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Meet The 14-Year-Old Girl Who Developed A Low-Cost Water Purification System | FastCompany
The next generation of scientists is already hard at work solving our biggest problems. Take Deepika Kurup, a 14-year-old high school student from Nashua, New Hampshire. After seeing children in India drinking dirty water from a stagnant pool, she decided, in her words, “to find a solution to the global water crisis.” And then she actually made some progress towards that goal, developing a solar-powered water purification system.

She is the future

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Meet The 14-Year-Old Girl Who Developed A Low-Cost Water Purification System | FastCompany

The next generation of scientists is already hard at work solving our biggest problems. Take Deepika Kurup, a 14-year-old high school student from Nashua, New Hampshire. After seeing children in India drinking dirty water from a stagnant pool, she decided, in her words, “to find a solution to the global water crisis.” And then she actually made some progress towards that goal, developing a solar-powered water purification system.

She is the future

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I am so over people thinking that Leis look like this: 

image

A lei takes hard time and vigorous work. We (Hawaiians) wake up at the crack of dawn to gather whats needed to make the lei that we want. It can take hours or days to make the leis and Hawaiian’s make leis with only good intentions and love because they believe that if you make a lei with malicious intent it will come out into the lei. There is many different ways to make leis and we also make leis from shells and feathers. It isn’t only Hawai’i that makes leis but throughout Polynesia fellow Polynesians make leis in their own style. 

To call the above image a lei is disrespectful to my culture and I want that shit to stop. That isn’t a lei, the images in the photoset are leis. 

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all-because-we-fell-in-love:

floozys:

vagina’s are able to stretch wide enough to give birth to a fucking baby and then return to it’s original size but of course being penetrated by that grass blade you call a penis is what’s going to make it “loose”

Uhh. The baby doesnt come out of where the penis goes in…

stay in school y’all

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freddieboychilton:

sometimes people on facebook annoy me
"oH my GEORGe"
"Jeffrey Damnit!"
"WHERE THE STEPHANIE IS MY SOCK"

"WHAT THE ESTEBAN JULIO RICARDO MONTOYA DE LA ROSA RAMIREZ IS WRONG WITH HER”

freddieboychilton:

freddieboychilton:

sometimes people on facebook annoy me

"oH my GEORGe"

"Jeffrey Damnit!"

"WHERE THE STEPHANIE IS MY SOCK"

"WHAT THE ESTEBAN JULIO RICARDO MONTOYA DE LA ROSA RAMIREZ IS WRONG WITH HER”

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poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

at a loss for worsse. smh some white people are so sad

They don’t want to tell us to know about the Moors who were basically a group of elite black people who traveled into Europe, decades before European explorers went out into the world themselves, and basically taught them everything they know over the centuries. They don’t want to tell us about how all their scholars and great scientists from way back then went to Egypt to study under black teachers. They don’t want to tell us how while their ancestors were living in caves, there were already flourishing black kingdoms and civilizations. Ethiopia is one of the oldest, oldest kingdoms in the world—might be even older than some Asian kingdoms. They won’t tell you about the great kingdom of ancient Kush and how it helped connect north Africa to the Arabic world. They will not tell you about the thousands of black female warriors or black female warrior queens haling from the great kingdom of Nubia. They will not tell you how black armies from African had already visited South America, and left all types of artifacts and whatnot to prove it. They don’t want anyone know how black people indirectly helped these white “greats” reach success. They don’t want us to know that once upon a time black people made the world go round; because if black people knew today, then they’d take a better look at the capabilities they themselves posses—more than becoming a rapper or another Oprah or Beyonce or depending on the white man for their success. 
When our ancestors told us to know our history, they didn’t mean just know who MLK and Malcolm X was or what black went through in slavery and Jim Crow. When our ancestors told us to know our history, they meant the history we shared with all black people in the globe, the history that we won’t learn in a Eurocentric teaching setting, the history that showed we moved the world before and that we could do it again. If we got our acts together.

Tell it.

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kandaisy:

nappysupastar:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

at a loss for worsse. smh some white people are so sad

They don’t want to tell us to know about the Moors who were basically a group of elite black people who traveled into Europe, decades before European explorers went out into the world themselves, and basically taught them everything they know over the centuries. They don’t want to tell us about how all their scholars and great scientists from way back then went to Egypt to study under black teachers. They don’t want to tell us how while their ancestors were living in caves, there were already flourishing black kingdoms and civilizations. Ethiopia is one of the oldest, oldest kingdoms in the world—might be even older than some Asian kingdoms. They won’t tell you about the great kingdom of ancient Kush and how it helped connect north Africa to the Arabic world. They will not tell you about the thousands of black female warriors or black female warrior queens haling from the great kingdom of Nubia. They will not tell you how black armies from African had already visited South America, and left all types of artifacts and whatnot to prove it. They don’t want anyone know how black people indirectly helped these white “greats” reach success. They don’t want us to know that once upon a time black people made the world go round; because if black people knew today, then they’d take a better look at the capabilities they themselves posses—more than becoming a rapper or another Oprah or Beyonce or depending on the white man for their success. 

When our ancestors told us to know our history, they didn’t mean just know who MLK and Malcolm X was or what black went through in slavery and Jim Crow. When our ancestors told us to know our history, they meant the history we shared with all black people in the globe, the history that we won’t learn in a Eurocentric teaching setting, the history that showed we moved the world before and that we could do it again. If we got our acts together.

Tell it.

I gave a speech on bisexual health at a medical association conference a few years ago. One of the attendees, who is a mental health professional — he’s a therapist — wasn’t at my talk, but when he heard the topic of my speech, he told me, "Oh, when I have clients who say they’re bi, I really question it. I really make them talk it through, and we examine it very closely."

I said, "What if they say they’re gay?" He was gay, by the way.

He said, "Oh, in that case, we just talk about whatever they came to me for."

Amy Andre in Nothing About Us Without Us from her speech on problems of Physical Health in the Bisexual Community, at a bisexual roundtable on 23 September 2013 in Washington DC USA (via bialogue-group)

It’s this shit right here that gets me so fucking mad at people who trivialise biphobia and monosexism by saying shit like “oh the worst you get is people thinking you are confused and greedy”, as if those stereotypes has no real consequences for bisexuals.

This is a fucking therapist, a man in charge of helping people overcome mental health issues and trauma, admitting freely that he and his colleagues treat bisexuality as if it is a mental health problem and a symptom of mental disturbance to be treated and cured.

He is telling a bi woman that he does treat gay people the same way and I’m pretty sure that he doesn’t treat straight folks that way, he is singling out bisexuals because he thinks there is something wrong with us identifying that way, because we are, in his mind, confused.

It makes me sick to think that he is making clients doubt and dissect their own sexuality, blamed their bisexuality for their mental state, told them that bisexuality was a symptom or something to take centre-stage over everything because he thinks it’s not as natural or mentally healthy as monosexuality.

This attitude towards bisexuality is endemic to the medical health industry, especially mental health, which is already a problematic field given how much stigma is attached to mental illness.

So many times I hear bisexuals express their anger at being told by qualified therapists and doctors that they were confused, greedy and/or unstable and therefore had to jump through pointless hoops, longer and more invasive therapy sessions, or even worse, threatened with having treatment withheld or taken in a direction completely different from monosexuals because “it’s all in their heads” or “just doing it for attention”. All because the person in charge takes Freud a little too seriously and/or believes all the shitty stereotypes that seem ever so trivial and not worth combatting to biphobia-deniers.

And people wonder why bisexuals don’t come out to health professionals? They wonder why we don’t come out at all? They wonder why bisexuals have a rate of suicide and poor health way above straight and gay people?

Don’t ever tell me that is trivial. Bisexuals die because of these stereotypes, they are killed by these so-called mental health professionals telling them that they need to be cured by denying themselves and are erased after death by monosexism. Fuck everyone who doesn’t think that’s worth caring about. (via a-little-bi-furious)

Small reminder of WHY we need out informed Bisexual People at ALL LGBT Health Conferences

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THIS WAS A FUCKING THERAPIST

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