The Black Ivy (animated) by Gyimah Gariba (2011)
Just came across these drawings from my good friend and animator Gyimah Gariba in my inbox circa 2011 or so, I don’t think anyone has seen these images outside of Gyimah and myself. He is definitely a super talented artist, if you haven’t checked out his work you can do so here
Awesome to see our editorial in animation form.. ha
Yes! I need this in my life!!!
Concept: Disposable Food Bowl by Michal Marko
Designer Michal Marko created a disposable food bowl concept (with minimum environmental impact) while teaching society about new biodegradable materials. On the label it states: “Enjoy your food. Then put the seeds from under the label with gravel into the bowl and let it grow. After a week, plant bowl with a herb into the ground. The bowl will degrade and you can grown your own herb.” Can you imagine this bowl used in all fast-food restaurants? It would change our worldview. For this reason, I believe the concept is exceptional.
The Transgender Murder Monitoring Project reveals the greatest number of killings took place in countries with some of the most progressive LGBTI rights laws.
this is unacceptable. we have to do better than this for trans* folk
The number of faces on that ball just break my fucking heart
All these amazing people who didn’t do a thing wrong, who were attacked just for EXISTING
More needs to be done to put an end to this transphobic bullshit once and for all
There’s a candleligt vigil being held at my state capitol tonight for this.
In ‘liberal’ Western world, one shames other (mostly non-White) civilizations for not bandwagoning the human rights doctrine and, simultaneously, praising oneself about how ‘you’ are moral superior, yet there is never a moment of silence for nor any mentioning of these beautiful people whose lives were stolen!! R.I.P my dear friends!!
"People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as "parasites" fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society."
Back in May I posted an essay list with some of my essays specifically on womanism, Black feminism and race in feminist discourse, though just about anything I write is shaped by a womanist lens and an intersectional world view/experiences. I’ve since written more essays within this theme, so…
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Some 40 Black models, most of them women, have staged a topless protest in Rio de Janeiro against the low presence of Afro-Brazilians on fashion catwalks.
"What strikes you, your racism or me?" one of the female demonstrators wrote on her chest during the protest late Wednesday timed to coincide with Rio Fashion Week.
The demonstration also coincided with the signing of a deal between the Fashion Week organizers and the Rio ombudsman’s office setting a 10 percent quota for Black models in fashion shows, the G1 news website reported.
"This agreement crowns a joint initiative that can open a space that does not yet exist," said Moises Alcuna, a spokesman for Educafro, a civil rights group championing the labor and educational rights of Black people and indigenous people.
More than half of Brazil’s 200 million people are of African descent, the world’s second largest Black population after that of Nigeria.
But Afro-Brazilians are faced with widespread racial inequality.
"If we are buying clothes, why can’t we parade in the (fashion) shows," asked a 15-year-old model taking part in the protest. "Does that mean that only white women can sell and the rest of us can only buy?"
"Claiming to showcase Brazilian fashion without the real Brazilians amounts to showing Brazilian fashion (only) with white models," said Jose Flores, a 25-year-old former model who now works in advertising.
After 13 years of debate, President Dilma Rousseff last year signed a controversial law that reserves half of seats in federal universities to public school students, with priority given to Afro-Brazilians and indigenous people.
In June 2009, the Sao Paulo Fashion Week (SPFW)— Latin America’s premier fashion event — for the first time imposed quotas requiring at least 10 percent of the models to be Black or indigenous.
Previously, only a handful of Black models featured among the 350 or so that sashayed down the catwalk — usually less than three percent.
But in 2010, the 10 percent quota was removed, after a conservative prosecutor deemed it unconstitutional.
Yes demand your space!!
Watch Hilton Als talk about masculinity with Junot Díaz (text below by Jamilah King for Colorlines)
So this is a lengthy hour-long conversation, but a worthwhile one. Last Spring, New York City’s Strand Bookstore hosted Hilton Als and Junot Díaz to talk about writing, love, and masculinity, among other things. Als is a theater critic for the New Yorker whose latest collection of essays called “White Girls” hits shelves today. Díaz’s praise for Als’ latest collection is featured prominently on the new book’s cover.
Als begins the conversation by asking Díaz about his use of the word “pato” in his work, a derogatory Spanish slang word for “gay.” Diaz responds by saying, in part: “When I think about the politicial unconsciousness of masculinity, it’s queerness.”