When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?
you dont wanna mess with me i cry easily
You are not a burden.
You are not a bother.
You enhance the lives of others.
People smile, not groan, when you text them.
it’s so weird that learning about racism is totally a completely optional side quest for white people
friendly reminder that spirit animals are a sacred concept in a variety of religions worldwide (many of them being aboriginal religions that are at risk of destruction by european colonialism) and are not a way to joke about your admiration for something
IT’S RAINING. IN SANTA CRUZ. HUZZAH.
I leave home for a few days and what happens? it rains the first night I’m gone!