I am often consumed by my passions. Expect to hear about nothing else: South Asia, Long Island, teaching, social justice, YA literature

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May 24th at 8PM / via: fuckyeahmindy / op: the-narddog / reblog / 647 notes

dear personal assistant:

dearpersonalassistant:

You know the day isn’t going well when one of your “hot mess” sixth graders has to come up to you and fix the collar on your shirt.

-S

I don’t know girl. It was def the highlight of my day.

When someone compares me to Hilary Swank in Freedom Writers

whatshouldtfacallme:

Hilary Swank knows they’re wrong and looks perplexed like,

but I take the compliment like,

Duhhhh

Texas Independence Relay 2012: 203 miles, 33 hours, 12 ladies, and this beast of a van

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Texas Independence Relay 2012: 203 miles, 33 hours, 12 ladies, and this beast of a van

brownpeople:

magic powers unite.

Omgomgomgomgomgomg

brownpeople:

magic powers unite.

Omgomgomgomgomgomg

Mar 20th at 7PM / via: brownpeople / op: theofficecast / reblog / 320 notes
thedailywhat:

Forbidden Love of the Day: An outreach initiative started by two Israeli graphic artists aiming to bridge the sociopolitical divide between Israel and Iran by sending out simple messages of love is yielding promising results.
According to Israeli paper of record Ha’aretz, “Israel Loves Iran” began attracting responses from Iranian Facebook users over the weekend, and more are being added every hour.
“My Israeli friends, I do not hate you; I do not want war. love, Peace,” read one such pacific missive from an anonymous Iranian contributor. Many of the Iranians participating in this campaign have chosen not to identify themselves for fear of arrest or other reprisals.
Still, the message is being heard loud and clear — and the campaign’s creators want to ensure it gets louder and clearer.
They’ve turned to the crowd funding site indiegogo for assistance in taking “Israel Loves Iran” to the next level: Print ads, billboards, and an unignorable spot overlooking Times Square.
[haaretz / israel<3iran / thanks mattan!]

This is so cool. The power of love!

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thedailywhat:

Forbidden Love of the Day: An outreach initiative started by two Israeli graphic artists aiming to bridge the sociopolitical divide between Israel and Iran by sending out simple messages of love is yielding promising results.

According to Israeli paper of record Ha’aretz, “Israel Loves Iran” began attracting responses from Iranian Facebook users over the weekend, and more are being added every hour.

“My Israeli friends, I do not hate you; I do not want war. love, Peace,” read one such pacific missive from an anonymous Iranian contributor. Many of the Iranians participating in this campaign have chosen not to identify themselves for fear of arrest or other reprisals.

Still, the message is being heard loud and clear — and the campaign’s creators want to ensure it gets louder and clearer.

They’ve turned to the crowd funding site indiegogo for assistance in taking “Israel Loves Iran” to the next level: Print ads, billboards, and an unignorable spot overlooking Times Square.

[haaretz / israel<3iran / thanks mattan!]

This is so cool. The power of love!

Mar 19th at 8PM / via: thedailywhat / op: thedailywhat / reblog / 1,030 notes
ilovecharts:

Young adult books aren’t all vampires and glitter! YA Highway member Kate Hart breaks down the last 12 months of YA book deals, with a comparison to last year’s results at the link.
-kdhart 

Go away paranormal!

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ilovecharts:

Young adult books aren’t all vampires and glitter! YA Highway member Kate Hart breaks down the last 12 months of YA book deals, with a comparison to last year’s results at the link.

-kdhart 

Go away paranormal!

Mar 19th at 8PM / via: ilovecharts / op: ilovecharts / reblog / 359 notes

Vying for Campus President, Illegal Immigrant Gets a Gamut of Responses →

Jose Luis Zelaya’s failed bid to become the student body president at Texas A&M University exposed a range of feelings surrounding his status as an illegal immigrant.

thedailywhat:

Party Rockin’ Grannies of the Day: A group of Russian grannies have scored an unlikely trip to the Eurovision Song Contest, where they will represent their homeland with the feel-good folksy dance hit “Party For Everybody.”

The Buranovskiye Babushki (Buranovo Grannies), who hail from Russia’s Udmurt Republic, penned the song themselves, and say they intend to use their winnings to build a church in their tiny hometown of Buranovo.

“Grandmothers do not need glory and wealth,” a “band” member was quoted as saying.

The 57th Eurovision Song Contest will be held on May 26th in Baku, Azerbaijan. To make it to the finals, the grannies must first survive the semi-final round which takes place on May 22nd.

[bbcthemarysue.]

This is how I imagine my friend Kat as an elderly woman.

Mar 12th at 9AM / via: thedailywhat / op: thedailywhat / reblog / 459 notes