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Multiracial feminist queer. Artist, designer, & Jane-of-all-trades. I ask questions. I dig art.

My blog is a combination of art, quotes, and lifestyle posts from student of the world, who migrated from the Florida Keys and is now living in Orlando, Florida.
archann:

Archan Nair - New Artwork titled “ Embrace“
Website // Facebook // Instagram

archann:

Archan Nair - New Artwork titled “ Embrace“

Website // Facebook // Instagram

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kenobi-wan-obi:

First Solar Eclipse of 2014 Thrills Skywatchers in Australia

The moon took a bite out of the sun in the first solar eclipse of the year on Tuesday (April 29), a celestial ballet visible from Australia that captivated stargazers despite cloudy weather.

Tuesday’s solar eclipse was a “ring of fire” annular eclipse, but only for an uninhabited swath of Antarctica. For observers in Australia, the moon appeared to cover about 65 percent of the sun, resulting in a striking partial solar eclipse at sunset.

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skunkbear:

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

I was recently reminded how much I still enjoy this endlessly zooming video from 1968, “Powers of Ten”:

You’ve got to watch the video for the narration and the kickin’ soundtrack. For a modern, interactive take, check out “The Scale of the Universe" by Cary Huang. Get some perspective!

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As a human, I am disgusted with your what appears to be desperation and poor execution…As a director, I am unimpressed. As a sociologist I understand your type. As your fellow artist I am uninspired. As a woman I feel violated and underestimated.

Badu then added:

You can kiss my glittery ass.

"

Erykah Badu to Flaming Lips Frontman: ‘Kiss My Glittery Ass’ (Jezebel)

As comprehensive put-downs go, that’s pretty much your gold standard right there.

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rachelfershleiser:

But I’m now learning how to say no. The way you become successful in the arts is by saying yes. It really is. I said yes to Dear Sugar—no pay, huge amount of work, completely uncertain in terms of whether anyone would even read it. And then it turned into this really wonderful thing that was some of the most meaningful work I’ve ever done as a writer. I’ve been saying yes for 25 years, but now I have to start saying no, or else I won’t be able to continue to do the work I love the most, which is writing. That’s been such a lesson for me. But no is the key to liberation. Yes was to nurture this thing, this writing. And no will be to protect it.
(via Scratch: ‘The Scratch Interview with Cheryl Strayed’, from the Q2 2014 issue “Faith”)
This Scratch interview is so good. So honest. Names names and numbers numbers.

rachelfershleiser:

But I’m now learning how to say no. The way you become successful in the arts is by saying yes. It really is. I said yes to Dear Sugar—no pay, huge amount of work, completely uncertain in terms of whether anyone would even read it. And then it turned into this really wonderful thing that was some of the most meaningful work I’ve ever done as a writer. I’ve been saying yes for 25 years, but now I have to start saying no, or else I won’t be able to continue to do the work I love the most, which is writing. That’s been such a lesson for me. But no is the key to liberation. Yes was to nurture this thing, this writing. And no will be to protect it.

(via Scratch: ‘The Scratch Interview with Cheryl Strayed’, from the Q2 2014 issue “Faith”)

This Scratch interview is so good. So honest. Names names and numbers numbers.

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girljanitor:

bashi-bazouk:


peppercyanide:


sisterwolf:



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I never even
c
wow
How did they get away with that
AH
I LOVE THIS


What do you mean how did they get away with it?
History isn’t one straight line progressing towards a liberal society.
Look how much Americans attitudes have changed between 1980 and today. 1980 was the first time most very religious people voted, they abstained before that at the behest of their churches. Now they dictate policy at every election.
In my family photo album there are pictures from the 20s of a woman called ‘uncle bob’. She dressed in men’s clothing, and had a ‘companion’. This was a rough industrial town, they were working class, nobody cared. It was her business.
This is why politics is important - the moment you think everything is better today than it was in the past, you let other people take control of the direction society goes in - with you sitting back presuming we’re going forwards.


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girljanitor:

bashi-bazouk:

peppercyanide:

sisterwolf:

via

I never even

c

wow

How did they get away with that

AH

I LOVE THIS

What do you mean how did they get away with it?

History isn’t one straight line progressing towards a liberal society.

Look how much Americans attitudes have changed between 1980 and today. 1980 was the first time most very religious people voted, they abstained before that at the behest of their churches. Now they dictate policy at every election.

In my family photo album there are pictures from the 20s of a woman called ‘uncle bob’. She dressed in men’s clothing, and had a ‘companion’. This was a rough industrial town, they were working class, nobody cared. It was her business.

This is why politics is important - the moment you think everything is better today than it was in the past, you let other people take control of the direction society goes in - with you sitting back presuming we’re going forwards.

reblogging for the commentary

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policymic:

16-year-old dresses as every culture and counterculture of the last 100 years

Flapper. Beatnick. Hippie. Hipster. 

In her project “Counter // Culture,” 16-year-old photographer Annalisa Hartlaub captures all the mainstream and countercultural movements that have defined the last 10 decades. The results are a stirring series of portraits that bring life to a century of women, contextualizing how the friction of mainstream and counterculture defined progression. 

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sweet-kuro asked: This is definitely one of my favorite tumblr blogs. I truly love coming here and seeing all the beautiful photos that main stream media tends to hide under the bed. It's beautiful and I love it. Thank you


Answer:

blackhistoryalbum:

Thank you. One of the main reasons we started this Tumblr was because we (as you have) noticed the lack of diversity in regards to how the mainstream and even African Americans themselves define “Black History.” Although slavery and the struggle for civil rights were pivotal events in “our” history, they are not the only things that define us or for that matter binds us together. We have a rich history well beyond those struggles, much of it forgotten and never seeing the light of day.

That is also the original idea beyond our tagline “The Way We Were.” This is how we “lived” our lives.

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blackhistoryalbum:

Fashion Throwback….The 70s

blackhistoryalbum:

Fashion Throwback….The 70s

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"I do not want to be human. I want to be myself. They think I am a lion, that I will chase them. I will not deny I have lions in me. I am the monster in the wood. I have wonders in my house of sugar. I have parts of myself I do not yet understand."
Catherynne M. Valente, Silently and Very Fast (via larmoyante)

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"Our lives must climb from hope to hope
And realize our longing."
James Russell Lowell (Unitarian, poet, statesman, reformer) “Longing” (via uuquotes)
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realityayslum:

Hand grasping a young woman’s long, dark hair. c1910
(thnx to chagalov for the link)

realityayslum:

Hand grasping a young woman’s long, dark hair. c1910

(thnx to chagalov for the link)

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superseventies:

Model wearing Elsa Peretti designed necklaces for Halston’s signature fragrance. 1970s.

superseventies:

Model wearing Elsa Peretti designed necklaces for Halston’s signature fragrance. 1970s.

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