The Same Deep Water As You

mamastiles:

men don’t get to decide what is misogynistic

straight people don’t get to decide what it homophobic

cis people don’t get to decide what is transphobic

white people don’t get to decide what is racist

people in positions of power

don’t get to decide what is considered oppression

that’s how we move backwards, not forwards

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

karnythia:

Children of color are old enough to face racism when they’re born. Old enough to bear the weight of stereotypes & hate before their little eyes can focus. But somehow white kids are supposed to be too delicate & too shielded to even know race exists because somehow that might hurt them. When your definition of innocent child doesn’t include my babies? I know what you’re on & I don’t have any patience for the lies you tell yourself or your children.

breelandwalker:

NORWEGIAN

FOREST

CATS

VIKING

KITTAHS

You’ll be fine. You’re 25. Feeling [unsure] and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. take a breath. You’ll be okay. Even if you don’t feel okay all the time.
― Louis C.K (via petitedeath)
jarr-bear:

Victorian House - Old Louisville

jarr-bear:

Victorian House - Old Louisville


Eartha Kitt in Amsterdam, 1962

Eartha Kitt in Amsterdam, 1962

Now “tribal trends” are totally “in.” You can walk into any store in the mall and see “Native” imagery everywhere. As a Native person, when I look at them, I can’t help but remember the not-so-distant past when my people weren’t allowed, by law, to wear these things. It’s such a constant reminder of the colonial power structures still in place. Back in the day, white people had the power to take away our culture, and now they have the power to wear it however they see fit. These are our images, our cultural symbols, yet we are completely powerless to have control over them.
Adrienne K. | Dear Christina Fallin  (via kawahineaihonua)

queengayglitterfairy:

Art by Starchild Stela

Can we please talk about how rad she is?