Behind every person you meet -- whether it's a waiter, your boss or a high school teacher -- there is a story. More or less complex, more or less happy. However, in most (or all) of the cases, definitely worth listening.
The 'Humans of' movement feels to me like a vehicle for illustrating what all of us know deep down: that we're all humans of somewhere, we all have a story and we all have something of value to say, if we're given the chance to say it.
When all your years are designed as a preparation for entering the real world, the real world will disappoint. Not because your expectations have been dashed or the world has been misrepresented, but because suddenly, there's nothing to prepare for anymore.
With the news that Tumblr has been acquired by Yahoo!, Tumblr users have been worried about whether or not the deal will change the nature of the site. While we don't know what the future holds for Tumblr, we've pulled a few of our favorites that we hope don't ever change.
When I arrived in New York in August 2010 I'd never been there before. I vividly remember looking out the window as my bus emerged from the Lincoln Tunnel, and looking down on all the sidewalks. I'd never seen anything like it.
This picture is for me. For the girl who hated her body so much she cried for hours over the fact she would never be thin. Who was teased and tormented and hurt just for being who she was. I'm so over that.