michellehiraishi:

Started my third year of college last week!!  Over this next year I’ll get to make my first student film, these are some drawings for possible story ideas.  After this I’m REALLY going to be pushing myself to do more digital work, I’ve been neglecting it so much lately haha D:

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If White Characters Were Described Like People Of Color In Literature ›

wocinsolidarity:

fucknofetishization:

You need to read this.

For the first time in his life, he found himself imagining a future together with someone. He was embarrassed to tell her this but he had never really been in love with the women he had dated. “Well who would play me in this rom-com of your life?” she teasingly inquired. “You have such beautiful olive skin,” he crooned, “so you can be a person of color or racially ambiguous in the book but definitely a white woman in the movie.”

bad-dominicana:

Because its predictable as fuck.

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smiliees:

Hello pals!!! I have a new item in my store!

It’s a glossy sticker sheet featuring characters from the Ping Pong series!

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Reblogs are appreciated! Thank you so much for your support!!

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I was raised to be able to do anything. Everything.

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fromonesurvivortoanother:

so many parents of Autistic kids talk about how tragic it is that their kids won’t hug them or be affectionate but like

kids are not machines made to give you love and niceness

your kids are not responsible for making you feel loved and good about yourself. they are not supposed to be your parents they’re your kids 

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He Was Raised By A White Mom And Didn't Think The Cops Were Out To Get Him. Until They Got Him. ›

afro-dominicano:

dynastylnoire:

I heard his story on NPR. His mom raised him to “not see color” etc. And the cops beat  the hell out of him when they pulled him over. It took seeing him in jail beaten half to death for her to see that race matters every day.

"I thought that love would conquer all and skin color really didn’t matter. I had to learn the really hard way when they almost killed you."

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loish:

some intimidating neon chicks.

jcoleknowsbest:

fishingboatproceeds:

Mario Balotelli is an Italian footballer who may soon become a Liverpool player. He has long been one of my favorite players, and I can’t help but think that the way his reputation in Europe is shaped by race. (Balotelli has been the victim of horrific racist chants throughout his career, but I also think institutional racism shapes media coverage and popular opinion, as pointed out here and elsewhere.)

Balotelli is certainly an unusual footballer: Once, while signing an autograph for a child, Balotelli learned the kid was being bullied, and then drove across town to confront the bully and discuss the matter with the school principal. And he is famed for his generosity, although this is often portrayed popularly as an inability to handle his money well.

He also has a reputation for volatility and immaturity, and is often criticized for getting in fights with teammates. He once threw a dart at a younger player. You hear a lot that Balotelli is crazy and/or lazy. You hear that he stays out late.

Now, I think some of Balotelli’s professional behavior has been poor, and I’m not here to defend it. But look at the way we treat white players:

Liverpool’s Robbie Fowler once PRETENDED TO SNORT THE WHITE POWDER OF THE TOUCH LINE after scoring a goal, in reference to his cocaine use.

Craig Bellamy drunkenly beat a teammate with a golf club

Peter Beagrie once drunkenly stole someone’s motorbike and drove it through a hotel’s plate glass window

Point being, in all the cases above (and many, many, many more) the offenses were seen as youthful indiscretions, or as hilarious examples of Boys being Boys.

Fowler is now a coach; Beagrie is now a well-respected commentator; and Bellamy is still playing. You rarely hear about his on- and off-field indiscretions, even though they’re probably more numerous than Balotelli’s. Meanwhile, Balotelli makes the news (and gets fined $200,000) for eating curry.

Those of you who follow football will begin to hear a lot about Balotelli if he returns to play in England. You will hear about how he cried after being substituted (although you might not hear that he cried because he had to sit on the bench while racist chants rang through the stadium). You will hear about how he is “wild” and “unpredictable” and “lazy.” 

But watch him play. Watch how good and smart and creative he can be, how he can find paths to goal that make people call him lazy (they called Messi lazy, too, remember) when really he is just waiting, like the chess master who sees four moves ahead. Watch him off the ball, moving to reshape the opposition’s defense.

And then watch him score, turn around unsmiling, and lift his shirt to ask the immense and complicated question.

cause you black baby… It’s cause you black..

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Captain Samuel Argall, an adventurer recently arrived at the Jamestown colony, heard that Pocahontas was in the area and sailed there determined to kidnap her as a royal hostage for the colony to hold in negotiations with Powhatan. He coerced [Pocahontas’s in-laws] into tricking Pocahontas to come aboard his ship. According to oral history, [her husband] Kocoum was murdered before the ship with Pocahontas on it set sail for Jamestown. But even if he had survived colonial attack, his marriage to Pocahontas was considered “pagan” and not bound by Christian bigamy laws.

…Any wife and mother who is kidnapped and held in captivity for over a year would experience psychological trauma…Pocahontas became so depressed and withdrawn during her captivity that her captors feared for her life. Word of the situation was sent to [her father,] the paramount Chief Powhatan Wahunseneca, who then dispatched Pocahontas’s older sister Mattachanna and her husband Uttamattamakin to help care for Pocahontas.

Upon their arrival, writes Custalow, “Pocahontas confided in Mattachanna that she had been raped.” Custalow emphasizes that “Mattaponi sacred oral history is very clear on this.” Custalow continues that Pocahontas also told Mattachanna “that she believed she was pregnant.” Mattaponi oral traditions hold that Pocahontas’s mixed-blood son Thomas was born out of wedlock, prior to the marriage ceremony between Pocahontas and Rolfe. There is speculation that the real biological father and namesake was Sir Thomas Dale, then the acting Governor of Virginia.

vegan-yums:

~Vegan Dressing~

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foodffs:

How To Open a Walnut Without a Nutcraker

Really nice recipes. Every hour.

  August 31, 2014 at 06:55pm
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foodffs:

Dulce de Leche Fluff Brownies

Really nice recipes. Every hour.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Dream Bank from Something Turquoise. This is a really easy idea that I posted in December 2011 but the $25 Uncommon Goods one is sold out by now.

My cheaper idea for making one, but not as elegant, was to take a shadow box (I just got 3 for $9 at Michaels) and adhere your photo to the backboard. Then make a small slot on the back (or if you are really handy, drill through the top trying not to split the wood) for the money to go through. Post for the below photo.