One time I got reblogged by Lorde.
notactuallysherlock asked: What are your thoughts on Laverne Cox not making the time 100, despite her getting like the fifth most votes in the polls?
Laverne Cox is the most visible trans person of color in the world and she has helped millions of people to learn about trans people and the discrimination they face. I think Laverne Cox is one of the most important and influential people in the world and should’ve been included in the TIME 100.
and then they didnt put her on the final list
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Dhaka, Bangladesh. More than 1,100 people were killed. As detailed in this story, some progress has been made in improving conditions for Bangladeshi factory workers, but there is still a long way to go, particularly as large American retailers like Target and Wal-Mart haven’t signed on to the international inspection agreement. (They say they’re doing their own inspections.)
The victims’ fund also remains critically underfunded as many brands that bought clothes from the factory—including JC Penney and Benetton—have failed to make contributions.
Shailene Woodley wrote about John Green for Time’s “The 100 Most Influential People,” 2014 [link].
1. I am so thrilled to have been named to the 2014 TIME 100. Shai’s essay is so kind and generous. That sentence about planets and moons is a lovely goal for us all to reach toward. Now, that said, I’m no prophet. I’m a guy who not too long ago tried to wax his chin.
2. Do I really look like that illustration?
The Fault in Our Stars national tour kicks off in New York City on Sunday, May 4th at 1:30pm EST. John Green and members of the cast will chat about the movie and announce the winning states of the Demand Our Stars tour.
To stream the event LIVE and watch it with nerdfighters in your area, register your own Tumblr Meet-up here. Make sure to include “TFIOS” in the “venue” line and register by Friday 4/25 to receive a kit full of Tumblr swag. (Meet-up kits for US meet-ups only)
There are years that ask questions and years that answer. — Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (via observando)
MOVIE NEWS! A new trailer for The Fault in Our Stars will be shown in theaters before the movie The Other Woman, which comes out on Friday in the US.