The Notorious B.I.G.’s Funeral - 1997

Chet Baker, 1954, photo by William Claxton

“Don’t lower your standards of love due to social media. Don’t accept being told how special you are over text or how beautiful you look on an Instagram comment. Find a man who loves you more than you ever thought possible and shows you every damn day in real gestures not 21st century ones”

Taya (via milk-and-ice)


Rest in peace, Cory - Only the good die young. 

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.

Maximilien Luce: La Sainte-Chapelle, Paris (1901)