Plus size supported/lover, gamer, PC, comic, and photoshop loving nerd. Why am I here? Why to give advice of course... No seriously, I give advice, got a life problem? Ask me, I'll try my best to aid you. Also I rant, yeah.

 

afatfox:

been to Spring Grove cemetery in Cincinnati? Nope? Go.
also, my foxy photographer is awesome<3

Dress ~ Modcloth (4x)
Shawl ~ Modcloth
Headbands ~ Loli Millie via Etsy
Shoes ~ Journeys 

My Granny is buried there :’(

Your pictures are still really beatiful

therevtimes:

No. 168 “The Unarmed” 

Rest In Peace…

to Michael Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell And the countless other lives that have been taken away from this world due to prejudice.

And an honor to the many people in Ferguson standing up, fighting, hoping that some kind of justice can be had in the midst of chaos.

Oh hey, it’s like they never had to worry about getting shot before, unlike us black people in the ghetto, who have always had to worry about getting shot all the time… and I don’t mean by the police.

Not demeaning what’s going on in Missouri, their struggle is hard, but being shot to death was a huge worry whether it was by a cop or not, and growing up where I and many, many other black people live, usually the or not.

gradientlair:

The Violence That Black Trans Women Face

[content warning: transmisogynoir] Tiffany Edwards, 28 years old, is a Black trans woman who was shot to death in Ohio. Cemia “Ci Ci” Dove, 20 years old, is Black trans woman who was stabbed to death and her body was further brutalized in Ohio. Mia Henderson, 26 years old, is a Black trans woman who was killed and her body experienced “severe trauma” in Maryland. Brittany-Nicole Kidd-Stergis, 22 years old, is a Black trans woman who was shot to death in Ohio.

They are just a (recent) sampling of the young Black trans women who face astronomical rates (such that most homicides among LGBTQ people are of trans women of colour, particularly Black trans women) of violence and homicide because of anti-Blackness, racism, sexism, misogyny, misogynoir, colourism, classism/economic violence, for some, misogynoir specific to sex work, and transmisogyny in general. There are so many intersecting oppressions and one that is regularly eclipsed when violence on Black trans women is discussed is anti-Blackness itself, which alludes to the ways in which the socially acceptable hatred and oppression of Black women in general amplifies for Black trans women. Even in death, as anti-Blackness never allows death to be the final act for Black people, these women are misgendered and immediately associated with crime, versus their gender and humanity honored and their lives respected. Blackness alone, let alone their other intersecting oppressions guarantees that the latter is unlikely.

Whenever street harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault, police harassment, police brutality, extrajudicial violence/execution and State violence are discussed, Black trans women’s experiences have to be included. Whether the violence is intraracial (re: what Laverne Cox explained about this, not as arbitrary Black pathology but inherently occurring because of the impact of anti-Blackness, White supremacy and more on gender for Black people), interracial (as some violence occurs to Black trans women just for existing, as with CeCe McDonald, while some is related to transmisogynoir and sex work), extrajudicial or State violence (such as the consistent willful violence from the police as in what Monica Jones experienced, healthcare and legal systems), Black trans women’s experiences have to be included. (And there’s much to be said about the impact of oppression on Black trans women and mental health since almost 50% Black trans people, in general, have attempted suicide.)

Information on violence against Black trans women and structural factors that contribute to this (some includes other LGBTQIA populations):

Devastating to regularly encounter these stories. This is also violence on Black people. Tiffany’s, Cemia’s, Mia’s and Brittany’s lives mattered. Black trans women matter.

Hold up. I need to say something about this. Now, these trans women do matter, however, the race issue here is being looked at all wrong, at least when it comes to Cincinnati and Cleveland, and it kind of offends me. Let me start just by saying, Tiffany Edwards lived in the ghetto (community) next to the one I live in (Walnut Hills {Tiffany} and Avondale {Me} are right next to one another an make up a small portion of ghettos {NOT URBAN AREAS OR SUBURBS} that make up Cincinnati, OH). So I know for a fact that she was killed by a black man, which, as a black man myself, it bothers the hell out of me. See, this is Black on Black crime, something that is almost never talked about on Tumblr, and it’s a serious issue that I wish more people would be willing to stop or at least acknowledge.

Do you know how many childhood friends me and my family has lost to Black on Black crime? Quite a lot. My oldest brother and sister still cry on their friend’s birthday, I can’t even look at my old friend Mark’s house anymore. Do you know how often a cop actually kills someone here? Last time a cop killed a black person here, we had a riot. Hell, our cops were willing to put on the shirt cameras.  No, it’s usually black on black crime here. And it nearly makes me cry thinking about it. Seriously, just down the street from me is an apartment my family lived in until I was 3 years old, that, by law, now has to have cops patrolling it, because of how many times someone was shot there.

Cincinnati has the 15th highest murder rate of every city in the US, the majority of that is black on black crime. And yet, here is tumblr, saying that Tiffany was killed because she was black. No, she was killed because some guy couldn’t handle the thought that she was a woman born in a man’s body. She was killed for being trans, race had nothing to do with this.

As a black man, living in the same city, a majorly black city I mind you, it offends me you made this a bigger race issue than it was, at least for Tiffany. If you were trying to say black people are killed everyday by white cops or white people or any other race for being black, fine, but use an example where it was an issue of race. But if you talk about black on black crime, please talk about it. It needs to stop, I shouldn’t be scared of my own race. I shouldn’t here that we have a new gang of black teens, shooting other black people in the back. But I do, all I see here is black on black crime, and it offends me that Tumblr is more interested talking about white on black, than it is about black on black.

Sorry, this is a bit of a mess. I just want you to understand, that there is more to race issues than races killing other races for being of that race. Sometimes we are killing ourselves and in the city that I live in, where Tiffany lived and died in, that’s usually the case, and ignoring that issue won’t fix it. May these trans ladies rest in peace.

seriouslyamerica:

procoffee:

omgbuglen:

Online dating — who has it worse?

fucking disgusting

Do you understand how fucking damaging it is to realize that men apparently dread interacting with me with the same intensity I hope not to be killed?That my body is as offensive and distasteful to them as a fucking murderer is to me?A few years ago something like this would have made me sad… now it makes me hate men. And if you don’t actively call out your fellow men when they make fat jokes of any kind, EVERY TIME, I don’t fucking want to hear how you ~love~ fat women. (“Love,” to most of you, meaning “fetishize,” of course.)

It was a bunch of white men that took this test wasn&#8217;t it? I guarantee we&#8217;d probably say the same thing the women did.

seriouslyamerica:

procoffee:

omgbuglen:

Online dating — who has it worse?

fucking disgusting

Do you understand how fucking damaging it is to realize that men apparently dread interacting with me with the same intensity I hope not to be killed?

That my body is as offensive and distasteful to them as a fucking murderer is to me?

A few years ago something like this would have made me sad… now it makes me hate men. And if you don’t actively call out your fellow men when they make fat jokes of any kind, EVERY TIME, I don’t fucking want to hear how you ~love~ fat women. (“Love,” to most of you, meaning “fetishize,” of course.)

It was a bunch of white men that took this test wasn’t it? I guarantee we’d probably say the same thing the women did.

Saying “urban” is just them trying their hardest not to say black. Like it would just fucking kill them to admit that black culture has a direct influence high fashion. Calling these looks urban is not the same as crediting black people. It’s nothing more them doing linguistic gymnasts to completely erase black people from black culture.

Kara Brown The Problem With Baby Hairs, ‘Urban’ and the Fashion Industry (via thispopcultureblog)

So wait, other races besides us live in Urban areas. Do you mean hood fashion? Hood would mean black culture, not Urban. Urban is city culture, hood/ghetto is black culture. Hood/Ghetto is not the same as Urban.

kristineirl asked
there's an updated one with a lot more characters, ack!

Where at? I can’t find it.

So tumblr, quick question. Why is it when you point out plus size women in Disney animation, you only choose Ursala? You know, there is more than one plus sized woman in Disney animation right:

There’s Mary from Pixar’s Wall-E:

Queen Of Hearts from Alice in WonderLand

Merryweather from Sleeping Beauty

Orwen from the Black Cauldron (who is a much better witch than Ursala)

Mrs. Potts and Madame Armoire from Beauty and the Beast

and Maudie from Brave

And if I missed one, let me know.

kristineirl:

tkscz:

extraextraex:

pretty tired of seeing this hair trope on asian characters
EDIT: because three examples wasn’t enough for some of you:


Two of those are the same person but I get your point. It’s like the curly afro on black women. The average black woman doesn’t even sport that hair style (here in the ghetto, most don’t even like it), however you see it in ever damn commercial with a black woman.

wait. which two are the same person??

Two Juniphor Lees? If not than the animation styles are just super close and I just never saw the show the second image is from.

kristineirl:

tkscz:

extraextraex:

pretty tired of seeing this hair trope on asian characters

EDIT: because three examples wasn’t enough for some of you:

Two of those are the same person but I get your point. It’s like the curly afro on black women. The average black woman doesn’t even sport that hair style (here in the ghetto, most don’t even like it), however you see it in ever damn commercial with a black woman.

wait. which two are the same person??

Two Juniphor Lees? If not than the animation styles are just super close and I just never saw the show the second image is from.

drakeft-drake:

queerhermione:

the6thsiren:

I guess by “unusual name,” they mean “not white sounding.”

#wow a cuban woman gives her child a spanish name SHOCKER WOW SO EXOTIC

"Exotic moniker" ok but who’s the celebrity that named their kid moxy crimefighter? And private inspektor? Nicholas cage named his kid Kal-El. So…

I Fucking Love Nicholas Cage. I had no idea he named his son that.

drakeft-drake:

queerhermione:

the6thsiren:

I guess by “unusual name,” they mean “not white sounding.”

"Exotic moniker" ok but who’s the celebrity that named their kid moxy crimefighter? And private inspektor? Nicholas cage named his kid Kal-El. So…

I Fucking Love Nicholas Cage. I had no idea he named his son that.

extraextraex:

pretty tired of seeing this hair trope on asian characters
EDIT: because three examples wasn’t enough for some of you:


Two of those are the same person but I get your point. It&#8217;s like the curly afro on black women. The average black woman doesn&#8217;t even sport that hair style (here in the ghetto, most don&#8217;t even like it), however you see it in ever damn commercial with a black woman.

extraextraex:

pretty tired of seeing this hair trope on asian characters

EDIT: because three examples wasn’t enough for some of you:

Two of those are the same person but I get your point. It’s like the curly afro on black women. The average black woman doesn’t even sport that hair style (here in the ghetto, most don’t even like it), however you see it in ever damn commercial with a black woman.