jennli123:

I redid it in color. Black children are denied their innocence and childhood, even in death.

1 month ago • via / • 37,582 notesrelove
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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.”

2 months ago • via / ©345,707 notesrelove
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twentysplenty:

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

4 months ago • via / ©307,371 notesrelove
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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. @_@)

4 months ago • via / • 2 notesrelove
tags: #nerd #nerd culture #geek #geekdom #fan #fandom #fandoms #art #activist #activism #art and activism #elitist #real fans #casual fans #levels of fans #joiachi #nerdological

sizvideos:

Watch the video of this 3D rendering young girl

4 months ago • via / • 283,485 notesrelove
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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.

6 months ago • via / • 3,841 notesrelove
tags: #instagram #day of silence #daysofsilence #gay #lesbian #bisexual #transgender #queer #questioning #lgbt #lgbtq

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…

7 months ago • via / ©420 notesrelove
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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.

10 months ago • via / ©394,812 notesrelove
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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.

10 months ago • via / • 134 notesrelove
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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:

10 months ago • via / • 3,367 notesrelove
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lycanandproud:

tinydragongina:

cometonevverland:

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

11 months ago • via / • 224,042 notesrelove
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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

1 year ago • via / ©485,895 notesrelove
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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.

1 year ago • via / ©89,691 notesrelove
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thegalaxydrifter:

Pawel Kuczynski

1 year ago • via / ©160,066 notesrelove
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CREDIT:Krystina Rave Lynn {http://aspilledcanvas.deviantart.com/}

2 years ago • / • 5 notesrelove
tags: #silent #vow of silence #LGBT #rights #LGBTQ #gay #lesbian #bisexual #queer #transgender #abuse #abused #fear #afraid #duct tape #vow #bullying #art #activism #art & activism