17 4 / 2014

vagabondaesthetics:

RIP to generations of women creatives we’ve lost because their eccentricities got them locked up in insane asylums and corrective religious institutions.

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17 4 / 2014

eatshitwhiteboy:

blackpowerisforblackmen:


Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she was interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.
Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.

Help drop the child abuse charges against Shanesha Taylor by signing this petition at change.org. Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-montgomery-drop-the-child-abuse-charges-against-shanesha-taylor?recruiter=13739587&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

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eatshitwhiteboy:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she was interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.

Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.

Help drop the child abuse charges against Shanesha Taylor by signing this petition at change.org. Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-montgomery-drop-the-child-abuse-charges-against-shanesha-taylor?recruiter=13739587&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition


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17 4 / 2014

hedgehogquinn:

midnight-pursona:

"Your too fat."

"I didn’t know [insert character] was black!"

"Why don’t you do more black cosplays?"

"Cosplay to your size!"

"I don’t think that looks right on you, why don’t you cosplay [insert character] instead?"

"Why is [insert character] black? They’re not black in the show."

"You shouldn’t cross-play, it looks weird on you."

"Your boobs are too big for [insert character]."

To everyone who as ever posted a comment or question like this, my answer:

I am a black plus size female cosplayer, if you don’t like it… well honestly I don’t care. The more you comment like an idiot, the more it feeds my will power to prove I’m an amazing cosplayer, not matter what you say. I may have days, or even weeks when I feel down about myself, but that will never stop me from doing what I love. I may have large boobs, chubby stomach, double chin, hair on my face, dark spots around my face and body, and a flat butt, but I rock any cosplay I put on. So grow up, and get out of my face. <3

HELL YEA

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07 4 / 2014

from A Mighty Girl FB Page:

Fascinating synopsis of the little known story of English-American astronomer and astrophysicist Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin who was the first person to discover the composition of the universe.Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin is one of 26 women featured in the excellent book “Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed The World” for ages 7 to 12 at http://www.amightygirl.com/amelia-to-zora. For more stories of inspiring women scientists for children and teens, visit our &#8220;Scientist Biography&#8221; section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/history-biography/biography?cat=209For hands on science kits and toys to spark your own Mighty Girl’s interest in science, visit our &#8220;Science Toys&#8221; section at http://www.amightygirl.com/toys/toys-games/science-mathThere&#8217;s also a wonderful children&#8217;s music album that was specifically created to encourage girls&#8217; interest in science called &#8220;Science Fair&#8221; at http://www.amightygirl.com/science-fairThanks to Beware of Images for sharing this infographic!

from A Mighty Girl FB Page:

Fascinating synopsis of the little known story of English-American astronomer and astrophysicist Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin who was the first person to discover the composition of the universe.

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin is one of 26 women featured in the excellent book “Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed The World” for ages 7 to 12 at http://www.amightygirl.com/amelia-to-zora

For more stories of inspiring women scientists for children and teens, visit our “Scientist Biography” section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/history-biography/biography?cat=209

For hands on science kits and toys to spark your own Mighty Girl’s interest in science, visit our “Science Toys” section at http://www.amightygirl.com/toys/toys-games/science-math

There’s also a wonderful children’s music album that was specifically created to encourage girls’ interest in science called “Science Fair” at http://www.amightygirl.com/science-fair

Thanks to Beware of Images for sharing this infographic!

07 4 / 2014

legrandcirque:

Two women lighting each others’ cigarettes, Westeinde, The Netherlands, 1932.
Source: Nationaal Archief

legrandcirque:

Two women lighting each others’ cigarettes, Westeinde, The Netherlands, 1932.

Source: Nationaal Archief

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07 4 / 2014

queerkhmer:

Bene Israel women dressed in traditional clothing for Rosh Hashanah in India. Bene Israel people traditionally spoke the North Indian language Marathi.

queerkhmer:

Bene Israel women dressed in traditional clothing for Rosh Hashanah in India. Bene Israel people traditionally spoke the North Indian language Marathi.

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07 4 / 2014

pallet-town-julie-brown:

blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

Color My Fro: A Natural Hair Coloring Book for Big Hair Lovers of All Ages

31 big-haired fairies, mermaids, warriors, models, cheerleaders, and fierce divas grace the pages of this coloring book celebrating the beauty of black women and natural hair. At each turn of the page, a new natural hair inspired illustration greets you.

The Colorful Adventures of Zoe & Star: An Activity and Coloring Book

Tired of the lack of diversity in children’s coloring books? Meet Zoe and Star, two adventurous African-American girls who just love to have fun! Follow them throughout over 45 fun-filled coloring and activity pages that inspire creativity, promote self-confidence and celebrate diversity.

Crystal Swain-Bates…

holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Florida State University and is an avid world traveler. Crystal is an author and the owner of Goldest Karat Publishing, a boutique publisher of educational non-fiction titles, coloring books, and entertaining children’s books aimed at African-American audiences. Goldest Karat’s goal is to fill the diversity gap in traditional publishing by providing readers with high quality books featuring characters of African descent.

http://crystalswainbates.com/


goals in life!!!

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06 4 / 2014

"During a party, Luis Buñuel, seduced by Carrington’s beauty and emboldened by the notion that she had transcended all bourgeois morality, proposed (with his characteristic bluntness) that she become his mistress. Without even waiting for her answer, he gave her the key to the secret studio that he used as a love nest and told her to meet him at three o’clock the next afternoon. Early the next morning, Leonora went to visit the place alone. She found it tasteless: It looked exactly like a motel room. Taking advantage of the fact that she was in her menstrual period, she covered her hands with blood and used them to make bloody handprints all over the walls in order to provide a bit of decoration for that anonymous, impersonal room. Buñuel never spoke to her again."

Alejandro Jodorowsky tells the story of the day Luis Buñuel was out-Buñueled by Leonora Carrington.  From "The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky: The Creator of El Topo"
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04 4 / 2014

athickgirlscloset:

violenceandscience:

Silver/white hair love

I want to be this cool when I’m older

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04 4 / 2014

seejessiedraw:

Rarity is still unimpressed with people’s attempts at edgy humour.
But really, the original got reblogged a fuck-ton today and while most people were cool there were a couple I just rolled my eyes at.

seejessiedraw:

Rarity is still unimpressed with people’s attempts at edgy humour.

But really, the original got reblogged a fuck-ton today and while most people were cool there were a couple I just rolled my eyes at.

(via fullbodiedlovin)