i just want to be a kid again



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celeste . nc . chicana
  • So when I was in middle school I was in this really helpful program that helped me believe in myself and have the confidence to stand up for myself and other people. And I know that sounds kind of dumb or whatever but before I was in the program I honestly believed that as a Hispanic girl, or a double minority (even though the US alone is made up of 50.8% women minority my butt) I wouldn’t be able to do as much as my rich, white counterparts. The Excelencia Program really helped me feel like I could do it. I could finish high school, I could be the first one in my family to go to college, and sometimes I have my i hate school days just like everyone else but then I remember I have a goal to meet and a dozen of women will knock me senseless before letting me let all their hard efforts go to waste.

       So long story short, I’m a Junior Princess on homecoming court at my school and i’m raising money for Girls for a Change. Basically they’re like the program I was in but national! Which is really great because then we can get more girls to realize that they are amazing and that they can create changes in their community and reach their full potential and be/do great things because they are great!!! My goal is $500 so I can fund a GFC Action Team but on my GoFundMe I just put $5 because idk how thats gonna work out but hopefully with the help of all my wonderful followers I can reach my goal!! Thank you in advance for anyone who is willing to donate and every reblog helps. Sadly, I can’t give rewards because that counts as selling things to get money and I’m not allowed to do that but I will be so grateful and you will be making a world of a difference to some girl out there who doesn’t realize she’s hella important. 

    -Celeste Cervantes 

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    #pls i want to be queen of compassion guys
    #and also sponsor an action team cause whoa
    #girls for a change
    #femme
    #about me
    #mestuff
    #girls
    #women
    #empowerment
    #social
    #gofundme
    #gimme dollars
    #kickstarter
    #confidence
    #middle school
    #high school
    #dollar dollar signs money money on my mind
    #that was dumb sorry
    #action
    #team
    #sucessful
    #rights
    #hispanic
    #potential
    #hella
    #important
    #aw
    #feminist
  • bisexual activist and queer theory blogger Patrick RichardsFink 

    this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1

    A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes

    A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes

    A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes

    A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes

    A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes

    That’s some bullshit right there.

    Let’s take it a step further. For every hour a white man works, a black woman has to work 86 minutes to earn as much money. 57.6 hours a week compared to the white man’s 40.

    Take it another step further. Assuming a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job, from Thursday 12:45pm through Friday end of business, a white man gets paid for his work, a black woman is, by comparison, working for free.

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    THE LAST LINE

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    This. I am tired of seing this numbers without thinking about woc. (via arobynsong)

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  • "Whenever I hear the "Women are paid $.78 for the man’s $1" I flip it around.

    Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1.

    It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …"
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    #fr tho
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    my anaconda kinda

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