laura c. 20-something. new nyc resident transplanted from california. theater & english nerd. feminist. television enthusiast. fat activist. queer. a loving cynic.
August 30th
12:18 PM
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theatlantic:

dylla:

Preparing for the 2012 Paralympics

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theatlantic:

dylla:

Preparing for the 2012 Paralympics

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August 22nd
10:10 AM
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jtotheizzoe:


Animals Would Win All The Gold Medals
Bluefin Tuna vs. Phelps and other human inadequacies in this great slideshow from The Nature Conservancy.
(via Jennifer Ouellette)

jtotheizzoe:

Animals Would Win All The Gold Medals

Bluefin Tuna vs. Phelps and other human inadequacies in this great slideshow from The Nature Conservancy.

(via Jennifer Ouellette)

August 14th
7:28 PM
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andrewlam:

Fun Fact: In the 1936 Olympics, two Japanese pole vaulters and close friends tied for the Silver Medal. Unable to break the tie for 5 hours of fierce competition, the two friends had their Silver and Bronze medals cut in half and welded together to form a pair of mixed medals. These became known as the Medals of Eternal Friendship.

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usatoday:

Some of the amazing Team USA women’s performances during the London Olympics — they earned 28 of the USA’s 46 gold medals in London. If the American women were their own country, they would be third in the medal count.

Here’s to you, ladies.

(All photos by USA TODAY and USA TODAY Sports photographers.)

August 4th
8:13 PM
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sociolab:

losinghope:

Phelps is like MAN UP, we’re holding hands. We did this. 

Awww, look at that. They linked fingers and everything,

  #THE OLYMPICS ARE RUINING MY LIFE

4:38 PM
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olympicsusa:

US Women’s soccer team celebrate a goal during their quarterfinal match against New Zealand by doing cartwheels to give a shot out to Gymnastics’ All-Around Gold medalist Gabby Douglas.

LOVE THEM.

chloehasalotoffeelings:

gaypocalypse:

22-year-old Idalys Ortiz of Cuba, 2012 Olympic women’s heavyweight judo champion. Ortiz is the first woman not from China or Japan to claim the title.

:DDDDDDDDDDDD

4:03 PM
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olympicsusa:


Olena Fedorova of the Ukraine competes in the Women’s 3m Springboard Diving Preliminary Round
Photo by Al Bello

olympicsusa:

Olena Fedorova of the Ukraine competes in the Women’s 3m Springboard Diving Preliminary Round

Photo by Al Bello

2:59 PM
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olympicsusa:

OLYMPICS DAY 7
“THE YEAR OF THE WOMEN”Tahmina Kohistani, the only female athlete to represent Afghanistan competes in the Women’s 100m Sprint. Finishing 31st out of 32 athletes.
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“Such a short distance, she thought. Just 100 more meters and it would all go away. The abuse: the men watching her train in Kabul, heckling her to go home, “to get behind the man;” the taxi driver who kicked her out of his cab when he found out she was training for the Olympics.”
“It is the journey. Being here is more important for me than a gold medal.”
Followers, if you read one thing today and only one thing today, READ Tahmina’s story. Had me in tears. It is one of inspiration, strength, power, change and courage.

olympicsusa:

OLYMPICS DAY 7

“THE YEAR OF THE WOMEN”

Tahmina Kohistani, the only female athlete to represent Afghanistan competes in the Women’s 100m Sprint. Finishing 31st out of 32 athletes.

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“Such a short distance, she thought. Just 100 more meters and it would all go away. The abuse: the men watching her train in Kabul, heckling her to go home, “to get behind the man;” the taxi driver who kicked her out of his cab when he found out she was training for the Olympics.”

“It is the journey. Being here is more important for me than a gold medal.”

Followers, if you read one thing today and only one thing today, READ Tahmina’s story. Had me in tears. It is one of inspiration, strength, power, change and courage.

2:39 PM
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