October 18, 2014

billbuttlicker-:

i’m a film student

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October 17, 2014

keithboykin:

Twitter reacts to the Michael Dunn sentence today. Dunn was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

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October 17, 2014
liketheghost:

markdoesstuff:

liketheghost:

seatunt:

liketheghost:

did i ever tell you about the time i was 17 and i went to gay summer camp and this lady was like “hey, can i write an article about your teenage transsexual life for a gay magazine” and i was like “sure” and it was printed a few months later and that’s how i came out to everyone at my high school, because my high school library carried a subscription to said gay magazine, and i didn’t come out to most of my family until years later

you actually look really cute :( 

#the hair is really something but you’re so old it was probably really stylish at the time
ah yes, the Gay Eminem, truly the height of style in 2002
actually though my hair was not so much “stylish” as “the result of having dyed black hair with roots growing out that i decided on a whim to bleach in my friend’s bathroom, which meant only the roots were bleached so i had to cut the rest of it off, i did all of this myself which is why it’s very uneven and you can kind of see bits of darker hair where i missed a spot”
so i mean yes i was very extremely punk rock is what i’m saying tbh

you are so much more punk rock than I could ever hope to be Kasper tbh.

tbh mark i don’t like to be immodest and you are PRETTY PUNK ROCK T B H but i feel like i should mention that on this same gay summer camp i was voted “årets tøffing”, which means something like BADASS OF THE YEAR, for swimming further out than anyone else JUST BECAUSE I COULD AND BECAUSE I WAS THE COOLEST (gay summer camp was on an island) so i mean… yeah i kind of am tbh.

i need to make sure everyone sees this info too because it is further evidence that we’re all basking in kasper’s shadow

liketheghost:

markdoesstuff:

liketheghost:

seatunt:

liketheghost:

did i ever tell you about the time i was 17 and i went to gay summer camp and this lady was like “hey, can i write an article about your teenage transsexual life for a gay magazine” and i was like “sure” and it was printed a few months later and that’s how i came out to everyone at my high school, because my high school library carried a subscription to said gay magazine, and i didn’t come out to most of my family until years later

you actually look really cute :( 

ah yes, the Gay Eminem, truly the height of style in 2002

actually though my hair was not so much “stylish” as “the result of having dyed black hair with roots growing out that i decided on a whim to bleach in my friend’s bathroom, which meant only the roots were bleached so i had to cut the rest of it off, i did all of this myself which is why it’s very uneven and you can kind of see bits of darker hair where i missed a spot”

so i mean yes i was very extremely punk rock is what i’m saying tbh

you are so much more punk rock than I could ever hope to be Kasper tbh.

tbh mark i don’t like to be immodest and you are PRETTY PUNK ROCK T B H but i feel like i should mention that on this same gay summer camp i was voted “årets tøffing”, which means something like BADASS OF THE YEAR, for swimming further out than anyone else JUST BECAUSE I COULD AND BECAUSE I WAS THE COOLEST (gay summer camp was on an island) so i mean… yeah i kind of am tbh.

i need to make sure everyone sees this info too because it is further evidence that we’re all basking in kasper’s shadow

October 17, 2014
liketheghost:

seatunt:

liketheghost:

did i ever tell you about the time i was 17 and i went to gay summer camp and this lady was like “hey, can i write an article about your teenage transsexual life for a gay magazine” and i was like “sure” and it was printed a few months later and that’s how i came out to everyone at my high school, because my high school library carried a subscription to said gay magazine, and i didn’t come out to most of my family until years later

you actually look really cute :( 

#the hair is really something but you’re so old it was probably really stylish at the time
ah yes, the Gay Eminem, truly the height of style in 2002
actually though my hair was not so much “stylish” as “the result of having dyed black hair with roots growing out that i decided on a whim to bleach in my friend’s bathroom, which meant only the roots were bleached so i had to cut the rest of it off, i did all of this myself which is why it’s very uneven and you can kind of see bits of darker hair where i missed a spot”
so i mean yes i was very extremely punk rock is what i’m saying tbh

you are so much more punk rock than I could ever hope to be Kasper tbh.

liketheghost:

seatunt:

liketheghost:

did i ever tell you about the time i was 17 and i went to gay summer camp and this lady was like “hey, can i write an article about your teenage transsexual life for a gay magazine” and i was like “sure” and it was printed a few months later and that’s how i came out to everyone at my high school, because my high school library carried a subscription to said gay magazine, and i didn’t come out to most of my family until years later

you actually look really cute :( 

ah yes, the Gay Eminem, truly the height of style in 2002

actually though my hair was not so much “stylish” as “the result of having dyed black hair with roots growing out that i decided on a whim to bleach in my friend’s bathroom, which meant only the roots were bleached so i had to cut the rest of it off, i did all of this myself which is why it’s very uneven and you can kind of see bits of darker hair where i missed a spot”

so i mean yes i was very extremely punk rock is what i’m saying tbh

you are so much more punk rock than I could ever hope to be Kasper tbh.

October 16, 2014

pinkie-pie-panda said: Hi there! Would you be able to tell us where you found that bat headband? (Great aesthetic, BTW. Very flattering.) Thanks!

Yes!!! Daiso Japan: http://www.daisojapan.com/

A store I LOVE AND ADORE.

(This is in reference to this.)

October 16, 2014
What the FUCK is going on with these fortune cookies.

What the FUCK is going on with these fortune cookies.

October 15, 2014
SHOUT OUT TO PERFECT PERSON ANNE-MARIE, WHO GAVE ME THIS. !!!!!!!!

SHOUT OUT TO PERFECT PERSON ANNE-MARIE, WHO GAVE ME THIS. !!!!!!!!

October 15, 2014

i’m so far behind on every show currently airing and some days i wish i had the time to binge watch stuff. but i recently caught up with key & peele and brooklyn 99 so last night my BF and I were all “let’s maybe watch the pilot of another show we can start”

i chose scandal

i’m so fucked up, no, I WANT TO WATCH EVERY EPISODE IMMEDIATELY. that pilot was too good and it ruined me

October 14, 2014
jean-luc-gohard:

ethiopienne:


"Sometimes you’ve just got to du-rag you. This vegan leather du-rag has a tie closure at back and is unlined. Perfect with a black tee dress and slide sandals." (source: x)

i give up. this planet is not for me.

I was actually talking about this phenomenon the other day. This whole thing, along with the trend I’ve seen in SoHo/East Village/LES area for the last few months of white women wearing extremely expensive designer outfits with Nike or Adidas tall socks and sandals, represent white people grasping at anything that has touched blackness and trying to make it fashion.
Like the whole “Nike/Adidas socks and sandals” thing is mostly something black kids wear to or from playing basketball or while running errands around the neighborhood (or for black and Latina mothers to discipline their children), not a fashion statement. But white people see anything black people wear as simultaneously done for fashion, inherently stylish, inherently comedic and worthy of derision, and by definition ready for adoption and “elevation.”
These trends represent white people’s thirst to copy everything black people do, which is so deep that things don’t get looked at critically before they’re stolen.
Alternate summary: this woman has never so much as seen a wave and throwing a fake leather durag on her head’s not going to change that no matter how much you mark up the price.

jean-luc-gohard:

ethiopienne:

"Sometimes you’ve just got to du-rag you. This vegan leather du-rag has a tie closure at back and is unlined. Perfect with a black tee dress and slide sandals." (source: x)

i give up. this planet is not for me.

I was actually talking about this phenomenon the other day. This whole thing, along with the trend I’ve seen in SoHo/East Village/LES area for the last few months of white women wearing extremely expensive designer outfits with Nike or Adidas tall socks and sandals, represent white people grasping at anything that has touched blackness and trying to make it fashion.

Like the whole “Nike/Adidas socks and sandals” thing is mostly something black kids wear to or from playing basketball or while running errands around the neighborhood (or for black and Latina mothers to discipline their children), not a fashion statement. But white people see anything black people wear as simultaneously done for fashion, inherently stylish, inherently comedic and worthy of derision, and by definition ready for adoption and “elevation.”

These trends represent white people’s thirst to copy everything black people do, which is so deep that things don’t get looked at critically before they’re stolen.

Alternate summary: this woman has never so much as seen a wave and throwing a fake leather durag on her head’s not going to change that no matter how much you mark up the price.

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October 13, 2014

heroineheroine:

2jam4u:

dynamicafrica:

Spotlight: Photographer Damion Reid and the “Beauty of the Black Woman” Project.

How do you describe what a black woman is? How do you even begin to define her?

You don’t. You leave that up to her.

As black women, as black people, we are well aware of our complexities - whether inherited or otherwise. What’s more, despite our differences being used to divide and separate us, whether through experience or heritage, history has played out in such a way that we are and will always be connected to each other in ways words cannot even begin to describe. As romantic as this may sound, and though there is so much beauty in who we are, there’s a lot of pain that we are still forced to triumph through. Despite all this, as we combat that which has manifested in our lives through both structural and internal racism, it’s so important that we look for ways to find and recreate ourselves on our terms.

Living in a world where black women have to constantly defend their existence and personally find ways to continuously reaffirm their beauty and self-worth, it’s hard not to love what Damion Reid does.

As a Communications Major, Reid was, to say the least, troubled by the negative images and stories he’d often come across of Black women and Black people in the Diaspora. In the Spring of 2002, armed with his camera and desire to show the multi-faceted reality of Black women, he began approaching women he’d see in public in an attempt to capture the “Beauty of the Black Woman.”

Ridding himself of mainstream notions of what beauty is or is supposed to look like, Reid opted to go for something deeper when approaching women, "I share a spiritual bond with Black Women. They are the only people that can understand what me a Black Male goes through. That is beauty to me. I go with my feelings. If it feels right to approach someone, I will do it."

So far, the responses Reid has received have been incredibly positive and wonderfully surprising, “Sometimes the Women are shocked that I want to photograph them. They were not used to be called beautiful, much less photographed.”

For Reid, this is a “never-ending project.” He does plan on taking things further and is currently working on a project that concerns Black men in the Diaspora. 

All photos courtesy of Damion Reid.

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oh lol I’m included!

I want to be all of them 💕

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October 12, 2014
Click here to support Please help save my kidneys by Victoria Valimir

Please help fund my sister’s transition! My older sister, Vikki, has been instrumental in a number of aspects of my life: the recognition of my queerness, the development of my taste in music, and my love of all things radical and political. I would like to help return the love and respect she has given me by helping meet her needs so that she can be healthy. 

At this point, Vikki’s already a quarter of the way to her goal, and I would like to sweeten the pot. If we can get her to her goal of $6,400 by the end of the year, I will read the entirety of Fifty Shades of Grey for free on YouTube, chapter-by-chapter. My eternal suffering for your entertainment has already given people joy, so why not use it to help someone I love?

If you have the means to donate even $5, this will help tremendously, and if each of my followers donated just a dollar, we would more than meet her goal. I understand that not everyone can, so if you could please signal boost this, I would appreciate it!!! 

October 11, 2014

iwriteaboutfeminism:

For the future of black children!

Saturday, October 11th

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October 11, 2014
My Halloween aesthetic.

My Halloween aesthetic.

October 11, 2014

Please keep in mind on National Coming Out Day that some of us were denied the chance to control how we came out, that some of us were forced out, often violently so, and that this does not invalidate our contributions to this day either.

October 11, 2014
The problem with 'thug' cuisine

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