misswhittington:

BUT SERIOUSLY… If you’re fat, you can still wear whatever you want.
You can still wear:

Horizontal stripes
Bright colours
Crop tops
Tight dresses
Leather
Sleeveless tops
Sexy stuff
Trousers
Attention grabbing outfits
ANYTHING YOU WANT!

Do more of what makes you happy, you deserve it.

bustysaintclair:

meowdypurrtner:

its really important for men to stand up to other men who say terrible and sexist shit

because sexist men dont listen to what women have to say

literally the most important thing men can do if they want to call themselves feminist allies 

What is the best way to accurately write from the perspective of a character with a different orientation than you?

@theonlyfantasyninja

weneeddiversebooks:

harmonyinkpress:

Well, first of all, remember that everyone’s experience is different. Some people, even with a completely different orientation, may have experiences similar to yours and some people with the same orientation will have completely different experiences.

Talk to several people who do have that orientation, both in real life and online if you can manage it. Ask them about their experiences (if they’re willing), and try to ask questions that will relate to the situation(s) you’re writing about.

Do other research too. Read blogs or books or other things written by people of that orientation. There are a lot of blogs on Tumblr that offer writing advice and information on various orientations and identities, they would be a good place to start. We have information on writing XXX characters that I will tag and add to that link every time we have a discussion on it.

Harmony Ink Press gives some pretty good advice in terms of writing diversity. There are many resources and don’t forget to do your homework and find out what the story means to you.

littlequeenhoneybee:

what I did today

littlequeenhoneybee:

what I did today

micdotcom:

Photos of Keke Palmer’s debut as Cinderella will bring tears to your eyes

Keke Palmer took the stage Tuesday night as the title character in Broadway’s Cinderella, marking the first time an African-American actress has played the role on theater’s biggest stage. 

"Dreams do come true" Follow micdotcom

equalityandthecity:

(via Students help Emma Sulkowicz carry mattress to class in first collective carry)

(Source: say-yes-to-cake)

kuzujuk:

do you really think heterosexual characters belong in children’s media? think of the example you’re setting. :(

prettylittlerobbers:

missolivialouise:

Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

i am so into this wow

A Halloween PSA

pixiesizedprincess:

Halloween store are popping up, which means that no matter how offensive you find the costumes, DO NOT harass the employees or make their lives miserable by defacing merchandise. They are seasonal, minimum wage workers and attacking them gets you nowhere.