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Oct
22nd
Wed
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sorry i had coffee before i got on tumblr

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feelsmoor:

DID THIS HAPPEN ARE YOU KIDDING ME

feelsmoor:

DID THIS HAPPEN ARE YOU KIDDING ME

(Source: brooklynmutt, via bext-k)

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austinkleon:


Lydia Davis’ “Head, Heart,” from The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, handwritten by Maira Kalman in her new book, My Favorite Things (via)


this makes me think of: modest mouse, “heart cooks brain”

austinkleon:

Lydia Davis’ “Head, Heart,” from The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, handwritten by Maira Kalman in her new book, My Favorite Things (via)

this makes me think of: modest mouse, “heart cooks brain

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"She removes her wig, her eyelashes, her makeup, never breaking eye contact with the reflection of her natural self. It’s an intimate, powerful moment television doesn’t often show: A black woman removing all the elements white supremacy tells her she has to wear to be beautiful, successful, powerful." (x)

yes this moment upped this show’s game to several entirely new levels

(Source: chriscolfer, via blackandbutch)

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I wouldn’t want a man to say, ‘I can have a writers’ room full of men and we can write women just fine. I can’t say that I can create a show about a trans woman and not have a trans woman writing for me. It’s absolutely necessary, and it’s gonna change the show.

Jill Soloway on hiring a trans writer for season 2 of ‘Transparent’

It is politically and culturally important that marginalized people speak for themselves.

(via micdotcom)

transparent is not a perfect show, but i thought that it was really poignant and insightful, and i’ve loved jill soloway for how she seems to be like, addressing her shit in public. right before season one was released i heard her npr interview where she basically said, re: casting jeffrey tambor: i might not have done that if i had known what i know now. she explained the choice by saying how much he reminds her of her own parent. but she didn’t try to like, defend or excuse it. she contextualized it without thinking that gave it some kind of moral weight of its own (like jenji kohan seems to, qtd. in this article).

it feels to me like one of the most important things an artist can do is be open to evolving. like there is definitely something more seductive about work that says, “here is what i can do from where i am at, and if you pay attention you will be rewarded with an unpredictable future,” than work that says “here is the right answer according to me.”

in that same npr interview, soloway talked about recognizing, in the wake of criticism, the need to cast trans actors, and she did. now she’s recognizing a need to hire trans women writers, and she will. —> a vulture article cited in the micdotcom piece has more detail:

The Transparent writing team is fielding short stories from trans female writers, five of whom they’ll work with on spec scripts. That way, after hiring one of them, the other four will still end up with scripts they can shop afterward.

the rhetoric around this is kind of weird and gross (like they can’t find a trans woman tv writer, so they will teach trans women how to write for tv). but cringeworthy as it sounds/is, it at the same time sounds like an attempt to cultivate a deeper bench, to make whatever problem they think they are facing less of a possible problem in the future. from way, way on the outside, that looks to me like an investment in the community, one transparent is making because it wants to be accountable to that community, and responsive to its criticisms.

(also, jenji kohan sounds like a megalomaniac.)

(via thefeministpress)

Oct
21st
Tue
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transarterrified:

I left a draft of my Janice Raymond paper on the floor and one of the cats puked on it.

this is the truest tumbl I have ever seen

Oct
20th
Mon
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masculinespookytoast:

scullybaby:

ghostaluxmemeburg:

schizoidyoite:

cainarts:

PLAY QUEER TRANS MENTALLY ILL POWER FANTASY
THIS IS A GAME I MADE! IT IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE
it is very messy and sloppy because i made it very very quickly and also this is my first time doing something like this
it was strongly influenced by @porpentine’s incredible work in the same medium. THANK YOU PORPENTINE
please be aware it touches on abuse, suicide, and misgendering
i am very proud of it
okay that’s all

this game is so good and important

This game is very good please play it if u feel bad or sad and I can guarantee it’s right

So so so so sos o good and important

this is really good amd im really emotional rn?? 

yes

masculinespookytoast:

scullybaby:

ghostaluxmemeburg:

schizoidyoite:

cainarts:

PLAY QUEER TRANS MENTALLY ILL POWER FANTASY

THIS IS A GAME I MADE! IT IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE

it is very messy and sloppy because i made it very very quickly and also this is my first time doing something like this

it was strongly influenced by @porpentine’s incredible work in the same medium. THANK YOU PORPENTINE

please be aware it touches on abuse, suicide, and misgendering

i am very proud of it

okay that’s all

this game is so good and important

This game is very good please play it if u feel bad or sad and I can guarantee it’s right

So so so so sos o good and important

this is really good amd im really emotional rn?? 

yes

(via transarterrified)

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a rhetorician’s word!

a rhetorician’s word!

(Source: iamboundtowin, via tirado)

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Twilight Princess end credits scenery

(Source: noctiscaelums)

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lafemmesofcolor:

The Los Angeles Femme of Color Collective wanted to create a hashtag that would launch a social media movement for all femmes of color to be able to participate in and benefit from:#FemmesOfColorVisibility is a tag that we generated in order to document our selfies as a form of resistance, as a way of combating femme invisibility and as a way of being intentional about creating a sense of community online and reclaiming space on social media.Having a hashtag that is specific about its intentions allows for people to build a sense of community, compliment and encourage one another, share their stories with each other, and gives people the opportunity to follow new accounts with similar interests or backgrounds. It gives people the opportunity to witness the brilliance, beauty and badassery that is femmes of color! Making our selfies visible allows us to empower, uplift and celebrate one another and to be in solidarity with each other. Selfies are an act of resistance because radical and unapologetic self-love defies the very principles of oppressive power structures within our society that are constantly trying to tell us that we should not exist and that we should be ashamed of our identities.
#FemmesOfColorVisibility is a big middle finger to femme invisibility within queer communities, people who delegitimize femme identities, oppressive and rigid standards of beauty/femmeness, cissexism, and other forms of marginalization. This hashtag means that we have something that is our own and unique to us. It represents organized resistance and can be used in combination with other tags to represent the complexities of our identities. It gives FoCs the opportunity to document our experiences and our images how we see fit- not how queer or heteronormative media representations think that we should be depicted.
Documenting our selfies with our stories of resistance can be a source of self-care and positive affirmation. We do not have to leave it in the hands of the media or bougie academia to accurately represent our lives- we have the power to do it ourselves through social media and grass-roots organizing.
Signal boost! Please spread the word to all the femmes of color in your life!

lafemmesofcolor:

The Los Angeles Femme of Color Collective wanted to create a hashtag that would launch a social media movement for all femmes of color to be able to participate in and benefit from:

#FemmesOfColorVisibility is a tag that we generated in order to document our selfies as a form of resistance, as a way of combating femme invisibility and as a way of being intentional about creating a sense of community online and reclaiming space on social media.

Having a hashtag that is specific about its intentions allows for people to build a sense of community, compliment and encourage one another, share their stories with each other, and gives people the opportunity to follow new accounts with similar interests or backgrounds. It gives people the opportunity to witness the brilliance, beauty and badassery that is femmes of color! Making our selfies visible allows us to empower, uplift and celebrate one another and to be in solidarity with each other. Selfies are an act of resistance because radical and unapologetic self-love defies the very principles of oppressive power structures within our society that are constantly trying to tell us that we should not exist and that we should be ashamed of our identities.

#FemmesOfColorVisibility is a big middle finger to femme invisibility within queer communities, people who delegitimize femme identities, oppressive and rigid standards of beauty/femmeness, cissexism, and other forms of marginalization. This hashtag means that we have something that is our own and unique to us. It represents organized resistance and can be used in combination with other tags to represent the complexities of our identities. It gives FoCs the opportunity to document our experiences and our images how we see fit- not how queer or heteronormative media representations think that we should be depicted.

Documenting our selfies with our stories of resistance can be a source of self-care and positive affirmation. We do not have to leave it in the hands of the media or bougie academia to accurately represent our lives- we have the power to do it ourselves through social media and grass-roots organizing.

Signal boost! Please spread the word to all the femmes of color in your life!

(via femmedisturbance)

Oct
19th
Sun
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pinebark:

thx to everyone who’s checked out my new zine THESE WERE FREE ON MY BLOG already! if you haven’t yet and you wanna see like 22 pages of this kind of thing you can get it at gumroad!


i lol’d

pinebark:

thx to everyone who’s checked out my new zine THESE WERE FREE ON MY BLOG already! if you haven’t yet and you wanna see like 22 pages of this kind of thing you can get it at gumroad!

i lol’d

(via whatspringdoeswithcherrytrees)

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riotsnotdiets:

Dear Tumblr, I need your help. If anything I’ve ever written or posted or said or did has ever impacted your life in a positive way, please read on. A small donation could mean keeping my family safe from violence and homelessness. Every little bit helps.
The short version: my mom and my sister and my nephew were left homeless after my sister was assaulted in the home where they were staying. My grandmother died unexpectedly this week so they cannot stay with her (where they normally go in times of trouble). I am paying to keep them in a motel until the 29th of October but after that I am out of money. They need to keep a roof over their heads while they search for resources, meet with their social worker, and do everything else they can think of to secure longer-term housing for them and my baby nephew.You can donate now at www.youcaring.com/helpmargitte (because fuck gofundme).The long version:
Back in May, my 25-year-old sister Molly gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Jericho. He is her first child, and my mother’s first grandbaby. 
Because he was born slightly premature and my sister, a single mom, needed extra help, my mother moved in with them to support her. 
Everything was going wonderfully at first. Jericho gained weight at a healthy pace, rarely cried, and was a generally happy and well-adjusted baby. My mom and my sister became a great co-parenting team, supporting each other, making sure they didn’t miss a single appointment, and providing all of the love, care, and attention Jericho needed.
But then my sister was physically assaulted by one of the male adults living in their home. He broke her nose, ruptured her eardrum, and gave her a concussion. 
Needless to say, my sister and my mother moved out. At first they went to my grandmother’s (Jericho’s great-grandma), but her senior living apartment managers wouldn’t let them stay. (In an unrelated series of events, my grandmother suddenly and unexpectedly passed away last week, and we are all still figuring out how to cope without her.)
Currently, my mom and sister and baby Jericho are staying at a motel that I am paying for out of pocket—but I only have enough money to keep them there through next Wednesday. 
That’s where you come in. 
My mom and my sister are spending their days searching for resources and getting on waiting lists for low-income housing. They have a social worker and others helping them out, but they need more time. 
I’m trying to raise enough money to keep them there for a full month or longer ($2000+) while they continue their search for other options. They also need gas money, food (they have a full kitchen in their motel room), and other essentials for them and the baby (diapers, money for laundry, etc.). 
Raising this money could mean the difference between them finding a place to live for good and being completely homeless. 
Thank you for considering donating to my family and helping me help them. And if you can’t donate, I’d love for you to share this with others. My family could really use a miracle right about now.
<3
Margitte

signal boosting. donate if you can.

riotsnotdiets:

Dear Tumblr, I need your help. If anything I’ve ever written or posted or said or did has ever impacted your life in a positive way, please read on. 

A small donation could mean keeping my family safe from violence and homelessness.
Every little bit helps.

The short version: my mom and my sister and my nephew were left homeless after my sister was assaulted in the home where they were staying. My grandmother died unexpectedly this week so they cannot stay with her (where they normally go in times of trouble). I am paying to keep them in a motel until the 29th of October but after that I am out of money. They need to keep a roof over their heads while they search for resources, meet with their social worker, and do everything else they can think of to secure longer-term housing for them and my baby nephew.

You can donate now at www.youcaring.com/helpmargitte (because fuck gofundme).

The long version:

Back in May, my 25-year-old sister Molly gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Jericho. He is her first child, and my mother’s first grandbaby. 

Because he was born slightly premature and my sister, a single mom, needed extra help, my mother moved in with them to support her. 

Everything was going wonderfully at first. Jericho gained weight at a healthy pace, rarely cried, and was a generally happy and well-adjusted baby. My mom and my sister became a great co-parenting team, supporting each other, making sure they didn’t miss a single appointment, and providing all of the love, care, and attention Jericho needed.

But then my sister was physically assaulted by one of the male adults living in their home. He broke her nose, ruptured her eardrum, and gave her a concussion. 

Needless to say, my sister and my mother moved out. At first they went to my grandmother’s (Jericho’s great-grandma), but her senior living apartment managers wouldn’t let them stay. (In an unrelated series of events, my grandmother suddenly and unexpectedly passed away last week, and we are all still figuring out how to cope without her.)

Currently, my mom and sister and baby Jericho are staying at a motel that I am paying for out of pocket—but I only have enough money to keep them there through next Wednesday. 

That’s where you come in. 

My mom and my sister are spending their days searching for resources and getting on waiting lists for low-income housing. They have a social worker and others helping them out, but they need more time. 

I’m trying to raise enough money to keep them there for a full month or longer ($2000+) while they continue their search for other options. They also need gas money, food (they have a full kitchen in their motel room), and other essentials for them and the baby (diapers, money for laundry, etc.). 

Raising this money could mean the difference between them finding a place to live for good and being completely homeless. 

Thank you for considering donating to my family and helping me help them. And if you can’t donate, I’d love for you to share this with others. My family could really use a miracle right about now.

<3

Margitte

signal boosting. donate if you can.

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worstcats:

MEOW MEOW
TIME FOR MY DAILY OILING

that baby hippo looks like it is yelling

worstcats:

MEOW MEOW

TIME FOR MY DAILY OILING

that baby hippo looks like it is yelling

(via literalbest)