this needs to be in every art history books in 10 years


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"He liked her with long hair so she cut it short." - Word Story by P.P.  (via oceanflowerbird)


Updated version above, this time without the trans*erasure and accidental racism!
If you continue to reblog the previous version with criticism, and you’re polite and reasonable about it, I will politely point you to the new verson.
If you’re rude and unreasonable then you can piss off and take your badly-expressed opinions with you.
Also, stop sending me angry anons, you fucking weirdo. You know who you are.
"Self love is the very first romance" - Akua Naru, Mo(u)rning   (via chanelbagsandcigarettedrags)

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Loveee. on We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/76862604


"Being feminine is being desired and hated at the same time. A feminine body or mind is expected to be open and receiving to everything from others’ emotional baggage to sexual fantasies of total strangers. At the same time, receptivity (not that this defines femininity by any means) is considered weak and inferior. The result of this is often violence. Femininity is to be present for other’s needs and then destroyed for its perceived weaknesses.

Being feminine and of color is especially dangerous. Not just because we are a walking target for racist, stereotyped sexual fantasies but because so often we are blamed for being that. I am Latina so I shouldn’t press my luck by acting and dressing too “spicy” too provocative. I can’t be a femme as I want to be because then I am acting out my own stereotype and perpetuating it further and drawing in potential violence. I cannot act, speak, dress or think feminine on my own accord or because I am being myself. Being a woman of color means that whatever I do, I do on account of being Latina. If I am femme, it’s because that’s how I was raised to be in that culture." -

Womanist Musings: Processes of Feminization: Becoming Myself (via biyuti)

On. Point.

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“Why am I so brown?” by Trinidad Sanchez, jr.
for Raquel Guerrero
A question Chicanitas sometimes ask while others wonder: Why is the sky blue or the grass so green?
Why am I so Brown?
God made you brown, mi’ja color bronce—color of your raza connecting you to your raices, your story/historia as you begin moving towards your future.
God made you brown, mi’ja color bronce, beautiful/strong, reminding you of the goodness de tu mama, de tus abuelas y tus antepasados.
God made you brown, mi’ja to wear as a crown for you are royalty— a princess, la raza nueva, the people of the sun.
It is the color of Chicana women— leaders/madres of Chicano warriors luchando por la paz y la dignidad de la justicia de la nacion, Aztlan!
God wants you to understand…brown is not a color…it is: a state of being a very human texture alive and full of song, celebrating— dancing to the new world which is for everyone…
Finally, mi’ja God made you brown because is it one of HER favorite colors!
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