Dragon Tongue

the-legion-of-fandoms:

Why are we not talking about Derrick Coleman????

  • He’s been legally Deaf since he was 3 years old
  • That’s 20 years
  • He received a letter from a fan who’s also Deaf and he wrote back an inspirational reply
  • He’s the first ever Deaf offensive player in the league.
  • He’s also the first to score a touchdown
  • In order to play football, he has to watch everyone else and move when they move, wear hearing aids, and he has to read Quarterback Russell Wilson’s lips in order to know what the play is, and he still manages to do it and do it well.
  • He’s just an inspiration to me and a lot of others.

(via jessehimself)

bookriot:

"I’ve never read a book about or set in Africa, and I’d like to."
Here’s a nice thick African reading list, organized by country, to get you started or keep you digging further.

bookriot:

"I’ve never read a book about or set in Africa, and I’d like to."

Here’s a nice thick African reading list, organized by country, to get you started or keep you digging further.

(via thingssheloves)

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Ferguson residents return for another day of protesting to find that overnight the police had ripped up their signs and threw them in the dumpster. 

September 27th

(via mydrunkkitchen)

npr:

It’s easy to find Teresa Forcades in the crowd at Barcelona’s airport. She’s wearing a nun’s habit.
Sister Forcades is Spain’s most famous living nun. She’s a medical doctor with a master’s degree from Harvard. She’s a feminist who’s been reprimanded by the Vatican for supporting abortion rights. She’s a Benedictine nun in a country where the Catholic Church has historically sided with fascists.
And she’s hugely popular.
The Outspoken Spanish Nun Who’s Made Herself A Political Force
Photo: Lauren Frayer for NPR

npr:

It’s easy to find Teresa Forcades in the crowd at Barcelona’s airport. She’s wearing a nun’s habit.

Sister Forcades is Spain’s most famous living nun. She’s a medical doctor with a master’s degree from Harvard. She’s a feminist who’s been reprimanded by the Vatican for supporting abortion rights. She’s a Benedictine nun in a country where the Catholic Church has historically sided with fascists.

And she’s hugely popular.

The Outspoken Spanish Nun Who’s Made Herself A Political Force

Photo: Lauren Frayer for NPR