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Paying the stereotype tax in poker
"There are people who think that women shouldn’t be at a poker table, and they try to bully me. So, what do I do? I let them. And I wait to be in a good position so that I can take their chips. Just like life, right?"
women  takebackyourpower 
17 hours ago
Why Writing Matters In The Age Of Despair - The Rumpus.net
We write because words are the most powerful tool of citizens in a regime that seeks to erase their existence. We write to make it known that we are here. We write to make a personal accounting of who we are in the face of a power that wants to erase us.
writing  words  citizens  power 
11 days ago
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood anniversary: I was Mr. Rogers’s actual neighbor - Vox
"When I got back home, I stared at the single dollar I had collected, as if in a trance. Mr. Rogers and the world I had stumbled into briefly after ringing his doorbell, the very world conjured on his show, offered a glimpse into how things could be if adults treated children with real respect."

"Whatever the form taken by his deeply held and rigorously practiced values — Christian, liberal, conservative — Rogers never preached. He never told children what to think but tried to help them develop the tools to think for themselves."
people  kindness  MrRogers  kids  childhood 
14 days ago
UO Interviews: Ellen Van Dusen - Urban Outfitters - Blog
"If I could go back in time and give myself advice, I would say: Don't sweat the small stuff. Instead of focusing on a problem, figure out the steps you need to solve it and get working on it as soon as you can."
dusendusen  designs  textile  people  women  awesome 
24 days ago
The Power of Positive People - The New York Times
Ms. Auerbach eventually found love again and has been married to her third husband for 15 years. “Life is too short to be around negative people,” she said. “I need people around me who care about me and are appreciative, and see the world as a glass half full, not half empty.”
life  friends  takecharge  fucktheassholes  fuckthenegativity  fuckyou 
26 days ago
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