Young women on the reservation live their lives in anticipation of being raped. They talk about, ‘How will I survive my rape?’ as opposed to not even thinking about it. We shouldn’t have to live our lives that way.
Juana Majel Dixon, 1st vice president of the National Congress of American Indians and co-chair of the NCAI Task Force on Violence Against Women (via nitanahkohe)


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Name: Samhar

Nickname: Nina, Mel

Birthday: Dec 13

Gender: Woman

Sexuality: queer?

Height: 5’4.5” 

Time Zone: currently whatever zone ethiopia is in

What time and date is it there: 11:51 am, August 26, 2014

Average hours of sleep I get each night: 6

Last thing I googled: ”storage depot poughkeepsie”

Most used phrase(s): you’re on my last nerve right now, go ahead and test me 

First word that comes to mind: octopus

Last thing I said to a family member: i’ll give you a mint if you bring me salt, tea, and honey from the kitchen

One place that makes me happy and why: merkato in addis, b/c you can buy anything under the sun & b/c its crowded, so you meet/see the most hilarious people

Favorite beverages: tea, sorrel

Last movie I watched in the cinema: dawn of the planet of the apes

Three things I can’t live without: internet, hot sauce, the shower

Something I plan on learning: tigrinya

A piece of advice for all my followers: be conscious with who you surround yourself with/the environments you place yourself in

You all have to listen to this song: anything by luther vandross (at this moment i’m listening to “because its really love”)

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