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It's better out, than in

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While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

‘I was raped in my own bed,’ Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. ‘I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.’
Jessica Valenti: Beyond ‘no means no’: the future of campus rape prevention is ‘yes means yes’ (via guardian)

(Source: jessicavalenti, via les-espirit-descalier)

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healthy-vegan-cooking:

9 Amazing Vegan Cheese Recipes You Won’t Believe!
Vegan “Block Cheese” Recipe (nut-free)
Nacho Cheese Dip #1 - Nacho Cheese Dip #2 (if you haven’t tried some version of this, you must!!)
Mozzarella (soy-free) - Mozzarella (uses tofu/soy)
Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese
Cashew Dill Cheese
Baked Almond Feta - Feta (uses vegan yogurt and coconut flour)
Fast and nut-free Feta recipe
Swiss Cheeze
Vegan Mac n Cheese
*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

healthy-vegan-cooking:

9 Amazing Vegan Cheese Recipes You Won’t Believe!

  1. Vegan “Block Cheese” Recipe (nut-free)
  2. Nacho Cheese Dip #1 - Nacho Cheese Dip #2 (if you haven’t tried some version of this, you must!!)
  3. Mozzarella (soy-free) - Mozzarella (uses tofu/soy)
  4. Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese
  5. Cashew Dill Cheese
  6. Baked Almond Feta - Feta (uses vegan yogurt and coconut flour)
  7. Fast and nut-free Feta recipe
  8. Swiss Cheeze
  9. Vegan Mac n Cheese

*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

(via veganfeast)

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The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.
Bob Moawad (via fuckyeahyoga)

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youngblackandvegan:

the older i get

the more i realize the value of privacy

of cultivating your circle and only letting certain people in

you can be open, honest, and real while still understanding not everyone deserves a seat at the table of your life

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