u call me dumb?? i have straight A
u call me lame??? i am cool ass heck B)
u call me gay????? well
When I’m asked which is harder, being black or being gay, I’m always amused at how shocked people are when I tell them that it’s much harder being black than being gay ( the next QPOCs mileage may vary).
As much hell as I get—and trust me I do get hell—for being gay, I do have certain advantages. I can pass for straight, so as long as I don’t bring any attention to myself, I don’t have to worry about getting my skull cracked in. The other advantage I have, when I call out homophobia, people actually listen. Even the most hardcore conservative will acknowledge the existence of homophobia.
Yet let me call out racism and I have legions upon legions of whites, liberal and conservative, jumping at the chance to gaslight me and question my sanity/honesty/intelligence/emotional maturity.
Because in this society calling out racism is far more egregious than the actual racism.
Or as Malcolm X said, they don’t even acknowledge the knife is there.
The sad reality is that any LGBTQ equality that does happen will be in spite of the mainstream (read white) LGBTQ “community.” The unsung heroes and heroines will primarily be queer POCs and trans people as Stonewall illustrated. Because we don’t have cis and/or white privilege, we don’t have the option to fuck around.—Dennis Upkins, The Myth of Black Homophobia: Why I’m Not Feeling Macklemore and White Saviors are Anything But (via daetrimental)
christopher swann captures the conclusion of a two hour chase between an eight ton killer whale and a bottlenose dolphin off the coast of mexico. “the terror and fight for life of the dolphin was palpable. one felt one could feel the adrenalin in his veins and his pulsing heart as he raced for his life,” he remarked.
(Source: Flickr / m4thi3u)
everyone tell me abt ur day. how did your eyeliner go? did u flirt with somebody? drink enough water? make a white man nervous?
recalled pencils from a 90’s anti drug campaign
And perhaps, those of us in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films, with women at the center are niche experience, they are not. Audiences want to see them and, in fact, they earn money. The world is round, people. —Cate Blanchett accepting her award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture at the 2014 Academy Awards (via victoriafication)
tbh never ask me for boyfriend advice because 9 times out of 10 i’m just gonna be like “dump him”
Give me five minutes. I’ll be right back. People always say that.
In love on South Congress - Austin, TX - April 2011
Travelers - Surrealist Sculptures Bruno Catalano
"Travelers", a series of surrealist sculptures by French artist Bruno Catalano, a dozen were installed during the month of September in the streets of Marseilles in the framework of the European Capital of Culture 2013. The amazing sculptures pictured here look like they’re missing vital organs. B Catalano who says the invisible bodies represent a world citizen. This beautiful series of sculptures queries as its meaning from its implementation, and evokes memories and things that every traveler inevitably leaves behind …