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15

Sep

if-i-go:

donde-esta-mi-queso:

If someone were to forcibly enter a woman’s house without her consent no one would go up to her and say “maybe if your house didn’t look so expensive this wouldn’t have happened, you should make it look less wealthy” so why is that if someone forcibly enters a woman without her consent they say “if you didn’t dress like a slut this wouldn’t have happened, you should dress more modestly”?

why doesn’t this have more notes

sweartothisshit:

If you ever get the chance to see your favourite band live, fucking do it and don’t regret a single thing.

sloppy:

The deepest post on this site

sloppy:

The deepest post on this site

(Source: jayreyilly)

lexislost:

I wish people didn’t think silence was awkward, just enjoy it. Not every space has to be filled with words.

(Source: weheartit.com)

(Source: floridakiloos)

14

Sep

fern4ladies:

skellyssecret:

Today I had the honor of talking over the phone with this woman today. In case you don’t know, this is Elizabeth Eckford. She was the first African american to attempt going to an all white school, after segregation was declared unconstitutional by the supreme court. She was followed, tormented, spit on, and threatened to be hung by a mob of over 150 grown adults. She was just 15. She sparked a revolution and was the starting point for so much of the equality we share today. Sadly- we still have much to overcome. Over the phone, I promised to never ever use racial slurs and to stand up when I heard them being used. I promised I would do all I could to help preserve her legacy and what she’s done for our country. Upon hearing this, she started crying. A 73 year old woman whom I’ve never met. And this simple promise gave her hope. So now, I am going to ask you all to make the same promise. Stand up to racial slurs, and any inequality you witness. Whether it be gay bashing or bullying for a persons ethnicity. Just standing up and saying something makes a difference. I’ve changed my life today, now will you? “You might be somebody’s hope someday… You might help someone live another day” -Miss Eckford


Anyone who has the chance to go on sojourn please do!! There’s only 10-15 more years to learn from these incredible men and women. When we went there were already several people who has passed away or we’re too elderly to tell there stories the way they once did. So much of history is forgotten or rewritten with a white narrative, so sojourn is a rare and important opportunity! Even if Steinberg is unnecessarily aggressive.

fern4ladies:

skellyssecret:

Today I had the honor of talking over the phone with this woman today. In case you don’t know, this is Elizabeth Eckford. She was the first African american to attempt going to an all white school, after segregation was declared unconstitutional by the supreme court. She was followed, tormented, spit on, and threatened to be hung by a mob of over 150 grown adults. She was just 15. She sparked a revolution and was the starting point for so much of the equality we share today. Sadly- we still have much to overcome. Over the phone, I promised to never ever use racial slurs and to stand up when I heard them being used. I promised I would do all I could to help preserve her legacy and what she’s done for our country. Upon hearing this, she started crying. A 73 year old woman whom I’ve never met. And this simple promise gave her hope. So now, I am going to ask you all to make the same promise. Stand up to racial slurs, and any inequality you witness. Whether it be gay bashing or bullying for a persons ethnicity. Just standing up and saying something makes a difference. I’ve changed my life today, now will you? “You might be somebody’s hope someday… You might help someone live another day” -Miss Eckford

Anyone who has the chance to go on sojourn please do!! There’s only 10-15 more years to learn from these incredible men and women. When we went there were already several people who has passed away or we’re too elderly to tell there stories the way they once did. So much of history is forgotten or rewritten with a white narrative, so sojourn is a rare and important opportunity! Even if Steinberg is unnecessarily aggressive.

nixleaf:

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Eliza Bennett

A Woman’s Work is Never Done

A series of photographic works titled ‘A Woman’s Work is Never Done’ Using my own hand as a base material, I considered it a canvas upon which I stitched into the top layer of skin using thread to create the appearance of an incredibly work worn hand.  By using the technique of embroidery, which is traditionally employed to represent femininity and applying it to the expression of its opposite, I hope to challenge the pre-conceived notion that ‘women’s work’ is light and easy.  Aiming to represent the effects of hard work arising from employment in low paid ‘ancillary’ jobs, such as cleaning, caring and catering, all traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’. 

The technique, I recall first applying to my hand under a table during a home economics class in school. I was totally amazed to find that I could pass a needle under the top layers of skin without any pain, only a mild discomfort.  As with many childhood whims it passed and I hadn’t thought any more about it until quite recently when I decided to apply the process to my hand to make it appear calloused and work worn like that of a manual labourer. Some viewers consider the piece to be a feminist protest, for me it’s about human value. After all, there are many men employed in caring, catering, cleaning etc… all jobs traditionally considered to be ‘women’s work’. Such work is invisible in the larger society, with ‘A woman’s work’ I aim to represent it.  (artist statement)

Website

this is fucking art

pvnk-is-dad:

I crave intimacy but I get confused and uncomfortable when I’m shown even the slightest bit of attention or affection.

(Source: evolved-emo)

miseengarde:

white girls who want my culture’s bindis and saris and henna 

take my skin colour too

and my dark brown lips

take my self-hatred because i don’t fit into the euro-centric ideals of beauty

take the oppression too

take the history of colonization that has devastated my country

and the drones that currently devastate my country

take all the bad stuff too

not just the pretty, shiny, sparky bits

take the ugly, dehumanizing and shitty parts too