15 hours ago on August 29, 2014

Milkweed knows she’s attractive. 


Milkweed knows she’s attractive. 

16 hours ago on August 29, 2014


Emma Amos // Sand Tan // c.1980

need a copy of this



Emma Amos // Sand Tan // c.1980

need a copy of this

19 hours ago on August 29, 2014


Barbara Christian in Marlon Riggs’ 1986 release Ethnic Notions, a documentary detailing the images and caricatures of blacks in American culture.

20 hours ago on August 29, 2014


Meet Glora Etim

Sometimes I take pictures of people when they are not aware. This is the best because that’s when they show true emotions, natural facial expressions. I usually wait at the junction of my street for about 10 minutes to catch a cab to the high school I teach at and during that time I watch these young children going to school with their big dreams and bright faces. I watch the little ones scream and cry and tug at their mothers when their school buses arrive. I love to watch this show everyday and it inspired me to begin a series – the school children series.  I take photographs of children I come across on their way to school. Many a time I speak to them. Some of them dream of becoming pilots and astronauts and I think that I really beautiful.

See her work

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

1 day ago on August 29, 2014


Paintings by buguanie,  artist from China. 

1 day ago on August 28, 2014
bianca-vousaime said: "Hi, I was wondering if you could recommend any books exploring the legacies of colonialism written by a Pinoy?"






To be honest I haven’t come across many books talking about colonialism in the Philippines that is written by a Filipin@ and not someone who is a white American.

There most likely are several but I haven’t heard of them. The only books I can think of at the top of my head is Brown Skin, White Minds: Filipino -/ American Postcolonial Psychology by E.J.R. David which has some chapters dedicated to talking about the Spanish and American colonization and colonial mentality in general, and The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons by Abe Ignacio, Enrique de la Cruz, Jorge Emmanuel.

If anyone else knows any good books to recommend feel free to comment.

Actually if anyone knows any good books in general about Filipin@ culture, history, & colonization, feel free to message me some suggestions. I plan to make a post as a reference with a list of books that fellow Filipin@’s in the diaspora can read up on as I know many are eager to read books written by and for Filipin@’s on those types of topics, not only as a source of decolonization but also on learning about ourselves as a people.

Here’s a few books that I mentioned in my Filipino literature tag.

One that I would highly recommend is E. San Juan Jr. (See: Carlos Bulosan, Filipino Writer-Activist: Between a Time of Terror and the Time of Revolution and his Academia.edu profile).

Other books that can be found on Arkipelago Books the Filipino Bookstore and/or Eastwind Books of Berkeley.

On pinoy-culture’s inquiry I would recommend checking out

Smithsonian Filipino American Heritage Book Resources 

University of the Philippines Press

Barbara Jane Reyes posts from her blog

some more off the top of my head:

  • creating masculinity in los angeles’s little manila: working-class filipinos and popular culture in the united states by linda espana-maram
  • the day the dancers stayed: performing in the filipino/american diaspora by theodore gonzalves
  • american tropics: articulating filipino america by allan isaac
  • beyond the nation: diasporic filipino literature and queer reading by martin joseph ponce
  • white love and other events in filipino history by vicente rafael
  • migrants for export: how the philippine state brokers labor to the world by robyn rodriguez
  • fantasy-production: sexual economies and other philippine consequences for the new world order by neferti tadiar
  • things fall away: philippine historical experience and the makings of globalization by neferti tadiar
  • positively no filipinos allowed: building communities and discourse ed. by antonio tiongson, ricardo gutierrez, and edgardo gutierrez
  • america’s experts: race and the fictions of sociology by cynthia tolentino

i would also direct you to the amazing digital project, centerforartandthought!

Oh this list is wonderful. For those of you interested in reading books written by fellow Filipin@s for fellow Filipin@s here is a good list for you to browse throug and add to your library.

I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW. I am gonna research all of this, omg, yes.

Filipino books guys!!!-Iole

1 day ago on August 28, 2014


Ghibli Museum Short; 水グモもんもん (Water Spider Monmon)

The cutest insects everrrrrrrrrrrr.

1 day ago on August 28, 2014


Watch The Artist Kousyuuya Paint a Dragon’s Body in One Masterful Stroke 

blog Iromegane

Wacth the videos after the text:

Dragons are considered to be similar to guardian angels. They are talismans against evil and bring good luck. For ages they have adorn Shinto shrines and temples.

Pictures of dragons are also believed to bring good luck, good fortune and family security.

The artists at Kousyuuya only create dragon art, but as you can see, they do it very, very well. Every work is personalized and painted right in front of the customer, who chooses the design, color, and kanji of the characters.

ink wash painting blog Iromegane

1 day ago on August 28, 2014


Jia Lu - was born in March 1954 in Beijing. Graduated from the Central Academy of Art and Design Special Arts Department in Beijing and York University Faculty of Visual Arts in Canada.

Before leaving China she worked as a nurse, film projectionist, athelete, film actress, art editor, etc. In 1983 she pursued further education in Canada and later taught at Lambton College.

She has participated in over 50 exhibitions in the U.S., Japan and Canada. In 1990 she worked as Researcher and Chief Designer for the Tang Culture Research Institute and created the world’s largest, most valuable and influential mural design at 700 sq. m. over the course of several months.

Between 1985 and 1994 her ink paintings and Buddhist designs were exhibited at three provincial level art museums in Canada bringing widespread attention to her work. Her work became a highlight of the 1997 and 1998 ArtExpo.

1 day ago on August 28, 2014



Found the artist! :D ugh I love it when you have to dig through all the reblogs in order to find out the artist because, someone likely removed all the information 100+ reblogs ago.

Echo Morgan (Xie Rong)