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Hello! I'm Meg, writer/musician type. I'll be posting about music, with occasional fandom and miscellaneous social equality reblogging. <3
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William Shakespeare’s Timon Athens performed by the Los Angeles Drama Club / Shakespeare in the City. These are mostly underprivileged kids from an underfunded and underserved who have been given an opportunity to break out of their hard situations.

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I was moved seeing these young children performing Shakespeare with such animation, enthusiasm, and skill.

The cute, it hurts

The United States has more people in prison than any other country and incarcerates people at a higher rate than at any other time in history. Our crime rate, however, is not higher than in other countries or than it has been historically. Why, then, are so many Americans behind bars? The answer lies in the United States’ use of mass incarceration as a strategy to reduce crime, particularly to fight illicit drug use. Yet mass incarceration has not been effective at reducing crime and illicit drug use. It has, however, destroyed families and communities and has exacerbated racial inequality in that the primary victims of intensified law enforcement have been people of color.





untapped aesthetic: surrealist jock

a varsity jacket but it has three arms and it’s melting

your football shoulder pads have grass growing out of them and they constantly hum

you shove nerds not into lockers, but into other planes of existence. your football is always singing, singing, singing. the astroturf changes colors beneath you, and whispers the name of every person you’ve ever loved.

And now, the weather

(via itriedthatonceitwasabadmove)


Hit shuffle on your iPod, media player, or phone and write down the first 10 songs. Then pass it on. There’s one rule - no skipping!

  1. Prime - Transformers OST
  2. Song Without Words - Bradley Joseph
  3. Prism of Life - Enigma
  4. To Love Somebody - Bee Gees
  5. Quartertone Bloom - Norwegian Wood OST
  6. Long Live - Taylor Swift
  7. Come See About Me - The Supremes
  8. For a Fool - The Shins
  9. Reminder - Mumford & Sons
  10. Nightblindness - David Gray


Hit shuffle on your iPod, media player, or phone and write down the first 10 songs. Then pass it on. There’s one rule - no skipping! —Full disclosure, the shuffle on my iPhone is the. worst. I swear I listen to more than four artists: Who do you think, Interpol Song seven, Interpol Be my druidess, Type O Negative Girls and boys, Blur Entertain Me, Blur In Praise of Bacchus, Type O Negative Analyse, Thom Yorke I’m just a killer for your love, Blur The Undoing, Interpol Dan Abnormal, Blur angusandtheappletree jordanconductor



Interviewer: “Coach me through it, and I’ll do it” [striking a superhero pose] [x]

megwilhoite when you texted that you were watching Teen Jeopardy

nothing—major oh ho ho laugh it up! You just wish ur boobs were as big as his!


Unsung Hero: Bessie Beatty

As a writer and activist Beatty supported many progressive causes, including that of Thomas J. Mooney, convicted of planting the bomb in the 1916 San Francisco preparedness day march (and eventually pardoned), and the rights of prostitutes to alternative employment when their brothels were closed by police actions. During World War I she became a foreign war correspondent for the Bulletin, covering events in Japan, Korea, China, and Russia. In China she wrote amid the revolutionary struggles taking place there, managing to interview leaders of the contending forces as civil war swirled around them.

Learn more about Bessie Beatty in the American National BiographyWe’ll be bringing you biographies of forgotten heroes from the First World War along with other information during the centenary year.

Image credit: Bessie Beatty. The Russian revolution—events and personalities : an album of photographs, collected by Bessie Beatty. Digital ID: 51491. New York Public Library.

It saddens me to see girls proudly declaring they’re not like other girls – especially when it’s 41,000 girls saying it in a chorus, never recognizing the contradiction. It’s taking a form of contempt for women – even a hatred for women – and internalizing it by saying, Yes, those girls are awful, but I’m special, I’m not like that, instead of stepping back and saying, This is a lie.

The real meaning of “I’m not like the other girls” is, I think, “I’m not the media’s image of what girls should be.” Well, very, very few of us are. Pop culture wants to tell us that we’re all shallow, backstabbing, appearance-obsessed shopaholics without a thought in our heads beyond cute boys and cuter handbags. It’s a lie – a flat-out lie – and we need to recognize it and say so instead of accepting that judgment as true for other girls, but not for you.

Here’s something cool: a live recording of NINA’s new track ‘Dark Rider’. Aside from being a quite beautiful, simmering song, the instrumentation is refreshingly different. I love the marimba hemiolas in the chorus, pushing and pulling against a memorable vocal hook.

If you’re in the UK, you can see NINA live at the following:

31.07.14 Wharf Chambers, Leeds, UK
01.08.14 The Castle Hotel, Manchester, UK
02.08.14 Kraak, Manchester, UK
08.08.14 Sebright Arms, London, UK
(see my 2013 NINA review here)