23 4 / 2014

(Source: jtotheizzoe, via leslizzrables)

22 4 / 2014

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21 4 / 2014

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.”

(via owning-my-truth)

20 4 / 2014

thevoxbox:

theconcealedweapon:

Abled people complain about disabled people needing accommodations, because “in the real world there are no accommodations”.

But abled people receive accommodations all the time. Cars are an accommodation for those who can’t run a steady speed of 60 mph….

19 4 / 2014

naamahdarling:

gropingyourmuse:

al-the-stuff-i-like:

chaoticbanter:

beharkei:

Mermaid by Sergey Kolesov

Ok, that’s fucking terrifying and cool.

woah I love this interpretation of mermaids. not human sized, but the size of like a blue whale

oh my god i never even considered this. this is bad ass

Awesome.
And another thing to put in my collection of reasons not to go near natural bodies of water.

naamahdarling:

gropingyourmuse:

al-the-stuff-i-like:

chaoticbanter:

beharkei:

Mermaid by Sergey Kolesov

Ok, that’s fucking terrifying and cool.

woah I love this interpretation of mermaids. not human sized, but the size of like a blue whale

oh my god i never even considered this. this is bad ass

Awesome.

And another thing to put in my collection of reasons not to go near natural bodies of water.

(via beloquacious)

18 4 / 2014

fuckyeahparksandrecreation:

I added a mustache to my Lego Mini Fig and recreated the true jazz legend.

fuckyeahparksandrecreation:

I added a mustache to my Lego Mini Fig and recreated the true jazz legend.

17 4 / 2014

"For years mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.” Women were told that they didn’t need men, and vice versa. People without any relationships were believed to be as healthy as those who had many. These ideas contradict the fundamental biology of human species: we are social mammals and could never have survived without deeply interconnected and interdependent human contact. The truth is, you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation."

16 4 / 2014

milesjai:

harrystilesstilinski:

Miles Jai saying what needs to be said.

"There was also a LGBT panel (at Playlist Live) that my friends were on. That was really fun to go to, and it was also very, um, enlightening. But the thing about having, like, an all gay cisgender white panel and calling it a "LGBT panel" even though there’s only gay white people on it isn’t really very accurate. And you know, I feel like a lot of people, even the panelists, have agreed that there should be more representation on the panel. I mean, who could they find that represent a different part of the LGBT spectrum? So yes, more represntation in the LGBT panels. Not just like, one lesbian and 4 white gay guys."

here’s to more diverse panels in the future! :)

(via owning-my-truth)

15 4 / 2014

mediamattersforamerica:

Who gets to discuss America’s racial issues on Fox News: Five white people.

mediamattersforamerica:

Who gets to discuss America’s racial issues on Fox News: 
Five white people.

(via owning-my-truth)

14 4 / 2014

afrafemme:

A friend and I were out with our kids when another family’s two-year-old came up. She began hugging my friend’s 18-month-old, following her around and smiling at her. My friend’s little girl looked like she wasn’t so sure she liked this, and at that moment the other little girl’s mom came up and got down on her little girl’s level to talk to her.

“Honey, can you listen to me for a moment? I’m glad you’ve found a new friend, but you need to make sure to look at her face to see if she likes it when you hug her. And if she doesn’t like it, you need to give her space. Okay?”

Two years old, and already her mother was teaching her about consent.

My daughter Sally likes to color on herself with markers. I tell her it’s her body, so it’s her choice. Sometimes she writes her name, sometimes she draws flowers or patterns. The other day I heard her talking to her brother, a marker in her hand.

“Bobby, do you mind if I color on your leg?”

Bobby smiled and moved himself closer to his sister. She began drawing a pattern on his leg with a marker while he watched, fascinated. Later, she began coloring on the sole of his foot. After each stoke, he pulled his foot back, laughing. I looked over to see what was causing the commotion, and Sally turned to me.

“He doesn’t mind if I do this,” she explained, “he is only moving his foot because it tickles. He thinks its funny.” And she was right. Already Bobby had extended his foot to her again, smiling as he did so.

What I find really fascinating about these two anecdotes is that they both deal with the consent of children not yet old enough to communicate verbally. In both stories, the older child must read the consent of the younger child through nonverbal cues. And even then, consent is not this ambiguous thing that is difficult to understand.

Teaching consent is ongoing, but it starts when children are very young. It involves both teaching children to pay attention to and respect others’ consent (or lack thereof) and teaching children that they should expect their own bodies and their own space to be respected—even by their parents and other relatives.

And if children of two or four can be expected to read the nonverbal cues and expressions of children not yet old enough to talk in order to assess whether there is consent, what excuse do full grown adults have?

(via warcrimenancydrew)

13 4 / 2014

"I have been through segregation, integration and revitalization, and I am still here."

-Dr. Leonard Muse (aka “Doc”)

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"Much has changed in the 60 years since Doc Muse first opened the doors of the Green Valley Pharmacy in Arlington County.

Back then, Northern Virginia pharmacies sent African American customers to the back door for their orders and purchases, he recalled. But Muse’s store, opened in 1952 in the heart of the black community of Nauck, treated those same customers with respect. Over time, the pharmacy would become known as the shop where you could get a fair deal and, when necessary, a little help.

The pharmacy was recently named a local historic landmark, and Muse was recognized as an example of “the triumph of the spirit and the indomitable will of one man.””

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Dr. Leonard Muse has been serving the black community in Arlington Virginia since 1952. He is the oldest pharmacist in the state at 90 and a WW2 veteran. He and a business partner, Waverly Jones, opened Green Valley in 1952 when they realized no existing pharmacy in the county would serve or treat African-Americans properly. Dr. Muse became the sole proprietor of the store in 1955. Even today, the doc is sharp as knife and always active around the store.

Doc has always stood in the background of his community supporting locals in their times of need. Today, the pharmacy is busy as ever while also serving as a popular meeting ground for the neighborhood.

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13 4 / 2014

Hi followers! Thank you for including me your list. All of y’all are lovely and I love reading stuff you post!

As a disclaimer… i suppose. I queue all my posts for months on end.

I was recently harangued by a follower who became severely pissed at me because I didn’t reply the minute they posted to me about something I reblogged that they had a problem with.

The things I reblog is for me to learn from. If you have a problem with it, great, let me know. If you still have a problem with it, I am not forcing you to follow.

There is so much internet and so many fools out there. I can’t say I’m not one of them, but I don’t think aggressive internet bullying is very helpful either.

Good on you popular Tumblr people! I don’t think I could cope with the way some people are so rude!

13 4 / 2014

nightlylouis:

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((Finally. Progress. I love you Germany))

THIS IS FREAKING GREAT

It’s not so hard is it!

(via ponyfiasco)

12 4 / 2014

"Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have."

Margaret Mead (via faith-in-humanity)