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whoneedsfeminism:

“I NEED FEMINISM BECAUSE my girlfriend was almost raped by her ex-boyfriend WHILE WE WERE GOING OUT but NOBODY INCLUDING THE POLICE are doing anything because of how she “presents herself”. (Police saying it “is just just not worth their time with someone who presents herself in a way such as she does)”

whoneedsfeminism:

I NEED FEMINISM BECAUSE my girlfriend was almost raped by her ex-boyfriend WHILE WE WERE GOING OUT but NOBODY INCLUDING THE POLICE are doing anything because of how she “presents herself”. 

(Police saying it “is just just not worth their time with someone who presents herself in a way such as she does)”

bocchan:

karhide:

windandsalt:

friarpark

#this is not an exaggeration okay #children do say this #children do wonder why they can’t find themselves in the media #don’t fucking tell me it doesn’t matter #it matters so much #children NEED to see themselves represented #or else they grow up feeling inferior and not worthy

okay, story time: i’m a resident actor a children’s theatre company, and we just did peter pan. i was cast as peter because i’m the only one who looks young enough to play the part; but aside from looking young, i look nothing like peter pan. he’s this little white boy with reddish brown hair and i’m an arab/hispanic queer with black hair and freckles. 

our company has a really devoted following, and these kids are reeeally young. after every show, we do autographs as the characters and have to keep up the act, because to a lot of these really young kids, we are who we pretend to be on stage. that terrified me. i’ve done autograph sessions in-character before, but never as such a well-loved character. who, again, is white. i was worried about what children might say.

over the course of the production, we must have performed for close to 500 kids, between the shows we did for families and the shows we did for school field trips.

and i distinctly remember one little white girl who came up to me with a DVD copy of disney’s peter pan, and she had this adorable tinkerbell dress on, and she just stared at me wide-eyed and after a while she said “i have all your movies!!”

first of all, if you don’t think that’s the cutest thing ever, please leave.

and when i asked her what she wanted me to sign, she handed me her DVD and said “by your face.” and she points right at this little white redheaded peter pan with pointy ears who is clearly not me, as if she can’t tell the difference… or she can, and she doesn’t care. similar things happened with different children, but it never lost its charm for me. on the contrary, it really warmed my heart.

by that same token there were many children of color who were affected by seeing a brown peter pan. a lot of them (usually older children) and/or their parents ask me how i got into acting, and if i had any advice for how to get into it. it meant a lot to me that there’s this whole generation of children of color who are going to pursue the arts, because even though i live in a very diverse area, our theatre landscape is still very whitewashed.

anyway, what i’m trying to say isn’t just that representation matters, which it does. what i’m also trying to say is that one less white face in the crowd isn’t going to hurt anyone. i feel like i’ve heard time and again that white people can only identify with white characters, and the whole point of my story is that that’s obviously not true. that kind of behavior, where people only empathize with characters who look like them, has to be taught. and that kind of behavior is racism.

bolding is mine, because that last bit really knocked it out of the park for me

(Source: rimtiggins)


On being asked if she is a feminist (in light of stars such as Shailene Woodley, Lady Gaga, and Kelly Clarkson rejecting the label): “I don’t think they really understood what feminism is. It’s a right. Feminism, to me, is standing up for everything that someone else has already done for you. My mom has overcome so much in her life. She makes me want to stand up for myself. Stand up to the studio heads who try to tell me that I can’t have blonde hair; they want brown hair. Or I need bigger boobs, or I need to work out. Or I’m too skinny, so, like, ‘Eat a cheeseburger.’ I stand up for myself every day of my life. I grew up in a family of four boys. I’m, like, a born feminist. I’ve been a feminist since I was four years old.” - Chloe Grace Moretz

On being asked if she is a feminist (in light of stars such as Shailene Woodley, Lady Gaga, and Kelly Clarkson rejecting the label): “I don’t think they really understood what feminism is. It’s a right. Feminism, to me, is standing up for everything that someone else has already done for you. My mom has overcome so much in her life. She makes me want to stand up for myself. Stand up to the studio heads who try to tell me that I can’t have blonde hair; they want brown hair. Or I need bigger boobs, or I need to work out. Or I’m too skinny, so, like, ‘Eat a cheeseburger.’ I stand up for myself every day of my life. I grew up in a family of four boys. I’m, like, a born feminist. I’ve been a feminist since I was four years old.” - Chloe Grace Moretz

(Source: ameliajeans)

kalidraws:

swiggity-swell-im-a-martell:

kalidraws:

I’m selling all my ASOIAF pieces as prints at the Ltd Art Gallery “WINTER IS COMING” show! They are all available online as easily frameable 8x10 giclee prints on watercolor paper for $20 each, should you like to buy one. They’re each limited to only 25 prints, too!

In the past I haven’t offered all of these for sale as prints because the original files were kinda small, but I went back in and reformatted, tweaked colors, and cleaned everything up.

After the show is over I will likely offer these as 12x15 or 12x18 prints in my inprnt store, but if you want an 8x10 THEN NOW IS THE TIME!

uhm it’s beautiful and all (i mean, one of the best asoiaf art i’ve ever seen) but arthur dayne’s sword is called dawn and not lightbringer - that’s azor ahai’s/stannis’ sword. sorry again.

No worries! I subscribe to the Dawn=Lightbringer theory, the image caption is a little tip-of-the-hat. Westeros.org did an interesting
video
about the theory, and I’ve seen it discussed elsewhere. I really hope we get to learn more about the Daynes before the series is over! (so cool! so legendary!) :B

kalidraws:

Oh hey! It looks like my ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #5 variant cover has been released, for Boom Studios! I was given “Western Movies” as a theme for the cover, and I asked if I could do the lettering too. I had a good time with this!
Spaghetti Western posters are pretty fun, the mashup of *60’s design* with ★cowboys★ is a good combo, and I was basically taking my cues from the awesome posters for A Fistful of Dollars and Death Rides a Horse.

kalidraws:

Oh hey! It looks like my ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE #5 variant cover has been released, for Boom Studios! I was given “Western Movies” as a theme for the cover, and I asked if I could do the lettering too. I had a good time with this!

Spaghetti Western posters are pretty fun, the mashup of *60’s design* with ★cowboys★ is a good combo, and I was basically taking my cues from the awesome posters for A Fistful of Dollars and Death Rides a Horse.

kalidraws:

fifthelementbook:

HELLO MEATPOPSICLES!
A new artists has joined us! The very talented KALI CIESEMIER.
We cannot tell you how excited we are haha.
We are a little bit less than 5k away to our goal!
The 79 participating artists:
Angi Pauly - Angela Rizza - Amelia Dolezal - Ashley Floréal - Ashley Mackenzie - Babs Tarr - Bethan Mure - Calvin Boetto - Camila Fortuna - Casey Parris - Chelsea Kenna - Christopher Cunetto - Daniel Shaffer - David Saracino - DeAnna Yarbrough - ElephantWendigo - Elliot Boyette - Emanoel Melo - Eric Haddad - Erica Henderson - Erika Wagner - Evon Freeman - Fleur Sciortino - Helen Mask - Ian Moore - Jabari Weathers - James Fenner - Jen Mundy (soon Bartel) - Jenn Woodall - Jérôme Mireault  jjacsso - Joule Hahn - Jovo Ve - J.C Arenas - Julianna Michek - Kadi Fedoruk - Kai Schuettler - Kali Ciesemier -  Karina Rehrbehn- Kat Michaelides - Katarina Kühl - Kathryn Layno - K.R.Mayer - Leonard Peng  Lin Visel - Linda Tran - Magenta King - Manuel Kilger - Martina Cecilia - Matt Rockefeller - Matteo Berton - Mel Skopt - Mike Bear - Molly Mendoza - moon - Mulele Jarvis - Murat Turan - Nadia Enis - Natalie Hall - Pana Stamos - Paul Reinwand - Péah - - Rachel Suggs - Rebecca Lugo - Ricardo Bessa - Richie Pope - Rocky Bergen - Sabdiasep Mercado-Adorno - Sasha Pes - Shannon May - Stephen Morrow - Tera Benoit - Tina Solstrand - Tomos ‘eyeliketype’ James - Toni Infante - Torrion Dear - Yasmin Khudari - Ziqian Xu
KICKSTARTER is almost over ONLY 11 DAYS LEFT!
Extraterrestrial greetings,Karina and Joule


I hope y’all show some love to the 5th Element Artbook Kickstarter—I would REALLY REALLY like to draw some fanart for my favorite movie and see what all the other great artists come up with! There’s 11 days to go and it could use more backers!

kalidraws:

fifthelementbook:

HELLO MEATPOPSICLES!

A new artists has joined us! The very talented KALI CIESEMIER.

We cannot tell you how excited we are haha.

We are a little bit less than 5k away to our goal!

The 79 participating artists:

Angi Pauly - Angela Rizza - Amelia Dolezal - Ashley Floréal - Ashley Mackenzie - Babs Tarr - Bethan Mure - Calvin Boetto - Camila Fortuna - Casey Parris - Chelsea Kenna - Christopher Cunetto - Daniel Shaffer - David Saracino - DeAnna Yarbrough - ElephantWendigo - Elliot Boyette - Emanoel Melo - Eric Haddad - Erica Henderson - Erika Wagner - Evon Freeman - Fleur Sciortino - Helen Mask - Ian Moore - Jabari Weathers - James Fenner - Jen Mundy (soon Bartel) - Jenn Woodall - Jérôme Mireault  jjacsso - Joule Hahn - Jovo Ve - J.C Arenas - Julianna Michek - Kadi Fedoruk - Kai Schuettler - Kali CiesemierKarina Rehrbehn- Kat Michaelides - Katarina Kühl - Kathryn Layno - K.R.Mayer - Leonard Peng  Lin Visel - Linda Tran - Magenta King - Manuel Kilger - Martina Cecilia - Matt Rockefeller - Matteo Berton - Mel Skopt - Mike Bear - Molly Mendoza - moon - Mulele Jarvis - Murat Turan - Nadia Enis - Natalie Hall - Pana Stamos - Paul Reinwand - Péah - - Rachel Suggs - Rebecca Lugo - Ricardo Bessa - Richie Pope - Rocky Bergen - Sabdiasep Mercado-Adorno - Sasha Pes - Shannon May - Stephen Morrow - Tera Benoit - Tina Solstrand - Tomos ‘eyeliketype’ James - Toni Infante - Torrion Dear - Yasmin Khudari - Ziqian Xu

KICKSTARTER is almost over ONLY 11 DAYS LEFT!

Extraterrestrial greetings,
Karina and Joule

I hope y’all show some love to the 5th Element Artbook Kickstarter—I would REALLY REALLY like to draw some fanart for my favorite movie and see what all the other great artists come up with! There’s 11 days to go and it could use more backers!

kalidraws:

Quick assignment for the NY Times Letters to the Editor, out in today’s paper. The topic is about the recent Supreme Court decision to strike down abortion clinic buffer zones on the grounds of “free speech” (you can read the original article reporting the decision here, and the Letters section here). Previously, protesters had to stay 35ft away from the entrances to abortion clinics (a distance at which they were still able to exercise their ‘right’ to scream and harass) but now they will be allowed to do it directly in the faces of women seeking medical treatment.
Thanks to my AD Nathan Huang. This was an assignment I felt pretty strongly about. If the Letters section wasn’t neutral ground, you can bet I would have drawn the protestors differently in this piece.

kalidraws:

Quick assignment for the NY Times Letters to the Editor, out in today’s paper. The topic is about the recent Supreme Court decision to strike down abortion clinic buffer zones on the grounds of “free speech” (you can read the original article reporting the decision here, and the Letters section here). Previously, protesters had to stay 35ft away from the entrances to abortion clinics (a distance at which they were still able to exercise their ‘right’ to scream and harass) but now they will be allowed to do it directly in the faces of women seeking medical treatment.

Thanks to my AD Nathan Huang. This was an assignment I felt pretty strongly about. If the Letters section wasn’t neutral ground, you can bet I would have drawn the protestors differently in this piece.