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_maya. no one talks to me.

living a life that's not your own is not living at all. -me (,:


lunacrystals:

nubbsgalore:

photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

i’ve sent them donations since i was little, they are such kind people there!


wetheurban:

SPOTLIGHT: Palestinian Artists Turn Smoke Into Thought-Provoking Illustrations

Using the photos of smoke created by the devastating Israeli missile strikes, Palestinian artists Tawfik Gebreel, Bushra Shanan, and Belal Khaled, have sketched powerful images based on the silhouette of the smoke. 

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I am thankful for the difficult people in my life. They have shown me exactly who I don’t want to be.

– Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)


kerchy:

Beautiful Whitney……


nerd-mentality:

fer1972:

’Mappemondes’: Beautiful Globes Chandelier designed by Benoit-Vieubled

I need.

 
At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?

Parent of a female teen whose school banned leggings

#yesallwomen have a right to an education without fashion policing by sexist administrators

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G    ramaticas