I took zero pictures at Pitchfork, but look at the great things I bought!

I took zero pictures at Pitchfork, but look at the great things I bought!

Buying a one-way ticket to LA and praying I don’t become a homeless hooker.

You never get over it. But you get to where it doesn’t bother you so much.

Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides (via the-healing-nest)

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“Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.” Susan Cain

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ffunnyffrend:

It eats away your brain
as you strain to try and maintain.
You felt the same.
I’m always to blame.

afrogrrrlxvx:

hardcoregurlz:

http://www.blackgirlscode.com

Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs we hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds.

The digital divide, or the gap between those with regular, effective access to digital technology and those without, is becoming an increasingly critical problem in society. As more and more information becomes electronic, the inability to get online can leave entire communities at an extremely dangerous disadvantage. White households are twice as likely to have home Internet access as African American houses. Sixty-six percent of Latinos report having a home computer, as opposed to 88 percent of Caucasians.

Through community outreach programs such as workshops and after school programs, we introduce underprivileged girls to basic programming skills in languages like Scratch and Ruby on Rails. Introducing girls of color to these skills gives them an introduction to today’s computer technology, an essential tool for surviving in the 21st century. The skills they acquire through the programs give these young women a chance at well-paying professions with prestigious companies, as well as the ability to enter into the field as an entrepreneurs and leaders of technology.

Growing up as a black girl that can code, all the “test” white men put you through to see if you’re lying and then they stop talking to you out of fear, or push me out of the work place. This is soooo important! We can code. We can do it all and we will.