medievalpoc:

gryblogs:

quietlyloud-intersex:

treeofcolor:

eurotrottest:

admiral-yousmator:

You know what really gets to me, and I’m sure many know this, is the blatant abuse and betrayal that white photogs display in POC countries. Every time a photo has gotten famous like this photo did in history, the actual focus of the photo is left behind in the dust while the white photog is hailed as a hero for displaying the ills of that country. He didn’t even fucking ask her name. He didn’t ask for 17 years. The world knew nothing about her life and her story. He captured one moment that made him famous and she got nothing.
Every time I see this photo, I seethe.

interesting perspective

whats her name though

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HER NAME IS SHARBAT GULA

When I speak about forms of colonialist violence and how it shapes the way we communicate, I hope that seeing this photograph with the above commentary included helps people understand what I mean.
This is how a person becomes reduced to an idea, an image, an accomplishment for someone else. She becomes “Afghan Girl”: a two-dimensional example meant to represent something over which she has no control. Was she ever paid for this photograph, or the second one above? 

No.
Why does Steve McCurry speak for her? Why does he control the conversation, why does he control what we can know about her? Where is her voice?
Who is Sharbat Gula?

medievalpoc:

gryblogs:

quietlyloud-intersex:

treeofcolor:

eurotrottest:

admiral-yousmator:

You know what really gets to me, and I’m sure many know this, is the blatant abuse and betrayal that white photogs display in POC countries. Every time a photo has gotten famous like this photo did in history, the actual focus of the photo is left behind in the dust while the white photog is hailed as a hero for displaying the ills of that country. He didn’t even fucking ask her name. He didn’t ask for 17 years. The world knew nothing about her life and her story. He captured one moment that made him famous and she got nothing.

Every time I see this photo, I seethe.

interesting perspective

whats her name though

^^^

HER NAME IS SHARBAT GULA

When I speak about forms of colonialist violence and how it shapes the way we communicate, I hope that seeing this photograph with the above commentary included helps people understand what I mean.

This is how a person becomes reduced to an idea, an image, an accomplishment for someone else. She becomes “Afghan Girl”: a two-dimensional example meant to represent something over which she has no control. Was she ever paid for this photograph, or the second one above?

image

No.

Why does Steve McCurry speak for her? Why does he control the conversation, why does he control what we can know about her? Where is her voice?

Who is Sharbat Gula?

(Source: madfuture)

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estrhng:

Hello, friends! Sorry about the lull in activity here– got sidetracked by real life for a bit. 

I’m back to tell ya I’m part of a zine show+exchange, STACKS, at the always-wonderful Light Grey Art Lab; the show chronicles the past 30 years, from 1984-2014. And, they’re for sale~ mine’s here, find all of them here!

For my year, 2012, I collected & illustrated friends’ memories from the year, as well as my own. This was my first time directly working w/ risograph printing, which was all sorts of cool. (Shout-out to Walker Mettling of Ada Books/Providence Comics Consortium, who printed all these babies, & to my buddy, Hope Anderson, who trimmed them all at DWRI Letterpress! Check ‘em out!)

Also, these ~beautiful~ photographs of it were taken by Light Grey Art Lab. (So many thanks to the whole staff… for being patient while I had printing issues & the like. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.) 

OH! I’m way better w/ updates on Instagram (my handle: estrhong), so if you’d like to see more of what I’ve been up to, head on over there! I post personal stuff from time to time… so hey, get to know me~!!

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today, in ferguson, i saw little kids offering bottles of water to rally attendees, others making chalk art dedicated in mike brown’s memory. a woman walking by said, “be safe,” when we, protestors coming from the outside, were in less actual danger than the people of ferguson. i added this to the many other chalk dedications written outside the QuikTrip, where people were making sure all the protestors were well fed+hydrated. this is what the mainstream media+news probably isn’t covering, but should be. all these cars were honking, but as a call for solidarity– as they passed by, passengers holding their hands up, all of us walking along the sidewalk held our hands up, as well. it was amazing to see this community welcoming + accepting outsiders even while they were hurting. it was all very humbling to experience. #justiceformikebrown #ferguson

today, in ferguson, i saw little kids offering bottles of water to rally attendees, others making chalk art dedicated in mike brown’s memory. a woman walking by said, “be safe,” when we, protestors coming from the outside, were in less actual danger than the people of ferguson. i added this to the many other chalk dedications written outside the QuikTrip, where people were making sure all the protestors were well fed+hydrated. this is what the mainstream media+news probably isn’t covering, but should be. all these cars were honking, but as a call for solidarity– as they passed by, passengers holding their hands up, all of us walking along the sidewalk held our hands up, as well. it was amazing to see this community welcoming + accepting outsiders even while they were hurting. it was all very humbling to experience. #justiceformikebrown #ferguson

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flawlessxqueen:

This is the young man that was walking with Mike Brown,

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ayothewuisback:

Oscar Grant breaks up a fight, gets arrested and shot in the back.

Eric Garner breaks up a fight, gets put in a chokehold and dies.

Unarmed Glenn Broadnax gets charged with assault when the police officers who shot at him missed.

Mike Brown gets shot and killed with his hands in the air.

Jonathan Ferrell is shot and killed while running to a police officer for help.

James Holmes lights up a movie theater and somehow makes it to a police car.

Something is wrong here.

(via medicine)

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intrudaimpala:

bethelionqueen:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

betterthandarkchocolate:

thelipstickontherim:

Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness

As are toiletries!

I would also advice NOT to buy wool socks because yes, they are warm, but wool shrinks very easily, some people are allergic to wool, and wet wool is one of the most uncomfortable things in the world.
Thick cotton socks would be best, they’d last the longest and be the easiest to take care of and clean.
- Jane

Cotton is best. Always cotton

I feel the need to STRESS the necessity of socks. For the event AMOK through Random Acts this year, we went to DTLA to pass out donations. At one point we basically ran out and some of us broke off from the group to buy some more items. We ended up at a convenience store that had two boxes of cotton socks. We bought them and as we were walking one man asked us if we had socks. And we said “Yes.” and gave him a pair and then suddenly we were surrounded by individuals all asking for socks. We were out of socks in a few moments. I can say from personal experience that socks were the most important article of clothing that they wanted.And as far as toiletries go, tampons. TAMPONS AND PADS. One woman was so excited, gracious, and thankful to receive tampons and pads, as it is a donation that seems to be overlooked. So please, of donations that could be given, while all articles of clothing and food and other necessities are more than welcome, socks and tampons and pads are largely needed.

intrudaimpala:

bethelionqueen:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

betterthandarkchocolate:

thelipstickontherim:

Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness

As are toiletries!

I would also advice NOT to buy wool socks because yes, they are warm, but wool shrinks very easily, some people are allergic to wool, and wet wool is one of the most uncomfortable things in the world.

Thick cotton socks would be best, they’d last the longest and be the easiest to take care of and clean.

- Jane

Cotton is best. Always cotton

I feel the need to STRESS the necessity of socks. For the event AMOK through Random Acts this year, we went to DTLA to pass out donations. At one point we basically ran out and some of us broke off from the group to buy some more items. We ended up at a convenience store that had two boxes of cotton socks. We bought them and as we were walking one man asked us if we had socks. And we said “Yes.” and gave him a pair and then suddenly we were surrounded by individuals all asking for socks. We were out of socks in a few moments. I can say from personal experience that socks were the most important article of clothing that they wanted.

And as far as toiletries go, tampons. TAMPONS AND PADS. One woman was so excited, gracious, and thankful to receive tampons and pads, as it is a donation that seems to be overlooked. So please, of donations that could be given, while all articles of clothing and food and other necessities are more than welcome, socks and tampons and pads are largely needed.

(Source: cocoamoon, via bad-dominicana)

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agelfeygelach:

almost-always-eventually-right:

collaterlysisters:

maxistentialist:

horriblewarning:

DEATH TO TRANSPHOBIA

I regret writing this card, it was a mean, cheap joke. We took it out of the game a while ago.

thanks! I wish that more people in comedy realized they could just, uh, do this, and not throw a big fucking stink about it, and go on to make more jokes that are good instead of bad. It is strange that so many people seem to imagine that a simple and sincere apology is a difficult or terrible thing to give.

Cards Against Humanity is a group of people writing immensely offensive joke prompts and punchlines for a living, and if they’re collectively a better person than you are when it comes to being called out on offensive language and jokes, you should really reconsider your behavior.

This is encouraging.

okay so this is very good…

… BUT ALSO, this wasn’t the only problematic card in the game. playing cards against humanity as a person of color can be extremely frustrating. there are a shit-ton of micro-aggressions included among the cards, making their main player demographic cis white ppl who think stereotyping PoC is really fucking funny. wanna get to addressing these issues now?

(via chooblogs)

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i’d like to see more fairy-type mythical beings placed in swamp or jungle settings! smth besides the usual forest/woodlands. will try & develop some ideas for that…

i’d like to see more fairy-type mythical beings placed in swamp or jungle settings! smth besides the usual forest/woodlands. will try & develop some ideas for that…

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here is a little cyclops fairy. i was feeling like a turd earlier & then i drew this cutie & now i feel a whole lot better. #doodle #sketch #fairy

here is a little cyclops fairy. i was feeling like a turd earlier & then i drew this cutie & now i feel a whole lot better. #doodle #sketch #fairy

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(669) 221-6251

feminist-phone-intervention:

next time someone demands your digits and you want to get out of the situation, you can give them this number: (669) 221-6251.

when the person calls or texts, an automatically-generated quotation from feminist writer bell hooks will respond for you.

protect your privacy while dropping some…

everyone praise the feminist phone intervention for one of the best ideas of all time.

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