"Vincent van Gogh used to eat yellow paint because he thought it would get the happiness inside him. Many people thought he was mad and stupid for doing so because the paint was toxic, never mind that it was obvious that eating paint couldn’t possibly have any direct correlation to one’s happiness, but I never saw that. If you were so unhappy that even the maddest ideas could possible work, like painting the walls of your internal organs yellow, then you are going to do it. It’s really no different than falling in love or taking drugs. There is a greater risk of getting your heart broken or overdosing, but people still do it everyday because there was always that chance it could make things better. Everyone has their yellow paint."
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
I was in a Kill la Kill mood after reblogging last pic. And this quick doodle came to mind.
"There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in."
Fluffy Chicken Saved From Laboratory Becomes Best Friends With Abandoned Two-legged Chihuahua
These two adorable and unlikely animal friends, Penny the chicken and Roo the two-legged Chihuahua, met each other through Alicia Williams, who works at Duluth Animal Hospital in the U.S. She saved both animals from almost certain death.
Roo was found in a ditch by the side of the road. Because he was found missing two legs, it was suspected that he had been born deformed at a backyard puppy breeder’s home and was abandoned because it would have been difficult to sell him. Penny, a silkie chicken, had been rescued from a laboratory that otherwise would have put her down. “She was an experimental chicken in the program and she had run the course of the experiment, so that was it for her,” Williams told the Gwinnett Daily Post. “I asked if I could have her instead of them doing anything with her. I brought her home.”
The two have developed liking for each other and spend a lot of time together. The animal hospital has taken to publishing the two pals’ antics on their Facebook page, attracting a great deal of attention from animal lovers around the world. Williams even says that clients have scheduled their visits around Penny and Roo’s schedules.
Via Bored Panda
I just died.