Divas and Diamonds

The most courageous act is to think for youself. Aloud.
Coco Chanel

legitimately dying. love this.  

Sorry bout it
iamsooz-sooziam:

The Letter From A Jewish Londoner That Went Viral
A letter from an “ordinary middle-aged Londoner” expressing fears about growing anti-semitism in Britain has gone viral, with many taking to social media to express their own discomfort.
The letter from Stephen Spencer Ryde, sent to the Independent, has been retweeted more than 1,000 times since it was published on Friday.
It reads:
I’m just an ordinary middle-aged Londoner.
I work in an office. I go to football. I like eating out. I enjoy the arts. I am a proud family man. I give up time for charity work. I try to be a decent contributing member of society. I pay my taxes honestly. But there appears to be something that sets me and my kind apart.
At park gates in East London a friend of mine gets told to f**k off for photographing a flag. At a pub in Bath my wife gets called scum when she mentions her background. In a student hall in Manchester a friend’s son is asked to leave as the specially prepared food he chose to eat is not permitted because it carries a label written in a language used by a country that is “banned” by the student union.
In Belfast a historic blue plaque is removed to deny part of my history. In theatres in Edinburgh and London I am told to denounce my opinions or lose the right to perform. A sportsman in Ireland tweets if he sees my kind he’ll punch us in the face and recommends others follow suit.
Protesters across the country show no shame in shouting that my historical persecutors were right and social media is rife with vitriol towards me (even from so-called friends). And in Bradford I’m told that I am not even permitted to enter the city.
What is this? Racism. Where is this? Britain and Ireland. When is this? Now. Who am I? I am a Jew.
Never again, we say, never again.

I’m slightly obsessed with this video. super cool and inspiring, worth a watch. 

girlactionfigure:

Thank you Mayim Bialik for standing with Israel! Let’s give her alot of likes to show her our appreciation!  Mayim Bialik: “Oh, Israel. I Lost a Lot of Fans this Month Because of My Love For You” Oh, Israel. What a month it’s been for you and me. I lost a lot of fans this month because of my love for you. But it’s OK. I love you more than popularity, even when you make me crazy. And even though I don’t always agree with Israeli policy, I’m still a Zionist. With all that we have been through this past month, I truly, deeply, for the first time understood why Jews who previously hadn’t worn yarmulkes started wearing them in the United States after the Yom Kippur War in 1973, when an Arab Coalition led by Syria and Egypt attacked Israel on the holiest day of the Jewish year. As we had been for thousands of years, in 1973, Jews were being attacked simply for being.
In the middle of the conflicts in Israel and Gaza this month, and in the middle of the virulent attacks I was coming under on social media, I put on my Magen David–my Star of David necklace–and it strangely felt like putting on armor. It felt like a statement. Gold armor around my neck: the way I show that I am Jewish and that I am not afraid to be so.
By Mayim Bialik. To read more please visit kveller.com
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i literally love amy farrah fowler

Remind them, that you love them. |•| Meet you in the stars Rob |•|

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Robin Williams, thank you for all of the laughs throughout the years. “You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

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toastbabeis:

When celebrities die, everything feels a little more real. These people we watch and look up to are seen as immortal. And when they die, it brings their fans and audience such deep sadness and the world seems more fragile; these people aren’t happy all the time, they don’t have perfect lives, and they weren’t untouchable. They’re human.
RIP Robin Williams. You will be so dearly missed.