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Daniela | 21 | college graduate
formerly angelheaded-hipsters
I don't really like to limit myself to a few categories, but some things I enjoy that you may find here:
Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Game of Thrones, Orange Is the New Black, Harry Potter, Quentin Tarantino, Beyoncé, Italy & Italian culture, cute animals, poetry & general literature, and sentiments regarding gender & sexuality, social impact, and all the wonders of the world
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photojojo:

Brian Nice is a world-renowned fashion photographer who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2009, which left his vision erratic at best.

Using a plastic Holga camera to depict how he sees the world, Brian set out on a cross-country photography trip last September and has been blogging the entire way.

Recovering From a Traumatic Brain Injury Through Photography

via The New York Times

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ausonia:

NASA released a satellite image of India from the evening of the festive holiday of Diwali, the celebration of lights

ausonia:

NASA released a satellite image of India from the evening of the festive holiday of Diwali, the celebration of lights


Men: If Orange is the New Black is so good with representation, why are all the men horrible?
Women: They're not all horrible. Bennett's nice. What more do you want?
Men: But he's clueless and irresponsible! And that's just ONE guy! How can you give me ONE decent male character in a slew of diverse female characters and call THAT representation?
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Women: ...must be tough.

hoekage:

the main thing i look forward to in life is raising dogs w/ someone i love

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thebooksmith:

bitch-media:

On February 25, 2014, Orange is the New Black author Piper Kerman testified at the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearings on solitary confinement in Washington, DC. Unlike her fictional character, Kerman was never placed in solitary confinement. But she testified about the many women incarcerated alongside her who had:

While I was in prison, I saw many women sent to the SHU for minor infractions such as moving around a housing unit during a count, refusing an order from a correctional officer, and possession of low-level contraband like small amounts of cash (which is largely useless in prison) or having women’s underwear from the outside rather than prison-issued underwear. All of these infractions drew at least 30 days in solitary. Sometimes women are sent to the SHU immediately upon their arrival in prison because there aren’t any open beds.

Most politicians would rather ignore the reality of the problems with the prison system than address them head-on and risk being seen as “soft on crime.”Orange is the New Black—and Kerman’s determined attempt to link the peoples’ interest in the fictional story to real women’s suffering—has helped get Americans talking about prison in a way few pieces of pop culture have. It’s also a way to get people talking about women in the prison system rather than focusing the conversations around men. It’s also a sad truth that politicians and Americans in general are more likely to listen to a celebrity telling them about prison conditions than someone who didn’t become famous after being incarcerated. To her credit, Kerman (unlike some other celebrities who have experienced short stints behind bars) has been using her platform to advocate for change.

Read the article: Can “Orange is the New Black” Change the Way Congress Thinks About Prisons? 

Team Kerman

It sucks that it takes an upper-middle class white lady experiencing something for people to believe it’s a real thing, but I’m glad OITNB has sparked discussion about the inhumane way we treat prisoners in the U.S.