; so it drives me crazy when women only depend on sexuality or their fragility. I think there’s a better way. If you’re a woman who gets by with batting your eyelashes, faking incompetence, using your push-up bra, and then complain that you’re not taken seriously in your career, I think you may have believed the reigning cultural lie about what makes us attractive. And if you’re a man and you celebrate femininity only as far as it presents itself through beauty and tenderness, please consider widening your view of what it means to be a woman. Instead, consider things like strength, intelligence, passion, and compassion. Let’s set a new example for young women who are watching us closely. Let’s teach them by example to be women who work hard, who pay attention to their dreams, who give themselves to making the world a better place.
"Bittersweet" by Shauna Niequist 
my tween self would absolutely have given a pinky toe to have this jacket.  (at prince street )

my tween self would absolutely have given a pinky toe to have this jacket. (at prince street )