Sweet and Tender Hooligan
Sweet and Tender Hooligan

balanbaalis:

i observe men in silence, how they leave plates on dining room tables, how they slam doors, how they take up whole couch with legs sprawled and lounging arms, how they do not filter speech, too confident, too loud. voices always violent, everything a war.  

saintwerewolf:

The gays are tryna defend their right to use transmisogynistic terms like “she-male” but will lambast people like Azealia Banks for using the word faggot to describe Perez Hilton because it “doesn’t affect her”.

I listen to The Velvet Underground when I paint. They open the mind to new and unexplored realms of my consciousness and my very being. I would very much like to collaborate with the band in an art house film about decay and reincarnation.
Salvador Dali (via jolitournesol)
zenamiarts:

This is a tribute to a few of my favourite POC Cecils I’ve seen in the fandom. Nothing staggers me quite like the wildly creative interpretations of Cecil Palmer, and I want to celebrate all of them.
And I’m not including my own Cecil here. Why not? He’s white—he’s got lots of attention already. This isn’t about headcanon equality—not right now. That’s not the point. The point is representation of POC, acknowledgement of POC, and focus on POC. The point is that these incredible depictions of Cecil Palmer should be loved and celebrated and welcomed with open arms. And the people who create them—the real people, the fans, the human beings who love them and put time and thought and effort into them—should be treated with as much, if not more respect. This includes both fans and the POC members of the Night Vale cast, whose voices are (somewhat ironically) disregarded so often.
This podcast should be a safe and fun thing for everyone. No one should have to feel threatened or ignored; no one should have to be afraid to speak out for their own rights. Pay attention. Do not ignore the people who speak out. Do something about it. Support each other. We can do so much better, Night Vale. I know we can.
Cecil sources, left to right, top to bottom: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]

zenamiarts:

This is a tribute to a few of my favourite POC Cecils I’ve seen in the fandom. Nothing staggers me quite like the wildly creative interpretations of Cecil Palmer, and I want to celebrate all of them.

And I’m not including my own Cecil here. Why not? He’s white—he’s got lots of attention already. This isn’t about headcanon equality—not right now. That’s not the point. The point is representation of POC, acknowledgement of POC, and focus on POC. The point is that these incredible depictions of Cecil Palmer should be loved and celebrated and welcomed with open arms. And the people who create them—the real people, the fans, the human beings who love them and put time and thought and effort into them—should be treated with as much, if not more respect. This includes both fans and the POC members of the Night Vale cast, whose voices are (somewhat ironically) disregarded so often.

This podcast should be a safe and fun thing for everyone. No one should have to feel threatened or ignored; no one should have to be afraid to speak out for their own rights. Pay attention. Do not ignore the people who speak out. Do something about it. Support each other. We can do so much better, Night Vale. I know we can.

Cecil sources, left to right, top to bottom: [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x] [x]

latenightalaska:

jhameia:

whiny-sugar-glider:

creepylurker:

they want to go fishing but ICE

bald eagles look grumpy on their best days but this is grumpy waddling and it is amazing

he walks over to the others in the last gif like “man this lake fucking sucks”

youbestnotmiss:

girljanitor:

huffingtonpost:

Homeless shelter is transformed into 5-star restaurant, hot food and warm hearts all around.  See the full video here. 

I watched the video and I thought it was great. Because it’s not just like, nice food or whatever, it’s being treated like a guest. The people who staged this also made a 5k donation as well as handing out fancy gift bags that had basic self-care items/toiletries which are in really high demand because people will donate food but never think about hairbrushes, soap, toothpaste, et cet.

Not only that but i really appreciate the sentiment here that’s so against that whole poverty policing, “poor people don’t deserve anything nice ever” bullshit that’s getting louder in our society.

so much yes to that bit about being treated like a guest. Being treated like that is something most of us take for granted.

deathisabitch:

elyel:

Lets clear this out! 

Yes, we are the couple from the cat pic, but that story is fake! we didnt wrote it!
Fortunately the real story is much more happy. Thats why we decided to upload a photo from our families together, our parents and our sisters! We have supportive families that love us and acept us. Is important to us that you share the real story behind this photo because is much more powerful and positive the true story, and we like to spred the positive message that everything always turn out just fine! you dont have to hide this from your family, they just need time to understand. The soon you tell them the soon you stop suffering and the aceptation process begin. 
Love to all of our followers and please share the real story and the positive message that we want to spred!
ElYEl


Aclaremos esto! 

Si! Somos nosotros los de la foto del gato pero esa historia no es real, nosotros no la escribimos!
Afortunadamente la historia real es mucho mas feliz. Es por eso que decidimos subir esta foto de nuestras familias juntos, nuestros padres y hermanas. Tenemos familias que nos apoyan y nos aceptan. Es importante para nosotros que compartas la historia real detrás de esa foto porque es mucho mas poderosa y positiva que la falsa, y queremos esparcir el mensaje positivo de que todo siempre termina saliendo bien! No tenes q esconderles esto a tu familia, ellos solo necesitan tiempo para entenderlo. Mientras mas rápido se los digas mas rápido vas a dejar de sufrir y el proceso de aceptación va a comenzar mas rápido. 
Cariños a todos nuestros seguidores y por favor compartan la historia real y el mensaje positivo que queremos esparcir!
ElyEl

SIGNAL BOOST

Oh my god

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

thefemaletyrant:

poodleduke:

thefemaletyrant:

poodleduke:

searchingforknowledge:

thebigblackwolfe:

searchingforknowledge:

hamburgerjack:

searchingforknowledge:

I am using yellow personally. Sunlight purifies.

I chose green long ago

I like that idea too!!!

I’d go for blue. Symbolizes water, often seen as a renewing, healing, and cleansing element~

I considered that. And I like it as well!

I learned about Yoruba color theory in this African art history class that I took. The prof is Nigerian and he went and worked with these traditional women painters in Akire and they paint with pigment from soil, he calls it the terrochroma technique. The women told him that black is where all the colors come from because when you burn different metals you can see different colored sparks, sorta like firework. In the end you end up with black. In western color theory white is where all colors come from, but the women painters of Akire don’t subscribe to that. Every time when they start painting, they prime the surface with black as opposed to the western tradition of priming the canvas with white gesso.

Kinda off topic but I think it’s worth mentioning

This is really interesting about Yoruba colour theory. Really awesome stuff from women painters in Akure. I’ve known that red is a good colour too. White is for people who can’t afford any other colours.

Sorry I read back what I wrote and it sounds terrible bc I have been up all night trying to write this essay! but ok my professor’s name is Moyosore Okediji, he’s well known in the African diaspora artists circle. It’s been really awesome this semester taking two of his classes. (altho he’s kinda famous he’s not stuck up or has an attitude like some other art profs at my school… not gonna name no names… Prof. Okediji is an extremely humble person I really admire him)

Anyway he traveled back to Yorubaland multiple times in hopes of bringing traditional Yoruba women’s art into our school’s (UTexas @ Austin) very own Blanton Museum of Art, but the people in charge said that ceramics is not high art and they didn’t want traditional ceramic pieces made by Nigerian women in the museum. Professor Okediji later remembered when he was in art school in Nigeria, his grandmother once told him about the Akure women painters. They are a group of women who see themselves as healers. They paint in a closed space in the temple where men are not allowed. They do this at the beginning of every year to cleanse the world. The paintings are also seen as clothes for the orishas (Yoruba divinities), so they are making tributes basically. You can read more about that in this pdf file. So he basically went and worked with these women artists and brought their works into the contemporary art scene. 

There’s also a lot of other amazing stuff, Moyo has this website where he has these pdf files explaining a lot of things about Yoruba traditions and art, so if you are interested, go take a look. 

http://universityofafricanart.org/press.html

This is really awesome! Thanks for the extra information and the links. I’m very interested!

BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS FUCKING POST FOR SO LONG!!!

harrisspeaks:

Traditional Dancer - Black Native American Association (www.bnaa.org) 

harrisspeaks:

Traditional Dancer - Black Native American Association (www.bnaa.org

hazhono:

Got the dirtiest looks all day for this only ‘cause I’m reminding them of something they have the privilege to forget.

hazhono:

Got the dirtiest looks all day for this only ‘cause I’m reminding them of something they have the privilege to forget.

#teamtryingtogetmyfuckinglifetogether

silversarcasm:

[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,

"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]

femmeanddangerous:

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lastrealindians:

From protesters near Tyendinaga.

lastrealindians:

From protesters near Tyendinaga.