Red Headed Stranger

Livin' that J. Crew lifestyle in Appalachia  Kate,
W&M '12
ETSU '15

Medical statistics will be our standard of measure: we will weigh life for life and see where the dead lie thicker, among the workers or among the privileged.

Rudolf Virchow, 1821-1902
“Father of Pathology”

~*~*~*~*my people are a very warm crowd*~*~*~*~

The thing is, each book is going to be a shift. If you start talking to a friend about your favorite albums by a band, you’re going to have different favorite albums. I try to keep that in mind. Every book I write can’t be someone’s favorite book. I can’t think of any author who wrote four books in a row that I loved all the same.

Rainbow Rowell, in this case you are wrong. All of your books are my favorites. Whichever of your books I read most recently, that is my favorite Rainbow Rowell book.

(Quote from the Rumpus Interview with Rainbow Rowell)

(Source: bethanyactually, via therumpus)



Beautiful images of Namibian men and women with their children and grandchildren.  These images were taken in shanty towns in and around the capital, Windhoek.  I found them by divine chance soon after I found out about the insanity of Emoya Shanty Towns.

The photographer, Jacob Holdt has collected some very interesting images of Namibians in his travels there which I recommend.  I chose these because (for me) they show the joy of life held up by us despite our circumstances.

(via nprcodeswitch)


After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?

“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”

The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.



The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.

This. Is. Not. OK.

(via earningfitness)


When I see people post ignorant political things on Facebook


Ugh„„ I know multiple people that have posted statuses in FAVOR of Columbus Day.