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Kappa Phi Gamma for #ReclaimTheBindi! 

Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc. is the first South Asian Sorority in North America. The sisterhood instills the pride of culture, womanhood, and self. Although Kappa Phi Gamma was founded as a South Asian sorority, she has expanded the warmth of her Sisterhood to any and all motivated young women, willing to make a difference. Sisters of different backgrounds learn about the importance of South Asian culture and work together as one on promoting cultural awareness on their campus and in their community. 

We would like to commend reclaimthebindi for initiating this movement to allow females of similar backgrounds to share their stories and to empower young South Asian women worldwide. Culture is not a costume and appropriation is not equal to appreciation.

anonymous asked:

Hi can you suggest any college rilaya fanfic? want to read some badly!! this blog is awesome collection btw!

sure thing love, I’ve only read a few so this will be a short list. Also, thank you glad you like the blog! x

summary: ..and of course Maya would rather be at home, kissing her stupid face, or watching shitty romcoms - but it’s Riley’s first sorority party, and she looks so happy that there’s no way to say no. Instead, Maya bites her lip in a smile and says, lying: “Of course.” That’s love.
status: one shot

summary: Riley’s college roommate happens to be dating her uncle. Which would be fine if she didn’t have a major crush on her. And what’s worse, it seems to her like the feeling isn’t unrequited
status: three part fic, ongoing  

Summary: Despite living in the same area for twenty years and attending the same college for two, Maya has never met Riley Matthews.
How come now she is everywhere? 
status: nine-part fic, ongoing

summary: The funny thing about growing up is that it has a way of showing you all the things your eyes missed before; like Riley, when she finally realizes that Maya has been in love with her all along. (In which, they’re in college and it’s tough—but they keep gravitating back to one another because maybe that’s just how the world works.)
status: ongoing

summary:  (It’s the first week of the twelfth grade when she stops coming through your window and it’s your first week of college when you stop expecting her to.) / high school feelings do an excellent job at following you through life (and riley knows it better than anyone) 
status: one shot
note: this isn't exactly a college!rilaya au (it only mentions college) but it’s honestly so amazing I had to recommend it.

So I’ve recently hit 500 followers. Why y’all decided to follow me, I don’t know. But thank you. Um. Here we go, I guess.

My Gamma Gamma Nu Sisters:

@girlmeetshoneyxpeaches@minkaya, @roshab-33, @i-believe-in-riarkle, @smokenfriar, @farklicious, @gmwmeetsrucas, @maddymacaroon, @friarhaert, @sixbhanannb, @thewritingfreak19 (Who’s a new edition), @mayaaheartt, @lucayagarbage

#-F

@feministmatthews, @coreyfogalmanis, @calyjan, @farklefogelmanis, @farklematthews, @books-and-tv-equals-my-life, @dorotias, @fuck-yeah-rilaya, @fogelmaniac, @captainswanstorybrooke, @farklethesexistpig, @farklesnation, @enchantme127, @astralfreckles, @captainzaybabineaux, @coreysf

G-L

@kacie-ville, @girlmeetsme12, @jasperjvrdan, @gofarkleyourself, @hmumegan, @harts-on-friar, @girlmeetsangst, @heroesofolympuspanda77

M-R

@rileytown-and-mayaville, @rileymnkus, @rileyminkis, @rileyxfarkle-forever, @rileysrobot, @riarkleraspberries, @riarklequeens, @riarkletime, @rileymeetspluto, @orangeriarkle, @maya-and-chimichangas, @plutomatthews

S-Z

@thypoqueen, @the-new-farklenation, @zayscottoncandyface, @wanderingbabydoll, @thank-you-i-am-farkle

And the people that I’m absolutely terrified to talk to but seem really nice:

@theowldetective, @cowboyandshortstack, @bmgmw, @westwingwolf


And I’m really really sorry if you’re not on here. This is a mini one. I love all the people that I follow. If I ever get to 1000, I’ll try and do a bigger one. But thank you to everyone who follows me. I love you all.

So, I hit 200 followers last night, which I can’t even believe! Like I never thought this blog would get that much love! I’m going to try to include as many people on this as possible, if you’re not on here, then I’m really sorry.

MY GAMMA GAMMA NU SISTERS
@callmecottoncandyface - @farklicious - @roshab-33 - @minkaya - @smokenfriar - @maddymacaroon - @justarealisticdreamer

SWEET CINNAMON ROLLS
@ourprincessdancingsunshine - @rileysrobot - @mayaqueerhart - @gmw-trashs96 - @gmwrucasgmw - @gofarkleyourself

LOVELIES WHO’S BLOGS I ADORE
@annabellisario - @rilayalycia - @queen-rowbrina - @rileymfriar - @rileyandpluto - @iamlucayashipper - @couldnt-think-of-a-funny-name - @fuck-yeah-rilaya - @rileyx13 - @bifoggynelson - @morotiasblacks - @fairytailgmw - @rileys/ @applecrisp - @smokeandfriar - @riarkletime - @girlmeetswrld - @girlmeetsfarkle - @riarkle-fineh - @grizbehr - @abovetherilaya - @typicalgmwblog - @kindaobsessedwithgmw - @codswallopp-in-my-opinion - @books-and-tv-equals-my-life - @okaybutfarkle - @rucasbytheocean - @xdaydreamqueenx - @sabhart - @arianas-grande - @rilayarooni - @kacie-ville - @bmgmw - @theowldetective

Chi O til I die yo

I feel compelled to write this after reading all of the news stories regarding the Nu Gamma chapter of Chi Omega’s ignorant and disgraceful picture. As I was looking at the Chi Omega Fraternity Facebook page today, numerous people have written things such as “THIS IS A DISGUSTING IGNORANT GROUP.” and “HOOT! HOOT! It’s the racist organization!”, and currently the most revolting one, “THIS IS WHAT EDUCATED IGNORANCE LOOKS LIKE.”, among several other appalling posts from people unaffiliated with the organization.

First of all, yes, I do agree that Nu Gamma made a horrible mistake with stereotyping Latina/Latinos, and that they should absolutely and without a doubt be punished for the picture. The values that are instilled in Chi Omega absolutely do not condone or encourage racism.

HOWEVER, I am disgusted by the amount of people that are stereotyping the rest of the 173 active chapters. The rest of us should not be defined by one chapter’s mistake, as Nu Gamma should not have stereotyped Latina/Latinos. It is equally as ignorant to make accusations towards the rest of the affiliated members for being racist when you know nothing about Chi Omega or us.

Honestly, joining Chi Omega saved my life in ways that not many people realize, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I never really knew how amazing it is to a part of something larger than yourself until I became an active member. It has helped shape my character and has turned me into a person that I am proud to be. These girls in my chapter that I’m so lucky to call sisters are my home, and it pains me to think that all Chi Omega actives currently are possessing a stigma, even if it is only online. 

“…to be, in the best sense, democratic rather than ‘exclusive’, and lovable rather than 'popular’; to work earnestly, to speak kindly, to act sincerely, to choose thoughtfully that course which occasion and conscience demand; to be womanly always; to be discouraged never…”

In response to the Nu Gamma Chi Omega chapter fiasco.

As a Chi Omega hootie (new member), I am learning the rules and traditions of this wonderful fraternity. As members, we are taught to be respectful, intelligent, womanly, and helpful. The actions of the Penn State chapter are embarrassing to Chi Omegas everywhere because we are sisterhood, not just by chapter, but as an organization as a whole. Not to mention, it is the largest women’s organization in the nation. 

In my own chapter, and even throughout Panhellenic on campus, we are not even allowed to have mixers or date parties with racial themes. I think the closest thing to it that I have seen is a toga party…and that’s not even racial. In today’s society that is so focused on being politically correct, “playing dress up” as a different race just is too touchy of an issue to even consider. I can understand the ponchos and mustaches, those are funny. We are girls and like to dress up and be funny, but the signs were completely unnecessary and inappropriate. Even more, taking pictures of the signs and putting them on the internet was just very poor judgement on the part of some of the members. 

For those of you who are completely anti-Greek life and just want to say “Well this is what Greek life is like, what a joke” understand that Greeks are not all about partying and being demeaning to others. We hold academics, tradition, campus involvement, and philanthropy in extremely high regard. Chi Omega is a fraternity that was founded on its beautiful symphony. The Nu Gamma chapter suffered a lapse of judgement and disrespected and offended many people, but I beg you not to look down on Chi Omegas and Greek life in general because of the mistakes of a single chapter out of 174 National Chi Omega chapters and hundreds more Panhellenic and IFC chapters. 

I gotta say it...

In response to the Penn state Chi O picture that was posted…First of all I want to say that I in no way, shape, or form, condone what they did with the signs and everything. Obviously it was disrespectful and shouldn’t have happened. However, I wanted to make a point.

We are all human. We all make mistakes.

Haven’t you made a mistake before? Yes. Everyone has. Was yours publicized like this? Most likely not. You should consider yourself lucky that it didn’t go down that way. Have you cheated on someone? Speak ill of someone? Made a racist joke before? I’m sure you answered yes to at least one of those.

Once again, I’m not saying what they did was right, and I agree that there should be repercussions for their actions. Life is all about making mistakes and learning from them and passing on these lessons to your loved ones. As a sister of Chi Omega, I want to make it known that I 100% support my sisters, not their actions, but the people themselves as they are learning from this process. Sure, they definitely messed up. But don’t forget that these women have probably done a lot of good things in their lifetimes as well. Don’t knock someone’s good deeds down from one bad moment.

Time to move on. There are bigger issues in life than this that we should all be focusing our energy on. Spread the love, not the hate, and accept that mistakes are normal parts of life. Own up to it, do what you can to make it right, and let go.