10000steps:

thedapper-dyke:

Good techniques when having a panic attack…

I think I’ve reblogged this before, but it always helps

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medievalpoc:

dynamicafrica:

"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.

It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.

“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”

Contemporary Art Week!

I absolutely love the concept behind this. Especially: “reverse lens to the past”.

official website

So many attractive men in attractive suits. I need to sit down.

knitterswithattitude:

If you’re having purl problems I feel bad for you , sonI’ve got  99 problems  but a stitch ain’t one.
Knit me

This made me giggle. I’m one of those people now. 

knitterswithattitude:

If you’re having purl problems
I feel bad for you , son
I’ve got  99 problems 
but a stitch ain’t one.

Knit me

This made me giggle. I’m one of those people now. 

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feministdisney:

fatgirlscanrockit:

thisisthinprivilege:

writeswrongs:

satelliteshowers:

fattyforever:

curvily:

How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.
Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.
So here’s how to use it:
1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:
“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”
2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.
3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.
4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.
5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!

Um, yes. I will be doing this.

Yes. I support this movement

watch me be loud as hell

Activism! #plussizeplease

Oh i WILL be doing this.

I LOVE and support this idea so much.

feministdisney:

fatgirlscanrockit:

thisisthinprivilege:

writeswrongs:

satelliteshowers:

fattyforever:

curvily:

How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.

Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.

So here’s how to use it:

1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:

“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”

2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.

3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.

4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.

5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!

Um, yes. I will be doing this.

Yes. I support this movement

watch me be loud as hell

Activism! #plussizeplease

Oh i WILL be doing this.

I LOVE and support this idea so much.

Wise words. 

Wise words. 

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poonanji:

see terms:
daddy issues
friend zoned
jail bait

poonanji:

see terms:

  • daddy issues
  • friend zoned
  • jail bait

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jay-escobar:

Fellas did u know ?

jay-escobar:

Fellas did u know ?

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If a woman is sexually overt is she still feminist? It’s a question that…obviously for me, the answer is yes. But also in a larger sense, I’m not interested in policing feminism either. I have such a problem with the idea of people saying things like, ‘Oh she’s not feminist because of blah blah blah.’

Whoever says they’re feminist is bloody feminist. And I just feel like we live in a world where more people need to be saying it and we shouldn’t be looking to pull people out of the feminist party. And I think the reason I find myself reacting so strongly to questions of female sexuality is…there’s something very disturbing to me about the idea that a woman’s sexuality somehow is not hers. So when certain feminists who will say, it’s about the male gaze, it’s for the man, there a kind of a self-censoring about that that’s similar to what they’re fighting.

So as long as women have the choice…why shouldn’t women own their sexuality? Why shouldn’t a woman who does whatever with her sexuality identify as feminist?

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Quote is from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Defends Beyoncé: ‘Whoever Says They’re Feminist is Bloody Feminist’ on Clutch Magazine, referring to Chimamanda’s defense of Beyoncé and feminism itself, especially for Black women. 

Some White women are using racism and unfortunately some fellow Black women are using the politics of respectability (which connects to performing acceptability for the White Gaze anyway) to determine who is feminist or not, where more than anything, sexuality is the rubric. Feminism is not a club where some women get to approve the membership of others, especially when this approval is based on the very same type of oppression that a feminist should seek to dismantle. This doesn’t make Beyoncé’s or even Chimamanda’s feminism perfect. But this right off the bat "X is not a feminist because they are Black or because they are not "respectable" thing is utter crap. Even Black female artists deemed “respectable” like Janelle Monáe reject the politics of respectability altogether and have womanist messages in their music. 

Owning sexuality means that presentation, experience, desire, and sexual orientation (including asexual as a sexual orientation) is acceptable to that person and expressed or not expressed however they choose. It is not one-sided where whatever is deemed “respectable” is “feminist” or whatever is overtly sexual only in response to what is deemed “respectable” is “feminist.” It is rejecting reacting to binaries and a clear anti-oppressive stance on sexuality.

Now, I know the quote itself appears ”generic" so many Whites will be eager to erase my commentary so that Chimamanda’s words can center White women since "women" is always read as "White." Of course doing so will once again prove my point about racism and feminism. Such is the irony. Race cannot be erased from intersectionality.

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raggedyanndy:

PLEASE NOTE that there is a lot of potentially triggering content in the video with regards to body image, eating, eating disorders, exercise, weight loss, fatphobia.

Fattitude: A Body Positive Documentary

by Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman

From the Kickstarter site: A feature-length documentary that exposes how popular culture fosters fat prejudice and then offers an alternative way of thinking.

Did you know that fat people are paid $1.25 less and hour than their thin counterparts? Or that a fat person who excels can still legally lose a job just because s/he’s fat? How about the reality that 1 in 3 doctors associates fat bodies with hostility, dishonesty and poor hygiene?

Fat people are subject to discrimination everywhere they look. In children’s books and stories fat people are villains and bad guys.  On our television screens and in the advertising world the fat body is a joke. Magazines and entertainment news shows fixate on the “fatness” of celebrities’ bodies and there are very few films that feature fat leads, despite the fact that 60%+ of Americans are - or at the very least consider themselves - fat. 

We are making a feature-length independent documentary that exposes how fat hatred permeates our popular culture, spreading the message that fat is bad and in turn forwarding the idea that being cruel, unkind or downright unjust to a fat person is acceptable behavior. As you can tell from our trailer, our film in already in production.  We’re here on kickstarter because we need your help to complete our film! Our goal is to get our film finished, out there, and changing the world by the end of 2015!

Hey everyone! Just came across this Kickstarter campaign, and I am soooo all about this. Please donate and or signal boost! I would love to see this documentary get off the ground!!!

Click thru for more info about the project, to make a donation, and to see what all the cool prizes are for donating.

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blueklectic:

pleatedjeans:

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Say what now?!!

YES! 

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egyptianpearl:

bringinglexiback:

sorry but children younger than her in the middle east get blown up by drones purely because of their proximity to suspected terrorists, i don’t really care about a dutch teenager getting arrested for sending a “joke” threatening tweet to an airline while claiming to be a member of al qaeda because she thought her obvious positions of privilege would protect her from any and all consequences

THIS ^

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gay update: still gay

Good - was getting concerned something had gone terribly wrong! 

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jinxasaurus:

apersnicketylemon:

mariannbrubakkenlove:

#AbortionIsMurder 😑 on We Heart It.

Mother Teresa denied basic care including food and medicine to the poor and the dying who came to her. Because ‘There was something beautiful in seeing the poor suffer and accept their lot’ (literally her words)
And if she loved children so much I have to wonder why she felt the churches image was more important than the safety of said children when she insisted her favourite priest, convicted pedophile Donald McGuire, should be returned to his ministry. At her behest he was, where he molested 8 more boys.
I also have to wonder why, if people suffering was so beautiful, she decided to get any medical care she needed at the best hospitals?
Also she may need to explain why she squirrelled millions away from her charity instead of providing the poor and the dying with the charity they came to her for.
Yeah. Some Catholic. Also her miracle is easily explainable by the, you know, antibiotics the person she ‘miraculously cured’ was on, so really she should not be ‘blessed’ as she has not performed any miracles that are required for canonization. Mother Teresa is not the person you should be looking to for moral guidance.
(source 1, source 2, source 3, source 4, source 5)

yeah. do your homework oh her. she wasn’t such a lovely person… at all. 

jinxasaurus:

apersnicketylemon:

mariannbrubakkenlove:

#AbortionIsMurder 😑 on We Heart It.

Mother Teresa denied basic care including food and medicine to the poor and the dying who came to her. Because ‘There was something beautiful in seeing the poor suffer and accept their lot’ (literally her words)

And if she loved children so much I have to wonder why she felt the churches image was more important than the safety of said children when she insisted her favourite priest, convicted pedophile Donald McGuire, should be returned to his ministry. At her behest he was, where he molested 8 more boys.

I also have to wonder why, if people suffering was so beautiful, she decided to get any medical care she needed at the best hospitals?

Also she may need to explain why she squirrelled millions away from her charity instead of providing the poor and the dying with the charity they came to her for.

Yeah. Some Catholic. Also her miracle is easily explainable by the, you know, antibiotics the person she ‘miraculously cured’ was on, so really she should not be ‘blessed’ as she has not performed any miracles that are required for canonization. Mother Teresa is not the person you should be looking to for moral guidance.

(source 1, source 2, source 3, source 4, source 5)

yeah. do your homework oh her. she wasn’t such a lovely person… at all. 

Reblog if you don’t have a girlfriend or boyfriend.