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This post is the ninth in a series of posts I am making about books by black authors who impacted me. (The other posts are below). Today’s book is Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More by Janet Mock. I read this memoir earlier this year when it came out.  Janet Mock is a transgender woman and was formerly a staff editor at People magazine. A beloved presence on Twitter and in media, she is a trans rights activist and thinker. The memoir is courageous, detailing her earliest memories of knowing she was a girl/woman and her process towards transition. She discusses her experience with survival sex work in both the book and in a series of videos she released on YouTube when the book came out. She’s challenged laws and policies that target and criminalize trans people, sex workers and people of color, and is a force to be reckoned with on Twitter and in the media.  Her story also charts difficult but loving relationships she has had with family members, and the challenges she faced in her love life. Reading about her relationship with her partner and his journey towards accepting his love for her is especially heartening and eye-opening. Some of my favorite media appearances with her have been on those occasions where she and Orange is the New Black actress Laverne Cox (a genius and badass in her own right) have been brought on to speak together. Mock regularly speaks at conferences and events, and started the #girlslikeus hashtag to elevate issues facing trans women. She’s an excellent writer but even more so an incredibly brave, fierce advocate. Whether you are well versed in transgender issues or you do not feel you know much, this book is a fantastic and moving read. Pick it up!

Thank you for reading and recommending my book. I appreciate the care at which you embrace and shared it.
In love + words,



Oh, Hydrogen Peroxide. You do so many things. You deserve more attention. 
Here’s a list of the many benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide!
1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. No more canker sores and your teeth will be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash. (Small print says mouth wash and gargle right on the bottle). 
2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of “Peroxide” to keep them free of germs. 
3. Clean your counters with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters. 
4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria. 
5. One man reports, “I had a fungus on my feet for years - until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry. All gone.” 
6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. A nurse reports that she has seen gangrene that would not heal with any medicine, but was healed by soaking in peroxide. 
7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will. 
8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, or plugged sinuses. It will bubble and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes then blow your nose into a tissue. 
9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly. 
10. If you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages, but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, reddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually so it’s not a drastic change. 
11. Put half of a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections. 
12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there are protein stains on clothing, pour it directly on the spot, let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with water. Repeat if necessary. 
13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors with, and there is no smearing which is why I love it so much for this. 
14. Use 3% Hydrogen peroxide for removing blood stains – especially if they are fairly fresh. Pour directly on the soiled spot, let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary. It is a great bleaching agent for stubborn stains on white clothes. Combine ½ c. hydrogen peroxide and 1 t. ammonia for a great stain removal combination. 
15. Use hydrogen peroxide to bleach delicate items such as wool or wool blends. Soak them overnight in a solution of one part 3% hydrogen peroxide to eight parts cold water. Launder according to care instructions.
*Also, if you have a dog that you need to get to vomit (like if they ate a bunch of chocolate), make them swallow hydrogen peroxide. Give it to them a few teaspoons at a time.*
via preparedness365

you can also use it to lighten your eyebrows!








Rihanna as Tip in the first official Dreamworks Animation Trailer Home


gonna reblog so that everyone can know about this movie

freaking out about how good her hair looks

ahhh she has rihanna’s eyes and makes rihanna expressions. this is too cute.

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it’s so weird that people are shaming Beyonce for being sexual during her performance when literally in the speech in flawless says “We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are." Like how do you miss the point that bad

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Collegehumors’ new video is on point as always



They fucking nailed it😂

i wonder how many dudebro and sorority girl followers they lost…

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Janet Mock on Beyoncé’s feminism.

We can be sexual, sexy and flawless while advocating and fighting and educating and uplifting and critiquing and challenging and giving and everything.

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Beyoncé photographed by Pierre Debusschere, CR Fashion Book Issue 5 

That camel-colored wool coat thought. Fall fashion must!

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15 questions white people will never have to ask themselves

Many white people may never truly understand why incidents like the Michael Brown shooting infuriate blacks and other people of color — even when it’s clear that race plays a large, looming role in how the situation snowballed to the 18-year-old’s death.

This is in part because white people can move through daily life without constantly thinking about how their race will be perceived. Part of having white privilege is the freedom from worrying about racism, a freedom their black counterparts have never known. But it gives black people a unique yet challenging perspective by which they navigate the world. 

African-American scholar W.E.B. DuBois called this “double consciousness,” Follow micdotcom

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