Thoughts that cannot be hemmed in

tolteka:

oil on canvas, Art by Ricardo Ortega

zoewashburne:

claricemstarlings:

i found the original pilot script for “hannibal” and i’m laughing because

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winston is not an isolated incident

mldigitalart:

Celia Cruz - La Reina

ari-abroad:

This morning I met for coffee with the @nprinterns. And of course, we took a selfie. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1tt7cEZ

My girl Sara doing it right at the close of a great opportunity.

ari-abroad:

This morning I met for coffee with the @nprinterns. And of course, we took a selfie. via Instagram http://ift.tt/1tt7cEZ

My girl Sara doing it right at the close of a great opportunity.

malindalo:

sarahreesbrennan:

datvikingtho:

theyseemefangirlintheyhatin:

permets-tu:

after what feels like literally the longest week of my life working on it my marauder’s map dress for leakycon is DONE!! as a side note, i literally never want to use another fine point sharpie in my life.

THIS IS AMAZING OMG

This is beyond amazing and inspiring.

This is so so pretty, and in its beauty and the obvious hard work and dedication put into its beauty are clearly representative of Leakycon itself. Obviously I can never go, but I am SO PROUD of my beautimous friends Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman for running such a fantastic thing, in which everything runs smoothly and beautifully but in an individual and loving way, and I think all the authors going are amazingly fabulous (go to Malinda Lo and Alaya Dawn Johnson’s panellation! and Holly Black will teach you how to fix your book!). So: LOVELY. Everyone going to Leakycon please enjoy yourselves, get lots of books, and prepare to be dazzled by wonders.

This is AMAZING. And I am so excited to go to LeakyCon!!

I believe that Collins’ construction of Rue as the symbol of innocence meant that some readers automatically imagined her as White. After all, in what universe is an older Black tween innocent? Certainly not in American schools, with the often noted discipline gap. Certainly not in contemporary children’s literature, where Black kids and teens are underrepresented… and when they do appear, are sometimes viewed as “unlikeable” or “unrelatable.”

Collins also makes the grave mistake of stating from Katniss’ point of view that Rue reminds her of her younger sister, Prim. Prim is a much more familiar figure in children’s literature — the guileless, golden girl child often is the counterweight that balances the evil that the protagonist must overcome, and The Hunger Games is no exception. What is different is that while trapped in the Game, Rue becomes Katniss’ Prim, a younger companion who shares in the existential threat until she is overcome by it.

This was too much for some readers to take.

In 1968, during the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eartha Kitt encountered a substantial professional setback after she made anti-war statements during a White House luncheon. Kitt was invited to the White House luncheon and was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War. She replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”

During a question and answer session, Kitt stated:

The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.

Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears and led to a derailment in Kitt’s career

third-eyes:

staceythinx:

Science-inspired necklaces from the Delftia Etsy store

wocinsolidarity:

hamamael:

brilliant, never before seen fantasy ideas!!!!

  • allegories for racism using white people and some race of mythical creatures who are all also white people
  • allegories for lgbt*qia identities using someone being cursed or a werewolf and they are still a cishet the whole time
  • allegories for issues people deal with using no one except cishet white people

when your society marginalizes you so much that even stories about your marginalization….marginalize you

smh