While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

‘I was raped in my own bed,’ Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. ‘I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.’



That one time doctor who got the filming SO DAMN RIGHT

This is one of the best episodes of television ever written. I’ve had so many people agree with me that it doesn’t matter if you think Doctor Who is complete shit - everyone needs to watch this episode. It speaks volumes about what it really means to live with actual depression and anxiety and the incredible weight that is to bear and the love we need to have for each other and the importance of every single moment. Every child needs to watch this episode. It is so important.

That one time doctor who got the filming SO DAMN RIGHT

This is one of the best episodes of television ever written. I’ve had so many people agree with me that it doesn’t matter if you think Doctor Who is complete shit - everyone needs to watch this episode. It speaks volumes about what it really means to live with actual depression and anxiety and the incredible weight that is to bear and the love we need to have for each other and the importance of every single moment. Every child needs to watch this episode. It is so important.

(via oceansuns)