myriadsubtletiess:

robynhoodscloset:

Me and my girlfrand Jessi Jae Joplin!! Modeling THE COOLEST threads from http://devowevo.com and rocking THE SICKEST kicks by YRU!!

It’s been so long since my last real post but I’m sure you know by now that I’ve just been through a lot of tragedy and am still trying to get back on solid ground. The world around me feels like it’s just shattered over my head. And Im all cut up and bruised. It’s been really hard to find motivation for anything. I’ve been staying in Texas (my home state) for the last few weeks to try and get some normalcy, and I’m beginning to see a light at the end of this tunnel….however dim it may be.

Ok so now that I’ve gvot that off my chest back to the clothes!! I really really love Devo Wevo. I first discovered them a couple years ago when a music producer friend asked me to sing a demo for him but he couldn’t afford my rate (ahem i wasnt gonna charge him anyway but…), so he acyually bought a pair of mary jane leggings from this company and i was in loooove at first sight. And then later I became friends with the owner online and when she came to LA to visit we kicked and the rest is history. These beautiful pictures were taken by the masterly Travis Seale. I just adore how they came out!!

I have no purpose in being alive anymore.

  • Black person on Tumblr: "Im finna go apply to this job"
  • Random user: "Well maybe if you knew how to speak properly you'd already have a job"
  • Black person: Language is merely a medium in which we communicate in and as such must be fluid in order to remain effective. I use such grammar because it is the easiest for anyone who happens upon my blog to digest and conveys my message in a manner where it cannot be misconstrued. Also, speaking formally in an informal forum gives off an air of superiority and needlessly complicates my message. A key part in oral language is reaching an understanding with your audience so as to keep them engaged and distraction free; imagine if I were to give a speech to 1st graders the way a doctor would speak to a med student, the audience would be bewildered by all the terms and would focus on their lack of understanding the words vs what's being said. In conclusion, this my blog and imma blog how I want
  • Random User: *deletes post, deletes blog, deletes SSN, cancels cards, starts new identity

wiccateachings:

Time lapse video of the Blood Mon. A breathtaking video of the Lunar Eclipse in high speed.

(via myriadsubtletiess)

myriadsubtletiess:

thisamericanlush:

h0odrich:

this looks like a man just got switched into a cats body and he’s having some self realization of the situation and he’s buggin

"I have a meeting tomorrow with the vice president of distribution. I can’t go in like this! I need a much nicer collar!"

As a cat behaviorist, I can 100% confirm that the above description is exactly what’s happening in the .gifs.

(Source: catleecious)

magdolenelives:

gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

There was an interesting take/review of these dolls here and here.

(via that-awkward-individual)