Ming-na Wen and Retta at NerdHQ’s A Conversation with Badass Women (x)
Retta: My parents are from Liberia, and Liberians are ALL about school. It’s like, no joke. Most of them send their kids to the States to go to school because they think that’s where the best schools are, that sort of thing. And I was a math-science girl, I was pre-med. I was supposed to be a neurosurgeon.
And I remember when I started doing stand up, I was like, “Shit! My mother is going to be like, ‘Are you fucking kidding me right now?’” And I remember calling my mom and saying, “So I’m going to drive to California and do the stand-up thing so I can get into TV.” And my mom, you know, she didn’t freak out like I thought she was totally going to freak out. My dad freaked out. He was like, “Please get health insurance.” That was his big thing, “GET HEALTH INSURANCE.” But my mom was like, “Just remember you’re carrying around your father’s last name. So don’t embarrass him.” She was like, “Do the best that you can. Don’t go playing. If you’re going to do, do it.” So, I dropped my last name so as not to embarrass my father.
But God bless, because a lot of parents wouldn’t…

Ming-na: You know, we have to talk. Because I dropped my stage last name Wen for the longest time when I did ER - which, by the way, I got to tell my mom, “I got to be a doctor for 5 years so, write that off the list.” because of same issues, fatherly things.
But now, I have it back because I’m proud being who I was born as. And we have so much to talk about, girl.

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When you make an adult decision without calling your mother first.

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when you realize your adult decision has unforeseen consequences:

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dirudo:

when your number gets called at McDonald’s 

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!!!!!!

Anonymous: What are your tips on happiness?

oohnando:

fake it till you make it

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morosky:

Eartha Kitt - Angelitos Negros (1970 performance)

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evaded:

reblogging because it was one of the best moments in friends history LOL

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I look down to anybody who praises the Kardashians.

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well, bye

good news, everyone

Um absoLUTELY NOT???????¿

no thanks………..

yall dead

blow that fucking plane up…

Brb gotta get my passport and…all my shit

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halaalpussy:

Yes im of european descent, yes i have dreads. But dreads are my culture too, irish men had them i think. Everyone had dreads until combs were invented. Leave me alone :(

this is actually not funny that dog has extremely matted hair which means he was probably neglected

bruh, they got more sympathy for dogs than for us rofl.

It must be a day that ends in y *checks calendar*

White people, how you look at this dog is legit how we see your hair… I shit you not. That’s what your dreads look like when you do them.

Second commenter hit the nail right on the head! With dreads they look “neglected”, unkempt, disheveled, unclean…ect. 

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You can’t see this gif without his voice being stuck in your head

CAROLIIIIINE

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