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This happened 3 years ago today. 

After a very dissapointing short program, where she finished 16th, Mao came back with all guns blazing and delivered this incredibly emotional performace. 

During her whole career she has tried to push the boundaries of the sport, delivering not only technical content most ladies wouldn’t even dare to try, but also artistry and skating skills like no other. Her step sequences, her musicality, and her emotional conection to the music and the audience have moved skating fans all over the world. She’s been up and down during her entire career, her life hasn’t been easy, but not once has she given up. 

To me this is one of the most inspirational performances ever. I hope to see her in a year in Pyeongchang.

Thank you for all the wonderful performances you’ve shared with us Mao, i hope there will be more to come :)

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Minoritized languages moodboard: Circassian

Circassian or Cherkess is a group of dialects or closely related languages spoken by the Circassian people from the North Caucasus. There are two Circassian languages, defined by their literary standards: Adyghe and Kabardian.

For these anons

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All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.