important things: be curious, passionate, dismantle the Kyriarchy, listen, keep learning, intersectionality is crucial, stories, art, and people.


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phoebewahl:

From my sketchbook. August 18th 2014. 

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I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged.

: I am not Mike Brown. (via asgardian-feminist)

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I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.

— Olivia Cole - Lucy: Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen  (via contrcl)

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kingjaffejoffer:

Remember this when you read reports of people ‘looting’ McDonalds tomorrow

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If you don’t surround yourself with positive people you’ll never be a happier person.

— Mark Patterson, @Expherience (via kushandwizdom)

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youbestnotmiss:

transposedsouls:

Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson is marching with protestors in Fergoson, MO.

After being given control of Ferguson from the Missouri Governor, Johnson has ordered all police to remove their masks and cease their violent tactics. He is protecting the citizens’ right to peaceful protest, and is actively engaging in dialogue with protesting residents.

it’s so important for police officers to behave like this.

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Keep up with #Ferguson

apronsheelsandcollars:

Kong and I have been running a blog about what is going on in Ferguson, it really started as a place to share information with others more than anything and has grown since we have gained a lot of followers. Posting this for those who asked about it, link above. 

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Breast forms available!

kiriamaya:

ellen-is-on-oestrogen:

Are you a young trans woman or AMAB non-binary person in Northern Ireland? Do you need breast forms?

If so, we still have some left over from GenderJam NI's clothes swap. If you'd like them, please send me a message and I can arrange getting them…

Police brutality is not just a man's issue

thewilsonblog:

And another thing

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Always remember that police brutality is not just a man’s issue. It is a woman’s issue as well and it’s time to treat it as such. This involves all of us yet I have only heard of the men that are dead. It’s a shame that I don’t know even half of…

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http://blackmagicalgirlmisandry.tumblr.com/post/94357051650/divanoid-reverseracism-yellow-ranger-do

divanoid:

reverseracism:

yellow—ranger:

do not let white academia fool you into thinking that

  • the greatest authors that were and ever will be are white men
  • every great philosopher came out of europe
  • mathematics and science were at their highest point when used by white men
Anonymous It's funny cause the first Captain America was black. He was an experiment named Isaiah Bradley and he stole the suit on a suicide mission to kill Hitler, which was reserved for the (white) person they intended Capt. America to be. He's rescued by Afro Germans but placed in solitary confinement by the US govt. His wife protests and he's released but is mute due to the mental deterioration. His grandson becomes the Patriot & leads the Young Avengers. But they scrapped it b/c it'd outshine the

masteradept:

invisiblelad:

reverseracism:

White Boy Scout they wanted Steve Rogers to be.

I feel like they could/could’ve done so much more with these storylines. 

~Eon

The “Truth” storyline with Eli’s (the Patriot)  grandfather remains some profound storytelling, primarily because in the frame of the Jim Crow era, it makes perfect sense the US Government would test the super soldier serum on someone else. That someone else turned out to be the beginning of a great legacy in and of itself, thankfully. 

When articles claim incorrectly that Sam Wilson is the first black Captain America, you point them to Isaiah Bradley

Also, Isaiah Bradley was not the first Capt. He came after they lost Steve in the ocean. Bradley’s story is a nod to The Tuskegee Experiments.

AAVE AND WHY IT IS MORE THAN LIKELY CULTURAL APPROPRIATION TO SPEAK IT IF IT ISN'T YOUR FIRST LANGUAGE

nomorewaterthefirenexttime:

If you believe that AAVE is not cultural appropriation, you are going to want to stop reading this and respond to me multiple times throughout the post. Don’t. Read it all the way through.

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89% of the time, this is the argument for why cultural appropriation is okay:

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If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.


― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez (1927 - 2014)  (via notjustcookies)

RIP <3

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