1. 00:50 11th Aug 2014

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    Reblogged from jamiatt

    jamiatt:

    I’ve had a few conversations lately with creative people younger than myself who have expressed varying anxieties about gaining their parent’s approval - or at the very least understanding - of what they’re doing with their lives.

    I can tell you that when you lead an artistic, and thus less…

     
  2. 22:29 26th Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from jamiatt

    jamiatt:

    The true story behind this is that at the after party for Rosie’s book launch we all went to Walker’s and John Bowman took the crayons they provide at every table and started noodling around on the paper tablecloth and over the course of the hour - all the while talking and joking and saying brilliant things - made this drawing. Then right before I left he ripped it apart from the rest of the tablecloth and gave it to me and I felt extremely special. And then one morning, not too long after that, when I was feeling really stuck with my book I rolled over in my loft and looked up at the wall and remembered how he had made the city of Aleppo appear from his memory with just crayons so maybe I should stop being such a baby and just get back to work and write my new book. And then I did.

    And we all get mired in the bullshit, the personality quirks, the personality disorders (ours and everyone else’s), the jealousy, the disappointment, the blocks, the financial struggle, our egos, I do it too, I do it too, but if you can’t remember it is all about the work and nothing else then I can’t help you and you can’t help yourself and you will lose. I promise you. You will lose.

     
  3. 04:23 14th Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from okaywhoa

    (Source: therightothink)

     
  4. 21:21 3rd Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from spacejam

     
  5. 16:47 7th Mar 2014

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    Reblogged from monaeltahawy

    I grew up reading a generation of American and English people like [Saul] Bellow, [John] Updike or [Martin] Amis. Everybody’s neutral unless they’re black — then you hear about it: the black man, the black woman, the black person. Of course, if you happen to be black the world doesn’t look that way to you. I just wanted to try and create perhaps a sense of alienation and otherness in this person, the white reader, to remind them that they are not neutral to other people.
    — Zadie Smith, discussing how she never mentions the race of any of the characters in her new novel, NW, unless they are white. (via theraconteurasaurus)

    (Source: NPR)

     
  6. Derek Henderson Shoots Karen Walker / ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative Visible 2014 Campaign
     
  7. 02:17 26th Feb 2014

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    Reblogged from actuallygrimes

    actuallygrimes:

    i dont want my words to be taken out of context

    i dont want to be infantilized because i refuse to be sexualized

    i dont want to be molested at shows or on the street by people who perceive me as an object that exists for their personal satisfaction

    i dont want to live in a world where…

    all that good good

     
  8. 14:54 20th Feb 2014

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    Reblogged from tranqualizer

    tranqualizer:

warblingbear:

bitterglitterqueer:


Lauren Chief Elk ‏@ChiefElk  Two-Spirit Is Not For White People - It Is Appropriation

Posted before, will again.
So fucking important.

Especially relevant in light of the new facebook gender identities available…

just fyi: this is resposted via Lauren Chief Elf but the original image source and creator of the resource is sofriel

    tranqualizer:

    warblingbear:

    bitterglitterqueer:


    Two-Spirit Is Not For White People - It Is Appropriation

    Posted before, will again.

    So fucking important.

    Especially relevant in light of the new facebook gender identities available…

    just fyi: this is resposted via Lauren Chief Elf but the original image source and creator of the resource is sofriel

     
  9. 17:12 29th Jan 2014

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    Reblogged from aamerrahman

    aamerrahman:

The complete conversation between Macklemore and Kendrick.

    aamerrahman:

    The complete conversation between Macklemore and Kendrick.

     
  10. 02:21 28th Jan 2014

    Notes: 48

    Reblogged from tehsimpsons

    tehsimpsons:

"if a cow ever got the chance, he’d eat you and everyone you care about"

    tehsimpsons:

    "if a cow ever got the chance, he’d eat you and everyone you care about"

     
  11. 02:20

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    Reblogged from hellastarboy

    
As a dark-skinned woman with short natural hair in an industry still overwhelmingly dominated by white standards of beauty Nyong’o recognizes her potential to be a mirror for other black women and inspire a new generations of actresses. Young women expressing gratitude just for feeling represented decorate her Facebook fan page.
"It feels great. Dwayne Johnson said that greatness is not just what you do but what you inspire others to do. And that really moved me. If young girls feel inspired by my journey right now it’s an honor" - Oscar Nominated Actress Lupita Nyong’o

    As a dark-skinned woman with short natural hair in an industry still overwhelmingly dominated by white standards of beauty Nyong’o recognizes her potential to be a mirror for other black women and inspire a new generations of actresses. Young women expressing gratitude just for feeling represented decorate her Facebook fan page.

    "It feels great. Dwayne Johnson said that greatness is not just what you do but what you inspire others to do. And that really moved me. If young girls feel inspired by my journey right now it’s an honor" - Oscar Nominated Actress Lupita Nyong’o

    (Source: tina-knowles)

     
  12. 13:39 16th Jan 2014

    Notes: 14183

    Reblogged from hellastarboy

    Anonymous said: Why is John Lennon bad

    brujabby:

    Master Post on Why John Lennon is Shit

    So here’s a master post of John Lennon’s shittiness. I added much more info about cultural appropriation in his music. I also submitted this to Your Fave is Problematic

    Sexism/abuse

    Homophobia and antisemitism

    Racism

    Ableism

    Harassment/bullying/acts of violence

    • Committed various humiliating/violent actstoward strangers and friends: threw knives at people in the audience at concerts, being a violent drunk and getting in fights with friends, etc.; also dubbed Germans at a concert “Nazis” and “Hitlerites”
    • he may have beenresponsible for the death of former bandmate Stuart Sutcliffe, on top of more heinous behavior, including urinating on nuns
    • Edit:there are tons of conflicting accounts of Stuart Sutcliffe’s
      death. There’sthis accountfrom Sutfliffe’s sister that Lennon beat Sutcliffe savagely after learning he was leaving the group—which may or may not have lead to death by complications later (but she alsoclaimsthe beating didn’t lead to his death, but it still did damage). There are other accounts whichclaim that thugs attacked Sutcliffe and gave him the injury or thatSutcliffe fell down a flight of stairs— there were even rumors of it being caused by amphetamine use or a tumor (those seem to be bogus)— we can’t know for sure what the true story is (but it’s not unthinkable that someone with Lennon’s history of abuse would do this)

    (via theroguefeminist)

    Oh, fuck that dude.

     
  13. 13:35

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    Reblogged from dynamicafrica

    dynamicafrica:

    BEST POSTS OF 2013 #28: Select images from Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj's portraiture series 'My Rock Stars: Volume 1’.

    Hassan pays homage to African studio photography, made iconic by the likes of Mali’s Malick Sidibe and Seydou Keita. He also references the decorative and colourful style of Cameroonian creative Samuel Fosso, all whilst celebrating some of the artists individual influences - from artists and musicians, to sports players and other everyday people.

     
  14. 15:02 15th Jan 2014

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    Reblogged from beyoncespam

    BOW DOWN.

    BOW DOWN.

    (Source: beyonce)