Thuylan Nguyen, 21, and Cooper Rummell, 21, shoot a live news broadcast on Monday afternoon in downtown Phoenix. Nguyen and Rummell are majoring in broadcast journalism and members of Cronkite NewsWatch. Photo by Lorraine Longhi.
Foster the People performs at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Ariz. on Tuesday, April 15. The band is currently in the middle of a tour promoting their newest album, “Supermodel.” Photo by Lorraine Longhi.
People want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. ‘Oh, women do that’ and ‘Oh, men do that’ and the reality is that all women don’t anything. We as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are.
By Laverne Cox (via skeletales)
Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. And by doing it, they’re proven right. Because, I think there’s something inside of you—and inside of all of us—when we see something and we think, “I think I can do it, I think I can do it. But I’m afraid to.” Bridging that gap, doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that—THAT is what life is. And I think you might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s special. And if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself. Now you know. A mystery is solved. So, I think you should just give it a try. Just inch yourself out of that back line. Step into life. Courage. Risks. Yes. Go. Now.
By Amy Poehler (via skeletales)