Friday, June 27, 2014

yewrose:

Anime: Revolutionary Girl Utena
Song: Sex Yeah by Marina and the Diamonds (edited)
Theme: Series tribute, with an emphasis on Utena Tenjou.
Program: Sony Vegas Pro 12.0

Saturday, May 24, 2014

genderfuckedover:

thewomanfromitaly:

i-am-river:

So, i read this awful article using bathroom “scare tactics,” which was claiming that trans women are potential rapists. “Men” who dress as women to gain access to women only spaces and force them self on women. This really upset me and i had a bit of a Twitter rant. They were read by others and i was urged to post them in other media also, so i am posting them here. (Edited together in easy reading format from top to bottom.)

This is the link in the first tweet about how there are no cases of a trans woman attacking a cis woman in public restrooms: Link 1.

This is the link in the second tweet about the cases where trans people are assaulted in the bathroom by cis people: Link 2.

if you’re cis and you follow me i’m gonna need you to reblog this

don’t care if you’re cis or trans, this is important.

Thursday, May 22, 2014
I love Sailor Moon and magical girl shows in general, lately I started to think of what I would do with a fan sequel of some sort for the Sailor Moon series. I imagined Chibi-Usa being sent to earth in order to gather sailor scouts to help fight an enemy that the group is currently not strong enough to defeat on their own and for some reason everyone is spread out across the world. I thought it would be rad to have a kickass judo prodigy Sailor Jupiter from the USA who wears hijab. So of course her sailor uniform respects her choice! 

I love Sailor Moon and magical girl shows in general, lately I started to think of what I would do with a fan sequel of some sort for the Sailor Moon series. I imagined Chibi-Usa being sent to earth in order to gather sailor scouts to help fight an enemy that the group is currently not strong enough to defeat on their own and for some reason everyone is spread out across the world. I thought it would be rad to have a kickass judo prodigy Sailor Jupiter from the USA who wears hijab. So of course her sailor uniform respects her choice! 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
soulrevision:

These are the names of the abducted Nigerian girls. It is important that we recognize that they have families, dreams, futures. We must continue to humanize them. We must continue to circulate their names. Their lives matter!
And NO, I will NOT stop talking about this! Deal with it!
#BringBackOurGirls

soulrevision:

These are the names of the abducted Nigerian girls. It is important that we recognize that they have families, dreams, futures. We must continue to humanize them. We must continue to circulate their names. Their lives matter!

And NO, I will NOT stop talking about this! Deal with it!

#BringBackOurGirls

drawingllamas:

soldier of thunder and courage

drawingllamas:

soldier of thunder and courage

(Source: catleecious)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

wocinsolidarity:

Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters

Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 

Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:

#WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS

Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

(Source: callumbal)

Jarita isn’t a very common name. I’m pretty sure I’m the only one in the world named Jarita Greyeyes. Before I was born my mother was living on a reserve in northern Alberta. As her due date approached she was told to go back to the city to have me. Since I was her first child, they were worried the roads would get bad and if she needed help she wouldn’t have been able to get it. But she told many of her friends about me when I was born, and it seemed like someone told someone who liked the name and later they too named their daughter Jarita.

Even though I had heard that story many times, about the other baby girl that I had never met named Jarita, I forgot about it. Until she was murdered when we were both twenty years old. It was 2005 and I was in my second year of university. Jarita was in college too, in a town an hour and a half away from my father’s community. She went out one weekend with her friends and family. At some point in the evening she met someone who would kill her. Jarita had been beaten, strangled to death and her body was left to be discovered by a hotel maid. At the first trial held, a man was found guilty for her murder, but that verdict was overturned on appeal. It is a strange feeling to read the words of her loved ones. The ones who wept for her. The ones who still pray for her. The people who love her children, and cherish them as her last gifts to this world. To see those words “The murder of Jarita.” We are both Cree women, and just as it was her, it could have been me, or even you. No peace and no justice for the family of Jarita. No peace and no justice for any of us.

This is what it means to be an Indigenous woman. To see the latest news report of a missing or murdered woman and know that it could have just as easily been you, even if you don’t share the same name.

Making it Home Alive, Jarita Greyeyes (via nitanahkohe)

chromehearts:

A feminism comic I did for my uni’s newspaper. I wish I had a bit more time to work on it, but I’m pleased with how it came out considering the tight deadline!