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college grad
living in new york city
preparing to travel the world
& dismantle patriarchy

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september 30th


october 1st 


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This one never gets old.

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You can’t keep kissing strangers and pretend that it’s him.

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If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke it at any time.

Marcus Aruelius (via psych-facts)

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Ghandi said that during the Holocaust Jewish people should have committed mass suicide to ‘shame’ Nazis

Ghandi slept naked with multiple young girls to ‘test’ his purity while rejecting his wife because he thought she was repulsive

Speaking of Ghandi’s wife, he killed her by forbidding her taking life saving penicillin because “they had to rely on god to heal them”, but was fine with taking medication to save his own ass.

Ghandi is a hypocrite and you’re all pieces of dog shit. - Rachel

Gandhi also believed, to quote him: “that it is physically impossible to violate a woman against her will. The outrage takes place only when she gives way to fear or does not realize her moral strength. If she cannot meet the assailant’s physical might, her purity will give her the strength to die before he succeeds in violating her…” (sounds sorta like “women’s bodies have a way of shutting that whole thing down…” only, you know, via death)

Oh, and Gandhi believed Indian women who were raped lost their value as human beings and that honour killings for sexually assaulted women were ok.

So fuck off with any idea that Gandhi was a great guy & we should listen to him about fucking anything.

I always truthbomb people that like to quote him or talk about being like Gandhi, LOL NO don’t be like Gandhi he was kind of a hella anti-black sexist

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Here’s the thing about being pro choice that people don’t get…
You don’t have to morally agree with abortion to be pro choice. That’s why it’s not called pro abortion. It’s an understanding that you can’t make that choice for someone else and they have full control over that not you. It’s pro I’m not the boss of everyone else.

This is important.

things that are important to differentiate

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That’s the problem with putting others first; you’ve taught them you come second.

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This drives me mad. I used to work in a bookstore, and was talking to my coworker and he just yelled out “stop flirting with me!” at this ridiculous volume and it was humiliating because 
1. I wasn’t
2. I got in trouble for acting unprofessional 
3. He embarrassed me in front of a line of people
4. And he only stopped insisting that I was flirting when my boyfriend (who is now my husband) said, “dude, trust me, she’s not flirting with you” to him

That asshole respected my BOYFRIEND saying I wasn’t flirting more than he respected me saying it and I was the one who was talking! The whole scene got me in trouble at work. And the most ridiculous part is we were talking about a fucking book. In a bookstore.

One time, my ex boyfriend had a crush on some girl, and said that he thought he might have “a chance” with her.

When I asked him what made him think that, he said “Well, she talks to me.”

And this is why it is so difficult to be a girl and be friends with men who are attracted to women.

Can we also add that this is why a lot of women do the resting bitch face when out in public. Cause dudes swear a glance or a smile is flirting.

So yesterday something that perfectly illustrates this happened. I work at a fast food place and this guy comes in at 7am on a Sunday, still probably drunk from the night before, and when I smiled and said goodmorning he said “Did you just say that because you’re being paid to say that?” 

I repressed my urge to sarcastically answer, and said “Nope, I just enjoy saying hi to everyone!” To which he responded, “Oh, so you weren’t flirting with me then.”

Dude, I’m not flirting with your gross 7am-on-a-Sunday-ass, trust me.

My defense mechanism when I’m uncomfortable at work is to smile, so I did that and said “Is there anything I can get you this morning?” to which he responded,

"There, you just smiled! What does that mean?"

At this point I was fed up, so I said, 

"I smile at everyone sir, its just what I do. What can I get you, coffee, a bagel?"

And he said “I’m gonna be watching to see if you smile at everyone. I don’t like it when girls lie to me” and then ordered a coffee and a muffin like he hadn’t just said something at 11 on the “Is this guy a serial rapist” scale (where 0 is ‘no’ and 10 is ‘Yes, run away as fast as you can right now.”).

Then he sat there for another hour and a half, staring at me from his table. When he got up and left he came back to the counter, and said “You do smile at everyone. That’s fucked up.” and walked out.

I can’t even be innocuously polite and pleasant to people at my job (where customer service is the number one thing we are supposed to be focusing on) for fear of this shit happening. What happens if he had decided to wait until my shift was over? 

New Rule: If she’s at work, SHE’S NOT FLIRTING WITH YOU.

Oh my god, that last story though.
"You smile at people indiscriminately at your customer service job!! You’re practically telling me to my face that I’m not special!"
JFC the male entitlement is palpable.

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Oil paintings by Mariella Angela who’s known for her stylized brushworks - has made a name for herself painting some of contemporary hip-hop’s favorite icons. Check out here instagram for more

Oh my GOSH I love these so much it isn’t even real. Damn. Respect.

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realest thing I’ve seen in a while

this was so amazing. so thought provoking. an eye-opening social criticism.

Best one I’ve seen so far


Cant lie, i didnt get all of them but this is super deep.

The hardest ones for me to interpret were the Angel plowing a field and the vultures… But from my interpretation. The Man is using religion for his own personal gains which is not what it is for.

And the vultures are Warmongers hiding the white bird that is a symbol of peace.

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GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUNdamental rights! #gradcap #jjcgrad



Bone cancer shown on skull

holy shit

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Ruins Your Zombie Fantasies Forever - Video

This is everything my homie been saying for forever

Why zombies are wack

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