dirtydiamondscomic:

Kelly & Claire were busy sorting books, signing bookplates, eating gyros, and packing up Kickstarter shipments last night! Someday I won’t live in a world of boxes anymore.

kelsium:

I don’t think I know anyone with this background, but maybe we can signal boost. One major thing the Ferguson organizers have been asking for specifically for several days is for service donations from mental health professionals with a background in trauma counseling, people of color would be preferable for obvious reasons. If you know someone who might be willing to either to go to Ferguson or do tele-sessions, please direct them to this form.

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lookatthewords:

micdotcom:

Taylor Swift’s song is catchy but did she have to accessorize with black women’s bodies?

It’s hard to criticize Taylor Swift’s new single, “Shake It Off,” because it’s all about how dumb her haters are. Then again, when you intentionally culturally appropriate and then make a mockery of people who don’t want you to culturally appropriate, you sort of deserve to be criticized.

Released yesterday, the video is clearly meant for a younger audience — as you can tell from the tutus — but that only makes it more offensive when Swift dons gold hoop earrings and chains, high-top kicks and cut-off shorts and begins twerking. That’s also the moment when the whole video devolves into racist stereotyping and cultural appropriation. Swift is seen crawling underneath a black woman’s legs, looking up into her nether regions as she twerks to the beat of Swift’s song. She seems to think there’s something funny about all the talk about cultural appropriation in music.

Why her video is so problematic Follow micdotcom 

…………didn’t this bitch say she had an illness of fearing black people?!?!?!

characterandwritinghelp:

All that matters is that you care enough to write it.

characterandwritinghelp:

All that matters is that you care enough to write it.

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asker

Anonymous asked: I worry that the diversity conversation is getting bogged down in extremism. Writers should include diverse characters because it's realistic--our world is diverse. And we all should read diverse books and fight publishers who won't publish them. But this idea that every book must be a pantheon of diversity, that white or straight protagonists are no longer acceptable, and that every diverse character must be a billboard of culture and adversity--that is positively absurd! WRITE PEOPLE, the end.

writingwithcolor:

Nobody is forcing you.

Nobody said that white or straight protagonists are no longer acceptable. We want to add PoC and LGBTQIAP+ protagonists for readers who are in those groups, because they have so very little representation to begin with. Nobody said anything about taking the white or straight ones away. The fact that you’ve written in here with this Ask says a lot about your attitude, and it’s nothing good.

You have misunderstood the purpose of what we’re trying to do. The end.

-WWC

90skindofworld:

Family Matters was on for 9 seasons

from '89 to 98' 

Let that sink in

Black people be like

prettyboyshyflizzy:

"Im 5 mins away"

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feministkiss:

I read this great quote from Jane Caro today :) Speaking about our experiences facing sexism can help women all over the world. Your courage and bravery can be a gift to others who need it. 

feministkiss:

I read this great quote from Jane Caro today :) Speaking about our experiences facing sexism can help women all over the world. Your courage and bravery can be a gift to others who need it. 

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piscestoo:

frogmakesart:

That was supposed to be just a quick and simple mermaid drawing, but then I did a background. What’s gotten into me?!

this is awesome!

piscestoo:

frogmakesart:

That was supposed to be just a quick and simple mermaid drawing, but then I did a background. What’s gotten into me?!

this is awesome!

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incidentalcomics:

The Shape of Ideas

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