(Source: amandaabbington)

minim-calibre:

securelyinsecure:

Meet Jedidah Isler

She is the first black woman to earn a PhD in astronomy from Yale University.

As much as she loves astrophysics, Isler is very aware of the barriers that still remain for young women of color going into science. “It’s unfortunately an as-yet-unresolved part of the experience,” she says. She works to lower those barriers, and also to improve the atmosphere for women of color once they become scientists, noting that “they often face unique barriers as a result of their position at the intersection of race and gender, not to mention class, socioeconomic status and potentially a number of other identities.”

While Isler recounts instances of overt racial and gender discrimination that are jaw-dropping, she says more subtle things happen more often. Isler works with the American Astronomical Society’s commission on the status of minorities in astronomy.

She also believes that while things will improve as more women of color enter the sciences, institutions must lead the way toward creating positive environments for diverse student populations. That is why she is active in directly engaging young women of color: for example participating in a career exploration panel on behalf of the Women’s Commission out of the City of Syracuse Mayor’s Office, meeting with high-achieving middle-school girls. She is also on the board of trustees at the Museum of Science and Technology (MOST).

“Whether I like it or not, I’m one of only a few women of color in this position,” she says. “Addressing these larger issues of access to education and career exploration are just as important as the astrophysical work that I do.”

Learn more:

May Dr Isler keep up the good work, and may she become a household name for it, with little girls all over writing her letters, saying she’s why they knew they could succeed in STEM.

paintingpotato:

Return to Oz

"All she ever talks about is some place that just doesn’t exist."

[I remember this film. Only saw it once, but it left an impression even at that young of an age.]

I remember the Wheelers used to scare the shit out of me.

(Source: jellymonstergirl)

gifcraft:

Ant drinking water


Now imagine a big booming noise with every step it takes.

gifcraft:

Ant drinking water

Now imagine a big booming noise with every step it takes.

“You don’t owe people the person you used to be. You don’t have to talk to people who are speaking to the old you. If they want to drag old you out, and you’ve already left that person behind, they don’t get to talk to you. When you’ve gone from weakness to strength, you don’t owe a show of your former self to someone who just can’t wrap their head around your change.”
Dig Yourself (via creatingaquietmind)

(Source: howitzerliterarysociety)

patrickat:

spyderqueen:

misandrwitch:

Hands up if large groups of aggressively loud white boys in your vicinity freak you out

One of the things that bonds women, POC, and LGBTQA+ together: The fear of white men in numbers.

Did you mean: Congress?

(Source: misandryad)

pjcalamity:

cfloster:

spookiestbackslider:

you’ve gotta be fucking kidding me.
After #ReportSamPepper got his first groping video taken down, now he’s uploaded another one??? whaT THE FUCK????
this guy doesn’t learn a fucking lesson, he’s STILL trying to profit from sexual assault. he’s molesting people for profit. EVEN AFTER HIS FIRST VIDEO WAS TAKEN DOWN
I’M FUCKIN LIVID. REPORT THE SHIT OUT OF THIS

HE IS ABSOLUTELY SHITTY AS FUCK OMG

I HIGHLY SUSPECT that this is an attempt to spew some sort of “if a girl did this no one would say anything” bullshit. Don’t let this guy create a double standard out of this and give people more ammo for abuse and disrespect, report this shit.

pjcalamity:

cfloster:

spookiestbackslider:

you’ve gotta be fucking kidding me.

After #ReportSamPepper got his first groping video taken down, now he’s uploaded another one??? whaT THE FUCK????

this guy doesn’t learn a fucking lesson, he’s STILL trying to profit from sexual assault. he’s molesting people for profit. EVEN AFTER HIS FIRST VIDEO WAS TAKEN DOWN

I’M FUCKIN LIVID. REPORT THE SHIT OUT OF THIS

HE IS ABSOLUTELY SHITTY AS FUCK OMG

I HIGHLY SUSPECT that this is an attempt to spew some sort of “if a girl did this no one would say anything” bullshit. Don’t let this guy create a double standard out of this and give people more ammo for abuse and disrespect, report this shit.

Destiny scenery

(Source: mrnathandrake)

the-goddamazon:

black-american-queen:

little-miss-fats:

source: robot-hugs

has anyone posted this yet? I love it! 

I learned a lot from this.

Y’all. READ THE WHOLE THING. START TO FUCKING FINISH.

It doesn’t go into detail about how Black sex workers are usually at higher risk for violence done against them, but the gist of the comic is very, very informative about sex work and HOW it works.

(Source: wtfchrisstuff)

asylum-art:

Street Art byDavid Zinn

marauders4evr:

Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without Tim Burton

(From top to bottom: Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland, Sleepy Hollow, Edward Scissorhands, Sweeny Todd, Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie)

ghostbongweedofthesamurai:

we live in the worst possible version of cyberpunk

ghostbongweedofthesamurai:

we live in the worst possible version of cyberpunk

minazarei:


asperatus cloud x

IT’S LIKE WATCHING THE WAVES ABOVE YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN

minazarei:

asperatus cloud x

IT’S LIKE WATCHING THE WAVES ABOVE YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN

(Source: dilfgod)

nutella-and-wifi:

homo-fallen-angel:

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My activity spikes every Wednesday because of this post 

always reblog on a wednesday, that’s the rule.

Dammit its Wednesday and I would have been rethinking scrolling past this all day if I didn’t reblog

(Source: smolderingcas)