A lot goes on in the background of people’s lives that you do not see.
Insecurities, setbacks, emotions…
Remember that when you compare yourself to others.
You’re comparing yourself to the image, not the lived experience.
And that I do not recommend.
An utterly random assortment of alphabet art from eight great artists in the Bay Area!
My former Academy of Art classmates have a kickstarter for an art book they’re putting together for APE this year!
They’re a talented, diverse, and lovely bunch of folks (I know, I spent like 4 days with them down at CTN last year) and deserve any support you can give them.
Even if you can’t donate, I’d appreciate it if you could spread the word, as content produced predominantly by folks of color (especially ladies of color) needs all the support it can get!
What’s it like to work alongside so many other women of color?
"Facing Race, Because…"
^^^^ How would you finish this sentence?
Facing race because it affects every aspect of your life, even if you turn away. Because not fighting racism, is condoning and perpetuating racism.
Because I am a black woman and no matter what, everything about my existence is based off of how “woman” and “desirable” I am to cishet men and how black women usually get the short end of their stick based off of how dark they are.
#WeNeedDiverseBooks summer reading series! If you liked The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, try Marcelo in the Real World by Francesco X. Stork because both are fabulous stories about autism spectrum boys finding their way in the world.
You’ll probably find this useful at some point.
Man, where was this chart when I was in library school?
Reblogging because EVERYONE (ESPECIALLY COLLEGE STUDENTS) needs this in their life. -H
CITE ME AND OTHER TUMBLR USERS IF YOU USE US IN YOUR SCHOOL/ACADEMIA SHIT
I’M SO FORREAL
serious do it
i own The Lesser Blessed and would totally recommend!!
That was shot on my reserve
As the world looks on with horror at the growing civilian toll in Gaza, and Hamas and Israel consider the terms of a U.S.-proposed ceasefire, one young Palestinian architect is responding to the crisis through art. Gaza-based Tawfik Gebreel aims to send a message, in the “universal humanitarian language understood by all peoples of the world.” He is using photos of the smoke thrown up by rocket strikes and reworking the images with symbols of hope and unity.
brilliant, never before seen fantasy ideas!!!!
- allegories for racism using white people and some race of mythical creatures who are all also white people
- allegories for lgbt*qia identities using someone being cursed or a werewolf and they are still a cishet the whole time
- allegories for issues people deal with using no one except cishet white people
when your society marginalizes you so much that even stories about your marginalization….marginalize you
I.e. How not to write