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  2. Dry Ice

    (Source: b-urn0ut, via poisoonheart)

     
  3. seraphica:

    Kim Kelley-Wagner has two daughters who were adopted from China. In everyday life, they have been subjected to horrid statements from people - to their faces, to their mother as they stood by her, etc. In this photo collection, shared on her blog, Kim and her daughters (Lily and Meika) put these ignorant cruelties front and center. [x]

    "I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely."

    (via fuckyeahsexeducation)

     

  4. general psa: it is totally ok to experiment with your identities

    veganweedsoup:

    onthegreatsea:

    • there is nothing wrong with going through phases while you try and figure out who you are
    • there is nothing wrong with being confused about who you are. at any point in your life
    • there is nothing wrong with saying you were x identity a year ago and today saying you are something else.

      it does not mean you lied

      it does not mean you were doing it to be trendy

      it means you changed

    thats what people do over time: they change

    and that’s ok

    i’m happy i saw this

    (via teenboypopstar)

     
  5. disneyvillainsforjustice:

    -teesa-:

    7.23.14

    George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

    "Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014). 

    Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player). 

    To Be Takei documentary official website. 

    - Mod Dawes Sr. 

    (via jesse-of-all-trades)

     
  6. nothingexceedslikeexcess:

    Michael Crowe.

    Wow.

    Intellect=Missy
    Emotion=Me

    (Source: thelastbillboard, via codyjozef)

     

  7. starwrangler said: Would it be fair enough to say that if travel was possible to get to whatever destination in question (by boat, land, whatever) then you can pretty much be sure that the population included people from many different places? (love your blog btw, I dig the work you're doing c: )

    medievalpoc:

    Well, here’s the thing. The basic premise of this whole deal is that what is or isn’t assumed to be “historically accurate” is used to exclude people of color from participating or being represented in historical and fantasy media of all kinds. Which is why the question from yesterday about white people being in Asia or Africa in “ancient times” is loaded. Because you cannot pretend that this works both ways equally.

    What I am doing is trying to show that the same idea, being “historically accurate”, can be used to include people of color. Sadly, there is so much pressure to exclude, that people really feel the need to justify the presence of say, characters of color in a film, or a book, with some kind of historical facts and figures. Even when it’s ridiculously, almost comically, irrelevant-for example, people who seem to think that the history of Denmark has something to do with representation of characters of color in the Disney film Frozen.

    What I hope is that by taking care of this end of things, creative types will have free rein to imagine whatever they want, to create what they envision without having to be bludgeoned with “not historically accurate!!!!” every time they turn around, whether or not it’s relevant to their creation.

    The bottom line is, what we NEED is more films like Hercules, and fewer films like Exodus. What we see will trump what we KNOW every time-almost everyone knows and understand what The Silk Road was, yet the obvious facts that people traveled on it doesn’t come into play when someone starts insisting that “there were NO people of color in Medieval Europe!!!” Or Ancient Egypt. Or Classical Greece.

    Because what we have here:

    image

    is a direct result of depictions like THIS:

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    more than anything historically accurate.

     

  8. Anonymous said: I'm a straight male but I think transgender women are really attractive and interesting... Help?

    transgenderteensurvivalguide:

    Mason says:

    Dear straight male who is attracted to women,
    Transgender women are women.
    You are straight.
    Congratulations.

     

  9. cisyphus:

    Slurs are not oppressive because they are offensive, they are oppressive  because slurs by nature of being slurs draw upon certain power dynamics  to remind their target of his/her/their vulnerability in a certain relation to power and as an extension of that, to threaten violence and exploitation of that vulnerability.

    (via outforhealth)

     

  10. janetmock:

    A wonderful feature-length piece on Patti Shaw, featuring Ruby Corado of Casa Ruby — two women who are the sheroes doing the daily access work to change the lives of trans folk. 

    (via transqueermediaexchange)