Avoiding the Girl Police

badman300:

"how is that racist?"- white proverb

sapphicnymph:

leaving Laverne Cox off of the Time top 100 despite the overwhelming support she received is an act of violence and erasure towards trans women

Scully + Autopsies

gradientlair:

Black women who made the Time 100 List For 2014. Creative singer, dancer, artist, philanthropist and feminist Beyoncé, creative outspoken actor, artist and feminist Kerry Washington, tennis legend, philanthropist and business owner Serena WilliamsChicagoan and now head of U.N. World Food Programme Ertharin CousinNigerian economist and past Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Ugandan activist Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, South African human rights lawyer Thuli Madonsela, and Kenyan tech guru Ory Okolloh. 

Laverne Cox and Janet Mock DIDN’T make the list though. Clearly both had a major impact in 2013. Both have been outspoken about Black trans women and trans women of colour’s rights and lives, both have created remarkable and important art and both have been influential and highly visible. They should’ve been there. Easily.

Beyoncé made the Time 100 List in 2013 as well, but this year has the cover after a successful and influential year in 2013, from her Super Bowl performance, to her world tour, to her incredible visual album BEYONCÉ, to being more outspoken with her feminist politics through her music, and through other projects—some I like (speaking, writing, fundraising, philanthropy), some I’ve critiqued (i.e. #BanBossy/Lean In)—all while being committed to her family, her marriage to Jay-Z and motherhood to Blue Ivy

Several Black men made the list as well, including two of my personal faves, Oscar winning film director Steve McQueen and Super Bowl champion Richard Sherman

As I wrote about yesterday, there is a DIFFERENCE between the legitimate desire for representation of Black women’s humanity in the media while still creating our own media (as ignoring the mainstream does not erase harmful messages about us are placed there) and "oh that’s White approval!" This distinction and understanding of how media representation impacts us is important.

Complete Time 100 List For 2014 

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University of Massachusetts basketball guard Derrick Gordon, 22, faces reporters on the school’s campus, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Amherst, Mass. Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

She is not “my girl.”

She belongs to herself. And I am blessed, for with all her freedom, she still comes back to me, moment-to-moment, day-by-day, and night-by-night.

How much more blessed can I be?

Avraham Chaim, Thoughts after The Alchemist (via petitedino)

 

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Hey, U of R, VCU, and VUU Students

active-rva:

Hey, Richmond college students who read this blog- we need students to post fliers on the college campuses, or to point us to where posting fliers is permitted. 

If you’re a student- we especially need Virginia Union students- and you’d like to help flier, contact me here, or by e-mail at activerva@gmail.com. 

High school students in Richmond, we could use you, too. 

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69shadesofgayy:

funkyfine:

well i’ve been afraid of changing

 

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Tú eres así, una continua espera de tu ausencia; un minuto que viene sin ti. Eres todas las cosas que me faltan, todas las que no tengo.
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