*goes into the book of life tag* “ITS OK TO DRESS UP AS LA CATARINA!!! EVERYONE SHOULD DO IT!!!!!! LOL IM LATINX I DONT CARE!!!!” *sees posts of white folk with sugar skull face paint* *leaves the book of life tag*
1) all rock and rock-derived music, including the nastiest and fuzziest black metal, is directly descended from african american music. the theft of black music by white artists is well documented by historians of music.
2) the entire metal aesthetic owes itself to the gay erotica artist tom of finland, as interpreted by rob halford and then expanded on by countless legions
My short Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles is in the running to air on PBS.
Official Selection of PBS Reel 13’s weekly short film contest, dedicated to the best in short film. October 2014 is “AFROPUNK Month.” Voting begins Now & continues through Wednesday, October 22nd at 5pm NYC time. Vote more than once.
Get my work on PBS as part of Reel 13 on Channel Thirteen.
I know we can make this happen. Please forward widely.
Synopsis A powerful and intensely moving document of a community vigil for Islan Nettles a transgender Womyn of Color. Because the brutal and increasing attacks on Trans Womyn of Color are outrageous their oppression causes outrage. Because healing and action tighten our fists and boom our voices. -supported by Ciy Lore & Bronx Documentary Center (BDC)
I’m feeling a lot better recently about where I’m at, by which I mean, my breakup is not bothering me nearly as much as it has been. This may also be due to the fact that the weather has been hella, and my mood has been too, but that said, I feel pretty good at this exact moment. I’ve been thinking a lot about my sexuality too and it’s so….exciting?? And intimidating too?? ((i ramble a lot um sorry))
my aesthetic is elizabeth swann making out with jack sparrow and snarling as she handcuffs him to the black pearl and leaves him to be devoured by the kraken and the look of pride and admiration he gives her as she abandons him to his death
I think one of the reasons the Harry Potter Epilogue was so poorly received was because the audience was primarily made up of the Millennial generation.
We’ve walked with Harry, Ron and Hermione, through a world that we thought was great but slowly revealed itself to be the opposite. We unpeeled the layers of corruption within the government, we saw cruelty against minorities grow in the past decades, and had media attack us and had teachers tell us that we ‘must not tell lies’. We got angry and frustrated and, like Harry, Ron and Hermione, had to think of a way to fight back. And them winning? That would have been enough to give us hope and leave us satisfied.
But instead. There was skip scene. And suddenly they were all over 30 and happy with their 2.5 children.
And the Millennials were left flailing in the dust.
Because while we recognised and empathised with everything up to that point. But seeing the Golden Trio financially stable and content and married? That was not something our generation could recognise. Because we have no idea if we’re ever going to be able to reach that stage. Not with the world we’re living in right now.
Having Harry, Ron and Hermione stare off into the distance after the battle and wonder about what the future might be would have stuck with us. Hell, have them move into a shitty flat together and try and sort out their lives would have. Have them with screaming nightmares and failed relationships and trying to get jobs in a society that’s falling apart would have. Have them still trying to fix things in that society would have. Because we known Voldemort was just a symptom of the disease of prejudice the Wizarding World.
But don’t push us off with an ‘all was well’. In a world about magic, JK Rowling finally broke our suspension of disbelief by having them all hit middle-class and middle-age contentment and expecting a fanbase of teenagers to accept it.
Also. Since when was ‘don’t worry kids, you’re going to turn out just like your parents’ ever a happy ending? Does our generation even recognise marriage and money and jobs as the fulfillment of life anymore? Does our generation even recognise the Epilogue’s Golden Trio anymore?
oh my god, me and Andrea went to Halloween Horror Nights and it was so much fun and spooky ; o ; We managed to go on the busy day of the event, but we met up with Katie and she took us to the front of the line for two of the houses, Dracula and AVP. The Walking Dead and Halloween ones were my favorite even though we waited almost two hours to go through them, and I even got one of the scare actors dressed like Michael Myers to do the peace sign at me that was fun ^ u ^ Oh gOD thEN she MADE ME DO THE CLOWN ONE AND IT WAS SO SCARY WHY GOD WHY ITS LIKE THE KNEW AND JUST WENT ALL OUT ON ME I WAS A SHELL OF MYSELF. i walked into one of the rooms and there were two clowns standing right in front of me and i remember just being ’ aRE YOU GUYS KIDDING ME JESUS GOD’ it was really fun though in a terrifying way. but now it’s almost 4 pm and im still physically exhausted from it, everything aches and im like whyyyyy, but yes i did it i had FUN
this symbol does not represent mainstream feminism
this is the symbol for black feminism, that black feminists have created and been using for decades to represent our struggle against anti-black misogyny, hence the combination of the black power fist and the symbol for womanhood.
so stop tattooing yourself with this symbol and selling overpriced patches and pins on etsy, you are appropriating and profiting off the work of black feminists. Work that we have dedicated our lives to create and sustain, even though we are constantly erased from history. Respect our community, respect our activism, and stop spreading false information that distorts our history.
I’m against body shaming, but only for bodies I like! We SHOULD shame those damn fatties! Fatties don’t get to feel good about their bodies! I’m just worried about their health, because I’m a fucking concern troll.
okay, here’s the problem with that shit; where do you decide someone’s weight is your problem? America is a part of conspiracy against fat people and is well knownto misdiagnose or refuse to provide treatmentor health care to pt who are overweight. And America still uses the BMI system to determine healthy weights, eventhough we know it it isn’t an accurate test. we are literally giving people the same test over and over knowing the answers might not be accurate or useful. by saying this, you are saying you can decide when an overweight person’s weight is a problem. You are effectively joining the media in constantly blaming fat people for problems (such as health costs) in America. But here’s the thing; telling overweight people they’re unhealthy just makes them unhappy, which—guess what, hurts their health. People treat fatness like it’s disease, when it’s just one of many factors relating to a person’s health.
Are their situations where losing weight can positively affect your health? Yes. Where gaining weight can positively affect your health? Yes. But that isn’t for you to decide. If you’re not a medical practitioner, why would you get a say? How can you decide when a person’s weight is a problem before their doctor—who may or may not be bullshitting you anyways—whether or not a person is healthy, esp since just bc you’re fat doesn’t mean you don’t take care of yourself.
Look, I know you guys have good intentions, the thing is, you’re not helping the situation. You don’t have the medical knowledge (and often the right information about a person) to decide whether or not their healthy. You just don’t, and you shouldn’t pretend to.