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Texas Made; Blessed.

thecalderwoodproject:

Artist : Natalia Olivares

Age : 23

Hometown : Brooklyn, New York

Website : 90olives.com

Instagram : @90olives

In her own words, Artist Natalia Olivares is “motivated to photograph the struggle,” and she’s “always had a passion for capturing fleeting moments.” With this photo set, it’s clear as ever that she’s drawn to situations that showcase raw emotion, capturing a Trayvon Martin rally, one of the most controversial cases in US History.

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bootybottom:

If it’s Christmas eve and you’ve literally never felt less in the Christmas spirit clap your hands

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My older brother received a call at two pm on a Thursday,
That his roommate from college
And best friend from high school;
Overdosed and died,
Last Wednesday night.

My brother is 25 years old.
He missed three days of work, sat at home in the dark,
And cried for the first time in six months.
This is not poetry.

My father is very, very sick.
He sleeps for seven hours,
To build up a half hour of strength,
Just so he can pick me up from school.
He hasn’t been well in over a year.
And still,
He prays every night, “Thank you God, for making this happen to me, and not my children.”

I am swallowed in fear,
That soon enough, he will go to bed,
And never wake up.
This is not poetry.

There are thousands of people,
fighting cancer,
and war,
and death,
just to have one more day,
In hopes that it will get better.

And still,
You people glorify sadness,
and long for your death,
because apparently life,
is just too much of a burden.
Wake up, your ignorance is sickening.
Your life is thousands of times more beautiful,
Than your death will be.

—For My Father, S.Skavdahl (via lopmon)

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