In case you didn’t believe me before when I said the human body is a horror movie.
Rosemary for Rosemary.
My piano teacher, my gardening partner, and my grandmother.
Done by the wonderful Magic Marge at Lady Luck Tattoo in PHX, AZ.
Still from the music video for “Zapata Se Queda”, which is collaboration by Lila Downs (pictured on the left) and Totó la Momposina (on the right).
Lila Downs is a Latin Grammy Award and Grammy Award winning Mexican-American artist of Mixtec descent. Born and raised in Oaxaca, Mexico, Downs’ music and performance style is known for its Mexican indigenous influences and for often speaking of Latin American political and social issues.
Also a Latin Grammy winner, Totó la Momposina is a Colombian singer of Afro-Colombian and Indigenous descent. Totó has two Latin Grammy Awards for her contribution in the Calle 13 track “Latinoamérica" and one Grammy "Lifetime Achievement Award".
"I don’t think many people truly understand the invisible work that people with disabilities do everyday. Stuff such as photocopying pay stubs, mailing them on time, taking two buses to go to your nearest SSA location, waiting in lobby for your appointment for hours even though you are fatigued, these things all add up. From dealing with daily microaggressions in public to the myriad of bureaucratic tasks that are required if you receive services and benefits, these realities can erode a person’s sense of self."
- Men's Rights Activists: THIS IS NOT FAIR. MEN HAVE PROBLEMS TOO.
- Black Men: We're constantly demonized by mainstream media and are targets of police brutality.
- Gay Men: We face discrimination and hatred and are denied marriage and job security.
- Trans Men: We are outcasts and are denied medical care, our lives are constantly under threat and our gender is always under scrutiny and policed by others.
- Men's Rights Activist: ....
- Men's Right Activist: Y-Yeah, but... a Feminist was mean to me...
"We had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave.
They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better. There was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again. There was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy. There was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again.
Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave."
— A Rwandan talking to a western writer, Andrew Solomon, about his experience with western mental health and depression. (via dialecticsof)
Teachers are often unaware of the gender distribution of talk in their classrooms. They usually consider that they give equal amounts of attention to girls and boys, and it is only when they make a tape recording that they realize that boys are dominating the interactions. Dale Spender, an Australian feminist who has been a strong advocate of female rights in this area, noted that teachers who tried to restore the balance by deliberately ‘favouring’ the girls were astounded to find that despite their efforts they continued to devote more time to the boys in their classrooms. Another study reported that a male science teacher who managed to create an atmosphere in which girls and boys contributed more equally to discussion felt that he was devoting 90 per cent of his attention to the girls. And so did his male pupils. They complained vociferously that the girls were getting too much talking time.
In other public contexts, too, such as seminars and debates, when women and men are deliberately given an equal amount of the highly valued talking time, there is often a perception that they are getting more than their fair share. Dale Spender explains this as follows:
“The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.”
In other words, if women talk at all, this may be perceived as ‘too much’ by men who expect them to provide a silent, decorative background in many social contexts."
Instead of casting Zoe “Colorblind” Saldana to play Nina Simone, they should cast the amazing Adepero Oduye.
- Adepero Oduye looks EXACTLY like Nina Simone.
- She’s an incredible actress (Pls watch Pariah and 12 Years a Slave).
It’s frustrating that not even a dark skinned black woman can be casted for the role of a dark skinned dark skinned black woman.
Hollywhite strikes again.
Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya
In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.
The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please
THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THIS I DON’T LIKE
GET INTO THIS