do you remember the first time you were called annoying?
how your breath stopped short in your chest
the way the light drained from your eyes, though you knew your cheeks were ablaze
the way your throat tightened as you tried to form an argument that got lost on your tongue.
your eyes never left the floor that day.
you were 13.

you’re 20 now, and i still see the light fade from your eyes when you talk about your interests for “too long,”
apologies littering every other sentence,
words trailing off a cliff you haven’t jumped from in 7 years.
i could listen to you forever, though i know speaking for more than 3 uninterrupted minutes makes you anxious.
all i want you to know is that you deserve to be heard
for 3 minutes
for 10 minutes
for 2 hours
forever.

there will be people who cannot handle your grace, your beauty, your wisdom, your heart;
mostly because they can’t handle their own.

but you will never be
and have never been
“too much.”

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twentysplenty:

Pawel Kuczynski’s satirical art. Take a moment to look at these properly.

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nerdological:

I’m just pretty fed up with all this nerd elitism crap nowadays. I get it, before, being a nerd was unfashionable, but now that “nerdy” things are a lot more “mainstream” and “trendy”, old fans feel the need to defend their fandom. Just. stop. All it does it create animosity. Instead, be proud of your fandom’s success. build an army of fans and take over the world. I dunno. Just stop thinking you’re somehow better than them.

(p.s. sorry if the formatting is weird. I can’t figure out how to post comics on tumblr nicely. @_@)

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sizvideos:

Watch the video of this 3D rendering young girl

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instagram:

Observing Day of Silence on Instagram

For more from the 19th annual National Day of Silence, browse the #dayofsilence hashtag and visit the GLSEN website.

Friday marked the 19th Annual Day of Silence, a movement in schools and universities to call attention to the issue of LGBT bullying and harassment among youth.

Organized by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the day is marked by teens spending the day in silence as a symbol of the “silencing effect of anti-LGBT bias and behavior.” The organization estimates that hundreds of thousands of LGBT and allied students at more than 8,000 schools participated in the event this year, many wearing shirts, stickers or pins to explain their reason for silence.

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TUMBLR, I NEED YOUR HELP! RAISE MONEY FOR SUICIDE AWARENESS - SKETCH COMMISSIONS IN COMPENSATION

pencilpaperpassion:

TUMBLR I NEED YOUR HELP.

By next Saturday, I want to raise $150 for a Walkathon event called “Out of the Darkness.”

Suicide is a serious problem in this world, and any sort of donation WILL make a difference.

Even if I can’t raise $150, I would still like to raise…

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rollawaythedew:

cartoonpolitics:

"Homophobia: The fear that another man will treat you like you treat women." ~ (unattributed)

This says a lot about how women are treated.

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ATTENTION TUMBLR

pok-eh-mon:

LISTEN:

DONT YOU EVER

EVER

  • EVER

INSULT SOMEONE’S:

  • WRITING
  • ART
  • ACTING
  • SINGING
  • DANCING
  • ETC

BECAUSE GUESS WHAT.

THEY CAN IMPROVE. THEY WILL IMPROVE. AND IF YOU INSULT THEM ON IT, THEY WILL FEEL TERRIBLE ABOUT THEMSELVES AND WILL PROBABLY QUIT WHATEVER THEY WANTED TO DO.

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becauseiamawoman:

Feminist Art Friday Feature: Phoebe Wahl

This Feminist Art Friday we are taking a bit of a different approach to one of our favorite posts and featuring a contemporary artist you can actually connect with here on Tumblr. You may have seen her work floating around and widely reblogged across the site (including on this blog) and it is impossible not to fall in love with her whimsical folk-ey art. 

Phoebe Wahl, a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design where she received a BFA in Illustration, now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She is also a contributor at Taproot Magazine where she recently illustrated their 2014 calendar.

We were lucky enough to get in touch with Phoebe about her art and feminism, and here is what she had to say:

Showing my work to the world, for me is like putting my diary on display. The images I create are deeply tied to my own experiences, and dreams for my future. I make art about body positivity because it’s what I personally need to hear. My “Practice Radical Self Love” piece was something I painted in my journal, originally. A mantra to repeat to myself. When I posted it on my blog and shared it with the world it was a pivotal moment, the moment where I decided to make a statement I wasn’t entirely sure I could stand behind. Because self-love so radical is hard work. A task that feels impossible. But trying is what we can strive for, and working to be gentle and compassionate with ourselves and others on our lifelong journeys of self-loving. 

Our culture promotes body-shaming so viciously, that I think it’s important to begin to speak up and relate to one another about that shame so many of us have in common. The shame that is spoon-fed to us from such a tender age. 

I myself hold onto the fear that it is somehow weak and anti-feminist to admit I want to change my body. I am afraid that wanting to lose weight makes me a tool to our misogynistic weight-obsessed culture. But simultaneously I invest just as heavily in the fear that if I don’t lose weight, I am not beautiful and desirable. There is no right and wrong way to be a woman, I think too often feminism is pigeon-holed as just one way of looking and acting. It is believing in equality, and being active and intentional in your own life choices. It is standing up for your self worth. People have told me that because much of my work portrays women in nurturing roles as mothers and lovers, or cooking in aprons and dresses it is anti-feminist and heteronormative. I reject this.  

To say that domesticity is synonymous with submission is to dishonor the thousands of years worth of strong and independent women who have acted as homemakers, and the men and women who continue to passionately fill this role of their own volition. 

To me there is nothing more sexist and anti-feminist than someone saying there is only one right way to be as a woman. As my mother often tells me “There are more ANDs than ORs in life”. I will wear a dress and makeup AND have hairy armpits. I will help support my family through my career AND be a nurturing, present parent. I will work to lose weight for my own comfort AND I will strive to love myself just as I am. I will sleep with whomever I chose AND reserve the right to say no.  

I think it is time we as feminists say no to the cycles of shame and fear we allow ourselves to be tangled in, and stand up to support all people in making empowered and intentional choices rooted in love. 

If you’re interested in learning more about Phoebe Wahl and her art, try the following resources:

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tinydragongina:

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50shadesofacceptance:

Alright who the fuck let the agenda slip?

They caught us

Wait we were supposed to destroy capitalism?

knew I was forgetting something.

they make it sound like so much fun though

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mysterylnc:

thisisrelatable:

shithappens-but-lifegoeson:

damn thats powerful

one of my favorite posts here.

this fucking pressure for men to be square shaped really pisses me off sometimes im glad that you all understand

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marionetteofasadist:

notcrazyorg:

Do you think that this cartoon accurately depicts the stigma against the mentally ill in society today?

I love this.

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thegalaxydrifter:

Pawel Kuczynski

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CREDIT:Krystina Rave Lynn {http://aspilledcanvas.deviantart.com/}

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maid-en-china:

With wings of death

And crown of black

A sea monster more terrifying

Than any creature of the deep

Is this the epitome of man?

All pride for greedy production

So serene in self-destruction 

If suicide is a crime

We would all be guilty


The Problem:

The solution:

  • Pick up your trash. It’s not that hard. Don’t just throw plastic bags and other crap on the street. It’s going to get washed into the streams and oceans where it can choke and kill many endangered wildlife.
  • Recycle what you can. Those plastic bottles can be made into other things so don’t just trash them, recycle them.
  • Be conscious of what you eat. It’s nothing extreme like becoming a vegan. Helping endangered animals can be as simple as buying the right kind of seafood. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has has many guides and free pocket books on which seafood is eco friendly to eat, and there are plenty of choices so it’s not the end of the world for your stomach, and better yet, it’s not going to be the end of the world for those endangered species. http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/sfw_recommendations.aspx
  • Switch to a hybrid car if you can, or try to use more public transportation. You’ll save money on gas, and save the environment from toxic spills and global warming. Not only that, you can buy food from your local farmers market where food is locally grown, and not transported across the world by burning petroleum. 
  • Lastly, spread the word. Education is the best cure. Many people don’t watch what they eat simply because they’re unaware of the environmental damage humans are causing. People need to understand that helping the environment is simply helping themselves. Once the over fished tuna goes extinct, and all the other animals that eat tuna also dies off, what’s there left for us? So even if you don’t care about the animals themselves, do it for yourself and your children. Don’t let anyone stay ignorant, because the future they ruin will be your future as well. Spread the word, reblog, share, tweet, word of mouth, do what you can to cure ignorance. 
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