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Rosie / 22 / New York

This is a blog about my random likes and interests. There's never one specific thing!

 

genderofthenight:

Tonight’s Gender of the Night is: A skeleton throwing it’s head

genderofthenight:

Tonight’s Gender of the Night is: A skeleton throwing it’s head

I said, “The only way I can play someone this hard is for something to be peeled away each week, and the first thing that needs to go is the wig.” I just wanted to deal with her hair. It’s a big thing with African-American women…You start when you’re just a young girl. Do you twist it? Do you leave it natural when it’s so hard to take care of? Then you start wearing wigs but every night before bed you’ve got to take the wig off and deal with your hair underneath. And it’s a part of Annalise that I needed the writers to deal with because I’ve never seen it, ever, on TV and I thought it would be very powerful. It’s part of her mask. - Viola Davis (x)

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

Oooh. I reblogged a partial version of this recently but I didn’t know how many more there were! I LOVE these!

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whatever-joey:

So in New Hampshire, the annual Pumpkinfest was interrupted with bloody riots and…well…twitter answered the call. 

This is my home town. It never fucking ends in Keene. I have so much to say about it. But to clear things up, the rioting was not AT pumpkin fest. The rioting was started by a massive college party at off campus housing. Swat teams contained it to that area and Pumpkin Fest, which is an annual family friendly event, went on as usual. Pumpkin fest was an excuse for the college kids to party, but was not the cause or location of the riot. 

There was tear gas, rubber bullets, the tank (that was mocked by john oliver) was brought out, and police are being called in from VT, MA, and major cities in NH to help control it. 

Some party-goers got violent and destructive and then got violent against police and medical personnel who were trying to help the injured. This turned into the riot where they were setting fires and flipping cars. The entitled shitheads are treating it like a joke, and, lbr, of course they are. I bet most of these kids were raised to laugh at authority. I bet their parents bailed them out their whole lives. They have NOTHING to fear. They’re taking selfies in front of the swat teams. It’s white privilege at it’s finest. And it will inevitably be covered that way by the media.

I’m glad black twitter took notice. It’s weird that I was blocks away from this but that the Pumpkin Fest was completely unphased. It was only at night when I went back to my car and had to drive through herds of college students taking up the side street who could’ve decided to fuck with me at any given time that it was real to me.

Keene has become an incredibly bizarre place to live with domestic terrorism/gang behavior which is basically ignored by police because the people doing this are rich and white. It’s not just college riots. Look into Free Keene and their bullshit. There’s too much to unpack to even begin to make people understand what’s going on here.

It’s been hashtagged “pumpkinfest” because early news reports tied them together. 

vaginawoolf:

steal her look: spooky pumpkin:

  • gucci women’s black stretch suede legging $1850
  • saint laurent classic turtleneck sweater in black cashmere with black suede elbow patches $1490
  • pumpkin $3
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