8 hours ago on April 23, 2014

corazongirl:

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how diverse all the female body types are?

Up until recently it seemed like there was just a stock body shape for shows, and now I’m seeing so many different ones and it makes me happy. It’s just really lovely.

Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors both created by pen ward. Natasha Allegri is the creator of bee and puppycat, Rebecca Sugar is the creator of Steven Universe. Both have worked on Adventure Time as well.



14 hours ago on April 23, 2014

blerdlife85:

Every time somebody complains about “political correctness” whenever a traditionally white character is recast as a minority, Just think about this picture. Were these castings done because of political correctness? Hollywood’s been doing this for decades. 



20 hours ago on April 23, 2014
fyblackwomenart:

Wanawake by Annika Geigel

fyblackwomenart:

Wanawake by Annika Geigel



1 day ago on April 23, 2014
ucarim:

Ms. Marvel #002, by Jorge Molina

ucarim:

Ms. Marvel #002, by Jorge Molina



1 day ago on April 22, 2014
magictransistor:

Diego Rivera. Pre-Hispanic America. Book Cover for Pablo Neruda’s Canto General. 1950. 

magictransistor:

Diego Rivera. Pre-Hispanic America. Book Cover for Pablo Neruda’s Canto General. 1950. 



1 day ago on April 22, 2014
kumithesis:

Jahari Maasa: Disciplined, cultured, and noble to a fault, the first son of one of the few high-born families from the defeated Western Realm. In another time and another place, he would have been considered nearly a prince. His father, Amadi Maasa, is a courtier and a representative of the refugees from his parents’ homeland, a place Jahari has never seen himself.
[Clothing referenced from/inspired by North African Medieval Muslims]

kumithesis:

Jahari Maasa: Disciplined, cultured, and noble to a fault, the first son of one of the few high-born families from the defeated Western Realm. In another time and another place, he would have been considered nearly a prince. His father, Amadi Maasa, is a courtier and a representative of the refugees from his parents’ homeland, a place Jahari has never seen himself.

[Clothing referenced from/inspired by North African Medieval Muslims]



1 day ago on April 22, 2014

ileana-in-wonderland:

meisterj:

Remember when Disney was all like ‘fuck how races work and homogeneous casts and couples’?

Black and white couple produce fillipino-american child. White dude is the valet. White step mother, one white step sister, one black step sister. Just a jumble, and it ought to happen again.

Some facts from imdb:

First multi-racial cast performing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Whitney Houston was producing Rodger and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” and was to star in it until she decided that Brandy Norwood would make a better Cinderella. Brandy would not do it unless her idol Whitney took the Fairy Godmother role.

Brandy Norwood became the first African-American to play Cinderella. This version broke viewer-ship records when it debuted, and it holds the record for the bestselling video for a made for TV movie.

So fuck any noise where people say audiences don’t want to see a mixed race couple, or more people of color. This was a success from television. I still remember Brandy singing Impossible. 

That ought to happen again. Mixed race live action cast where the relationships don’t made genetic or racial sense.

Omg growing up this was my favorite! As a child I just remember being like, yess finally a princess who isn’t blonde and blue eyed!



1 day ago on April 22, 2014

isaia:

rarerandomgem:

The Tale of Princess Kaguya trailer. I honestly can’t wait to see this. It looks gorgeous.

This six minute trailer is worth it omgg



1 day ago on April 22, 2014
badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

India

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

India



1 day ago on April 22, 2014

Elif Aydoğdu Ağatekin 

devotedtodiversityinart:

Elif Aydoğdu Ağatekin was born in Ankara Turkey 1977. She completed her studies in Ceramics at Anadolu University in 2000 and went on to pursue her Masters of Arts and PhD (on the subject “Use of Waste Ceramics in the Art of Ceramics as an Alternative Means of Expression”) at the same university.

She is currently an instructor in the Graphic Design Program at Bozüyük Vocational School, Bilecik University. 

Ağatekin mainly uses leftover refractory materials in her ceramic practice to create works with significant political commentary on current issues in Turkish society. 

My favorite piece is “Would you like a cup of peace?” in which the artist took a white teapot and a white teacup/saucer and did a cross section of the items. This piece is intended as a commentary on the tense relations between the Turkish and Kurdish community. In both societies, the consumption of tea plays an important role in communications and dialogue, however with the teapot and teacup/saucer made unusable, it suggest that the path to reconciliation is tenuous

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To see more of her work, click here.