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Haitian Vodou is a religion that is very misunderstood. Slaves were brought to the Caribbean against their will and forbidden to practice their traditional African religions as well as forced to convert to the religion of their masters. The Bond movie/Eurocentric/Americanized viewpoint presents Vodou as an evil, primitive version of witchcraft. But it’s a religion like any other, with a moral code, gods and goddesses. Many ceremonies deal with protection from evil spirits.

In addition, the “voodoo doll” itself has been misconstrued. In Haiti, it was traditional to nail small handmade puppets or dolls to trees near graveyards; these small figures were meant to act as messengers to the spirit world, and contact dead loved ones. It’s safe to imagine that European folks didn’t understand this — and assumed an evil intent behind a doll with nails in its body.

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Dodai Stewart, Deconstructing Florence + The Machine’s New Racist Video (via yyytsirk)

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"You just might not understand it yet. But it’s cool. Family is super cool. Going home to one girl every night is super cool. Just going home and getting on the floor and playing with your child is super cool. Not wearing a red leather jacket, and just looking like a dad and shit, is like super cool. Having someone that I can call Mom again. That shit is super cool."

Kanye West (via nickelcobalt)

betterbooktitles:

E L James: Fifty Shades of Grey
Special thanks to Community Bookstore for help with this one.

betterbooktitles:

E L James: Fifty Shades of Grey

Special thanks to Community Bookstore for help with this one.

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malformalady:

Ha ha Cemetery. Harvey, New Brunswick, Canada
Photo credit: doc loplop

malformalady:

Ha ha Cemetery. Harvey, New Brunswick, Canada

Photo credit: doc loplop

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helloooooo

blushresponse:

Bill Murray & Sofia Coppola

blushresponse:

Bill Murray & Sofia Coppola

withoutyourwalls:

Hope Gangloff, Captain Chaos

withoutyourwalls:

Hope Gangloff, Captain Chaos

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Los Angeles and Nicole 

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