mexico day

“Non si può amare solo con la voglia di amare.
Con il voler amare.
Con il voler restare.
Con il crederci.
Con io lo amo.
Perché poi non basta.
Non regge.
L’amore non basta per amare.
Bisogna che ci sia la storia, per amare.
La vita, per amare.
Non bastano le parole, per amare.
Neanche quelle giuste, bastano.
Neanche le parole d’amore bastano per amare.
Dobbiamo fare una passeggiata.
Dobbiamo cenare insieme.
Leggere un giornale.
Andare a fare la spesa.
Fare una cosa insieme.
Che sia nostra.
Che siamo noi.
Io e te.
Non basta fare sesso per fare l’amore.
Anzi.
Ci vogliono i baci.”

- Leonardo Mauro (Frida Kahlo), L’Amore Non Basta Per Amare.

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“I have always fought to support causes tied to the injustice and impunity, with which I am faced with by my government in Mexico every day. Yet this trip I made to the Maldives with Parley brought me deep into our damaged oceans and changed my perception of things as well as how I relate to those I love. All of a sudden, this cause, the ocean, and our survival drove great purpose in me. Everywhere I look, I see signs of what I could be doing, but I’m not doing.”

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Independence Day (Día de la Independencia) is a Mexican holiday to celebrate the “cry of independence” on September 16, 1810, which started a revolt against the Spaniards. It follows from the day of the Cry of Dolores (El Grito de Dolores), on September 15.

I’m not proud of most of the citizens on Mexico or my president, but i am surely damn proud of the country itself. I love the music, i love the food, i love the places, so here’s some of my favorite musicians that proudly represent Mexico! Pinta tu madre patria de colores, so you can’t tell the difference entre los others. 

VIVA MÉXICO CABRONES. 

(please don’t repost this anywhere/ no republiquen). 

dearest white friends,

my culture is not to be used for your costume. dia de los muertos isn’t halloween, so stop painting sugar skulls on your face for a costume. stop telling me to calm down when i get angry about you appropriating my culture. “calm down, seb, i have nothing against it”, okay, but you’re offending me, my parents, and my grandma who crawls on her knees every year to the church for day of the dead. i love you, but you need to stop stealing my culture. 

sincerely, 

your mexican friend

Happy Whale Shark Day! 

Whale sharks, the largest fish on the planet, are summer visitors to Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. These highly migratory sharks can grow to about 30 feet in length and feed on tiny plankton. Each whale shark has a unique pattern of spots – just like your fingerprint! 

(Photo: Ryan Eckert/NOAA)

Lydia Cacho (b. 1963) is an investigative journalist and human rights activist from Mexico. Her reporting has helped uncover numerous cases of violence and abuse against women and children.

She reported hundreds of cases of femicide throughout Mexico, and was arrested and beaten for her exposure of a pedophilia ring in her 2004 book Los demonios del Edén. She received numerous international awards for her work, from organizations such as Amnesty International, Oxfam, or UNESCO.