“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” - Nelson Mandela.
RIP Madiba. Hamba kahle, Tata Madiba. Go well.
Rest In Power
Nelson Mandela passed today.
and we lose another who shed life blood for the freedom of his Black people and thus our collective freedom.
I am torn.
part of me is happy that he is free from this world.
liberated from witnessing the lies of those who spat on and cursed his name and his work. liberated from listening to his people, especially the youth, continue to suffer while his oppressors and their progeny claim that they are now victims.
He is liberated from the hypocrisy of colonizers stepping on throats while complaining about getting their shoes dirty from the flesh of those they walk on.
He is liberated from a people who called him a terrorist for fiercely defending the very people who’s flesh and bones come from the earth where they are subjugated.
and the other part laments that another revolutionary is gone
where they can quiet his legacy.
where they can put him in the “good negro” coloring book for children to learn his name and not of what he truly did so white children can feel comfortable and Black children can feel shame when they speak out in pain.
where non Black people can devour the names of his being over meals. evoking his moniker to quiet screams of agony, Turning him into the “black friend” that they voted for and respect so that they can purify themselves of anti- Black racism.
where he becomes Santa. putting coal in the throats of young revolutionaries who’s praxis is as bold as their oppression.
we are working tirelessly every moment to protect and ensure your legacy. we are watchful, our mouths are wide and our throats are open. powered by the lungs you sacrificed we will never be silenced.
Rest In Power
Photoshopping does more than alter our sense of body image in terms of weight. It also portrays false ideals of skin pigment.
jennifer fucking lawrence doesn’t think that bisexual women can have sex with men or have kids, and then referred to bisexuality as a “lesbian phase”
but she said that she likes food! shes so quirky and relatable you cant criticize her! she makes funny faces sometimes! did i mention she likes food!
Jim Bob Duggar, a millionaire and reality TV star of TLC’s series, “19 Kids and Counting,” compared modern day America to the concentration camps of Nazi Germany at the conservative Value Voters Summit. Using the story of a father and daughter’s visit to a Holocaust memorial site to explain to his audience why it was so important for social conservatives to run for office like he had done.
We say, no more Holocaust analogies. It’s disrespectful and offensive for conservative extremists to keep using the Holocaust as a cheap insult for everything they don’t like about the modern world, and we insist that their movement’s public figures be held to a more responsible standard of public discourse.
This is disgusting. When will conservatives learn that the only thing similar to Nazi Germany is Nazi Germany.Click the link for the full quote and PLEASE signal boost. Tired of rich white men suddenly thinking they can tell everyone else what’s best for them.
The only thing you can or should compare genocide to is genocide.
Not politics you disagree with. Not people you don’t like. Not religions you don’t believe in.
It is disrespectful to anyone who has survived genocide, it is disrespectful to their families, it is disrespectful to the families of victims of genocide, and it is disrespectful to the victims of genocide.
You are not literally starving. You are not so depressed. And you most-fucking-definitely are nowhere near living in Nazi Germany.
Sit the fuck down.
These 3 tweets hit the nail on the head for me.
And with that said, I won’t say anymore about Madiba today. He’s lived a long life. He was 95. He’s now at peace. I just don’t like how the mainstream press is framing his life in a very easy and digestible narrative, but that is to be expected. It really is nauseating to see imperialistic vultures chiming in with their condolences. I mean, we have people who were part of a system that sought to crush Mandela weighing in to tell us about what an exemplary man he was. My words cannot express how disgusting that is, but the show must go on. All that is left is for Dick Chaney and P.W. Botha’s children to start singing Mandela’s praises.
Illusions of the Body was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Most of us realize that the media displays only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.
Within the series I tried get a range of body types, ethnicities & genders to show how everyone is a different shape & size; there is no “normal”. Each photo was taken with the same lighting & the same angle.
Celebrate your shapes, sizes & the odd contortions your body can get itself into. The human body is a weird & beautiful thing.
Photographer: Gracie Hagen
the second one is hot both times tho
I understand the point they’re trying to make, but it seems like “unflattering” amounts 80% or 90% to “boobs sagging or not visible”
And bellies/fat rolls. Don’t forget that, that’s important, too.