Faithful Forget Me Not

Books and others things I enjoy

michaelmoonsbookshop:

old children’s books

michaelmoonsbookshop:

old children’s books

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idayuamran:

Books.. Oh..we just love the smell of old books..don’t we.

idayuamran:

Books.. Oh..we just love the smell of old books..don’t we.

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duckduckbooks:

picturepotpourri:

Do you ever go to the bookstore or library and see someone looking at the same kind of books you like and you just want to ask them for a recommendation, or give them a recommendation, or just talk about books?

literally all the time

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diva-of-fitness:

completelylostprincess:

nofreedomlove:

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

This is so beautiful.

Reblogging for the one about Mariana because girl I feel you (and good name choice!)

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humansofnewyork:

A bit of context on this next series of photos: Dharamshala, India is where the exiled government of Tibet resides. Led by the Dalai Lama, nearly 100,000 Tibetan refugees live in this northern Indian city, where they seek to maintain their traditions and culture in exile. The long journey from Tibet to India includes a grueling 28 day walk through the Himalayan mountains. Many of the refugees make this trek as children, sent by their parents in hopes of studying their language and religion in freedom. In conclusion, here’s a young Tibetan monk playing with a kitten.
(Dharamshala, India)

humansofnewyork:

A bit of context on this next series of photos: Dharamshala, India is where the exiled government of Tibet resides. Led by the Dalai Lama, nearly 100,000 Tibetan refugees live in this northern Indian city, where they seek to maintain their traditions and culture in exile. The long journey from Tibet to India includes a grueling 28 day walk through the Himalayan mountains. Many of the refugees make this trek as children, sent by their parents in hopes of studying their language and religion in freedom. In conclusion, here’s a young Tibetan monk playing with a kitten.

(Dharamshala, India)

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ebookfriendly:

The cutest book holder in the world:-)

ebookfriendly:

The cutest book holder in the world:-)

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copperandcream:

September Book Photo Challenge Day 11 - Can I Live Here?

copperandcream:

September Book Photo Challenge Day 11 - Can I Live Here?

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jordanwyn:

maryprom15es:

Project Runway 13x08 - The Rainway

Sean Kelly #designersean

He’s like a real life Cinna

This moment made me gasp out loud I am so glad somebody gif’d it.

(Source: vanndamp, via imjustjuliet17)

bookandwords:

Currently Reading: The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
p.s. it’s really good so far, you should read it 

bookandwords:

Currently Reading: The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

p.s. it’s really good so far, you should read it 

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just-writer-problems:

that’s it
that’s the book

just-writer-problems:

that’s it

that’s the book

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Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, takes notes during an event at Parliament in Montevideo, Uruguay, September 17

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