All of time and space. Where do you want to start?

College student at Rice. International Relations and German film nerd. Feminist and fan of traveling, politics, hiking, camping, Doctor Who, Russian literature. Future Peace Corps volunteer and Foreign Service Officer.

vienna-city:

augarten. wien.

This garden near my apartment was perfect for jogging!

vienna-city:

augarten. wien.

This garden near my apartment was perfect for jogging!

Took the plunge and just registered for my first 5K ever! In Houston! Should add some motivation to my workouts at the rec center and around the Rice outer loop :)

“"Women who are victims of mild forms of sexual harassment may understandably worry whether a harasser’s conduct is merely a prelude to violent sexual assault. Men, who are rarely victims of sexual assault, may view sexual conduct in a vacuum without a full appreciation of the social setting or the underlying threat of violence that a woman may perceive."
(Ellison v. Brady, 924 F.2d 87)”

—   From the Rice sexual assault awareness training. Completely sums up my frustration talking to a guy last summer who thought sexism and rape culture didn’t exist, because it didn’t exist for him.

way-harsh-tai:

Everything Beyonce does is careful and thought out. Her entire image is perfection crafted from planning ahead. She does not ‘wing it’ or throw things into her performances and public appearances ‘just because’.

What she did at this award show was amazing, especially because of how intentional and thought out it clearly was.

Feminism is a scary word for a lot of people. Many women are afraid of calling themselves feminist because they think it implies anger, hatred of men, or a rejection of traditional femininity. 

Beyonce presented everyone watching with two distinct images of what many viewers viewed as two very different women. There is the strong, independent FEMINIST. She is the woman who likes being in control and being in the spotlight. Then there is the WIFE and MOTHER. She is soft, sweet, smiling at the husband and child you can tell she loves and values so much.

For every girl watching who was afraid to be a feminist, afraid to be powerful, because of what she thought she would lose, this is an incredible message. You can be all the things you want to be. You can be both. Feminists can have amazing happy, full lives full of both traditional and modern womanhood. 

Feminism means gender should not be a source of persecution or a restriction of your choices. Feminism mean the type of person you should be is based on what you value, not what outside forces pressure you to value because of your gender or biological sex. Shout at the top of your lungs that you are a feminist and proud. Then go and be the exact person that you want to be. 

(via likealeafonabreeze)

vienna-city:

vienna.

vienna-city:

vienna.

It’s that time of year in Texas where it’s still way too hot to sit outside, but I’m sitting here in Brochstein freezing from the air conditioning on full blast and really should have brought a jacket.. when it’s 100 outside! 

“When it comes down to it, this story is not primarily about spies and secret government agencies; it’s about violence against women, and the men who enable it.”

—   The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson 

Some things I learned from the Millennium trilogy:

tallforest:

1. Everyone in these books is addicted to coffee-especially Mikael Blomkvist.

2. Everyone in Sweden has a summer cabin.

3. The only cigarettes Kalle Blomkvist smokes are the ones he steals from the women he sleeps with.

4. Apparently the fact that you have sex with another girl means that…

These are all true. Especially number 10 because I am completely in love with Lisbeth.

doctorwho247:

“Professor Peach? In the library? With a LEAD PIPE?”

A clip from 2008 adventure, ‘The Unicorn and the Wasp’.

Whenever I’m sad about anything, the fact that Doctor Who’s Agatha Christie episode exists makes my day.

peacecorps:

"I feel very fortunate to be a part of something that is so inspiring and positive."

Peace Corps Volunteers Host Nepal’s first Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World)

How awesome! I’m really hoping part of my time as a future Peace Corps volunteer will be dedicated to similar girls empowerment camps as Camp GLOW.