honor-the-people

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Artist Shepard Fairey is the street artist responsible for the iconic, original Obama Hope poster in 2008. In 2017, for the presidential inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington scheduled for the following day, Fairey has released three new images honoring American women.

WE THE PEOPLE — ARE GREATER THAN FEAR
WE THE PEOPLE — PROTECT EACH OTHER
WE THE PEOPLE — DEFEND DIGNITY

Awesome.

I wholeheartedly believe that protest can be a devotional act.

Educating yourself on politics? Reading up on your enemies and their philosophy? Figuring out who to avoid and who to ally with in your area? Planning direct action? Old One-Eye loves that shit. He’ll keep a watchful eye on you - on the trans folks, the disabled folks, those who defy binaries and lash out at systematic, crushing oppression.

Standing with your fellow outcasts? Protecting those who have been called monsters by society? Ripping off the veil of misinformation and lies to reveal truth to the world, no matter how painful? Loki stands with you. He’s the mother of monsters, after all. May his silver tongue speak along with yours to inspire your allies and demoralize your enemies.

Fighting tooth and nail for justice? Recognizing when laws can be and need to be subverted in order to do the most good? Fiercely protecting your own? Tyr has your back, and you have his sword. Stand up, be brave, be loud, and remember that fighting oppression does not make you like your oppressors.

Honoring our fallen? Holding vigils and moments of silence for those we have lost? Women of all walks of life, standing in solidarity, holding hands; the femmes and the butches and those who have never fit any prescribed label; women of color and trans women especially - Freyja watches over all of us, all of you, with her fierce and sacred femininity, her warrior’s spirit and cunning crafts, and she stands with the fallen, bathing them in her golden light.

Two-Spirit.

The way of the Two-Spirit is one unfamiliar to Western ideals. A place where they see gender and sexuality, Two-Spirit see only truth.
Two-Spiritedness is a unique place where cultural responsibility is the core of identity.
I am Two-Spirit, Dos-Espíritus. Child of the land and of the sky. Unbounded servant of my people and my world. Destined to serve and honor.

Respect me, my people, the land. For we all make up this world, and we all have our purpose.

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[ Throwback for Christmas → ]  to when Bangtan visited Christmas village and Suga had to relive his experience about Santa

In 1967, Richard and Mildred Loving were at the heart of the landmark civil rights case that legalized marriage between races—this documentary novel tells the story of the devoted couple who faced discrimination, fought it, and won. Loving vs. Virginia isn’t out until January, but we’re sharing it today to honor the stories and people around the country that fight hate with love. We hope you go out and vote!

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“It’s an amazing and really powerful thing to be celebrated for who you are. I think there’s a lot of girls that actually don’t feel that in their whole life and I want to spend my life honoring those people, making them feel seen and heard.” ~ Hayley Williams

girls can rock too

President Obama today awarded Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom with distinction, which is an honor only three other people have been given over the last 30 years. Then Biden gave Obama his highest honor, double finger guns with a wink.
—  Seth Meyers, Punchlines
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President Obama presents the 2016 Medal of Freedom to star-studded honorees


President Barack Obama honored actors Robert DeNiro, Cicely Tyson, Tom Hanks and Robert Redford with the nation’s highest civilian honor.

They are among 21 people Obama recognized with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House on Tuesday.

Honorees from the sports world include basketball players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan, along with veteran sports broadcaster Vin Scully.

Entertainers include Ellen DeGeneres, Diana Ross and Bruce Springsteen.

Other honorees are philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, polymath physicist Richard Garwin, architect Frank Gehry, designer Maya Lin, “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels, attorney Newt Minow, mathematician and computer scientist Margaret H. Hamilton, and Eduardo Padrón, president of Miami Dade College in Florida.

Posthumous honors went to Native American advocate Elouise Cobell and Rear Adm. Grace Hopper. (AP)

(Photos: Carlos Barria/Reuters [2], Yuri Gripas/Reuters [3])

See more from the ceremony on Yahoo News.

You know what would be amazing?

Because we know Felicity digging into Pandora is going to have bad consequences. She’s already dealing with Havenrock and Billy’s death on her conscience. She’s toeing lines she hasn’t before. She’s dancing with darkness and it’s on the verge of consuming her. 

I want that to be the moment when she has this conversation with the person who always has and still can harness the light inside her.

Felicity: I didn’t know, Oliver. Back then, I was a completely different person, and I had no idea that something like this was even…. possible. I couldn’t have imagined. 

Felicity: When I decided to stay in Star City, I made a vow to myself to never let anything like Havenrock happen again.

Oliver: What’s happening now is not your fault.

Felicity: Yes, it is. I have failed this city. All I ever wanted to do was honor those people.

Oliver: You honor the dead by fighting. And you’re not done fighting.

Oliver: Malcolm Merlyn, Slade, The Clock King, Damian Darhk- everyone who’s tried to hurt this city, you stopped them. 

Oliver: And you will stop Prometheus.

Felicity: I don’t know how.

Oliver: Neither do I. But I do know two things.

Oliver: You’re not alone. 

Oliver: And I believe in you.

(I need this parallel. Of when Oliver was at his lowest and she gave him the light. I need her to be in the dark and Oliver to give her the light. I need this conversation to happen. I need him to give her a hug. And then I need them to kick some ass)

Casual headcanon: Bodhi kept a detailed journal of his time as an imperial pilot. It’s one of the things he most regrets losing.