benedictbooty:

Remember Wendy Davis?

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You know, the badass democrat who fillibustered for 11 hours straight to conserve women’s rights in Texas?

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Well, this wonderful and amazing woman has announced her campaign for Texas governor!

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Let’s show her some goddamn support!

(via coffeeandcastiel)

dynastylnoire:

huffingtonpost:

Quadruple Amputee Hits New York Fashion Week Runway, Rediscovers Self-Confidence

There’s nothing like walking the runway at New York Fashion Week to renew a woman’s self-confidence. And now Karen Crespo, 31, knows exactly what that feels like — thanks to designer, Carrie Hammer.

For more on Crespo’s heartbreaking story from when she lost her limbs to when her prosthetics were stolen go here. 

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micdotcom:

For many Muslim Americans, 9/11 was a double punch of tragedy and bigotry

The actions of 19 Islamic extremists on 9/11 left an indelible mark on America. Today, millions pause to commemorate the attacks’ 13th anniversary, to honor the victims and to remember that all life is special and sacred. But there’s an untold story amid the many speeches and moments of silence — one filled with a different kind of pain, grief and strong sense of loss. 

Those stories are now being told on social media

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