vaspider:

boycottautismspeaks:

Virtual Protest! Boycott Autism Speaks, everywhere!
Image description: Picture is of a woman, wearing glasses and holding a sign that reads: My Autistic children are happy and healthy, smart and funny, resourceful, persistent and capable of speaking for themselves. They are not missing, merely existing, a burden, tragedy, epidemic, health crisis, or a national emergency. I am not in despair. Please do not believe Autism Speaks when they try to tell you otherwise. ‪#‎BoycottAutismSpeaks‬

This, thank you.

vaspider:

boycottautismspeaks:

Virtual Protest! Boycott Autism Speaks, everywhere!

Image description: Picture is of a woman, wearing glasses and holding a sign that reads: My Autistic children are happy and healthy, smart and funny, resourceful, persistent and capable of speaking for themselves. They are not missing, merely existing, a burden, tragedy, epidemic, health crisis, or a national emergency. I am not in despair. Please do not believe Autism Speaks when they try to tell you otherwise. ‪#‎BoycottAutismSpeaks‬

This, thank you.

halfblackandqueer:

The Mike Brown they don’t want you to see. Never forget. #nojusticenopeace #staywoke #arrestdarrenwilson

Rest in Peace baby boy

socialjusticekoolaid:

Last Night in Ferguson (10.21.14): A state senator was arrested (and mama may have been legally packing), one of the lead organizers, nettaaaaaaaa, was roughed up by police, and one of the main sources of footage/live feeds, Rebel Z, was detained in what seems to have been an intimidation and straight up harassment tactic. The police are out of control, and it’s only getting worse. If you think this is over, you need to look again. #staywoke #farfromover

Ferguson is still happening. Are you still paying attention?

Tune into Z’s UStream tonight to watch developments live. 

superselected:

#IamaLiberianNotaVirus. A Call to End Ebola Stigmatization and Prejudice.MORE.

superselected:

#IamaLiberianNotaVirus. A Call to End Ebola Stigmatization and Prejudice.

MORE.

howtobeafuckinglady:

imagine if black women were silent and passive about the shit black men face like imagine if we did as little for them as they do for us lmao like we’d still be slaves tbh

this tea is piping hot

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fatart:

lieutenantcookies:

This is my neighbor. Our kids go to the same school. Please reblog and keep your eyes open. Any and all info is welcome. email jhunter@pd.sandiego.gov

hey- Fat Art creator Karen here. I have a real and personal connection to this woman and her community and girls are very worried about her. If you have seen her or know anything that might help- email the contact above. Otherwise, I apologize for interrupting your regularly scheduled fat art but please reblog!!

fatart:

lieutenantcookies:

This is my neighbor. Our kids go to the same school. Please reblog and keep your eyes open. Any and all info is welcome. email jhunter@pd.sandiego.gov

hey- Fat Art creator Karen here. I have a real and personal connection to this woman and her community and girls are very worried about her. If you have seen her or know anything that might help- email the contact above. Otherwise, I apologize for interrupting your regularly scheduled fat art but please reblog!!

think-progress:


Africa is the world’s second largest continent. But it’s not unusual for Americans to classify it as a single entity, ignoring the many cultural, economic and geographic differences between its 47 countries. If three countries in Africa are going through an Ebola epidemic, the other 44 must be too, right?

Fun fact: Africa is huge.

think-progress:

Africa is the world’s second largest continent. But it’s not unusual for Americans to classify it as a single entity, ignoring the many cultural, economic and geographic differences between its 47 countries. If three countries in Africa are going through an Ebola epidemic, the other 44 must be too, right?

Fun fact: Africa is huge.

the-monae:

Are we really living or just walking dead now?
111

the-monae:

Are we really living or just walking dead now?

lordbape:

There are actual Black people that live their entire lives and don’t say the n-word. Why do non-Black people feel like they, of all people, “need” to lmao? Just to hurt Black people, it is so obvious. They’d rather argue about why they should be able to for 10 years than take 10 seconds to have a heart and realize that it’s not theirs and it hurts when they use it. You are honestly worthless to me if you’re not Black and you use it like.. that’s that, get through it.

dearnonacepeople:

cryingalonewithfrankenstein:

This photo always cheers me up a bit. It’s a front-page article from 1955 about Christine Jorgensen, one of the first women to have sex-reassignment surgery.
Since the text is a bit small and I couldn’t find a larger copy, here’s what the small blurb says:
A World of a Difference

George W. Jorgensen, Jr., son of a Bronx carpenter, served in the Army for two years and was given honorable discharge in 1946. Now George is no more. After six operations, Jorgensen’s sex has been changed and today she is a striking woman, working as a photographer in Denmark. Parents were informed of the big change in a letter Christine (that’s her new name) sent to them recently.

This article is 58 years old, and it’s more respectful of Christine’s pronoun choices and name than some publications are today. It makes me happy to see a newspaper be respectful of a trans person’s choice of name and pronouns like that :3

If someone from literally one of the most intolerant decades in recent history can respectfully write about trans women current journalists have no excuse.

dearnonacepeople:

cryingalonewithfrankenstein:

This photo always cheers me up a bit. It’s a front-page article from 1955 about Christine Jorgensen, one of the first women to have sex-reassignment surgery.

Since the text is a bit small and I couldn’t find a larger copy, here’s what the small blurb says:

A World of a Difference

George W. Jorgensen, Jr., son of a Bronx carpenter, served in the Army for two years and was given honorable discharge in 1946. Now George is no more. After six operations, Jorgensen’s sex has been changed and today she is a striking woman, working as a photographer in Denmark. Parents were informed of the big change in a letter Christine (that’s her new name) sent to them recently.

This article is 58 years old, and it’s more respectful of Christine’s pronoun choices and name than some publications are today. It makes me happy to see a newspaper be respectful of a trans person’s choice of name and pronouns like that :3

If someone from literally one of the most intolerant decades in recent history can respectfully write about trans women current journalists have no excuse.

fotojournalismus:

A doctor cries while standing next to a table with the bodies of four dead children in overflowing morgue of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 20, 2014. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

fotojournalismus:

A doctor cries while standing next to a table with the bodies of four dead children in overflowing morgue of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 20, 2014. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

bidyke:

Famous bi people of color (mostly women of color - sorry, I don’t know many famous bi men of color)!

Freddie Mercury: “I play on the bisexual thing because it’s something else, it’s fun… the last thing I want to do is to give people an idea of exactly who I am. I want people to work out their own interpretation of me and my image.”

Skin: “Yes I happen to be female and black and bisexual and these are things that are part of me, but they don’t tell the whole picture, it’s too limiting to put people in boxes like that.”

Azealia Banks: “I’m bisexual, but I’m not trying to be, like, the bisexual, lesbian rapper. I don’t live on other people’s terms.”

Michelle Rodriguez: “I’ve never walked the carpet with anyone, so they wonder: What does she do with her vagina? I’ve gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too fucking curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.”

Tila Tequila: “My whole life I have been judged so that’s nothing new to me so I don’t feel the need to justify my sexuality to anyone! One minute people talked shit about me for being ‘lesbian’ for shooting sexy pictures with other females and now I’m too ‘straight’ come on….who’s really the confused one here? Definitely not me! HA!”

Margaret Cho: “Bisexuality, for me, is probably the right term too (as well as queer).”

Amber Rose: “I’m extremely open with my sexuality. I can be in love with a woman, I can be in love with a man.”

Thandie Newton: “We’re all potentially bisexual; it all depends on your circle, your upbringing, and all kinds of things. Or maybe I’m just talking about myself. I could’ve easily fallen in love with a woman over a man.” 

Frenchie Davis: “I dated men and women, though lesbians weren’t feeling the bisexual thing. Now I’m in love with a woman I think I can be with forever.”

nowinexile:

Palestinian artist Sabbah Iyad attempts to capture the events of the Shujaiya massacre that happened during the last war on Gaza with sculptures of families fleeing the inevitable death in their homes. 

More than 2,189 Palestinians were murdered during the latest Israeli war on Gaza. 

lebritanyarmor:

asvpfrenchie:

real shit

this is so me .

lebritanyarmor:

asvpfrenchie:

real shit

this is so me .

Note to Self: You gotta do this for you. This is for you. This isn’t about anybody. Live for you. Honor you. Never lose sight of that.