Rosies of Color. Happy International Women’s Day.
Help comes when the person identifies the change they want and starts to believe it can actually happen. Whether it is overcoming an impossible family situation, making a career or study change, standing up to an oppressor, gaining relief from chronic physical pain, igniting creative inspiration, feeling less alone, or beginning to value their self worth, at the root of suicidal feelings is often powerlessness to change your life – not giving up on life itself.
An infographic created by my friend to quickly spread the word on the non offensive way to write trans woman.
If you don’t know why the other variations are crossed out please do some research on your own. Various trans women have written numerous posts about why they are harmful to trans women.
Jeneil Williams For Nike
with Japanese artist Yuko Kanatani
Nike states “The Nike Tight of the Moment is an exercise in exploration. Through experimentation with unique patterns, colors and inspirations, the franchise has elevated the intersection of athletic performance and artistic design. This penchant for exploration led the Nike design team to Japan. There it partnered with Yuko Kanatani, marking Nike’s first collaboration with an independent artist for the Tight of the Moment project.”
Just got this forwarded to me, thought it was worth passing on!
I wanted to put the word out about a scholarship available for LGBTQIA youth through The Eden Youth Foundation. They are giving out ten $10,0000 scholarships to youth 24 and under who are must…
“I am ignorant and I am sorry (but that does not mean I am paralysed with guilt because what will you do with my self pitying tears when you have your own righteous fury and despair to contend with?) and I promise to change. I promise to listen and swallow my pride (and if I choke on it I will not demand you perform the Heimlich manoeuvre). I promise to be your friend and ally in whatever way I can, even if it brings me discomfort, because you cannot simply choose to avoid the pain when you’re tired and aching and want to sleep.
And if the day comes when I am no longer your friend, then I promise I will still be your ally. I will stand by your side hating your guts, until the day at which you achieve the same human rights as me. I might personally want you to get hit by a truck, but when I attend your funeral (to gatecrash, naturally), I want you remembered as a human being.
When we win this fight, (which I hope we do soon), we can carry on being enemies across the cosmos with no protests and petitions and joint missions to piss off the bigots to stand in our way. We can have an all out war.
But me and my nemesis have to be on a level playing field to start, you see.
So come on, you bastardly no-good piece of shit,
Where are we demonstrating tomorrow?”
#no one realizes the significance of this #the point of this movie is not that you will find another love #it’s that douches like tom will keep falling into the cycle of chasing a manic pixie dream girl #and probably think that she’s the one #but guess what? just because you listen to the same music or because she has a cute name #doesn’t mean that you’re meant for each other #500 days of summer the most misunderstood hipster hit the world has ever seen
And let’s talk about the fact that Joseph Gordon Levitt himself said the point of the movie is not so you’d feel bad for him and fall in love with him, it’s so you’d realize how selfish some people are.
Actual quote from him from an interview:
The (500) Days of Summer attitude of ‘He wants you so bad’ seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is.”
"He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.”
I would agree!
I look up to laverne cox so hard
I always love re-blogging Laverne Cox. Not only because of her eloquence, intelligence, kindness, and beauty, but also because her voice might be one of the most important in the fight against hatred in the U.S.A. today. What she has to say is crucial to the growth, peace, prosperity, and freedom of all of us. If you have the time, please watch this video.
everyone needs to take seven minutes and watch this.
I like this speech! She is straight to the point!
Make Your Move is an effort from Missoula’s Intervention in Action Project, a group of community organizations dedicated to ending sexual violence. Its campaign’s goals are to: 1) Engage men and women as allies to prevent sexual violence by increasing awareness and education about the dynamics of sexual violence and 2) Encourage bystanders to foster healthy non-violent relationships and interrupt attitudes, language and actions that support sexual violence.
"As a proud black trans woman, I was not going to allow the system to delegitimize & hypersexualize & take my identity away from me."