myvoicemyright:

In 1915, leaders of the Turkish government set in motion a plan to expel and massacre Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. Though reports vary, most sources agree that there were about 2 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire at the time of the massacre.

By the early 1920s, when the massacres and deportations finally ended, some 1.5 million of Turkey’s Armenians were dead, with many more forcibly removed from the country. Today, most historians call this event a genocide—a premeditated and systematic campaign to exterminate an entire people. However, the Turkish government does not acknowledge the enormity or scope of these events. Despite pressure from Armenians and social justice advocates throughout the world, it is still illegal in Turkey to talk about what happened to Armenians during this era.

armenianhighland:

The Armenian Orphan Rug (18″x12”) representing The Garden of Eden
It took about 10 months for Armenian genocide survivors living at an American-sponsored orphanage to weave and knot the 12-foot-by-18-foot rug, which was scheduled to be displayed at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 16. However, organizers canceled the exhibit on Sept. 12, saying the White House had declined to loan it
"I will be urging the administration to make the rug available for display at that time and hope for a favorable response," he said in a statement. "The Armenian Orphan Rug should once again be seen by the American people and the world – as a testament to what happened nearly a century ago, and as part of our commitment to the survivors that we will never forget." - Adam B. Schiff

armenianhighland:

The Armenian Orphan Rug (18″x12”) representing The Garden of Eden

It took about 10 months for Armenian genocide survivors living at an American-sponsored orphanage to weave and knot the 12-foot-by-18-foot rug, which was scheduled to be displayed at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 16. However, organizers canceled the exhibit on Sept. 12, saying the White House had declined to loan it

"I will be urging the administration to make the rug available for display at that time and hope for a favorable response," he said in a statement. "The Armenian Orphan Rug should once again be seen by the American people and the world – as a testament to what happened nearly a century ago, and as part of our commitment to the survivors that we will never forget." - Adam B. Schiff

higheramerica:

Shit got me trippin Marge…

higheramerica:

Shit got me trippin Marge…

carldrogothecat:

"paint me like one of your french girls"

carldrogothecat:

"paint me like one of your french girls"

theachinglybeautiful:

Megan Fox

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

-  Marianne Williamson (A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”)

yogaholics:

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babysluglove:

My dream body😭

babysluglove:

My dream body😭

Nick Cannon controversy

thelossofblair140:

As some of you may now, Nick Cannon dressed up as a white guy to promote his album.

Not a big deal, right?

I’m white, and I’m not the least bit offended. I think it’s hilarious.

What bothers me, though, is that Julianne Hough dressed as a black character from a TV show and was called racist…

To the woman my husband loves,

If you’re reading this, then it must be true. He loves you, beyond a shadow of a doubt, or else he wouldn’t have given this to you. I can only hope that you feel the same way about him as he does about you. I wanted to write you a letter because I wanted you to know one very, very important thing; I’m so glad he’s found you. I only wish I could be there somehow to meet you, and maybe in some ways I am. Outside of my husband and my two beautiful children, you are the most important person in the world to me because I am gone and they are yours now. You need to take care of them; make them laugh, hold them when they cry, stand up for them, and teach them wrong from right. The thought of you it gives me hope. Hope that Alex remembers what it feels like to be young and in love, hope that Josh finds somebody to fish with again, hope that Lexie has somebody there to help her on her wedding day. I hope that one day my family is whole again. And most of all, hope that somehow I’m there with all of you, watching over all of you.

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