hi, my name's nicole. i'm a psychology major at a uc and i like making lame jokes and complaining about my daily life struggles. i want to go into either counseling or social work in the future, and if you ever need someone to vent to or talk to, my ask box is always open.

“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”

― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
  • afro-dominicano:

    dynastylnoire:

    ananicola:

    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.”

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    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST YES DAMMIT!

    sending this straight to featured #science cause fuck yeah BW + Astrophysics.

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  • halloweenpunkaesthetic:

    bottomjared:

    Hey! So, Coming Out Day is coming up soon (Oct. 11) and I just want to post a very stern reminder to NOT out anyone without their explicit permission.

    Do NOT out anyone.

    Got it?

    Okay.

    AND DON’T “COME OUT” AS STRAIGHT OH MY FUCK

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  • How I draw faces

    castiel-is-the-fallen-angel:

    swordcane:

    andlatitude:

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    1) circle with lines

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    2) face, head, neck

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    3) nose

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    4) eyes, mouth, eyebrows

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    5) haaaiiir

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    6) everything else

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    thnx 4 help Steph

    I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING

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  • donut-kun:

    The proper response to street harassment

    (Source: grrlyman, via iwannalaughallyourtearsaway)

  • dat-soldier:

    seedy:

    getting out of bed in winter is actually like stepping into antarctica

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  • charmillioner:

    houseofhannibal:

    lucifer-who:

    winchesterappreciation:

    mspaintadventuring:

    mspaintadventuring:

    satan is hot as fuck tho did u ever read the bible he was supposed to be super beautiful like DAMN boy

    sell my soul more like sell my virginity

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    that would be AWFUL i’d have nothing to do down there

    oh wait

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    40,209 notes and there isn’t a supernatural gif

    let’s keep it that way

    wait for it

    (Source: willurl, via trust)

  • onlylolgifs:

    You’ve Been Pouring Juice Wrong

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  • xmasclub:

    all i want is attention but only from certain people

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